Johann Pachelbel – Canon In D Major [Erato]
I was 10 when I learned to play it on the violin, I fell completely in love with the melody and chords. It has followed me since then into adulthood.
Daniel Powter – Bad Day [Warner Bros. Records]
Just the first track I started to sing at six years old, memorable.
2Pac – Life Goes On [Death Row]
What to say about this? At 14, it started my hip-hop period, I was completely focussed on old school stuff from the East and West Coast. My love for Tupac is just absolute.
Aphex Twin – Flim [Warp]
My first touch with electronic music. Classical piano influenced; this track was huge for me as a 16 year-old.
X Japan – Forever Love [Atlantic]
This one is very important for me. It’s one of my musical connections with my other brother Riccardo. At 12 years old I was super interested in anime, manga and Japanese games. I spent 24 hours a day with him, this is a tribute to that period of our life.
Sigur Rós – Dauðalogn [Parlophone/XL]
The period when me and my family moved to the slope of the volcano Etna to live. I remember that I listened the full album 100 times coming from North Italy to Sicily with the ferry. Immense.
Daft Punk – Instant Crush [Columbia]
Nothing to say, this changed completely my point of view. One of the biggest tracks ever made.
Queen – We Are The Champions [EMI]
This track, indelible sign in my heart.
Luciano Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep) [Decca]
My mum fell completely in love with this, I was forced to listen to it from a very young age. This gives you the power to never give up.
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing [Columbia]
It was one of the first vinyl records I bought, I don’t know why but I have a strange connection with this track. From time to time, I come back to listen in.
Simon And Garfunkel – The Boxer (The Concert in Central Park Version) [Warner Bros.]
I was three years old, and I put the vinyl on every day on the audio station.
Franco Battiato – No Time No Space [EMI]
Holiday time, when I was four years old my parents has this cassette in the car, this was the anthem of our Sardinia holidays.
Beethoven – Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 13 ("Pathétique")
I have this clear image, I was five, my mum put this record on in our home when I was sick or angry for something, and it worked – made me feel better.
Vangelis – Alpha [RCA]
My first meeting with a synthesizer. The power of the energy that this track had blew my mind. I was seven years old.
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) [Harvest]
Another clear image, eight years old, searching in my parents’ vinyl collection. This was one of my most consumed ever.
R.A.F. By Picotto – Bakerloo Symphony (Mediterranean Progressive) [GFB Records]
At 10 years old, electronic dance music was growing in northern Italy. This was the track that showed me electronic music had another level of energy in it.
Bodylotion AKA Neophyte – Always Hardcore [Rotterdam Records]
13 years old, a quiet student in middle school, first kisses and period of rebellion. This was a cassette illegally provided in the classroom by a friend, and it was instant love. Radical.
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Concrete Jungle [Island]
15 years old, finding epic rebellion tunes.
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. II [Loud]
16 years old, time for hip-hop love. This was simply the greatest track ever made.
Chab feat. JD Davis – Close To Me (Album Mix) [Saw]
20 years old, being introduced to clubbing with this track. Fluid Club, Bergamo. Never forget.