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Check Out Giovanni Gioia’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sequence Six.

Hi Giovanni, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I’ve always been a really creative and emotional person, so it just made sense for me to choose a career path that allowed those parts of me to thrive. I think the idea of writing, composing and producing music came together pretty quickly. I would listen to songs on the radio and imagine what I wanted them to do and then be so disappointed when they didn’t do that thing! That was one of the things that really pushed me to start creating my own music. I remember asking my dad to buy me FL Studio as my Christmas gift when I was 13. Thankfully he agreed and I pretty much just drowned myself in it. I started learning everything I could about producing, writing, and arranging music.

I started making mashups to try and get my name out there when I knew my original songs needed a bit more refinement and by the time I was 15, one of my mashups was being played by Ben Nicky at almost every show on his world tour. It was amazing to see. I continued pushing forward, learning new techniques, making connections and developing my sound. Fast forward a few years, and I had already played shows in multiple states, signed original tracks to MASS music, and received support from tons of DJs around the globe. When the pandemic hit, my career really took off due to the rise in live stream events. EDM Identity, Trance Room Argentina, Dreamstate and more booked me to play these virtual festivals and the traction I gained from that was incredible. Looking back, and this may sound cliche, I think passion is the thing I credit most for getting me to where I am today. If I didn’t have the passion for the music, I wouldn’t have made it anywhere.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I’ve dealt with a lot of ups and downs as a musician. I started when I was 13 and decided to keep my age a secret because I didn’t want anyone to judge me off that. Networking with artists and event brands was very difficult for the first few years because I couldn’t get into any clubs or festivals. I did the best that I could with where I was at and successfully sneaked my way into some events when I was 16 and 17 years old and that really helped.

On the other side of things, belief in myself has always been a struggle. I wasn’t a very confident kid, dealt with depression and anxiety and I’ve always been a perfectionist, so you can picture what that might look like for someone who’s spending serious 9-hour days in a studio at 13-16 years old. I’ve gotten a lot better with that these past few years and starting at the end of 2020, I took a nine months break from music. That helped me reset and re-prioritize my life. Therapy has also been a huge help with all of this.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a music producer, composer, writer, and DJ. I specialize in what most would consider Trance music. I don’t like to think of it that way though. My goal is to tell you a story, a story that will grip you and pull you in. I am branching out into a lot of new sounds this year, and I think it’ll always come back to something like Trance because of the emotion that genre holds, but I don’t like to be confined to one sound.

I’m known for my emotion and way of transforming life experiences into an audible form. I think I’m most proud of that, and I also feel that’s one of the most prominent things setting me apart from others.

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
Passion. I wouldn’t be anywhere without passion.

Pricing:

  • Music Production Lessons – $150 per hour

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Killed With Kindness Brad Baldwin

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