Ioan Gamboa

The 118th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Ioan Gamboa.

Ioan Gamboa

1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?

James Holden – A Break in the Clouds / Mathew Jonson – Marionette

2. What was your first and last DJ gig?

My first gig was on a small place in Madrid called dab (if I recall properly), and the last one was in Madrid as well, where I did the presentation of my album ‘Vibrations’. Since then, I’ve been doing studio work to make some improvements in specific areas an rethinking some things.

3. What was the first and last record you purchased?

The first vinyl I bought (at that time I was plying techno), I guess was one from Surgeon. I bought a big batch of vinyls that day, but I don’t remember most of them.

And the last one (and I’m just talking vinyl here) is Moderat’s last album. I think I have listen to this album a million times already.

4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?

I would probably go with my first gig in Japan, although last year I had a great experience touring Argentina.

5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?

Well I’m a pretty transparent guy, what you see is what you get! So not much surprise here 🙂

6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?

There’s plenty of people doing amazing stuff right now but I’m gonna go with my boys David Granha and Soulwerk, both are on a superior level right now and deserve great things.

7. Which producers consistently inspire you?

There are 3 that are my go to producers when I need real inspiration: James Holden, Jon Hopkins and Apparat, but there are many others that ain’t that big, who also bring a lot to the table in terms of inspiration. Honestly, I don’t listen to much electronic music at home though, I mainly listen to soundtracks and classical music. 🙂

8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?

Any track from the artists that I have named above would do the trick, but the two tracks that I’ve always wanted to work with are “A break in the Clouds” and “10101”, both form Holden.

9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?

There are some that really put some lovely and surprising music out there. One of them to me, is Erased tapes, these guys have been releasing amazing stuff these last two years. Also, I’m super happy at the moment working with Particles, they are releasing great music, they work really efficiently and the label is like a big family. Thanks to Jason and his team, we get along really well and collaborate with each other continuously.

10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?

There are many great compilations out there, but if I had to pick just one, I’ll probably choose one of the first Masters Series from Hernan Cattaneo. Those compilations are from another dimension!

11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)

Food: Salat/Veggies (I’m vegan, so not much choice for me here 🙂
Drink: Beer/Water
Drug: Love
Animal: Whales (I freaking love whales)
TV Show: House of Cards
Movie: Ummm…nothing comes to my mind. I guess that the film industry is not in its best time right now
Video Game: None
Album: Muse – Origin of Symmetry / Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses / M83 – Oblivion Soundtrack
Track / Song: Jon Hopkins – Collider / Moderat – Bad Kingdom
Producer / Band: Moderat /Jon Hopkins
Record Label: Erased Tapes
Nightclub: Berghain
DJ: Vince Watson ( this guy is a genius )

12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?

Eurythmics – Sweet dreams

Ioan’s remix of MiraculuM ‘Whirlwinder’ is out now on Clinique Recordings, you can purchase the release: here

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