Hailing from Italy but having spent the majority of his career in New York City, Sonny Noto is a dance music producer, songwriter and DJ with a fiercely loyal following around the world. Sonny made a name for himself during his peak-time DJ sets at the iconic Pacha NYC, going on to be signed by Ultra Music and releasing on a range of AAA labels including Sony, Flamingo Records, Zerothree and Staar Traxx.
Known for a range of different styles all rooted in electronic, club-focussed music, significant releases include ‘Alive’ on Ultra Music and Intuition in collaboration with Shanahan on Big & Dirty: tracks that have clocked up over 3 millions plays between them on Spotify alone, with support coming in from Tiesto, David Guetta, Afrojack, Above and Beyond, Don Diablo, Tom Staar, Sick Individuals, Morten and many more.
Sonny’s latest single Forever marks a new musical direction, and may well be the best, most affecting record of his career to date.
SONNY NOTO INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE SALT
What is unique about the place you live, or is it famous for something?
I live in NY and Italy. I think it’s the best of both worlds. I love winter in NY and summers in Italy.
Through lockdown, what has been your favourite thing to do at the weekend?
I like to stay low key with family and friends. Also take weekends to work on new music ideas And my career as an artist.
Any side hustles or skills you want to share with us?
Hahaha, yes I can make an amazing pizza. I’m also an entrepreneur and love creating new businesses.
Tell us about your new single Forever – any particular inspiration behind it?
I just really wanted to make a feel good record that people can vibe to. Once I heard the vocals I was sold and felt this was a good time to make this type of record.
How much have you been missing performing live over the last few months?
Yes it’s been tough: I love crowd interaction and being an entertainer. I really do miss it.
What cheeky banger has been playing through your speakers on repeat for the last 6 months?
I really like the track “Girl” by KC Lights, such a dope vibe.
Favourite Friday night dinner at home or restaurant?
That’s a good question. Home for sure! Right now I’m into chicken scarpariello with rice.