Peppe Citarella is one of the most representative Italian DJs and producers in the Afro House music scene.
He began to play his dad’s vinyls when he was a teenager, focusing on Stevie Wonder and Barry White. Listening Soul, R&B and Disco he was captured by the music world, which would become a consistent
In 2008 he joined “Qi Clubbing Family” and became an undisputed
In 2015 he started the collaborat
In 2016 he started to collaborate with other labels like “Vida Records” (founded by Pablo Fierro) with the song “Nawe”; with “MoBlack Records” (founded by Mimmo Falcone) with the song “Ayo Néné”.
Here is our short interview during ADE 21st Edition:
House of Frankie, Amsterdam, we’re here together with Peppe Citarella, thank you for being with us.
Hello to all the House of Frankie crew.
What can you tell us about this 21st edition? How is it going?
This year I think it has increased its turnout.
ADE has become a significant meeting point for both labels and producers and for all of us.
We have the opportunity to meet up personally and to establish direct contacts. This aspect is crucial.
Regarding all the events that are taking place during these days,
can you tell us any party where you are going to perform?
Sure. Tonight I’ll take part to the official MoBlack base the Bulldog Hotel and tomorrow night another official ADE event at Rose’s Cantina.
Great! Is there any new project for the future in the pipeline?
There is a soulful project coming out next month by Tony Records label in collaboration with Walter Ricci and Chelsea Como, it’s a cover track from Marvin Gaye “What’s going on”. I’ve been listening to it since I was a child; I have a special feeling with that song. Now I’ve finally found the right moment to produce it and to create a respectful arrangement considering Marvin’s music level. I really hope to achieve a result that I like firsthand.
Then I have an Afro project with MoBlack label together with some friends of mine from Peru, that includes some tracks basing on Santeria’s typical songs all accompanied by live percussion rhythms. This will be released on MoBlack Records next month.
Wow, very original and interesting projects. As one last thing, can you tell us something about our Underground Radio, House of Frankie, which is starting in January?
As an Italian reality, I think this is an incredibly important initiative for all of us.
Having a support for all the music genres but especially for House, Soulful or Afro music, in Italy it means a lot.
Referring to the promotion, all my colleagues and I are doing our best to launch our products internationally and also foreign labels are involved.
But in this case, it means that our product is pushed in our country, in Italy, too.
This is the reason why House of Frankie will always have my support and my promos.
I’m deeply happy and proud of this radio.
Thank you so much to Peppe Citarella and good luck for all your projects.
Grazie a voi!