Today we sat down with Italian producer Sebra Cruz to chat about his new album, influences, and future plans.
Sebra Cruz has been a DJ for about 30 years and was raised near the Riviera of Riccione and Rimini nightclubs. His creations are distinguished by his understanding and admiration of dance music and the improvisational compositions of these potent Italian composers. Many of these musical thrills can be heard on his future album because he enjoys experimenting.
Sebra has just released his debut album, ‘Don’t Worry Psy Happy‘ on DJ Tennis‘ prestigious Life & Death imprint. The adventurous eleven-track LP perfectly captures the essence of Italy and is both experimental and definitive.
Hi Sebra, thanks for taking the time to speak with us.
Thanks to you guys, it’s a pleasure!
How have things been for you this year, what have you been up to?
Things are going well this year, I’ve been working a lot in the studio both for my own projects and with other producers. It’s always fascinating to start new tracks and new projects.
Your new LP has just dropped on DJ Tennis’ label, can you sum up the album in three words?
Italiano / DiscoHouse / Experimental
You mention that the LP “captures the Italian spirit” what major Italian influences did you draw on for the album?
My influences are the Italian composers of the past like Goblin, Stelvio Cipriani, Piero Piccioni, Bruno Nicolai, and many others + the Italian discos of the 90s from my early DJing days in Riccione.
The LP track title ‘Don’t Worry Psy Happy’ is very interesting, can you tell us a little more about it?
This track screams Italian spirit and is really dominant with a live bass guitar and four analog monophonic oscillators alternating, open gates and cascade synth sequences. ‘Don’t Worry Psy Happy’ is a tribute to psychedelic disco without using the classic structures of the Italo disco sounds.
Can you tell us about any other plans for releases for the rest of the year?
I work a lot in the studio, I’m planning many things for the future and I hope to reveal them soon.
Is there anything else you’d like to add for our readers?
I thank everyone who appreciates what I do and I hope you enjoy the album.
Purchase Sebra – ‘Don’t Worry Psy Happy’ LP via Bandcamp