In light of his upcoming appearance at #FVDEDinthePARK June 30th at the PNE Ampitheatre, we commissioned local young gun Giuliano Rascan to make an exclusive mix for your listening pleasure. We also got the chance to sit down for a chat with the Vancouver producer & pick his brain about a few topics of interest. Get to know this budding young talent before he becomes the next big thing!

Who is Giuliano Rascan?
Hahaha well…I am 17 years old from Vancouver, Canada and just graduated high school. I am trying to take what inspires me and bring it to the next level. I hope to be more than what meets the eye…I have big dreams and I’m learning to set myself new goals and trying different things in terms of production. I like to experiment and challenge myself which is why you’ll notice a variety of music on my sound-cloud.

How did you get your start in the ever exciting and unpredictable world of dance music?

Funny you ask! I actually started out by spinning at underground events in downtown Vancouver. I eventually started to post mixes online and it was just something my friends and I did for fun; we all liked music so word got around and people at school started liking the music page I made on Facebook. I guess I just fell in love with the culture of electronic dance music; the people, the music, the experience and making music.

How would you describe your sound and the way you produce?

Eclectic. I like to take inspiration from a wide range of genres, and bring them together and form a hybrid of dance music. Some days I feel like writing bass heavy tunes and some days I feel like writing progressive house tracks…it all depends on what inspired me that day. Basically it’s an experience when I’m creating music. Each time is different;

Some people have a hard time admitting that we (electronic producers) are talented. Producing electronic music is a lot harder than some people think! Lol

When you hear the word FVDED.. what is the first thing that pops in your mind?

A musical movement…just the way FVDED is talked about in Vancouver; bringing all the new sounds here together…the vibe here is pretty crazy. I love it.

What are some artists you look to for inspiration?

There are so many artists that I look up to, but my main inspiration right now would probably be Calvin Harris. His uplifting tracks tied with great vocals always get me in the mood to sit down and start writing. Calvin’s track “Feels So Close” had a big impact on the way I wrote my track “Front Row Seat” as I wanted to get the same level of emotion while keeping the progressive house vibes. Other artists that inspire me are Diplo, Steve Aoki, Carnage, Porter Robinson and Mt Eden.

How would you describe the scene in Vancouver?

Vancouver is very heavily influenced by EDM, and im very lucky to share the experience in this city with other amazing artists like Felix Cartal. The scene here is booming ( to say the least ) and Blueprint seems to be bringing all of the latest and greatest artist’s to town. So thanks for having me on the FVDED lineup this year!

What’s it like being a dance music producer w/ a relative level of fame in high school.. did it get you laid more?

Truthfully, it wasn’t easy and even though my friends supported me I had a lot of people who just didn’t understand or accept what I was doing. A lot of people harassed me but it never scared me from doing what I love. I had great friends and thats what got me through highschool. I was more dedicated to music then I was to my school work, which brought me all sorts of trouble throughout the first two years. I had a lot of people bullying me and that was tough to ignore. Haha you’d think an electronic producer in high school would be the cool guy; but I had a different experience which initially made me want to work harder.

My senior year has been wicked though and I always have love for the ladies :-)

What’s next for Giuliano Rascan’s career?
I have a vision and hopefully I can make it happen. I’m wrapping up my new EP and working on a remix of this new hip hop group called The Oxymorrons from New York. They recently opened for Salt N Pepa. I’m really looking forward to finishing this remix and sharing it with everyone :-) outside of that, I’m looking to play more shows in America, travel the world and meet/work with as many people as I possibly can.

What are your top 5 tracks right now?

1. Carnage feat. Migos – BRICKS
2. GTA x Juyen Sebulba – HARD HOUSE
3. What So Not – HIGH YOU ARE
4. Pegboard Nerds – Here it Comes
5. Jewelz – KINGDOM

What can we expect from you on Mon. JUNE 30th?

Anything and everything I love surprising people.


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