The 48th episode of our 12 Questions segment features Argentinean producer Julian Dep.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
Julian: I always say, the track that introduced me full in the electronic music is Der Dritte Raum “Hale Bopp”. The melody of the track is unmatched.
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
Julian: I started as a DJ 9 years ago when I was 18. was here in Argentina, in a cycle for amateur dj, where the excitement and adrenaline reigned in this night, they are feelings that I still have to this day. My last performance was also here in Argentina, earlier this year in a series of underground electronic music. Under club is the name which was my last performance.
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
Julian: With all the current technology, the variety of digital stores and the variety of music itself makes increasingly less physically buy a cd. But the last cd that acquired is “Balance by Guy J “. My first Cd was “History” of Michael Jackson. Speaking on individual tracks, i purchased “Sonic Union, Dale Middleton – Leaving Home for Home (Original Mix) / Sudbeat Music. Really good!
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
Julian: My career is basically the production of music, not so much in the format of dj live, so I can talk about the goals I have achieved in the world of production. In this case, I think this is the best year of my career, because I could edit my music on prestigious labels: 3rd avenue, Mistique music, Stellar fountain, Suffused music, Reelaux, Clinique, Balkan Connection South America, Massive Harmony, Lups and more labels in the remainder of the year. And obviously the support of great artists also!
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
Julian: No it could be amazing, but years ago I do not listen music other than electronic music. I’m the number one fan of this music and my head is always thinking about music, in melodies and beautiful moments that gave me the music. Going to something more personal, people can amaze my love for animals, really love.
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
Julian: Oh, it’s hard to choose, there are many really good, I can highlight the sound of some talents, Marcelo Paladini, Robert R. Hardy, progress Inn, Michael A, Li – Polymer, Simon Tagias ….Sure I’m forgetting several but these are the ones that most caught my attention.
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
Julian: The list can be very long, as I leave much influence the new music, new sounds. The artists name in the answer above together with other talents and djs / producers consecrated as Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, John Digweed, Martin Garcia, are an endless source of inspiration!
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
Julian: I like Music Remixing a great artist named Martin Garcia. Here in Argentina I’ve seen Performances live from he, is an artist who excites me, the darkness of their music, the melodies, is a great artist! I would like to be remixed by Guy J, this talent everything he touches turns to gold. I think it’s the best remixer there today in progressive house & Techno Scene.
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?
Julian: It’s true what you say, there are many poor Labels who edit music without a certain level, but also I think there are others that are being imposed with effort, with a particular style and with a serious project. There is a Label that is a clear example of the effort, dedication and professionalism. It’s Massive Harmony Records. A relatively new label, really to highlight.
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
Julian: The question is difficult, but I choose this :
Hernan Cattaneo / Parallel – Renaissance The Masters Series
11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Drink: Whisky (Johnnie Walker Blue Label)
TV Show: Right now I haven’t.
Movie: Fight Club.
Video Game: I Haven’t.
Album: Depeche Mode – Violator
Track / Song: Depeche Mode – Enjoy the silence
Producer / Band: Kraftwer/ Depeche / Joy division / Legendary Frankie Knuckles & Lord John Digweed.
Record Label: Bedrock – 3rd Avenue – Sudbeat – Lowbit – microCastle – Particles – Perspectives Digital – Mistique Music – Hope Recordings to name a few…
Nightclub: Moonpark Buenos Aires!
DJ: Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J , Sasha, John Digweed, Guy Gerber, Martin Garcia.
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
Julian: Guy J – Dizzy Moments (Original Mix) This track generates incredible sensations!
Julian’s latest production ‘Uncertainly’ is out now on 3rd Avenue, you can purchase the release: here