|Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?
|We are a German/Italian collaboration consisting of Anam Hermit, the contradiction, born in Rome but for years he lived in a small town in Lazio. The Italian Job alias Carlo Nello Alberto Covarelli born in Milan, but he always lived in Rome on the southern outskirts of the city just a few breaths from the sea. And born Robert Schulz, ARTEKK grown up in Leipzig in the centre of Germany. Anam and Carlo are great in producing Italian Rap Songs under the name “The Italian Job” and Robert is making electronic music in his own genre the EDM Lovestyle. We started our collaboration on SoundCloud.
|How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?
|Anam: My passion for music was born with me, I have always loved music. My idols are Jesus Christ and musically Piero Ciampi. Carlo: My mother tells me that, as soon as I was born, I stopped crying when the Blue Danube sounded, and I looked in the direction of where the sound came from. I don’t remember a day when I didn’t listen to music or spent hours listening to sounds. Some of my references in the music are Ennio Morricone, Fabrizio De Andrè, Jean Michel Jarre, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Hans Zimmer. Robert: I have a vast array of musical influences however I accredit the pivotal influences and inspiration in my life to genres such as Rave 90‘s, Hip Hop, Punk, Jazz, Tekk and D&B. Back in the 90’s I was drummer and played guitar in 2 Punk Bands.
|What kind of music do you do?
|Anam: I don’t know how to define it; I’d say mine is a rap who wears a studded leather jacket and smokes French cigarettes. Carlo: My music is constantly influenced by different genres with a single thread: electronics. Robert: ARTEKK is making electronic music that is driven by a desire to motivate, inspire, comfort and spread love and joy to all those that hear it.
|What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?
|The Italian Job: “CON UNA CAREZZA” We want to transmit mutual good, friendship and gratuitousness in the resulting exchange between people, love for neighbour and cooperation as the supreme good. Robert: “I’m not the one” is a song from my debut album “Move in Dance”. It addresses those who have just been left and says that you should not take back easily anyone who has left you.
|Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?
|The Italian Job: Our music is a woman without makeup. It is without filter and without sugar. Robert: I’m producing a musical experience that is enjoyable, easy going and fun music and infused with positive energy to allow for an immersive experience that brings feelings of elation and happiness.
|What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
|Each of us has individual plans for the future. Carlo wants to be at the San Remo Italian Music Festival. Robert dreams to hear his music on radio stations around the globe. But all of us are sure that we will work together again. Because the collaboration was enjoyable and the song “Confuso e Confucio” is just the beginning of our journey.
|Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.
|Anam: I record at home, often at night, the music is obviously on the headphones … the neighbours hear only my voice and they are convinced that I am crazy. Carlo: I am a former DJ and during an evening a beautiful dancer of the staff bumped with her butt the vinyl that was playing stopping the music. About one thousand people in the room didn’t say anything, probably just because she had a great ass. Robert: In my time as a drummer of a Punk band I had many great stories to tell but one story is always in my mind. We were on the train on the way back from a concert together with about 30 fans. When we arrived at the station, a police squad with dogs was waiting to take us into custody. Some of the fans who had come along had previously cleaned out a food market and probably forgotten to pay. Since I was the only one dressed inconspicuously, I took all the prohibited items such as weapons and marijuana and left the train together with the other “normal” passengers. Fortunately, the plan worked, and I walked past the police. I watched from a distance how my bandmates and our fans were rudely arrested. The charge of trespassing was later dropped.
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