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About Anas Tangi

Who is this guy?

The Roots

Anas was born of Arab-Berber ancestry in the French-speaking country of Morocco. Under the French and Spanish protectorates, the nation was rooted in Islamic culture, but also shaped by Christianity and Judaism. At an early age, Anas’ parents sent him to French schools, a decision that surely reinforced his second culture, but despite the diverse, multi-cultural environment, he took particular interest in western entertainment. This was due in large part to the advent of satellite TV. Through this medium, he was granted access to the emerging ’80s music of America,

Anas was born of Arab-Berber ancestry in the French-speaking country of Morocco. Under the French and Spanish protectorates, the nation was rooted in Islamic culture, but also shaped by Christianity and Judaism. At an early age, Anas’ parents sent him to French schools, a decision that surely reinforced his second culture, but despite the diverse, multi-cultural environment, he took particular interest in western entertainment. This was due in large part to the advent of satellite TV. Through this medium, he was granted access to the emerging ’80s music of America, a music which was practically non-existent in his homeland. Watching the TV screen in awe and wonder, there was something alluring about “music made with synths,” that made Anas ponder audio production and composition at an early age.

1980
Materialized on Planet Earth

a music which was practically non-existent in his homeland. Watching the TV screen in awe and wonder, there was something alluring about “music made with synths,” that made Anas ponder audio production and composition at an early age.

1992
Catapulted to the land of Renaissance

was booming. Italy was the genre’s main exporter worldwide, offering Anas the opportunity to learn how electronic music was made, and enjoy it from the land in which it was produced. Truly “la bella vita”.

Third Culture

One advantage to Anas’ multicultural lifestyle, was getting to live in France during the early years of his youth. However, at the age of 10, his parents decided to move abroad to Italy permanently. For young Anas, this meant the struggles a new language to learn, and a new life to begin, but optimistically, it meant a whole new world to explore. This major shift would dramatically shape his identity. Italy, rich in its history and art, offered him plenty of sources of inspiration, but Anas was still mainly interested in music. He arrived at Brescia at a time when euro-dance

One advantage to Anas’ multicultural lifestyle, was getting to live in France during the early years of his youth. However, at the age of 10, his parents decided to move abroad to Italy permanently. For young Anas, this meant the struggles a new language to learn, and a new life to begin, but optimistically, it meant a whole new world to explore. This major shift would dramatically shape his identity. Italy, rich in its history and art, offered him plenty of sources of inspiration, but Anas was still mainly interested in music. He arrived at Brescia at a time when euro-dance was booming. Italy was the genre’s main exporter worldwide, offering Anas the opportunity to learn how electronic music was made, and enjoy it from the land in which it was produced. This truly was “la bella vita.”

Transition

The year was 1992 when Anas heard “Rhythm is a Dancer” by Snap! at Gardaland, an amusement park where he happened to be spending the weekend with his family. Without the use of modern tools like Shazam, he had no idea who the artist was, so in the following days he began to listen to the radio, hoping that the song would play, and that its title would be announced over the air. In the process, he discovered several programs that played similar music, his favorite being, “Deejay Parade”. This then evolved to buying cassettes. He would listen for days on end, analyzing the production, as this was sonic quality he had never heard before. Having grown up around traditional records, he always enjoyed music, but the concept of mixing was still foreign to him. In a time before Google, you had to speak face to face

The year was 1992 when Anas heard “Rhythm is a Dancer” by Snap! at Gardaland, an amusement park where he happened to be spending the weekend with his family. Without the use of modern tools like Shazam, he had no idea who the artist was, so in the following days he began to listen to the radio, hoping that the song would play, and that its title would be announced over the air. In the process, he discovered several programs that played similar music, his favorite being, “Deejay Parade”. This then evolved to buying cassettes. He would listen for days on end, analyzing the production, as this was sonic quality he had never heard before. Having grown up around traditional records, he always enjoyed music, but the concept of mixing was still foreign to him. In a time before Google, you had to speak face to face with someone if you wanted to know something about anything, and thus, Anas became a fixture at the local record store. He would stop by frequently to interview the knowledgeable store owner, who taught him the basics about records, DJs, and clubbing in a single afternoon. From that day forward, Anas had but one hobby: purchasing records.
1993-1996
Hooked on Records

with someone if you wanted to know something about anything, and thus, Anas became a fixture at the local record store. He would stop by frequently to interview the knowledgeable store owner, who taught him the basics about records, DJs, and clubbing in a single afternoon. From that day forward, Anas had but one hobby: purchasing records from that store.
1995
Trespassing The Edge of Darkness

Anas’ music production career. In 1999, he released his debut EP “The Power Is Mine” in Milan, which granted him the opportunity to perform for the first time at the local club, “DYLAN – Ritmodromo Italiano.” In the year 2000, he performed in his beloved club, “Discoteca Number One,” where he had spent most of his weekends since setting foot in Italy. Afterwards, he was booked abroad, where he met and performed with his favourite DJs and producers.

