The 111th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer RPO.
If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
Waow !! Thats the question …. Choose one maybe its really difficult. Electronic music is a really big world and inside you have a lot of different style that you can called Electronic ..To be honest and give an answer at this kind of question I really need to be with my vinyls bag of this period.
What was your first and last DJ gig?
I started my dj career at 14 years old !!! The fist gig was in Paris but impossible to remember the clubs name And the last one will be the next.
What was the first and last record you purchased?
It was the era of funky music for my side …. Long time ago lol …..The last one its easier Tripio x – the unexpected trip
What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
Tribal and progressive time in 2000 years was really excited for me
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
I don’t know if it will surprised the people but I was surprised by myself that I could do something else than music Lol !!! During 2 years I built my own house and created a Bed and Breakfast here in Mexico. You ‘re welcoming !!! www.casakanbalam.com Now I know that my passion is Music lol !!! It was hard time for me lol
Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
The djs or the musicians who play in their bedrooms…Sometimes They are better than the people that you call STAR !!!!
Which producers consistently inspire you?
I haven’t any producer who inspire me in Electronic music but there are some producers who gave me the faith to produce like The Funk Brothers, Quincy Jones, Phil Collins, Toto, Supertramp… These producers gave me the feeling to produce music in the first part.. And after the Deep house, Garage music from UK were for me the inspiration to introduce the music electronic world
What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
Tracks or artist that I’d love to remix: PQM – I was sleeping (PQM Meets Luke Chable Dub Pass) but why make a remix of this master piece…and for my other side Phil Collins And I’d love to be remixed by: I don’t know… Depends the moment.
Record labels are a dime a dozen these days and the majority of people feel most of them are mediocre music factories. Which ones if any standout for you?
I don’t like one in special. Right now, with the digital release, We have too many labels and releases, and too much different styles in the same label. This question was easier 15 years before… In vinyl era. The selection was harder then less releases each days and each labels had more or less one music style. But for sure I like the label who I work with lol
What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
I don’t really know but maybe the “GLOBAL UNDERGROUND” ones
Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Food: pizza, pasta, meat
Drink: Wine – Champagne
Animal: My wife lol
TV Show: Dexter
Video Game: I haven’t any time for playing… Maybe one day
Track / Song: Too much!!!!
Producer / Band: The Funk Brothers (Because Nobody really know them.. They died unknown but they were the biggest of the world.. Of course not in Electronic music side… I want to honour them work ) Record Label: Depend the moment… I like the music with high quality production and that’s why I have to check in many records labels
Nightclub: Plazma (BG) – Stadium (Indonesia) – Queen (Paris) – Home (London) – Sound factory NY… DJ: Danny Tenaglia, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Stephen Bodzin
If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
I never think about that !!! But I think that I will create one track for that…. Or maybe my track: The last day… The title is perfect Lol !!!!
segment collected by Benjaminas Bagdonas.
‘Shimmer of Light’ EP is out now on Suffused Music, you can purchase the release: here