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Meduza

Meduza

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Biography

 Fast Facts About Meduza

  • Meduza features Luke Degree (Real name Luca de Gregorio), Matt Madwill (AKA Mattia Vitale), and Simon de Jano (Real name Simone Giani). The three Italian DJs started collaborating in 2014. 
  • Meduza is considered one of the forerunners of the modern house music scene. House is a genre that is characterized by the four-on-the-floor kick drum pattern and tempos between 120 and 130 beats per minute. The genre originated in Chicago in the 1980s and quickly became an international sensation.
  • Meduza stylizes their name as MEDVZA.
  • In addition to collaborating with Goodboys, Meduza has also worked with Dido, Emily Warren, Dermot Kennedy, and others. 
  • The band has won multiple International Dance Music Awards, including the 2020 awards for Best Dance Song and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
  • In 2020, Meduza performed a high-profile live-streamed concert via the popular streaming platform Twitch. The concert was a promo event for the video game Fuser.
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Meduza: The Music

The members of Meduza had their first hit with “Piece of Your Heart.” The song features Goodboys and was Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. “Piece of Your Heart” peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 16 on the US Dance Club Songs chart. The song was certified Platinum in multiple countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Belgium, and Italy. Released in 2019, “Piece of Your Heart” was co-written by the members of Meduza and Joshua Grimmett, Ethan Shore, and Johannes Shore, who make up the British house music trio Goodboys. Meduza went on to collaborate with Goodboys again on “Lose Control,” another highly successful single that featured vocals from Becky Hill. The song was a major international hit that was later featured on Goodboys’ album Get to Know. Their song “Paradise,” which features Irish singer Dermot Kennedy, was released in October 2020 via Island Records. The track was written by Meduza, Goodboys, and Dermot Kennedy. “Paradise” was certified Platinum in Canada and Italy, and it went Gold in the UK, Belgium, Australia, and Denmark. The song’s music video was directed by Jess Kohl and shot in an abandoned town in Italy. Other songs in Meduza’s discography include “Born to Love,” which features Shells, and “Headrush,” featuring Elroii. “Born to Love” was released in 2020, and “Headrush” came out in 2021. In addition to releasing several highly successful singles, Meduza has made official remixes for numerous notable artists. The band has remixed songs by Friendly Fires, John Legend, Gary Clark Jr., Dermot Kennedy, Emily Warren, Ritual, MK, and more.

A Mysterious and Wildly Successful Trio 

Mattia, Luca, and Simone, the three members of Meduza were all born in Milan, Italy. The group was initially signed at ADE, a high-profile dance music event in Amsterdam. Since then, they’ve been putting out high-profile remixes and charting singles, starting with “Piece of Your Heart” in 2019. The group’s debut single was given significant airplay by BBC Radio 1, showing up on their show “Dance Anthems.” Just two months after the release of “Piece of Your Heart,” Meduza had already gained a significant amount of traction in the streaming world. The song was quickly racking up millions of plays – it’s currently their most-streamed song on Spotify with over 700 million plays. The music video for the debut single added to its growing popularity, getting millions of views on Spotify and drawing in legions of new listeners.  Over the course of their meteoric rise to stardom, the members of Meduza have remained enigmatic and mysterious. They often choose to go by Westernized pseudonyms, swapping their given names – Mattia, Luca, and Simone – for Matt, Luke, and Simon. In addition, they tend to keep to themselves, rarely giving interviews and instead focusing on the music.

How It All Began 

According to the members of Meduza, each part of the trio has its own unique set of musical influences. Collectively, the team of producers grew up with a love for hip-hop, especially Mattia. However, Luca and Simone get their primary creative inspiration from dance and electronic visionaries like Daft Punk, Deadmau5, and others. The band got its start in 2014, coming together to collaborate on remixes and original material. Each member of the group has a different role in the music-making process. Luca primarily engineers recording sessions and fleshes out demos. Mattia refines Luca’s demo arrangements and gets songs to a more polished point. Simone primarily acts as a musician – he’s a whiz on keyboards and synthesizers, the primary instruments featured on Meduza’s music. When the trio got their first taste of fame, they felt deeply satisfied with their hard work. A group of perfectionists, the members of Meduza had worked long and hard to get their debut single, “Piece of Your Heart,” sounding just right. At the time of the single’s release, the group was already signed to a major label, which helped increase the publicity of their first non-remix release.

Enjoying the Creative Process 

The members of Meduza try to enjoy making music as much as possible. While collaborating on “Piece of Your Heart” with Goodboys, the trio started tossing ideas around in a carefree, stream-of-consciousness manner. The eventual result was a massive hit song.  In an interview with The Playground, Mattia from Meduza describes how a microphone in the studio was accidentally left on during the songwriting sessions for “Piece of Your Heart.” Thanks to this slip-up, Some of the most essential parts of the song’s arrangement were inadvertently caught on tape. Mattia went on to say that when the band listened back to the recording with Goodboys, the two groups knew that the song they were working on would be, in Mattia’s words, “Something big.”

Living for Live Shows 

Speaking to The Playground, Mattia shared that he strongly prefers the immersive and emotional experience of a live show, while Simone and Luca tend to favor studio time. However, each member of the trio lives for the next time they get to perform their music for a crowd.   Sources: Rollo and Dido: return of the 50m-selling siblings | The Guardian Emily Warren | Forbes 20 Questions With Dermot Kennedy | Billboard

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