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[BadPanda101] Steven Smirney – Deeply Wrong Merits EP

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Steven Smirney is Luca Murgia, but he is also well kwown as one half (with Kae) of DIVA, the moniker that won the Dumbo Gets Mad remix contest with this luscious take.

Steven Smirney is coming all the way from the sunny Sardinia with his electro-hip-pop project (inspired by Anticon and Morr music but slightly club oriented) that re-located in Venice, Rome and now Lisboa. He played drums for several years, studied trombone, talked slowly with the piano and talked a little bit faster with computers ending up playing just before of acts like Caribou, Jamie Lidell, Apparat, Ladytron, Fuck Buttons and more.

Deeply Wrong Merits EP is on free download just for an email address and it features remixes from another Bad Panda artist (#71Venice and Acid Andee.

[resident advisor]

Read the q&a with Luca after the jump!

Where do you live actually?

Lisbon, Portugal, i’m staying for 6 months.

What is the last thing you ate?

A small piece of bread 30 seconds ago

Your addiction ?

Unluckily, smoking.

What do you collect?

I collect photo of my homestudios.. some of them are really funny cuz usually i don’t have enough space so i have to put devices on paper boxes, cupboards.. usually they’re not so stable so i have to fix them with the tape… so afterwards everything look like a shack!

What sound or noise do you love?

Sea waves surely

One quote?

“i don’t wanna fight. i just like the fire in the flashing lights” mos def

One movie?

actually i’m not that good at movies, but Into the wild

One book?

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, a present of a friend, he really wanted me to read it

Which song do you listen when you wake up?

today: L’erba di Grace, Salmo, that italian mc that turned into post-crossover-hiphop-everything. it’s very fresh

A song you wish you wrote yourself?

mos def the boogie man song by mos def!

The song to be played at your funeral?

this one is a bit difficult, cuz until now i’ve never been to a funeral where they really put a song. so i cannot really imagine.  but i guess i would be everything is in the right place by radiohead  (does it make sense?)

Your sunday morning track?

i used to have ben westbeech as my sunday soundtrack for many years, dunno why. now it’s turning to shlohmo’s bad vibes

One website?

my favourite, ever! have a break, wear your headphones and visit it please

What do you think about music industry?

i think music and musician, they are slowly turning into besides of the main act: the appearance. but only for those who don’t wanna move their ass from their computer chairs to the music venues. unfortunately they are actually the biggest contributors of the music business. but those that wanna find more than a really good picture, they know where to go.

What about Creative Commons?

it’s something we have to take care about. i’ve been experiencing it mostly in education than in music or others arts. it’s really about peer to peer informations, it pushes things forward in the cheapest way we know actually.

Favorite venue?

il circolo degli artisti, Rome , both in winter and summer.

Favourite concert?

the wu-tang clan live in rome in july 2010.

Favourite place on earth?


Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

i really want to wake up here! i can see the Tejo, the bridge, the christ statue, the cruisers and the little boats, the fishermen, all of them, just woke up, from my window ! come visit me!

Written by badpandarecords

26/09/2011 at 3:10 PM

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  1. ben westbeech! grande.


    26/09/2011 at 7:55 PM

  2. Nice to see Steven on netbloc compilation

    Ade Hodges

    03/02/2012 at 8:57 PM

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