Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I’m currently based on Barcelona, I studied here and now I work here and have my own studio and there is all that I need. I think the scene is growing up again since some years ago, and there are people working hard and interesting things are happening in the city but I think there are a lot of limitations because of the government and neighbourhood and we are still far from other big cities.
What do you think about the current electronic scene in Europe at the moment?
I think we are in a very good situation at the moment. Electronic music is expanding for all countries and all ages. Young people starts listening to electronic music very early and I think it’s a positive thing. A lot of festivals and clubs are betting for electronic music so I like it.
How did you first start playing music?
I started playing drums and percussion at the age of 13. Then, I were playing a futsal tournament when I was 14 and a DJ was playing some techno stuff. I fell in love with it and decided to learn DJing immediately. Then, I started producing when I was 16.
What’s been happening recently?
I’ve been working a lot in my studio, looking for new sounds and new shit meanwhile I was working as sound engineer and as a teacher.
Your new EP ‘Birth’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
I think I was influenced a little by Bicep with the sound, I love their vintage vibes and melodies and I think I was influenced by them unintentionally. I like a lot of artists but I try to focus on my own music and sound to develop my own signature.
How did you go about writing the music for this EP?
I received two amazing pieces of hardware when I was at Christmas holiday: Elektron Analog Rytm and the Roland Galaxy Tape Echo SE-201. I couldn’t wait so the EP was a result of jamming a lot with my hardware and then fixing some things on the production stage.
What programs/equipment/instruments did you use to write and record the EP?
I use Ableton Live 10 as my centerpiece where all converge. I use analog hardware like my Elektron Analog Rytm and Korg Volca Kick for my drums, Juno-6, Yamaha DX27s and Arp Odissey as my main synths and I have a few pedals like the Roland SE-201, Strymon Big Sky, MXR Distortion, a Chorus/Flanger and a Delay. I also use plugins like UAD stuff, Fabfilter and more. To record it, I have a Kahayan Epsilon 32-500 as the main summing device, with an EQ and a Bus Compressor from Bettermaker and Wes Audio and I finish my mix bus with an Avalon 747sp processing.
How do you go about finding the equipment and how do you decide that a piece of equipment to use?
I don’t like sounding like most of people so I try to find synths that allow me to develop my own sound. I try to find some way to taste synths (friends, shops (like Musicom, highly recommended), etc.). For instance, I love Moog sound but everyone that starts buying hardware nowadays, they will buy a Moog so I won’t buy it at the moment. I think that a very important part of my worklow is routing my sounds through pedals. Juno-6 is fantastic, but try running the Juno-6 through distortion, space echo and the big sky and…
What is it about analog synths that you like?
I like vintage synths that offers me the vintage vibes or the new synths that do crazy new stuff. I also like the modular world but I can’t start with it at this moment, so I’m patching sounds with VCV Rack and crazy things with Max 4 Live haha.
Where and when did you record/produce?
I recorded my EP when I came back from my Christmas Holidays, on January and it was in my studio in Barcelona.
Do you work with anybody else?
Yeah, I have a few collabs I think will be finished before Summer ends and I work as a Mastering engineer with some clients.
Please tell us about how you approached the recording/production of the Birth EP:
Jamming a lot with my new babies and synths. Editing and producing the tracks so it was all clean and good. Taking care about structures (I think the most important thing these days along having a delicate sound design).
What do you like to do away from music?
I love Sports, Mountain, Wine and cooking. I also love driving Motorbike or Car.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
It’s a difficult question because I love a lot of artists. From the current electronic music scene I would say Nils Frahm, John Talabot and Mano Le Tough.
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2019 going into 2020?
I’ve finished an album, that will see the light at the end of this year and I have two EPs ready too. I will start my live set touring with the album and expect some good DJ sets too.
Where do you see yourself in a few years?
I really don’t know hahah. I try to think only about present and going the right way. Step by step, but lead steps.
Any secrets that you care to share?
A secret… maybe that I’m vegan. I don’t tend to say it to everyone because I hate telling all my live through Social Networks or public ambients.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
My favourite foods are two typical catalan dishes: “Calçots” (a type of onion more or less that’s eaten often with romesco sauce) and “Rovellons” (a type of mushroom). I hate that I can’t eat them together because they are from different seasons, for this reason is not a single dish.