Behind the scenes with Enzo Siragusa
We caught up with Enzo Siragusa to talk about his debut appearance at The Social Festival this year along with the future of Fuse, his latest EP & future music coming out from the Fuse Boss!
Jake Bailey - How’s the summer of 2016 treating you so far and how does it compare to previous summers?
Enzo Siragusa - It’s treating me really well. I’m really busy, which is a good thing. It’s pretty manic, I’ve just done five gigs in seven days or something like that, and so I don’t get much time to sleep.
Jake Bailey - We’ve seen FUSE move their Ibiza parties from Sankeys to Space and now to Amnesia for HYTE. What was the thinking behind the changes?
Enzo Siragusa - I’d had enough of doing it every week. I was tired of doing weekly parties when I’m touring every weekend as well, so we started to look at bigger events and focus on quality. We did fewer parties at Space and it worked well, so when HYTE came up, it just seemed like the right fit. I’ve known Loco Dice for a long time and I know all the guys there really well and Amnesia, for me is the only club on the island that has the qualities that I look for in a sound system.
Jake Bailey - How does playing at UK festivals compare to other countries across Europe?
Enzo Siragusa - As much as I love touring the world for the experience, I love playing in the UK; it’s my home turf man!
You get a different kind of energy and vibe from UK parties. I think it’s because we’ve come through many scenes to get to where we are now, I mean we’ve had garage, house, techno, the more urban stuff and of course, jungle, where I’ve come from, so UK parties definitely allow me to play more across the board than other countries.
Jake Bailey - How do you balance your time between touring and also ensuring that you look after yourself?
Enzo Siragusa - It’s tough, for sure. It’s definitely meant that I’ve had to party less, which considering I’ve come from the dance floor and I love to party, it’s quite difficult.
At the end of the day, it’s about focusing on the job at hand. I’m there to deliver DJ sets and that’s what I have to do. I can’t spend all night at the party and then the next day at the after party, to then go and do the same thing somewhere else. I have to be disciplined.
Most people that know me know that I love to be on the dance floor quite a bit, I like to get involved in the crowd but I can’t do it as much as I did five or six years ago unfortunately.
Jake Bailey - You’re making your Social Festival debut this year. What do you already know about the festival?
Enzo Siragusa - I’ve heard that it’s been a great success! I think the diversity of the festival is a great thing, I can’t wait to play on the same line-up as LTJ Bukem!
Jake Bailey - How does this year’s Social line-up compare to other UK festivals that you’ve played?
Enzo Siragusa - The line-up is magnificent, it’s huge man! The level of headliners seems very well programmed and thought out.
The fact that there aren’t any sound restrictions this year is also a big thing. The moment you get away from decibel limits, that’s when people will be like “I’m definitely going back” because sound quality is hugely important.
Jake Bailey - Are you going to hang around and party with us after your set? If so, who are you looking forward to seeing get behind the decks?
Enzo Siragusa - Zinc’s definitely one I’m looking forward to man. You definitely need to give me the set times for that arena because that’s definitely where I’ll be!
I’m not just coming to play, I’ve booked the day off, so I’m definitely coming back on the Saturday to have a little rave up!
Jake Bailey - If there was a dream gig for you, where would it be and who would you go B2B with and why?
Enzo Siragusa - I’d probably go B2B with Randall at World Dance at Lydd Airport in 1994.
Jake Bailey - If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?
Enzo Siragusa - It’d have to be my Mrs, Mum and Dad. They don’t get to see much of me considering I’m in the middle of a mental summer, so it would be good to sit down and have dinner with them and tick that box off the list, so to speak.
Jake Bailey - What does the rest of 2016 hold for Enzo Siragusa and FUSE? Do you have anything exciting in the pipeline?
Enzo Siragusa - In terms of events, we’ve got a lot coming up. We’ve got the FUSE eighth birthday tour, covering a number of key cities across Europe and the UK. We’ve still also got a good few dates with HYTE at Amnesia in Ibiza coming. We are doing a FUSE stage at Sonus Festival. Just announced the HYTE Warehouse show in Amsterdam alongside Ricardo Villalobos and Seth Troxler. I’m also going on my second tour in the USA and really looking forward to playing at some legendary parties like Blackmarket NYC, Treehouse Miami and the Spybar Warehouse in Chicago.
The label’s looking really strong. We’ve got lots of music coming out on the label including an EP from myself, which is a follow up of Desire track, very bass heavy, leaning towards my jungle roots. We are also releasing a triple vinyl package from our core artists to mark the label 5th birthday. We’ve also got a number of releases coming from relatively unknown artists that are just making banging tracks that I’ve been playing out for the last year or so.
And finally I’m doing a collaborative EP with Archie Hamilton on Moscow records later this year, so a lot to look forward to!
You can catch Enzo Siragusa at The Social Festival on Friday 9th September in the Techno Barn with Loco Dice, Guy Gerber, Eats everything + many more!