Raised in Palma de Mallorca, this half-Spanish/half-Dutch DJ and producer has been able to perform in different venues along the Spanish Peninsula as well as the Hungarian capital, Budapest.
In clubs like Fabrik, Sala Arena and La Riviera (Madrid), Corvin Club and Akvarium (Budapest) he has done what he loves most: to express himself through music.
In terms of personal style, his genre domain goes from Techno to Progressive House and his sets are known to be carefully prepared, always offering variety and looking to surprise the crowd. An excellent musical selection, creative mashups and a great connection with the audience make of his performance a journey to remember.
Production-wise, several releases in different genres and labels like Jose de Mara’s Arcadia Music, or Metha’s BeMassive, have gathered support by artists like Tiësto, Chris Avantgarde, Artche, Dim3nsion, Low Blow and Dissonance, to name a few.
His track “Lucis” will be part of Tanzgemeinschaft second compilation “Hier Kommt Die Parade”, coming out at the end of June. Stay tuned or enjoy the preview of his track in his guest mix below.
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Tanzegemeinschaft’s Various Artists compilation “Hier Kommt Die Parade #2” will be out on June 25.
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Hey hey, glad to have you here. Let’s find out where you are currently living.
Right now I’m in my hometown, Cuenca. It’s a small city close to Madrid. Most of my family resides here and due to the pandemic, I decided to settle here for a while.
What are a few things our readers should experience in your city?
The old town is very beautiful and the city is completely surrounded by mountain and forest. You have several options for entertainment and sightseeing tours. By the way, my father has his own tour guiding company, so if you want to really experience the city, give me a call. 😉
When did you start DJing/producing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I started DJing around 8 years ago, and two years later as a natural “next step” I began to learn music production on my own, but it wasn’t until last year that I had time to really focus on it and take it to the next level.
My main influences when I began were Swedish House Mafia, and especially Steve Angello, but right now I would identify my style and inspirations with artists like Dirty South or Artche.
For the people reading this who haven’t heard your music before, how would you describe your style and the key elements that define it?
For me, the key is always the melody, and my main genre would be Melodic/Progressive House. Most of my tracks start with chords and/or a melody that makes me feel something, and mostly these end up being a bit “melancholic”. Sometimes I think to myself that instead of Progressive, I’m a “Depressive” House producer hahaha.
What’s your creative process when writing/producing music?
I’m using Ableton Live and have it set up with my own template, so when I fire it up it’s ready to play with all the instruments and samples I normally use.
If I’m coming with an idea in mind I just go straight to Live’s stock piano and try to pull it out of my head. If not, normally I would play around with different synths until I find something that tickles my ear and start developing from there, and almost 100% of the times I start with the main melody or chords and then add bass and percussion.
For most artists, originality is first preceded by a phase of learning and, often, emulating others. What was this like for you?
That was exactly it. I was trying to make this kind of euphoric Progressive House that Steve Angello and similar artists were producing at that time.
How would you describe your own development as an artist and the transition towards your own voice?
At first, when I was trying to emulate that style of Progressive House I always lacked something that made me want to “dance” instead of “jump”, and I found it around 2 years ago when I started transitioning to deeper Melodic House. I was able to stack layers and layers of melodies and chords, but it took time until I was able to balance it with the right rhythmic elements to make it dance-ish
What is the relationship between copying, learning and your own creativity?
I think that anything goes if you find the right balance. In the beginning, it’s good to copy, as you learn how to achieve the type of sound you want. When you reach that spot and develop the necessary skills, then you can start improvising and twisting sounds to your liking and really find your sound. I haven’t found it myself yet because I’m still looking and learning a lot from other artists, but I discovered that a lot of times I “copy” myself and recycle stuff I use from track to track.
What releases have you planned for this year that you can tell us about? Like when and on which label?
Sadly, due to the time that takes my full-time job I don’t have much left to produce lately. So, most of the tracks I’m releasing were made like a year ago. But I’m very happy to be releasing “Lucis” on Tanzgemeinschaft, alongside other very talented friends like Dissonance and Rvles. Also at the end of May, I’m releasing one of my own favourite tracks, “Take Me Home’” via the Spanish label Arcadia Records.
How much do you use social media to stay in contact with your fans? Is the Internet important for you?
I think social media is very important to keep fans and friends posted and engaged, but I’m not really that kind of “Instagramer DJ”. Normally I just post just music I like or funny stuff, and promos or achievements during release campaigns.
What is one thing that would make your musical career more successful?
Releasing on bigger labels I like, as Einmusika, This Never Happened, or even Anjunadeep would totally give a boost and a bigger reach to show my music. And even provide some more gigs with a bit of luck. But right now, there are way too many producers making great tracks and the competition is fierce. For me, I make music because I love to and because it’s a way to express myself. So, even if I don’t get to that level I’m happy showing it through other ways.
If you could have produced any record in the world, which one would it be?
That’s a tough one. Just to mention one, I would say “Mistakes” by CYA.
Thank you very much for your questions and for the opportunity. Really looking forward to the release!