DJ, Clubs & Hardcore

Up until 1995, Anas had only been into Eurodance and progressive music. This was a period in which the quality of such music was at its peak. Still, he felt as though something was missing. He was subconsciously seeking something slightly more abstract and aggressive. Returning to the record store, Anas discussed what he was looking for: an underground sound, meant for stomping, featuring little to no lyrics. It was then that the shop owner introduced him to Acid Techno and Hardcore. Having found what he was looking for, Anas began to study the music further. At that time, a conventional studio was unattainable, but as soon as he got his first computer, he found a software called “Modplug Tracker.” With the help of some audio editors and samples,  1996 began

Up until 1995, Anas had only been into Eurodance and progressive music. This was a period in which the quality of such music was at its peak. Still, he felt as though something was missing. He was subconsciously seeking something slightly more abstract and aggressive. Returning to the record store, Anas discussed what he was looking for: an underground sound, meant for stomping, featuring little to no lyrics. It was then that the shop owner introduced him to Acid Techno and Hardcore. Having found what he was looking for, Anas began to study the music further. At that time, a conventional studio was unattainable, but as soon as he got his first computer, he found a software called “Tracker.” With the help of some audio editors and samples, 1996 began Anas’ music production career. In 1999, he released his debut EP “The Power Is Mine” in Milan, which granted him the opportunity to perform for the first time at the local club, “DYLAN – Ritmodromo Italiano.” In the year 2000, he performed in his beloved club, “Discoteca Number One,” where he had spent most of his weekends since setting foot in Italy. Afterwards, he was booked abroad, where he met and performed with his favourite DJs and producers.

Aviation

After studying mechanical engineering throughout high school, Anas proceeded to the School of Aeronautics in Bergamo, Italy, to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an airline pilot. After graduating as an aeronautical engineer, he faced a difficult dilemma. Would he choose to delve deeper into his interest for the aircraft and flight industry, or would he instead focus on his passion for music? After working at Ocean Airlines, with a fleet of four Boeing 747, Anas soon came to realize that his love for music still outweighed his passion for flight. For Anas, music was an unconditional love,

After studying mechanical engineering throughout high school, Anas proceeded to the School of Aeronautics in Bergamo, Italy, to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an airline pilot. After graduating as an aeronautical engineer, he faced a difficult dilemma. Would he choose to delve deeper into his interest for the aircraft and flight industry, or would he instead focus on his passion for music? After working at Ocean Airlines, with a fleet of four Boeing 747, Anas soon came to realize that his love for music still outweighed his passion for flight. For Anas, music was an unconditional love, not influenced by monetary gain, but rather motivated by his love for the art form. In 2008, he closed the aviation chapter once and for all, and began revisiting music production. He had no interest in becoming a DJ this time, as DJ’s had become more like public figures.

2005
Flying High

not influenced by monetary gain, but rather motivated by his love for the art form. In 2008, he closed the aviation chapter once and for all, and began revisiting music production. He had no interest in becoming a DJ this time, as DJ’s had become more like public figures, instead of the cool guys spinning records at the clubs.

2012
Down to Business

as well as the ins and outs of the music business, if he had any hopes of producing and distributing music. In order to expand his musical horizons, he moved to Berlin. Here he “studied” techno music and was exposed to a whole new culture. Shortly after, he moved to the UK. London had become a powerhouse in the industry, so it was there that he set the foundation of what would later become his record label: Vitamin Hertz Records.

Record Label

By the year 2000, everything in the music industry was changing drastically. With records no longer being pressed, labels were no longer in high demand, and music distribution had become an online service; The old model was dying. Now, everyone had the tools necessary to produce and distribute music, without need for a label or physical distribution. The inevitable downside of this massive shift was the rise of fierce competition, as there were too many tracks to listen to, a lack of quality of control, and social chaos. Those were the years of the minimal Techno hype, Beatport elitism, and a new platform we all know as “YouTube.” Anas would have to learn social media marketing,

By the year 2000, everything in the music industry was changing drastically. With records no longer being pressed, labels were no longer in high demand, and music distribution had become an online service; The old model was dying. Now, everyone had the tools necessary to produce and distribute music, without need for a label or physical distribution. The inevitable downside of this massive shift was the rise of fierce competition, as there were too many tracks to listen to, a lack of quality of control, and social chaos. Those were the years of the minimal Techno hype, Beatport elitism, and a new platform we all know as “YouTube.” Anas would have to learn social media marketing, as well as the ins and outs of the music business, if he had any hopes of producing and distributing music. In order to expand his musical horizons, he moved to Berlin. Here he “studied” Techno and was exposed to a whole new culture. Shortly after, he moved to the UK. London had become a powerhouse in the industry, so it was there that he set the foundation of what would later become his record label: Vitamin Hertz.

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