International selector Facundo Mohrr rekindles his relationship with world label All Day I Dream on the Deja Vu EP. The moody project continues an emotional journey into the ADID 2022 calendar and previews its performance at the inaugural All Day I Dream festival.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music? I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Started in music right after the school with a friend who showed me the software “Fruity Loops”… when I was 18. What started as a game, after a few years became my whole life. Sometimes I remember with some nostalgia those moments where you could really take creation as a game and with a clean mind and free to go where you want, and although today I try to move freely, deep down sometimes there is that small voice that questions you what and why you do what you do.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now? I feel that with the passing of the years I am becoming much more dynamic and eclectic. Today perhaps I am with a more rhythmic sound, more Latin. I love to use many vocals. I like to generate moments, play with the patience of the other side and that when they need something to happen, that something is unforgettable.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners? I always look for people to feel, I love emotional, sad, hopeful music. I move through hypnotic sounds looking for total attention at such a point that they get lost in the moment. I prefer to see people with their eyes closed than with their hands up.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job? now I'm working on a few tracks of a very different style from mine, looking for the right way to make them known, I'll see if it's an album or an ep. and my latest work consists of an EP for All Day I Dream which includes 3 tracks, "The Morning Song", one of the most special songs I did, thinking on the sunrises of Burning Man, "Deja Vu", a collaboration with Valdovinos more danceable and "Alone" where Juan Hansen is on vocals.
Where are you and what have you been doing now? I am on the plane returning to Buenos Aires after a tour of Dubai, Miami and Ibiza, looking forward to arriving home and make music and rest before another month with many trips
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria? well... my criteria is very broad. I mainly need that there is soul, that you feel that you get into the music and once there you start dancing. the rhythm is another fundamental part, basically I seek to mix both, always trying to surprise and not being obvious, looking for the difference.
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound? I always felt safe, I think that is where I feel best, many would be surprised where I get some sounds that they listen to me.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity? In my opinion, quite the opposite. I feel that creativity increases, there is a lot of new music every day, if you want to stay in the game you need to stand out above the rest and for that it is essential to appeal to creativity, at least that's how I see it.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are? tours tours and tours... and as I told you before, finishing a few songs of different styles that I have to start looking for the best way to release them, maybe with an album. In a month I am going back to live in New York where I will reform the studio to work with several musician friends and vocalists.