More than 20 years in the music industry support Sergio Zener’s career, whether in his facet as a producer or in his live performances as a DJ, dynamism and versatility are his main characteristics.
One year after the release of ‘Infinite’ in 2021, his debut solo album so far has reached more than 350,000 views on Spotify, 200,000 on YouTube Music as well as on other streaming platforms and digital stores, Zener reflects on ‘ Infinite’ his constant experimentation and search for new sounds within music
He has made presentations at festivals of global significance such as Dreamfields Festival México, frequent performances in places like Pachamama, Pimp and Plutarco in the city of Guadalajara, as well as livestreams that are carried out periodically through different social networks.
His music and video clips have the support and promotion of the European company Red Entertainment Group, the main subsidiary of Universal Music Group worldwide.
He currently makes musical releases through his record label: Pulsar Records, in all digital stores and produces audiovisual material of each of my performances that are later published on his YouTube channel and other social networks, mentioning the place of presentation.
Hello! Where can we find you right now?
Guadalajara city, in Mexico
How did you start your day?
Doing household work in my apartment, it’s hard to do it but sometimes I think it’s quite therapeutic.
When did the idea of launching a project like yours begin to form?
The idea came while I was living in Cancun about seven years ago, while I was attending different underground parties in the whole mayan riviera area, there I had the opportunity to meet some Djs, producers and musicians involved in electronic music, but I really started the project about 5 years ago in February of 2018.
Has it always been something you wanted to do?
Not really, I was always afraid of starting a solo project, and my Idea of being involved in music was always forming a band, but fortunately I changed my mind, I was a guitarist for almost two decades in many different rock bands before I decided to start this solo project.
How would you define the sound of your latest work?
Something between underground and mainstream music, ‘Tonight’ is my last single and It’s the most genuine thing I could achieve until now, I think that being genuine it’s the most difficult thing about being an artist, and it was almost at the cost of my mental health trying to do that work.
What artists are you interested in these days?
The weird thing is that currently I’m not into electronic music too much, even though I’m doing that type of music. Sébastien Tellier, Lenny Kravitz, Smashing Pumpkins, are some of the artists I like right now, I like the idea to listen other type of music and then transpose or transform that influences to the music I make, one example is ‘Tonight’ sometimes I think that it’s like a Nirvana’s «Smells Like Teen Spirit» tribute.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? I really believe that an artist who repeats himself in each work using the same formula, eventually tends to be boring for the audience. So I try to be versatile being influenced by different genres outside of electronic music, like rock music, pop music, even classical music.
How do you manage to give them unity and harmony?
To be honest I don’t think too much about harmonizing them, because I try to give each track a unique personality and character.
What do they have in common for you?
They are pieces of art that I enjoyed doing, but at the same time have been a headache for me.
How would you define your sound?Eclectic and syncretic, I take Ideas from everywhere, or the more that I can, because music is very extensive and every month things are changing faster each time, and something new is always emerging all over the place.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
I’m thinking of doing more commercial stuff, rather than experimental music, due the underground music audience it’s very small right now, and for me it’s very hard to find ways to expose my music out there.