DJ/producer Todi3for in Residence
Could you work on your music for 20 days straight? Belgian DJ and producer Todi3for did during his residency at Wisseloord Studios. Collaborating with a new artist every single day of his 3-week stay he created about 40 songs. We talk to him about his reasons for coming here and if he can highlight his favorite collaboration.
Todi3for, the stage name of Luca Pecoraro, is a DJ and producer from Belgium known not only for his rap & dance crossover music style but also for his record as a producer. We inviteded him for a 3-week residency at Wisseloord following a selection by the French Centre National de la Musique to expand his scope as a producer.
Outside of comfort zone
“What was my goal in coming here? To work outside of my comfort zone and meet new people. Every day, I’d be working with a new artist and that has really forced me to deliver. I couldn’t have an off-day or go out partying at night when there would be a new guest arriving the next day, expecting me to perform. So, it was all about the music for me.”
“About 40% of the artists I invited I had never met before; I didn’t know what to expect. One collaboration really stood out, working with Rapper Sjaak was amazing. He was my second studio session, the second day I was here, and we worked very well together. He’s a good worker and a really funny guy which meant that we could write some great music together.
But that’s just one collaboration, I had a great time working with all of them. I think I’ll be leaving Wisseloord with about 40 songs, of which at least 8 are very strong, and I look forward to working on those in the future. A great result from this residency.
Would I do anything differently? Well, I would take more breaks, working on creating new music for 20 days in a row is a real challenge.”