The 194th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Paul Deep.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
I am 25 years old living in Chivilcoy (Buenos Aires). I am a dj for 12 years, and produce from 7 years ago.
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.”
Obviously like most sounds of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and many groups over the nineties I started listening to years after birth. Remember Electronic Music discs as Sasha Involver & Sequential by Hernan Cattaneo.
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?
Really very difficult, I started alone, testing sounds and seeing what happens. Unfortunately within the province of Buenos Aires still no courses or training for Electronic Musicians.
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?
Everything depends on the moment and the track you are looking to get. There are days when I sit for hours with the idea of producing and nothing comes to me just as there are days that everything flows.
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?
I was lucky enough to live what I love. Check emails and promos, make some music, I select music to play and record some podcast. In my spare time I play a lot with my son
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?
I love listening to Rock. I’m a fan of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Whitesnake. I believe that everything you hear influences or expands the creative capacity directly or indirectly
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
The first was a Cd, Slide on Live Ron Wood and the last, also Cd Sasha Involv3r
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
I have a tattoo Tiesto logo on one leg. Luckily it is small and me I have to cover urgent. Young Equivocacion
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
There are many amazing producers who do not have the prestige or recognition they deserve. It’s hard to name them all but for example. Julian Rodriguez, Franco Tejedor & Martin Gardoqui
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where else does your inspiration come from?
Sasha, Nick Muir, Nick Warren, Sahar Z, Guy Mantzur and Maceo Plex, to name a few.
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?
That are constant and seek personal sound beyond the genre who want to produce.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
Ananda Project – Moment Before Dreaming (Sasha Involv3r remix)
Paul’s remix of Lucefora ‘Enjoy The Trip’ is out now on 3rd Avenue, you can purchase the release: here