Music has no limits. It’s a statement applicable to the most adventurous artists, whose passion sends them running further and further to satisfy the demanding and oh-so-alluring mistress of the endless beat. Fernando Costantini is undoubtedly enslaved by this domineering mantra, and his submission has sent him bouncing all over the world imparting the message he himself has been entranced by.
Growing up in Belgium but with Italian origins, Fernando absorbed the music in his family home from an early age, as his father played Italian classics, soul and funk and his older brother engaged with electronic music from the early 90s. At a time when Chicago house and Detroit techno were exploding in Belgium, he would take every opportunity to turn on the decks as soon as his brother would leave the house. As he grew to seek out his own music, so his own collection of disco, jazz, soul and funk came together from hours spent digging in second hand record markets.
Naturally, as he grew in confidence so came the desire to share his passion with others, although as he continued to learn more about all kinds of music he never entertained the prospect of making it his profession. However along the way there were key characters that saw the twinkle in his eye and recognized his potential.
As he blossomed as a DJ, of course his curiosity led him into music production, keen to have his own unique sounds at his disposal to add to his artistry, not to mention unveiling the mystery of where the music he loved so much came from. Hours have been spent experimenting with different processes, building up a formidable arsenal of tracks steadily seeing the light of day from his first vinyl release on Karton through to appearances on Dana Ruh and Anthea’s Brouqade Records, Loquace’s Earlydub and many more respected labels. As well as building upon his solo work, he has always been an enthusiastic collaborator, working with Alexander Kyosev, Oshana (as Ferosh), not to mention kicking off the F&A Project with Anthea.
Having established himself as a recognisable artist in his own right, Fernando has spent the past few years playing key parties and festivals around the world from Paris to Tokyo to New York to Mexico to Ibiza to London. Such notorious events as Fuse, Sonus, BPM, Sonar and Dommune have called upon his talents, each one feeding more experience and inspiration into his distinctive style.
In his own words these opportunities have only pushed him further into his addiction, every new tune opening a new door of inspiration into another label, another sound, another microcosm within the ever-expanding realms of music. This can only lead Fernando down ever more exciting paths of exploration, soaking in every experience and idea in every part of the globe, ever in service to that one key message; music has no limits. As long as he stays obedient to the instruction, we can be sure to be equally entranced.