Meet Davide Squillace DJ and producer behind the label that is more than just a music label, This and That Lab. The label features DJs including Philip Bader, Enzo Siragusa, Carola Pisaturo among others; and on top of its elegant tech-house brand, the Lab displays quite an impressive range of meticulously crafted videos and graphics. Here is how it happened in Davide’s words.
How did the label come to life?
I created the This and That Lab with the team of people around me. It’s the work of a group of people and This and That music is the first result of the lab work.
How did you get the idea of creating a label?
It’s kinda of a natural step when you produce music and don’t want your sound to be processed by some label’s A&R department.
Is it more challenging than you expected or do you feel comfortable in this position?
It’s very challenging to come up with ideas and projects to feed the label. But it is a really good challenge; the whole process is very inspiring for all of us.
How did the label affect your work as a DJ/producer?
There’s less time for yourself, much more music to listen to and more headaches… awesome.
How did you decide to incorporate a strong visual research element to a music label?
The label is a result of a Lab of synergies between talented artists. For now, we are creating videos at the Lab and in the future there will be objects and marketing campaigns coming out of it too.
What does the close future hold for you?
Stream: Matteo Spedicati & V!to – Places You Might Know [TNT003]
Stream: Davide Squillace & Philip Bader – Wild Things [TnT002]
Stream: Davide Squillace – Manifesto [TnT 001]
Video: This and That Lab Barcelona Special