The 172nd episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Ezequiel Anile.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
I am 26 years old, live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 2012 I am in the market with own productions.
2. Where do your musical roots lie, what are your first memories of electronic music and when did you know you wanted to pursue it seriously? Are there any particular productions or artists from the past that really made you think to yourself ‘this is what I want to do.”
My musical roots are varied. All the time I hear sound s music around me, in different styles, in different moments, some I like more than others, some inspire me and others not. Since I am a teenager I like electronic music . After releasing some productions and have response from people, I realized that I wanted to continue creating music and moments , because I was producing pleasure. There are many references that I have at the moment, and every day I discover new. I try to always look for new things, not stay in one particular style or music producer.
3. How difficult was learning to produce for you in the beginning? Did you take any Audio Engineering programs or production courses to help you out or are you pretty much self taught? And did anyone give any advice early on that really helped?
As a child, consider some instruments, which today makes me the easiest when composing melodies and grooves things. At first learned the basics by friends producers and internet . Then when needed affirm content , study in some schools in electronic music and take some private lessons with professional producer. Their tips are very valuable.
4. What parts of the production process do you find the most difficult and what comes easiest for you? When you do hit a creative block what helps you through it?
For me, the part I was most difficult work is in the structures of the tracks (the “histories”) and in the process of mastering. Everything about assembling groove and melodies is what it costs me less and what I enjoy the most.
5. What’s a normal day like for you? Do you have a job outside of electronic music? And what do you like to do when you’re not working on music?
In the week I dedicate more time to my family business. But I have 2 days a week where only devote myself to produce in my studio. When I’m not making music or working, I am dedicated to spending time with my girlfriend, family and friends.
6. Apart from electronic music what other genres do you listen to and who are your favourite artists outside of electronic? and do these genres or artists have a direct effort on your own productions?
The spectrum is very varied . I always look for subtle sounds and transmit things. I feel very identified with the music of Gustavo Cerati , undoubtedly, their lyrics and melodies are a source of great inspiration, beyond not feature in electronic music.
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
I do not remember what was my first purchase, but the last I think it was an album of Chill out several years ago. Internet revolutionized this market, today almost nobody buys physical, unless very specific exceptions .
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
Besides music , I like to play sports with friends, I like to paint pictures and express myself through different means. I like to spend my time designing and creating things.
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
I think those who fail to get exposure. It is very difficult to go far in this, as there is much competition and there is a lot of talent out there , but if one proposes it can get as far as you want . There are many known artists who are a farce but have exposure and many good artists that no one will know for not having the means to disseminate their ideas. I think if you ‘re good at what you do and are patient, everything will come.
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where else does your inspiration come from?
I always look for inspiration listening to artists I admire. today one of the producers recognized that inspires me most is Guy J, but also inspire achievement with lesser-known artists as Stas Drive, Michael A. Simos Tagias. What they do does draw a lot my attention and gives me ideas for new projects. In them I see the balance between what I think is right, modern, and what pleases me. Sometimes inspired me to hear a phrase in a song, a melody, a rhythm, a sound an image or a mood. There are no rules to find inspiration.
11. There are countless producers out there trying to find their way and create their own unique sound, what advice do you have for them?
I would advise that if you really want to get achievements and go far, only what propose and work to achieve it. You have to be persistent and patient, because the work always pays off.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
It is a very difficult question. Seeing him thus think I would choose : Bily Alex – Sparkle ( Ezequiel Anile & Nicolas Petracca remix) . This track was used by Hernan Cattaneo in Moonpark Buenos Aires . The thousands of people danced and it was a unique moment, so it is very special.
‘The Form Of Your Words’ is out now on Stellar Fountain, you can purchase the release: here