Joined by Diego Today as he Released His “Start Again” EP On Our Label Loose Records. So we took the chance to ask Him Some Questions and here what he said.
First tell us how life is during Quarantine and how you keep yourselves busy?
Hi Guys , during the first weeks it was very easy for me to finish and send a number of tracks to the different labels, practically in the first weeks I signed all the releases until September.
From there on, it became a bit more difficult to find inspiration. Before you had a gig on the weekend, you captured the ideas in the studio and you could test them in an event. Now it is a bit more complicated to continue making music for the dance floor when there is practically no clubs or festivals .
However, the good thing is that today it is easier to send promos and reach certain labels to which before it was very difficult to establish and alliance, because they were always on tour and did not have time to listen to the demos.
I think that you always have to be creative in one-way or another, try to be surrounded by friends, family and fans who give you the inspiration to continue day by day.
What drew you to the music industry, how did your career begin ? How Did You Guys Meet ?
I remember when I was 15 years old my curiosity for electronic music began, One Christmas when CDs were in fashion, my parents gave me to choose 3 CDs in a store, I clearly remember that I chose a very particular one that had samples of 909 .That caught my attention, after that I woke that curiosity and then a few years later I began to study music production, at that time there were no special academies for electronic music, but it was a good approach.
Who are your favorite artists and how do they inspire you?
It depends if we are talking about Producers or Djs.
Because I think they are two different things, over the years I have met excellent producers who are not very good on the decks, but if we talk about producers , I could say Anna , Wehbba , Christian Smith ,Umek,Garry Beck, Spartaque ,Coyu ,Dubfire ,Chemical Brothers,Underworld they have always inspired me a lot .
And If we talk about Djing, I could say Laurent Garnier on the top, a guy that can play any genre and transport you into another dimension.
Also Sven Vath, Ilario Alicante, Joseph Capriati and the King Carl Cox
Tell us about your EP “Start Again”? How did you come up with the Title? What inspired you to make the EP?
Good question, with the title I am the worse … I hate that part, I always ask for help.
The title comes from a fragment of the vocal on the main track of the Ep. I am at a point in my life where I need to “Start Again” in some ways I think, it means surrounding myself with the people that I want to have by my side and making music without any pressure.
At the end, I think we all have changed during the Quarantine. Regarding inspiration, I do not have any particular rules, I think about it as something very spontaneous.
Life itself really inspires me, the new people I meet, the ones I already know and even the ups and downs of my daily life. So I know myself very well when I have to be in the studio. I always make the tracks and then I finish them very quickly in maybe 2 days, and then I continue with others but in the end, I chose the tracks that I consider for an Ep. Sometimes I am right and others I am not.
How would you describe the music that you typically make?
Some times harder, some time slower, another ones more melodic but always with groove, I don’t like the typical Techno Track with only the big Kick after the Drop.
My roots are Latin and always will be … so the rhythm is all in my productions.
According to Diego, what’s the most Important Quality of a DJ?
The most important quality for a Dj is professionalism, you always have to respect your crowd, it doesn’t matter if the dance floor is full or if there are only 4 people listening to you.
You need to do your job‼ Always respect the Djs, the one before you and the one after you, they need to feel comfortable. Be humble; never forget where you came from and how you started. Have your own identity and play music that the public does not know, be unpredictable. Of course, you need to have some skills, and always enjoy your job.
What did you do in your Career and will never do again?
I think I would not change anything, all the mistakes that I made helped me to be where I am today, and I think it is a good way to learn.
How do you see Techno in 10 Years from Now?
Hard To answer, Techno has always changed and evolved, I do not think I could say for sure.
Where do you see Diego Infanzon in 10 Years and what do we expect from you in the Future?
Hopefully surrounded by family and friend. Being able to travel around the world, showing my music in the different Clubs and Festivals.