Exist in Sound RESIDENT DJ INTERVIEW | AlbertXL Argentina
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Tell us about a project you worked on that you are especially proud of. I was lucky enough to play in some clubs and events in my country several years ago, but one of the greatest prides were the messages I received when I participated as a resident in a radio station in South Africa (MuthaFM), I was not known there and I felt who highly valued what I delivered. It is true that these were different times, that there were no social networks or communication channels, but the warmth received was really incredible, there I met a great friend: Jade.. Today I am proud of the support I receive from Exist in Sound, it is incredible.
What is the biggest misconception about being a DJ? The most erroneous concept is to believe that oneself has already learned everything.
How would you describe your style? I have a harmonious style with which I like to create different atmospheres. I can start a session at 113bpm and finish at 128!!
What kind of music do you usually play? Currently Progressive House, Organic House and Deep House, but the years have allowed me to go through several styles, the three that I mentioned being the ones that I played several years ago and with which I feel most identified.
Analog or digital and why? I was lucky to start with analog and then everything new came with digital. Although there are noticeable differences, I have adapted over the years and today I take advantage of the technology.
What do you like most about being a DJ? What I like the most is to share and generate different sensations or emotions through music. I think that for those of us who love this art, achieving this in people is a privilege as well as a pleasure.
What was your career path? How long have you been DJing? I started my path at a young age, I was 14 years old (1984) in social events. In 1987 I had the first opportunity in a club, they had invited me to see and they suggested I play for a few minutes. From that moment this love began. I was active for several years but for work, study and family reasons I had to leave for some time. But that love was and is always present. Several years ago I had the opportunity to start the return and today I am fully active.
What is your typical work process? On a daily basis I am interested in listening to the releases of different labels as well as looking for independent artists who share their material. To organize a new mix, I generally select a track that seems to me to be good for an opening, that track is always closely related to my emotional state (that track must meet some conditions, basically that it generates a feeling of pleasure in me), From that moment I start to fly with the melodies and harmonies.
Tell us about your studio setup. I am currently working with Tracktor Pro and a Numark controller, Mixtrack pro3, accompanied by a DELL laptop. I monitor with a Technics amplifier and with Technics boxes, equipment left over from the analog era.
Can you share a DJ tip? My advice would be to never give up your own style, it is what will always make the difference and what you will be recognized for. And something very important too, always keep your feet on the ground.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you? Today the number of producers is very large, I will name just a few but I like the work of many: Dimitry Molosh, Hernán Cattaneo, Analog Jungs, Sebastien Leger, Alex O'Rion, Fernando Ferreyra, Ben Böhmer, and so many more! And well, now my friend Juan Alamos also inspires me, who has a great future.