Ernie Ritacca


I started trying to make music after I lost my job and at the lowest point in my life that I have ever been in 2017. My wife left me shortly after that so it compounded leaving me lost and hopeless. I have PTSD from the military so with being a Veteran I was able to at least get medical attention for everything. But medicine was only doing so much and I had nothing else to turn to in the silence of depression and lonliness but music. I started listening and saw how artist expressed their feelings and their stories of what they experienced. I figured I would try to do the same and thought maybe it would help. But I tried rapping and although it does help me personally, I wasn't 100% satisfied because no one else was listening or liking it. So I bought some music software to mix beats together and express myself through electronic music. So that is where I am now and hopefully you have a chance to check out the music I made and like it. At this point that I am at I want to do music for others.....I still enjoy my rap songs as they personally help me, but hopefully others can enjoy what I do in Electronic music that I do and I do enjoy it as well. I am Ernie and it's good to meet you.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It maintains my spirituality.

What is your music dream?

I've always wanted to be a well known DJ.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Making it spin in the other direction.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Walking on the Sun by Smash Mouth

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Eminem is my favorite along with Skrillex. Those are my 2 most influential artist.

What inspires you to make music?

I want to express myself through my music. So rather than tell someone all about me, I want my music to do the speaking for me.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Just to love life and hopefully my music helps people get through whatever they are going through good or bad.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It's weird but I go into my own zone and it is fine.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

They seem happy and enjoy what they do but I think they are different than me. I've never been a professional at music so the type of person is different than who I am. My grandfather was a Maestro so I got my interest and skills from him.

What do you think of Drooble?

It is weird but I like how it gives everyone an opportunity to be heard.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being as cool as Skrillex

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I don't understand this.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Good web bots.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.