"I'm happy to continue doing what i like and i hope i can continue doing it"
DJ and producer Ricardo Tobar has managed, in a stale musical moment, to find enough space, music and people to change the music scene. Projects as attractive as its latest release on Musar Records, is a clear testament to that. We talked with him about the label, his projects and, above all, music.
When and how did you get your interest in electronic music?
i started to experiment with electronic music at an early age but just for fun. I guess I was always interested in art in general but at that point, it was all a game for me, which I suppose it's a good way of working.
How did you decide to dedicate into production?
it was a progression of what I was doing. it wasn't a decision, it just became real. I never thought of being a producer or whatever.
What is your criterion when you are producing? What inspires you?
everything can be a source of inspiration and there are no criteria when composing something.
How do you assess the trajectory you have had and what were the reasons that led you to start it?
as I said before, there was not an intention when I started, there was no goal. I'm happy to continue doing what i like and i hope i can continue doing it.
What was your criterion when producing your last EP on MUSAR?
it's a mixture of really old stuff that was sitting in my archives and some new songs inspired by the bad time we are living in chile. one take synths as usual and me trying to modulate everything as much as i can.
Could you recommend a set that you are especially proud of it and that we can see on your Soundcloud or on YouTube?
i always feel embarrassed showing people my live set or Dj mixes, they can always be so much better, but maybe the last one would be the best place to start it?
What can you tell us about the scene in your city? What would you improve?
the Chilean scene, in general, is very healthy at the moment, much better than a few years ago. i wouldn't change anything and i would love it keeps in the same path.
Finally, what can you tell us about your present and future projects?
hopefully releasing lots of more music I have piled in my hard drive!