How are you, what’s good and bad in your world?
I’m good thanks! Right now it’s good that I have my family, girlfriend and friends with me, supporting me on every move I make and it’s bad that I don’t get to spend more time with them
Tell us about getting into dance music in Ecuador? What is the scene like there?
Well, the scene is very small, we all know each other. Artists, DJs, promoters, people. It’s cool because we’re like a big family. But like all families we have a positive and negative sides of it. The positive is that it’s a growing family.
What were some of your biggest influences?
Old school techno like, Emmanuel Top, Josh Wink and Radio Slave.
Tell us about your new EP on Savia Park. What inspired or influenced the tune?
I was inspired by Plato’s theory of forms. Where he puts the physical world as a reflection or shadow of the world of ideas which is abstract and perfect. The idea being that everyone and everything has like a “perfect soul” and a non-perfect material representation in this realm, so I tried to portrait both sides “Alma” means soul in Spanish and “Vida” is life.
How did you link up with the label?
As I told you, the scene is small. I was friends with Melissa Santa María, big DJ legend here in Ecuador. I invited her, his boyfriend Josh (Slurm) and some friends to my house for an after hours party. Then I learnt that Slurm owns a label as me. We like talked like all night long about being artists and label owners and our vision was similar so I sent a few demos.
Do you often have a concept behind the tunes you make? Does that help creatively?
I always start with a concept. Doesn’t matter if it’s simple or complex. I need it as a basis for the story that I’m trying to tell with the sounds. So it helps a lot and it’s essential for me.
What gear do you use in the studio and does that matter to you?
Right now I just use my laptop or my computer at home. I used to use analog stuff and the quality of sound is amazing. But now as a creative process I just grab my laptop, go to a coffee shop or restaurant and just start jamming and enjoy the process. I think that when you fall in love with the process the process is nice to you. Then I go back home and in my computer use like a controller to play with the sounds and effects, to make it more organic. But it’s mainly plug-ins and I love this modern time for making music.
How important is racial and gender diversity in dance music, on line ups, on labels, in the bheind the scenes jobs?
It’s very important. Not only in dance music but everywhere. Our country is a little bit conservative and sexist or homophobic. But I’m proud about the dance music scene here because we are very inclusive and that’s why it’s growing so fast.
What else have you got coming up?
I got a split album coming up with my man Tobhias Guerrero. He’s a techno legend here in my city and I’m so glad to be working with him. It will be released through my label Decode Music. Right now my brother Sebastian an I are working in the concept for the cover art of the album. Hyped for this one.
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