Biography of Steve Nocerino
After many releases under various labels and his titles often applauded by the biggest , Steve Nocerino needs no introduction.. Native from Italy, Steve quickly discoverd in techno and house music a source of inspiration; his main love as well as his background is in experimenting with different kinds of sounds and rhythms. Over the past few years he’s taken his unique DJ sound all over London`s underground music scene and around the world . Steve Nocerino is a rare breed of Dj-producer who possesses the ability to cross techno-Minimal sound and concepts with tech-house and electronic`s rare grooves.
But that's exactly it – Steve recognises that style is a bottom line and not an adornment. Be it house, minimal or techno, there is always a common thread that carries through his DJ selections and productions. When you press play on a Steve Nocerino track, you can always be sure to hear a groovy rhythm driven by warm pumping beats. His sound is forward moving and progressive with a vintage feel. This amalgamation of sounds can be attributed to Steve's deep understanding of both vintage and modern tools used in his production as well as from a hybrid of Influences inlcuded : Daft Punk, Carl Craig, Detroit Sounds both Techno & House.
"Anyone who is a real music enthusiast can find elements of familiarity in any genre" explains Steve. "I have so many different influences which have inspired me throughout my life – from acid jazz to rock to funk – it would be creatively restricting to not explore different sounds in my own work in the same way that I've been moved by different music in my life. It's like going to a buffet and only trying one dish. What a waste."
Steve's varied musical diet comes only second to his seasoned skill as a musician when defining what makes him a strong producer. Steve trained on piano & keyboards from the tender age of 5, bass from the age of 13, and got his first Atari machine that same year – thrusting him into the world of production at a ripe young age. He soon became skilled at using other analog instruments such as juno, moog syths and 909 and 808 drum machines. His profound experience with these instruments is evident in his music today. Whenever you hear a Steve Nocerino production, you will hear the fusion of analog & vintage alongside newer sounds.
In the days of technology-made-easy creating a new breed of home-schooled producers, it's a rarity to find someone with experience in both 'old school' analog methods as well as having a mastery of latest digital production tools.