First Job Flashback: Delayers
In this interview with the Delayers, we caught up with the Italian trio made up of Federico, Luca, and John for a “First Job Flashback”. These three recently released their single “IMH” on Big & Dirty records, as well as having collaborated with the Tiesto, Nari & Milani. Interview below.
What is your background?
Federico and Luca were 2 DJ’s in a club here in our hometown and John was the art director. One day, tired of the same routine, we decided to try to create something of our own.
Did you attend college?
We all ended our college the same year and as soon as we had our diploma we started to work together in the studio (Virus T Studio)
What was your very first job. How did you get that job?
We all had a “real job” before. Federico used to works for a promotion company, John was a bricklayer and Luca was a pizza delivery guy.
What motivated you to move onto another job?
Our passion and our dream is to live thanks to our music!
When did you first achieve financial independence?
For sure we did a great step thanks to the collab with Tiesto and Nari & Milani.
Was it challenging to stay working at your day job, while making music on the side?
We never did that. We all quit our job since we decided to start this project. So like this we can give 100% in what we do everyday in the studio.
Do you think you learned any qualities at these initial jobs that you still use today?
We think that everything that we did in the past helped us to grow and mature as guys.
What advice would you have for the creative types who haven’t yet been able to make a living from their creative outlet?
Our advice is to be focused 100% on what you do, create your own style.
How do you feel working in the music industry differs from other industries?
For sure we think that for people like us who loves music is much more easier to stay focus on your goals differently from another job where you have to stands to others orders.
Is working in the music industry as cutthroat and challenging as many people make it out to be?
Yes, this industry is really challenging everyday because everything is based on charts and rankings so is a sort of “competition”.
Is there anything else you would like to add? Tips, thoughts, feelings, songs, etc
Check out our new single “IMH” on Big & Dirty Recordings, already supported by many big djs and producers. Thanks for having us!
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