This DJ from Bologna, Italy, has forged a brave tool with a techno matrix, including elements from parallel genres, especially trance. Mixed atmosphere and fast rhythm as well as a sharp bassline are the ingredients of his work and now his “Wu Wei” is on Firstplanet Accademy. Stefano Croce, aka S7EVE NO7ES, is DJ and producer at his own recording studio, Studio 77 Notes. He loves electronic music and progressive house. His passion for music began at the age of 15, he started out as DJ and he soon became a producer. In 1999, with Armageddon Project, he became very influential in Industrial Hardcore with the labels like The Third Movement and D-Boy. He performed for many years in the best events, like Thunderdome, Defqon, Decibel and all the ID&T parties in addiction to all D-Boy events.
In 2003, he was awarded the Gold Record in the “Master of Hardcore Award” – Best International Industrial Artist, treading again the path for success. His passion for the hard style has continued for many years. In October 2016, a new music project was launched with his label, 77 Notes. In August 2017 he started a collaboration with Logical3 Radio to broadcast live with Music Show. In October, he landed on Media Records EVO and Firstplanet e-label.
“When labels with many years of experience in the music industry trust you, it’s always a good starting point and it boosts your self-confidence. This for me, it’s very important and it leads me to do better, for me it’s a great honour to work with Gianfranco Bortolotti”.
Can you list some of your latest works?
“My latest works with with Firstplanet are ‘Eros’ and ‘Misterious Souls’ and now the next release in Firstplanet Academy will be ‘Wu Wei’. I have several productions ready with deep house influences. I’m inspired by an amazing master, Ennio Morricone”.
How would you define your music style?
“I’ve been producing music for the past 20 years and I’ve always tried to do what I like. I don’t know how this can be identified, but I know that what I do always creates strong emotions”.
What’s your favourite genre?
“Today it’s hard to prefer a kind of music between deep house, techno, tech house so I think it’s all these styles because the difference is really thin”.
Has the music been a mix between innovation and old school?
“I think this will always be so. What matters is taste and differentiating from trends is the only way I know to have an evolved sound. Digitalization is offering endless opportunities for research”.