How did you start?
Producing music? I’ve been producing since I was 15, but more professionally since the age of 19 when I really decided electronic music was my thing. Started making beats and sampling in FL Studio and that’s how I’ve produced most of my stuff so far. Still use FL Studio as my main production DAW. As far as DJing goes, that’s something that came to me as an opportunity when I was 17. I’ve always been collecting and researching for music and one day someone asked me if I was a DJ, I wasn’t at the moment but that was the push up I needed to start being one and I learned as I went by it, realized I had fun doing it, so I kept doing it.
Where are you based?
Right now in Detroit and New York for my North American Tour, but regularly I’m in Santiago de Chile.
What are you working on right now?
I’m always making tracks, regardless if it’s for something specific or not. But at the moment I’m making some music for Forbidden Planet and another label that I won’t reveal for now. Also for Cazeria Cazador I’m making a few last adjustments for some Gods Wisdom material that he recorded with us while he was in Chile, that material is being produced mainly by Matías (my partner) and now I took over the work for some final touches.
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What is your gear setup?
Akai MPC1000, Korg MS2000, Casio CT-700 and mainly my PC.
What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?
I’m into analog photography, painting and basketball, all of which I practice as a hobby. Other interests that I don’t practice are Technology in general, Design and clothing (styling, fashion, whatever you may call it).
How would you describe your music genre?
Industrio-Latin Electro Techno… I don’t really know, I don’t like genres. Despite I think they are a good way to organize music libraries and record stores they may sometimes be deceiving for most of the people that don’t know much about musical history. People and journalists tend to be comfortable when it comes to that, they get entangled in a non-important discussion, where the name or categorization of things become more important than the things themselves.
Do you know any music theory?
Yes, basic one. I try not to follow it most of times. It’s like languages and words, they do help us get into structure but can also be limitating when it comes to express ideas.
What are your plans for the future?
Continue with the label, making music, making parties, DJing, etc. Basically continue doing what I’m doing at the moment but always trying to make it better each time. I’m also building up a live set that hopefully becomes my main form of live performance in the future.
How did you get into music?
One of my first and main sources of music was my dad, since we basically had to listen to whatever he played at the car or house or whatever and I’m glad that happened that way because he’s got great taste in music and showed me a lot of things from Hip-Hop to Electronic music. Then as a teen trying to find my own thing became a huge Hip-Hop fan (still today), that’s when I decided to start making beats. With the years, I realized how much in common it has with electronic music and so that morphed into a similar feeling for it and therefore started producing it. I’m a big rock music fan as well and played a lot in bands with friends during high school, but having and actual band means a lot of commitment among the group members so I would just make music on my own, in my room, with my PC, whenever and how I wanted. I never intended for it to be my carreer until I actually had to choose once I got out of school, that’s when I decided to study Sound Engineering and make music my life.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Varied stuff. New, I would say Color Plus, Tzusing, Vatican Shadow, AceMo, J. Albert, Tomás Urquieta, Person Of Interest, Yves Tumor, Haku, Wallwork, TSVI, RX-101, Mucho Sueño, Mas569, Plebeian, etc. Old, I would say The Birthday Party, The Neon Judgement, Fearless Four, Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ Choir, Richenel, Mimilocos, Baby Ford, Alva Noto, Slint, Mike Dread and a long etc.
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Who are your top 5 influences and icons?
Aphex Twin, Wu-Tang Clan, Miles Davis, Kraftwerk and PSOne (yes, the console). It’s very hard to narrow it down since I believe absolutely every sound stimulus is inevitably an influence, direct or indirect it will for sure affect what you do, in this case music.
When and were are you playing next?
Tomorrow thursday in “Rara Ocasion” aka Rare Ocassion at Marble Bar, Detroit. Along two friends, Pablo R. Ruiz and J. Albert.
When is your next release coming up?
This August 4, with Cazeria Cazador we release our first official 12″ Vinyl V/A called: CZCZ V/A Vol.I – Virus Artists. Featuring tracks from Mucho Sueño, Tomás Urquieta, Mas569, Russell and me. Really looking forward to this since the wait has been long but we are almost there. You can check out the snippets here: http://bit.ly/2w1vt9A
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