Today, we are speaking with Thomas Deil.
Can you give us a little background information about you (biographical and as a musician)?
My name is Thomas Dalle Stelle aka Thomas Deil and I’m 21 yo DJ and Producer from Italy.
I’ve started my career at early age of 12, I remember I was used to watch EDM festival and dream to become the next big DJ, I admired the way how the “DJ” was able to let all that people dance through his music, I was amazed and one day, at my birthday, I finally got my first “dj equipment” gifted by my parents, and i started watching tons of tutorial how to DJING, I then also took interest into the production as well.
Actually I’m supported by one of the biggest djs in the scene including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tïesto, Don Diablo, Timmy Trumpet and I’ve shared the main stage with famous djs such as Juicy M, Zonderling, Lil Jon, Merk & Kremont and many more.
How did you ultimately come into creating music?
Well.. that’s a good question
I was very young and talking with a group of friends I understood that the “DJ” has few possibilities to break into the music industry and be successful, so I’ve started producing songs on my own, experimenting and studying all that “stuff” developing my skills.
Due to a lot of “fails” I was on the verge of giving up everything, I’m a very nervous person who expects a lot of myself, finally after trying a lot of times, I got the key to keep on going.
I can say I’ve been into all the genres, I’ve produced all kind of vibes out there moving from the melodical and chill ones to the hardest and dynamic ones.
Actually I’m more into Future Bass vibes with pop influences.
What does your recording set up look like (e.g. what do you use to record, what are your favorite tools)?
For years I produced from my laptop, that’s all.
I think a good producer can create good stuff from a basis setup, in the last years I invested a lot money on my home studio to raise my level and professionalism
Actually I produce everything on my iMac, I use a pair of Yamaha HS7 as technical monitors and a Focusrite 2i2 as Audio Interface,
Oh.. last but not least I also use a MIDI Controller to experiment some melodies and ideas (Arturia Keystep), less is more.
The daw I currently use is FL Studio 20, by image-line.
How did “Runnin’” come to be?
“Runnin” is one of my fav songs so far, I made it on a period of my life kinda hard, a lot of bad vibes and sentimental disappointments.. I think Romy Dya perfectly fit with the mood of the song and the words “Keep On Going, Non Stop” can describe how I felt during the creation of the song.
Romy gave me a lot of motivation and energy, we were both going through hard times, we helped each other, I’m so proud of this song.
Your new EP Mars 2020 is out now. How has your label Tribal Trap helped you with the album? Are there any performers on the label that you really dig?
Personally, I want to thank Stan (Founder of Tribal Trap) as he gave me the chance to release the whole EP under his label, that’s a good achievement for me.
The EP is getting new supports everyday, after reaching #1 Electronic Chart and #21 Overall Chart in Italy on iTunes, I hope to reach 1 Million streams shortly.
Actually I’m in contact with some of the top performers on the label and I’m planning to release brand new music soon.. who knows.
What do the other tracks on the extended play add to your corpus of recorded work?
“Mars 2020” is full of meanings and dynamic stories, from “Friends” talking about a sexy and romantic story between teens to “No Caller ID”, a follow-up of that “relationship” gone wrong.
I would suggest to listen to each song carefully and in this order:
No Caller ID
Remember: each song is a follow-up of the other!
Another track on your release is The Otherside, which features Meredith Bull. How is the overall sound of the song different from other fare on the album?
Well.. “The Otherside” is the first song of the EP and also the introduction to everything, I think it’s the song which best describes the concept of the EP.
I’m in love with Meredith’s voice and I think her sound is unique, I will work with her again in the future for sure.
How has the current pandemic changed your approach to creating music?
Current pandemic didn’t change my approach to music, otherwise changed my mentality, I think I grew a lot during this year
I learned how the smallest things and those we took for granted, are the most important.
I think this global pandemic changed completely our mindset.
I’m positive and I’m sure we’ll be back to “normality” shortly.
How can interested NeuFutur readers locate samples of your music?
My discography is available on all digital stores, they can stream my music on Soundcloud, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Apple Music, YouTube Music and on many more platforms.
If you dig to listen to my music you can go directly on my website (thomasdeil.com) and there you will find my whole discography + links.
To be up to date with all the latest news I suggest you to follow me on Instagram (@thomasdeilmusic), I use it everyday and I share spoilers, sneak peeks and more!
Finally, do you have any additional thoughts about life and the universe for our readers?
Life in Mars is kinda different from the one on Earth ahaha,
Seriously talking I believe that each of us has a destiny, I have a very particular thought about ‘life’, as if our path was already written from the outset, said that, each of us has the potential to succeed and become what we want to be and to make the dream a reality, the key is patience, hard work, sacrifice, determination and also a bit of luck.
Thank you so much for your time.