The mobilee resident M.E.M.O. is back on the label with a solo track as well as an astonishing collaboration! Pig & Dan and M.E.M.O. have been nurturing their relationship for 15 years now, sharing and creating music together like previous joint work on Yoshitoshi or Bedrock Records.
For this upcoming release the three producers got together again to experience an intermediate sound that defines them all well together and create ‘Mindsense’.
Tile track ‘Cairo’ is another solo work by the Spanish talent, inspired by a trip to Cairo for a Mobilee showcase some time back.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Hello! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Well, right now I am on the terrace of a hut on the island of Baru by the sea in Cartagena, Colombia at the top of the Banana Beach club, thanks to my friend Jose (El Tio) who offered me to stop and rest for a few days as I am in the middle of my tour through the Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico. I have to thank Jose (El Tio) enormously for this opportunity he has given me to relax in this paradise.
When did the idea of launching a project like yours begin to form? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
I was always a child who was different from others, because I didn’t like the things that children of my age did. My idea of creating has been with me for as long as I can remember and I’ve always wanted to be in the creative part.
I can’t imagine my life without creating and without being able to make music, to share it and to try to transmit or move with it.
How would you define the sound of your latest work?
Melodic techno with a lot of groove and energy. This release is a bit more underground than the last ones and goes back to my more intense and mental sound. Melodic techno with a lot of groove and energy. This release is a bit more underground than the last ones and goes back to my more intense and mental sound.
What artists are you interested in these days?
Lately I’m always on the lookout for a sound that is more original and breaks out of the patterns. But it’s very difficult to find music that I like nowadays with so much music being released on a daily basis.
I find artists like Adam Port, Jimi Jules, Frankie & Sandrino, Mano Le Tough, Made By Pete, Yotam Avni, Jonas Rathsman, &Me, Andre Lodemann, KYONGPAUL and others very interesting.
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?
Everything in life is fusion and mixture of things that catch us or inspire us, in music I think the common denominator of those disparate genres is the energy with which you project everything and that creates a homogeneous concept, nowadays you can fuse any genre and make it have a unique sense by giving the right energy to each element.
How would you define your sound?
I prefer to let others define it, because even I sometimes don’t know where I am. Maybe I’m in my Groove moment, but everything changes at any moment. I love to be on the edge of a good hook and underground sound and see how artists of different genres play my music. A little bit of afro with some melodic and some layers to give it that personal and undergorund touch and a good hook that will catch your mind for years to come.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
I am currently immersed in finishing my album for Mobilee which is due to be released around April. It’s my first album and I’m still making the final changes to define the sound, but basically it’s the sound of the last singles released on Mobilee.
Some parts more soul or with more urban touches mixed with my sound is the concept I’m working on. But as I always say, everything can change at the last minute, and that’s very exciting.
in the short term I have just signed with Jackmode agency and there are exciting times ahead where I will be visiting countries I don’t know yet. This year 2023 is looking very good with the idea of growing my artistic career at all levels.