Luis Fernando creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hi, thanks for the opportunity. Well I’m at my house in Brazil. Since the beginning of the pandemic I have stopped going out and about, so I spend most of my time in my home studio recording, painting, watching movies and reading books.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
I started release tracks with this project in 2013 and in 2014 I release my first record titled “Love is Hell”. I’ve been producing music since I was a teenager, I’ve played in some bands, I’ve always been involved in music productions… so it all came naturally.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
Aggressive, intense, mad and provocative…
What artists are you interested in these days?
I’ve been listening to a lot of experimental music like Steve Reich, Morton Feldman, Iánnis Xenákis and John Zorn. I’ve been listening to a lot of gabber music and other extreme aspects of electronic music – drone, noise and others.
an electronic music artist that has attracted me a lot is called Torn – a very aggressive drum n bass. I think it’s from the UK.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
It’s a very interesting point, because I always think we should listen to everything, everything. We must absorb as much culture as possible. I think we need to have an opinion about everything, to know if we like it or not. This makes us have a lot of references in music, literature, cinema, arts… This mentality reflects on the way I compose my songs…I always try to insert the maximum number of references in my music.
About giving unity and harmony between so many genres and references. I have to make the most of my self-criticism… I am my biggest critic, I listen to my songs to exhaustion (to the point of not being able to hear them again) when I’m recording. I always try to maintain coherence and cohesion between the elements. I design them in my mind and based on that I put them into practice.
How would you define your sound?
I always try to get out of my comfort zone, using movie samplers and book references, for example. I think that the artist must always provoke and cause some kind of reaction from the audience, whether good or bad… the artist’s function is to instigate something, cause a debate, try to be always ahead… and I always try that in my music. The artist needs to be responsible for always being relevant.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
I’m just finishing my next release, which will also be released by Antime Records, from Berlin. That’s my main focus. But I have also developed some projects, including a partnership with the renowned producer and musician Quizzik (who produced the remix for my track «TERROR TURBO»). I will have to devote myself more to the arts course at the university, especially in painting.