THERE IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE!
FEDERICO WILL BE PROTAGONIST ALSO AT STREET PARADE, IN ZURICH!
HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE USEFUL NEWS.
A few months ago a common friend told us about Federico Gardenghi (in the pictures below).
We were curious. For several aspects. First of all, Federico is a 12 years old kid that mixes music since he was 5 years old.
So for us Federico was a prodigy.
But we wanted to understand something more.
Federico could be a fake, the music business is full of fakes, so we decided to meet him, to become friends of his family so… before writing this interview… it took a lot of time.
The result? Federico is a kid full of enthusiasm who loves music, who ‘feels’ the mixer in his blood. He is absolutely real, no fake at all, and, as the most important aspect, Federico has a serious family behind him, they allow him to play and mix… but only if homework is done.
Federico is a special but normal young boy. And this is the story of our meeting with himself and his parents.
IBN: So, Federico, how did all this story start? Why did you chose the mixer and not the Lego?
Federico: “Music has always been the background in our family. When I was a little kid I used to see a cartoon where a boy was mixing in a train cabin. I loved that and I started to pose questions about the mixer .My parents decided to rent one for my 5th birthday… and all started here. And, by the way, I adore Lego’s and I have bricks everywhere… also on the consolle.”
IBN: the result?
Federico: “My parents wanted to be sure that it was not just a temporary love and they told me that if my school notes were good, I could have asked Santa to have a consolle, and the first little Gemini arrived.“
IBN: And the Lego?
Federico: “I always loved them and I still do… they relax me. The mixer gives me energy. “
IBN: What do your friends and schoolmate think about your passion?
Federico: “I actually don’t talk so much about it at school. My schoolmates discovered I was Dj’ing because they saw me on a newspaper. Then they started to support me. My passion is not easy to be shared at my age…“
IBN: Who are your favourite DJ’s?
Federico: “My favourite DJ’s are Maceo Plex, Carl Cox and Andrea Oliva. But my most beloved one has always been Armin Van Buuren.“
IBN: How does it feel like to ‘face’ the audience at your age?
Federico: “It gives me a lot of energy. I love it. My friends play soccer in front of an audience, I mix!“
IBN: Then, one day, you were on holiday in Ibiza and you met someone special …
Federico: “Yes exactly, I was at the ‘Sands’ and Carl Cox was there. I went to greet him and we started talking, he heard about me and we played together. He was super kind. I will always remeber that wow moment.“
IBN: And after Mr. Cox?
Federico: “I met other famous Dj’s: Andrea Oliva, Sam Paganini, W&W, Mark Sixma, Orjan Nilsen, Ummet Ozcan. They have all been incredibly nice.“