Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns to the booth, providing an exclusive mix for the Dancing Astronaut audience.
For the better half of two decades, Davide Squillace has served as a groundbreaker in the house world, building a longstanding reputation for his fierce dedication to the scene and in bringing electricity into each of his sets. His residency at Circoloco over the past 12 years and multiple appearances at notable venues and festivals like Ushaia, Watergate, BPM, and Epizode festivals have driven in his reputation as a DJ and producer who continually pushes his boundaries in the ways he performs and creates music. Crosstown Rebels recently hosted his long sought-after Once Upon A Time in Napoli album, which was praised for its clean production and club appeal. Now, he’s pushing his boundaries further as part of a new electronica supergroup Better Lost Than Stupid alongside his colleagues Matthias Tanzmann and Martin Buttrich.
Squillace certainly has quite the packed musical schedule; that said, he remains committed his other love of visual art outside the studio. A connoisseur of haute art, the producer can be considered a collector by now, and even launched his Blended series as a way to combine his two passions into one. Curious to dig deeper into the other side of his artistry, we invited him onto Beyond The Booth for a discussion on fine art and current goings-on. He also crafted a special house mix for us to enjoy on the side.
Which love came first – art ...
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