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.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from and how did you get into music?
At the age of 6 they gave me my first guitar.
I did piano for a few years at the conservatory and at 13 I had my first band where I played and sang in my hometown of Humilladero, a small town in the interior of Malaga where I grew up. At the age of 14, I entered the Institute and learned about the music that was imported on vinyl from the UK and Germany and basically I went crazy with electronics and especially with the sounds of breaks. I started very young in 96 at 16 years old and was already playing at festivals in Andalucia.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
My sound is centered in the middle of the groove, a little afro with melodic touches aimed at the underground. Always thinking about the dance floor and trying to create a good hook that catches.
I like to mix artists like Adam Port, Made By Pete, Jonas Rathsman, &Me, Andre Lodemann, etc.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts its listeners?
I think that many of my songs have inspired new djs and that the hooks or choruses have stuck well with them.
Perhaps I feel that the energy put into creating them has arrived quite well enough to transmit what I wanted.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria in your last work?
My latest release returns a little more to my underground side and with a more melodic techno influence. Maybe it's not as afro and groove as the previous releases but it always keeps that energy that I like, I think. I also think that in the collaboration with Pig & Dan we managed to reach a very interesting intermediate point between the two sounds.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but do you think it has affected creativity?
A lot, in my case I was never so focused on doing something like I was before the internet age. Too much information has us distracted, of course it is easier to do everything but perhaps we will do it in a more automated way.
The interesting thing is Going back to the roots and disconcerting your brain from the network is the way for the imnate creativity that we all have to emerge, in the silence is the creative as in the dark the brightest light.
Can you tell us about your present and 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.
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.