I’ve always loved radio, and I actually started feeding my passion for music back in the ’80s, running a radio show for a couple of years at a pirate radio in Palermo. Back then I was DJ Sonic, and I was airing mostly rock, punk and post new wave.
Fast forward about 25 years, when I started DJing in 2009 as Burningmax. More recently, my love for radio revamped, so I started WTF – Wonderful Techno Frequencies @ Deli Radio, a Rome-based internet radio. It was the beginning of 2018. I dropped out after a few shows as the radio was too “pop” for my underground taste.
My latest 2023 podcast experiment is a bit more intriguing, as I’m not locked in a glass acquarium as at Deli Radio, and I’m not sitting at my computer in my lockdown underwear, like it was for the Pot Radio podcast during pandemic. Introducing Room Beats L.A.B. – Learn About Beats.
Room Beats is a boiler room style event held in the electronic lounge room of the Together Mansion, a co-living experiment in Rome Trastevere. I played a few times at Room beats over the last few years. Room Beats L.A.B. – Learn About Beats is the Burningmax project that “opens” for the DJs playing at Room Beats. I play and mix the latest underground electronic music releases, introducing tracks, artists, remixers, labels. Pretty much like I was doing with the WTF podcasts, only this time with the Room Beats live audience, so I also interview both the public and the DJs. Check out the archive pages of each podcast by clicking the link/images below.