Musician and producer The G talks about his craft, sense of style and much more
How did you come by your stage name?
My name is Gianluca Paganelli, and I like to produce house music under the name of the G. I like to play live sets with my own production and improvising on various synthesizers and drum machines. I played for about 2 years in another techno live act called Butik which I started and it’s still going. Before this I.ve been involved in totally different genres and earlier in my life when I just loved to play guitar and make up songs, I couldn’t imagine I would be into producing house and minimal.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I never really wanted to pursue any career really, as for now, I have a very good job, and I’m happy with that. I need those 2 or 3 hours a day where I make music, is not always making tracks, at times I need to do other work that keeps in shape when I’m creative. A fun goal I have is to get releases in as many countries as I can. I’m working on a couple of tracks for a label in Lithuania.
Generally these days I’m way more attracted by making tracks and producing a lot rather than playing live all the time which is what went on with butik the previous 2 years. When I started I was 15 now I’m 37. In the 90’s I was a punk rock enthusiast, I liked alternative and experimental rock, indie. 60’s. Electronic music came in my life when I moved from Italy to Oslo and I started buying synthesizers and drum machines.
Through helping a friend making a techno track I discovered I felt something while I was hyper-concentrated arranging an 8 min track of music I knew nothing about. After that my interest kept developing and I ended up happily studying several hours a day on my own.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Id says my friends or the people that have introduced me to a specific ritual of music. When I was 15 and some friends showed me how to play power chords It felt so good, and I got into guitar through that. After years of punk rock, I got into acoustic guitar and spent more than 10 years learning how to fingerpick properly. I went form folk to blues and jazz. I like to put jazz elements in my house tracks and create adventures as if the beat would have an implied story into it.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I wanted to produce house music after the live techno experience with butik and the goal is to make a lot of good tracks and play live when I can. I’d like to promote my release “there ain’t nobody” an ep that came out in may on molt label. Its 4 tracks ranging from deep, classic house, and minimal.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I like to work hard on my craft and learn things. The challenge is just becoming a better composer and gets solid releases out. I do this because I really love it, so the ethic goes around this solid concept in my heart. It would be unthinkable not to be able to play.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
No, I’m a guy that likes to try hard to learn and craft beautiful things, I’m not trying to be better or competitive with any scene or market. The G happens because its a necessity for it to happen 🙂
What are your plans for the near future?
Making more releases in northern Europe and spreading out my music. I’m preparing a new live set which will keep me occupied also the rest of the time.
How can fans find you?
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Play a lot, develop, change, rechange, make mistakes, learn, complete tracks, be picky at times, and a bit more comprehensive other times. These are really the things I tell myself. Music has thought me how to work better in other fields, I learned how to organize myself and pursue an investigation into beauty and aesthetics.
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