Alex Aguayo 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.
Hey, first of all congratulations on the release of "Matter Of Time" - she's an absolute diamond of an album that's sure to set off a dancefloor frenzy. How does it feel to unleash this nugget on the world?
Thanks a lot. Having the opportunity of sharing this collaboration with the world is actually a great feeling since we are having a great response about the tracks even with the situation that we´re living now. Could you tell us about the production process of the EP?
Well, It was all made from distance, sharing ideas, bouncing the projects over and over until we reach the point where Alberto and I felt happy with the results of the project. How does it feel to have remixes from producers like Tullioxi?
I didn´t knew who were going to be the remixers until I heard the full mastered tracks and saw Tullioxi´s name on one of them and I was sure it was going to be a great remix and it was, I loved both remixes.
Tell us about your studio setup and what gear you used to make "Matter Of Time".
In this track Alberto and I shared a main idea of the structure made with a few vst´s of the classic retro synths (Juno, Model D, etc.) and then he added more of his own sounds and finally reached to the point of what the track is now.
How to work on an album in a time as complicated as the one we are living in?
It´s a really sad and complicated situation that we´re living now. Thanks god I haven´t gotten sick by COVID but a lot of known people did. It has its ups and downs but fortunately I could use the lockdown time on being experimenting on new sounds and new ideas and reviewing some old projects.
How has the situation been experienced in your city?
It has been complicated for a lot of people here as in the whole world for many aspects. And in my city between the crime and the covid situation it hasn´t been easy for a while but it seems that things are getting a little better by now. How do you experience the clubbing situation there? Are you hopeful that the music industry will take over the reins again?
It sure will, some clubs are now re opening and are getting those vibes back to how it was before. It´s still slow but sooner or later this will all have to finish. Could you tell us about present and future projects?
I´m still working on some Ep´s, collabs and remixes for the future as Alex but I´m going to use some time to focus a little bit more on the Mahkina project that I also have and think that I´m starting to enjoy more. I´m also experimenting on a project that has more organic and acoustic stuff on it that you´ll be hearing soon.
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