The latest edition in our Select Cuts mix series has landed! For the occasion, we welcome on-board an exciting duo : Neverdogs. Their story began in 2000 in Florence when Tommy Paone teamed up with Marco De Gregorio: two DJs originally from Catanzaro, who had started off playing separately in the early 90s, before forming the Neverdogs. The duo immediately demonstrated their personalities and skills, setting new music trends, conquering residencies in some of the most famous Italian clubs like Tenax in Florence, Cocoricò in Rimini and Docshow in Bologna. We had the chance to ask a few questions to the duo that you can read while enjoying their mix.
WWD: Tell us about Neverdogs, where and how did you two first meet?
We were both born in the same city and met in 1998, when we played together in the same club in Southern Italy. In fact, we immediately understood each other. I guess you could say, mind and music were fully synchronized. Then, from that moment onwards we decided to work together, so in 2000, Neverdogs were born.
WWD: What can you tell us about Bamboleo Records? How did the idea to create your own label come about?
Bamboleo Records is a real reflection of the way that we make music. We have been working on this project for years. The need to create our record label stems from the idea of finalizing everything we have believed in all these years to create a team of artists that are on our wavelength.
WWD: You showcased the label during BPM in Portugal – your second appearance at the festival. What is it that’s so special to you about that place?
We showcased the label at Katedral Disco during BPM this summer and immediately knew it was the right place for us. The dancefloor was full of energy and there was such a good vibe about the place. During the weekend we also went b2b with Stacey Pullen at the closing party inside the villa, which was pretty special.
WWD: Your next label showcase is in London this weekend and is part of a month-long residency. Why did you decided to bring the event to London?
We chose London as a monthly residence because, in addition to Ibiza, it’s the city where we grew professionally and that in the last 14 years has become our home. There’s always a family atmosphere whenever we play here and lots of our friends come down to see us play. We’re really excited to be back and to be bringing Stacey Pullen with us for this weekend’s event.
WWD: Aside from the residency, you guys have been spending a lot of time on the road, including a SA tour – what are the best parts and main challenges of being on the road?
Yes, we’ve definitely been traveling a lot this past year. The August tour of Europe, South America and Indonesia was very intense but amazing experience. It’s great to get out there and play in other countries with different cultures. Not only is it a lot of fun it’s also really inspiring to us. I’d say the biggest challenge that comes with the job, and especially when you’re on tour is tiredness. But to be honest, we get to do the job we love so it’s all worth it in the end.
WWD: What artist releases can you reveal are releasing in the label, in the coming months?
Over the next couple of months, we will be launching very first releases on Bamboleo. First up will be our own EP and following that will be one release a month from Sebastian Ledher, Matteo Gatti, plus the related remixes and also a compilation. In the meantime, we’re currently working out releases for the rest of 2019.
WWD: And what about your own music – we heard you guys are working on an album, can you tell us anything about that?
Yes, we are – and it’s sounding really good! Actually, aside from touring, we’ve spent much of the last 12 months inside our studio in Ibiza working on and mastering the album. It’s been a lot of fun being able to work with all of our tech – the Moog Subsequent 37, the Electron Analog Four MKII, the Access Virus TI2 Desktop and the Roland TR-8. When we began putting this album together, we worked really hard on creating 13 tracks that reflected the journey we’ve taken, and all of the sounds that have influenced us over past 18 years. It’s been a fun 18 years and we’re pretty sure that comes across in the music.