-Hi there, how is it going?
- Hello Apparel family, everything is going well ☺.
-Tell us why you decided to leave your hometown for Spain.
- Before going to the island (Ibiza) for the first time, back in the days, I was already producing music in Naples. Then I met the founder of Fliyng Records and gave him a demo of a project called ‘Beat Access’ for a new label named ‘Undiscovered’. As a result of this collaboration he proposed also to collaborate with some artists from Ibiza to create together more music of that same kind -Chill Out- and also for compilations and 2001 was the year where ‘Chill Out’ became the new ‘thing’.
‘Dj Pippi’, one of those artists, suggested that we should go and see the island first during summer, on vacation, and that, if we liked it there, we could have moved there during Autumn, with all our gear and equipment, ready to make new music. And of course, after seeing Ibiza in summer with so many people, crazy parties, beautiful nature, we both agreed on moving out as quickly as possible.
Finally another very magical thing that happened to me: as soon as I moved to the island on November 2001, I meet Eva, the woman of my life and the person with whom I share everything, in fact she is my adrenaline, my energy, my inspiration.
It was above all her who gave me the strength to start releasing my music with my name Tuccillo, without being ashamed of it. I had many monikers before deciding to use my family name as a stage name.
-We know your initial destination has been Ibiza. Describe to us what this mythical place means for you and how has it changed throughout the years.
- Ibiza for me keeps on being a unique and wonderful place. Its natural power does not change. But if people change, ambitions also change, so maybe the investors wanted to attract a different audience over the years. For this reason there’s things that disappear and others that are born. For example the iconic ‘Space Ibiza’, where I had the immense luck to start my career as a resident DJ in 2006. Now is a different space, where different things happen but somehow still keeps its Ibizan soul intact.