The 258th episode of our 12 Questions segment features production duo Analog Jungs.
1. How old are you, where are you living and how long have you been producing and Djing?
We have 24 and 28 years, we live in Cordoba, Argentina, and produce about 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.”
We have been always identified with the derivative sound of House, since we know electronic music in 2000 was always about what most caught our attention.
Undoubtedly, from the first shows that we saw, we wanted to be on the other side of the booth, so each of the artists we hear we have taken a little, at first did not know where it came from music, who made her, as and where and that led us to investigate and internalize a lot more on the topic, we started to find programs and that’s how we started this race so cute.
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?
It was really difficult and frustrating not to have a person who support you and to learn of his, It was only a matter of losing many hours in front of a PC and a headset to try to do something.
When we heard about an academy of DJ and music production in our city we do not hesitate to go and sign up, and that’s where we took the first steps in a more solid form.
Many local artists have given councils and opinions on production and productions completed, We of each grabbed something, and so we were getting to pool knowledge and experience.
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?
In all tracks we produce the most difficult is to find harmony between all the sounds used, the groove to the base for not to lose it with the incorporation of melodies, it is a long work of EQ and many listens to get it, and from then the easier the assembly of the track, when everything is in place there is more to do development.
And there is always good ideas, usually at night we connect midi keyboard to pc and start playing it when recording, sometimes leaving things interesting and sometimes not, but it is a way to express what you feel at that time.
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?
On a normal day we started the morning with a steady job, in the afternoon we have some students of music production, then I go to the gym for a while to download energies, and the end of the day we got together in the studio to produce a minimum of 2 hours, but not every day. Now the weekend is different per that normally have to play in a nightclub.
In moments of distraction we like to go to outdoor places, drinks with friends, have a chat, do a little social life is a way to not stay locked up all day working.
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 effect on your own productions?
We love listening to classical music, orchestras movies, also usually get ideas from there. We also listen to reggae, hip hop and some popular music.
We are not listening to individual artists, we heard a little of everything.
7. What was the first and last physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette etc) piece of music you bought?
Robbie Rivera – The Real Sound of Miami (2000) and Hernan Cattaneo – Balance 026 (2014).
8. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
We are teachers of the academy where we learned about 8 years ago. Undoubtedly the time teaches and gives us experience, we are very happy about it.
9. Which producers in your opinion get consistently overlooked?
Today there are very many producers, good and not so good. The difference we noticed is that good producers convey emotions, that have dedication and hard work, differ from this producers those who have good ideas but not totally complete them, and we believe this is due to lack of time in front his study.
10. Which producers consistently inspire you? And where else does your inspiration come from?
One of the producers that we enjoy is Solomun, and all the sound of his label Diynamic, also this Adriatique, HVBO, Ten Walls with that particular orchestral sound mixed with Deep and Progressive. These are artists who we draw many stuff and constantly followed.
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?
Listen to great music, not just your favorite style, devote time to production, although fails to get something you like, it’s always good to be practicing and researching new techniques, express what you feel, do a track with originality and sound good, It’s what makes the difference.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
We end up with our last song called “Cinematic” really has a lot of work and the melody is something that was born very inside, also it is the first material which we incorporate cinematographic sounds, that’s why the name chosen for the track.
‘Calm’ is out now on Balkan Connection, you can purchase the release: here