Today we’d like to introduce you to Davide Cinci.
Davide, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born in a teeny tiny medieval city in Italy and growing up listening to music and spending my days making mixtapes cassettes: The Clash, The Who, The Beatles, early Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul and ’77 punk was my soundtrack. Was during the middle school years that I happened to pick up a guitar, learn how to play few chords, got fever one day, stayed home from school, watched Tommy and the Woodstock documentary then decided I was going to pursue music as a career (wanted to be a paleontologist before, still a dinosaur enthusiastic though…). Played in bands, got a bachelor in music performance, taught music and all that jazz most of musicians do, while that was happening I started finding myself growing interested into recording and producing music.
I moved to Los Angeles to study Audio Engineering at the Musician’s Institute on the Fall of 2015, was supposed to stay six months, changed my mind pretty quick, told my family I wanted to work in a recording studio and I was going to stay in California.
After telling my family my goals, I had to work hard and achieve them, couldn’t give up or go back home. That got my feet where I wanted them to be. Now they’re walking to a better place day by day. Has been a great walk so far!
Has it been a smooth road?
The road hasn’t been smooth, definitely fun and interesting though. It’s weird, you know, doing things everyday to get where you want to get, sometimes it happens to have to do certain stuff you don’t necessarily love, you feel the energy building up as you keep going, even though could be hard, that energy helps to get keep going.
Struggles… quite a few: dealing with my thick accent, constantly raising the bar and being hypercritical with myself, also a thousand more I could spend a few days listing.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I am a musician, audio engineer and producer, my work base is the historic Sound Factory recording studio in the heart of Hollywood and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with amazing talents such as David Guetta, Aloe Blacc, Lauv, Raye, Skip Marley, Fiona Apple, King Princess, Troye Sivan, Rudimental, Doja Cat, Noah Cyrus, Lauren Jauregui, Zhavia, Lennon Stella, Olivia O’Brien, Jesse Royal, Blood Orange, KingQueen and more. Got songs I co-produced with the Peruvian artist ARIA, Alexei Misoul and Caliman on shows on Netflix, Nickelodeon, VH-1, etc. and an anthem for the Swedish football team Helsingborg I.F. KingQueen and I co-produced and will be released when the new league begins.
Engineering is what I’ve been focusing on since I moved to L.A., I’m constantly working on delivering modern sounds with grit and personality, blending my roots with new sounds.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I see the music industry going back to the glorious years of the past. Tons of music is released every day, vinyl is coming back, social media and streaming platforms make the fruition really easy, more demand, more content needed, more opportunities for the industry and more music for the listeners.
I’m not a business person, but I feel pretty confident in saying the I see a bright future for the music industry.
- Instagram: @davide.cinci