Italian-born producer Dino Sabatini is the artist whose strong body of work has helped to develop his local
scene, and redefine what it means to work with electronic music in the 21st century: though his sounds
are completely modern, synthesized and rendered with crystal clear production, he continues to tend the
deep roots of lost wisdom and mythology that have sustained human creativity for millenia. The name of
his personal label ”Outis Music”, is taken from none other than Homer’s Odyssey (OYTIΣ, literally meaning
“no one, ” was the pseudonym that Odysseus used to succeed in his infamous deception of the Cyclops Polyphemus).
On April 2016, he is going to release his new album, “Omonimo”, as one of the Opera series from the label.
1: I look at my cat and I feel tired
2: Need a rolling paper but nowhere is open because it’s 1am
3: Pasta carbonara with or without onion?
1.What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
The inspiration comes from the moment, sometimes from moments of passion or some memories of the past,
but sometimes tense moments also appear, reflecting my uncertainties or fears. These are also part of our lives,
my main inspiration is the life that surrounds me and I try to interpret all this in my music.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I actually started it when I was very young. I studied music and guitar for many years and this has often given me
the opportunity to find myself in recording studios where I learned many things.
Among other things, I have seen the evolution of technology which results in the rapid changes,
and I got closer to electronic music around the mid 90s.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
“Kind of blue” by Miles Davis
“Thriller” by Michael Jackson
“The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd
“Selling England by the Pound” by Genesis
“Protection” by Massive Attack
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
My studio :)
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
One of the last tracks has been created by Kobosil, “To See Land ” on Ostgut Ton.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
With whom I get along well.
9. What was your best gig(as performer or spectator)?
As a spectator, the perfect show was I think the concert with The Chemical Brothers which I saw in Milan around 2001.
As a performer, maybe the best one has been the live set at Le Moulin Rouge in Paris two years ago.
10.How important is technology to your creative process?
Technology plays a huge part in our work and of course it’s the most important part which I am very passionate about.
When I have free time I love to build synthesizers or sequencers, exploiting everything of open source in the infinite world.
I take an inspiration from what has been done already and I modify it according to my needs.
Many people are doing same things, which have been creating a global development mechanism in music technology –
I think that is amazing.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
It seems they are happy about what I’m doing even if they have no idea what I am doing :)