The 137th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Mariano Mellino.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
I have a lot of tracks in my mind but I think “ Alex Dolby – Hazy Way ” could be one.
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
My first official Gig I did in a club was in the west of Buenos Aires called “Chicha Club” and the last was on Mikha Club w/ Silicone Soul
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
The first record that I bought was the collection of “ Northern Exposure “ by Sasha & John Digweed this Album Release on 1996 but I buy this in 2002 in a famous Record store of Buenos Aires called Chopin Haguen and the last one Stelios Vassiloudis – I Burn Like (Guy J Remix) Killer Track
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
I think when I did play for 10 Thousand people on “Insomnia Outdoor” with my other Artist Name “ Seven Eleven Djs ” was a big Experience in my Life and also my last months living in Berlin .
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
Maybe myself sometimes it’s a Surprise for the people because I am a simple guy and super friendly with everybody and also I like work a lot every day in the music so I think maybe this.
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
For me Khen – Fur Coat – Agents Of Time have a big Future.
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
Al the time I pick inspiration listening Hernan Cattaneo – Guy J – Guy Mantzur – Sahar Z and also Lonya I am a Big Fan of him.
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
The artist that I would love to make a Remix is Guy J and who to remix my Music its Hernan Cattaneo it’s a dream and also Guy J
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?
My favourite Labels Sudbeat – Lost & Found – Manual – Hope – Asymmetric – Microcastle well its difficult pick one also music of Sudam – Crossfrontier Audio – Plattembank build my Dj Sets.
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
My Favourite is Hernan Cattaneo – Master Series (Part 13)
11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
By Guy Mantzur (Moments and Time w/ Sahar Z) – Balance 026 by Hernan Cattaneo and John Digweed live in Toronto
Drink: Johnnie Walker
Drug: Ice Cream
TV Show: —-
Movie: Lord Of The Ring
Video Game: God Of War
Album: Balance 026 by Hernan Cattaneo
Track / Song: Actually James Teej Feat. Richie Hennessey – Disclosure (Simon Vuarambon remix)
Producer / Band: GUY J / GUNS N ROSES
Record Label: SUDBEAT
Nightclub: Sisyphos (Berlin)
DJ: HERNAN CATTANEO
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
Definetely Phonique – For The Time Being Feat. Erlend Oye (Hernan Cattaneo & John Tonks Remix) its perfect to close
Mariano’s remix of Daraspa ‘Sashke’ is out now on Sound Avenue and his latest original production ‘The Idol’ is out now on Manual Music, you can purchase those releases: here