Born in Corsica, Diego Petrignani is a talented DJ who has lived around the world since 2006. He has played in some of the major clubs around Italy, New York, and Germany among other places. He is known for bringing a fresh new wave of Deep House and Electronic music with international influences that leaves the crowds grooving at the beats. Growing up, he was highly influenced by Detroit techno & Chicago House music which inspired him to become a DJ and eventually becoming a resident in two prominent clubs in Switzerland in Bern & Zurich, between 2013 and 2015, respectively.
In this exclusive interview, Diego opens up about his journey so far and upcoming projects.
Interviewer: Give us a brief of your background.
Cyrnos: I started in 2004 in a small bar in Corsica on VYNIL, then a little club, I exported to Italy … then Tunisia where I was a resident in a hotel during summer 2007. from 2009 I restart to plax, concept and create EDM events from 2011 on bern creates an international network. Then the arrival of the Underground trend in 2013 born Matteo Arcucci in Zurich wth a Techno format where I export very quickly in Italy and the USA, allowing me to perform alongside international DJs. Then in 2019, I come back with a new format under the name of CYRNOS back to the source with an old house and good LoFi, new production and new Dj set. During 7 years I produced more than 40 songs and released 6 EPs.
Interviewer: What inspired you to become a DJ?
Cyrnos: MY INSPIRATION comes when my father came up with the idea of Beach Party, my family passed it on to me because it came from the middle of nowhere when I was 9 years old, they forbade me to come to the party, so my father told me to often put the dj behind the dj.My cousins were fans of house music, in the car, we always listened to this music. At 14 years old I started to buy vinyl then at 16 years old I started to mix afterward in Corsica it was difficult for me because there was no platform for this kind of concept.
Interviewer: Tell us about your journey so far.
Diego Petrignani: I work a lot for our management and in the night produce music or playlisting.
Interviewer: Tell us about your musical project “CYRNOS“
Diego Petrignani: Let’s say that Cyrnos is a house concept, I’m looking to mix especially the new music LofI hOUSE and the sounds of the 90s and Disco without being commercial. I believe a lot in this concept. I also chose a nickname that brings me closer to my origins.
Interviewer: What are your upcoming projects?
Cyrnos: I’m releasing soon a new track, with my co-producer Giani Giordano, Tarmac on an American Label … then the first album with different house tracks.
Listen to Cyrnos music on Soundcloud.com.