Italian producer/DJs DJs from Mars, the duo of Max Aqualuce and Luca Ventafunk, are quite hard to pin down. Pure pranksters at heart, they are difficult to spot in a crowd because they don’t reveal their identity, choosing instead to wear boxes over their heads (inspired by their first single, “Who Gives A Fuck About Deejays”). It took some effort to find them, but with a bit of effort and a little luck, I interviewed them at the Amsterdam Dance Event and can honestly say that the infectious energy and humor of their tracks and videos are true reflections of their animated personalities.
RS:How did you two guys meet up? Max Aqualuce: We met at a recording studio about ten years ago, and in 2004 we started the project “Djs From Mars” as producers. A couple years ago we started with the bootlegs and continued that for years; right now, we are trying to focus mostly on production.
German music producer Michael Mind seems to be finding his niche in EDM land by covering and updating classic rock and pop songs with electro beats for commercial dance floors and radio. Following up his string of “Blinded By the Light,” “Ride Like the Wind,” “Baker Street,” and “Show Me Love” comes “Feeling So Blue.” Reworking “Blue” by Eiffel 65 is not an original idea as Flo Rida did just that with “Sugar” a few years ago “Feeling So Blue” keep the chorus, ups the energy and adds new verses from Dante Thomas. The vocals have a lot of effects but still retain some emotion unlike the robotized feel of the original song. “Feeling So Blue” is fun mindless europop perfect for the new generation who don’t know the original or for those who were around the first time and want to relive the pop memories. By the way, contrary to popular thought, “Da Ba Dee” was not originally sung as “if i was green I would die.”