Ian Pooley: “I discovered the Brazilian sound when I was in Porto for a gig in 1996. We went for drinks in a bar and the DJ was playing stuff from Marco Valle, Astrud Gilberto and Tom Jobim. I was going totally crazy because I remembered the songs from my childhood and finally I could ask someone for the names. After that I started collecting all the 60’s/70’s classic Brazilian albums and they had an influence on my productions too.”
After a fateful Porto gig Ian’s music begins to change: from noisy techno to smooth house. That’s why many people think Since then is his best album: here 27-year-old Ian is no longer respectable to the fathers of Chicago and Detroit, but has not yet left for the other side of the world to record an album with live musicians. Since then looks like an album recorded independently during a vacation at the chapel of Venasca: summerly, not too hard, not too full of vocalists.
“A lot of people say my sound now is warmer... If people want to use that word, it's ok for me. I never liked the term Latin that much. For me Latin implies salsa. And I just don’t like salsa.”