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Since young you realized that your way would have been music and “to dance”.
Since young you realized that your way would have been music and “to dance”. From the first EP “Memory Colectiva” until the Berlin club culture, which has anointed you with Cadence, and as it changed the way of making music in recent years?
Not much, I guess that I just learned more things on the technical side of things and also founded new ways to approach music composition.
Travel is a constant in your life: youth that led you to know people, friends and new sounds, so far, where your world tours force you to be no more than two to three days in the same place. As you can maintain the link with their origins, with its earth, and to convey this in the sound of their songs?
Since I left Argentina my life has been full of exiting times, ups & downs and many travels, but there’s no one single day that I don’t think in my home, my family, the air and that vast blue sky that are so particular in my hometown… that is all over my music, every time I hit the studio I see that place, is there all the time. I also go to Argentina once a year to visit my loved ones .
What prompted you to leave your land to get it in Europe, in Berlin, then in a nation so far, but above all so different from yours?
I left Argentina 10 years ago, and the motive for which I left was that I wanted to make a living out of being a full time dj and also I wanted to produce music. So I felt that in Argentina it was not going to be possible for me to achieve the dream I was aiming for.
Internet and new telecommunications permit to stay in touch with anyone anywhere in the world. What is still lacking is the human contact. How do you manage to stay so long away from loved ones and family?
Calling them constantly, but most important knowing that they live in my heart, were all the good memories habit. Are those memories and souvenirs the ones that pop up constantly into my mind giving me joy and making me laugh… the best part of this is that I don’t need wi-fi, Gps or 3g to feel connected whit them.
Many say that the craft of DJ is the best job in the world. Few are fortunate enough to do it to professional standards to which you are arrived. But if I had not gone down this road, you would have imagined that the future for you? What job do you think you might have done or that aroused interest in you?
Well this may sound wired, but I did my studies in international trades and economics at the university back then in Argentina. I was already working in that field when decided to hang the suits and the ties and dedicate my life just to the music.
You have burned the stages; you were 13 years and you were interested in bands like Pink Floyd, and were already looking for new sounds, and experimental testing. At 16 you were already a DJ, and passion for music turned into work. What advice would you give today to a young aspiring musician who wants to face this way?
As my Grandpa always said… study to comprehend and work hard to achieve what you want.
Returning to the technology, nowadays the professional DJ can choose among many solutions concerning the equipment used, from classic vinyl to the now increasingly popular computer. You will juggle exceptionally well in all different types of console also going in live set. In your opinion what is today the best and with whom you are better?
There are many very good like the classic urei , but at the end is a question of taste. For me currently Allen & Heat – xone 92 is whit the one that I fell more confortable.
What do you think of those who criticize DJs that use computers merely for mixing, now considered by most the successor to the CD and vinyl, and debated for its ease of use?
I don’t have any opinion on those who criticize or not. The only thing that I can say is….Play vinyl!! Save the dynamics! Embrace the sweet mistakes.
Now your presence at festivals that matter is settled and, indeed, your present is a guarantee for the festival itself. The same applies in respect of club, where your presence is contended by the club’s most famous and popular. At this point I would wonder: do you prefer better atmospheres and emotions of those festivals, or nightclubs?
I like to play in festivals during the day time like in the case of Venice… but then deep into the night I always prefer sticky sweatiy little clubs.
You work for Cadenza one of the labels (if not the label), most famous, and this index of quality and professionalism regarding his musicians; your team is always selected, you have almost achieved everything that a DJ can ask a professional career. We know, however, knowing that you are not happy never to improve, more. What keeps the near future? A preview?
Well I haven’t put any music out since a year now. Just a couple of remixes, but “El paraíso de las Tortugas” my debut album will be out late October on Cadenza Records.
There’s also new Chic Miniature stuff waiting for us to find the time to sit down and give it the last touches.
We thank you for your time, we hope to have you back as a guest.
The pleasure was mine.