Terminal V Podcast 016 || Adiel
Next up to the Terminal V decks for our podcast series is Italian starlet Adiel. Through her releases on Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts, Kangding Ray’s Ara and her own Danza Tribale imprint she has formed an impressive array of left of centre bangers. The latter has been home to much of her output and as well as her own work she has brought into the fold certified Italian legends and this is clearly running off on Adiel.
Having explored a multitude of electronic shades via her long running residency at Goa Club in her native Rome she is well armed with the skills to take on any dancefloor. It is these mastered techniques that she brings to the table for her Terminal V podcast.
How has 2021 been for you so far Adiel?
First of all thank you for having me. It has been a very creative 2021 for me so far. I have been making music, studying and enjoying the creative flow.
Tell us more about what has been going in your studio?
At the moment rhythm seems to be the priority. I have been studying percussions and started to integrate recorded drums in my music, approaching to new instruments and to modular systems, and a course of Sound Engineer fulfilling my time and my mind concentrating on this.
What has been keeping you busy outside of the studio?
Taking care of myself and taking some rest, processing all has been happening over the last year.
Your ‘Method’ EP is due to Len Faki’s label Figure, can you walk us through the release?
Method represents a ‘transition from the past’ Ep carrying the idea of something that changes and evolves, trying to give a new vision and reaching further into being myself.
Two of tracks were previously made, worked with the additional production of Tobias Freund. share music and feel inspired…I think it is an important process in one artist’s life.
Method is the most recent track were I composed and played drums and used my mother voice to sing this immense: ‘only you’. I am very looking forward this Ep and you can listen to two tracks: Method and Mad in this mix.
You have had several Italian legends appear onDanza Tribale such as DJ Red, Progetto Tribale and of course Donato Dozzy. Who would you like to have release for you in the future?
If you hadn’t found music what would you be doing with your life right now?
I would work with my creativity for sure.
Being an integral part of Goa Ultrabeat what skills did you learn playing the same club every week?
Listening and learning to valuate. Being a resident Dj at Goa thought me to always refer to time and contest before creating a set and approaching to it very personally depending on the situation.
It is safe to say that your style is eclectic but deeply rooted in electronica, where did this vibe come from?
I guess it was a simply good approach to find a versatile sound.
Warp and their pool of artists seem to have been pivotal in your sound, who else were important influences in your earlier year’s?
Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Kraftwerk and Muslimgauze for sure as Delia Derbyshire, and later in the years Burial, Shackleton and Pinch.
We couldn’t chat without mentioning your stunning mix for us. Talk us through the mix and the tracks you have chosen?
This mix is a journey into my mind manifesting reality and empowering ideas in a very particular moment.
We couldn’t help but notice that there are a few unreleased Danza Tribale tracks in there, care to elaborate on those?
One of this unreleased tracks is a Marcel Dettmann’s interpretation to the new release from Tamburi Neri coming out in may and the other one is a preview to their new Ep.
I am really looking forward releasing Tamburi Neri, they carry and totally represent the sound of the label. The first Ep ‘Urlo’ is in pre-order and will be out 21 May.
Interview by Stu Todd