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Moonpark with Danny Howells Wow!!July 7, 2010
Hernan Cattaneo: exclusive interview
Master class now. The Grand Vizier launches Latin American dance culture "Parallel", the fourth installment to the Masters Series of ultra prestigious label Rennaissance, available now for remix records. Interview in full world tour: heroes, fans, wannabes, his new material and the surprise ending to be a leader. It presents everything in the next Moonpark this August 21 in Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires. Go and learn. "Parallel": what synthesizer, which wanted to represent? What sound capture?
It is the representation of the typical sound that characterizes me, but this time, as the name says, drawing a parallel path between a slower version and a faster, something never done before. Are all the common denominators that have always interested me in music, such as low with a good groove and melody a bit dark, but expressed differently than in previous albums. And when I say slow I do not mean or typical chilled out downtempo sound but is groove of house but closer to the speed of hip hop
What progress represents your series for Renaissance? What is the relationship with the label?
Renaissance had never done four Masters Series with a single DJ, so this is quite an achievement. And is my relationship with them for many years, and edited six compilations so we know very well. They know what I'm after is sound and fully identified. Tracks: top 5 album and why.
Surely I'd say "Svefn-G-Englaro," the track of Sigur Rós, is special because it is a song I always wanted to use and so far found no way to do it at the level that it deserved. Of mine, "Cripsis" with Soundexile is my favorite and also "One-O-Five" with John Tonks. With John working together since I lived in London and now I still do every month when I go to my residence in England. Impossible to choose just five. Those of Henry, those of Martin, "Beautiful" by Mercury. Fortunately there are many very good. There is enough of Martin Garcia, who has always been a bit under your wing.
Martin has a sound that characterizes him for many years and feel very comfortable but we had a talk a while ago told me he was working on tracks and slower than it was a perfect location for "Parallel" I asked him to produce two tracks for the CD 1. All my albums have their participation. Buenos Aires: Moonpark on 21 August. It is a classic.
Fortunately again Moonpark will be performed, one of my favorite holidays and the disc will be presented there in August with Danny Howells, one of my favorite DJs, so it could not be better framework for display in Buenos Aires. And playing in Argentina is always special, even more so in recent years and I do very rarely. The atmosphere generated in each presentation is unique and unrepeatable. I travel around the world every year by countless shows, however Argentina will always be something special. I love to make music there. So many years in this, do you feel that the surprise factor is exhausted?
I've said many times that one of the most interesting things about electronic music is dynamics. No two sets are alike, each week you edit many tracks and every five or six months is a noticeable change in sound, making it difficult for the surprise is depleted. And one has more achievements under his belt, somewhere that is like football, where one is as good as your last performance. I have been fortunate to be one of the leaders of the South American electronic scene, and although it opened doors for me, also makes many fans and wannabe DJs are always waiting for me something special and I can not disappoint me, so do not no room for boredom. "You still have heroes? A Frankie Knuckles, for example.
Heroes I have several and luckily most are in that place for a long time. Frankie Knuckles inspires me more respect today than 20 years ago. Always was and is true to himself, his personality and his honesty as a DJ and producer. Quality, low-profile, everything I like. Sudbeat: how you formed, what are the satisfactions of a proper label?
The idea had in mind for a long time and a matter of time to do so. I always thought of using it to edit music I like, I appreciate DJs and also lead to new producers to have a viable platform. The main satisfaction label itself is obviously the total and absolute freedom of choice. What about the health status of the scene today? How do you think things are going globally?
Given the economic crisis, are very good, probably will come down a bit, but much less than other areas. In Europe a little more than in the U.S. where everything is already reviving. Then depends on the microclimate and even the age of who you ask. The largest will say that before was better. The youngest in contrast, say that never before was so good.
As always it's good to read from Hernan's point of view.
I've said many times that one of the most interesting things about electronic music is dynamics. No two sets are alike, each week you edit many tracks and every five or six months is a noticeable change in sound, making it difficult for the surprise is depleted. And one has more achievements under his belt, somewhere that is like football, where one is as good as your last performance. I have been fortunate to be one of the leaders of the South American electronic scene, and although it opened doors for me, also makes many fans and wannabe DJs are always waiting for me something special and I can not disappoint me, so do not no room for boredom.
This in particular is why Hernan stays at No.1 for me. He never disappoints