The 59th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Cristian R.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
Well listen to many tracks in my beginning in year 98, which fascinated me a great Deep Dish – The Future Of The Future (Stay Gold) remember also had it on tape (Cassette) 🙂 at that time of my start listening to various styles, but the house I liked. memory of many great artists of that time, was a beautiful start in electronic music, today I have all my cassette, some vinyl, cd-s.
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
Remember it was my first performance when I was 17, in a nightclub called Clubbing Banfield, now has another name, do not stop until this day 🙂
One night I will never forget the many nerves but peace Appeared at the time to play with the music. then I had many more presentations in this club
My last performance was in the province of Santiago del Estero (Arg.) Flop (June -2014) Pollock Tucuman Arg. (June-2014)
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
My first album is not my first cassette Hear Mortals 4, Year 98 a classification of tracks, which sounded Green Velvet, Todd Terry, Ultra Nate, and many more..Last album bought, mmm.. I do not buy music, many music labels send me, but were last cds I arrived q Renaissance by Nick Warren 🙂
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
My culminating moment of my career was that Hernan Cattaneo use one of my tracks called Deimos 2012, then Nick Warren include it in your compiled by Renaissance label 2013, always dreamed of making it to the label and was fulfilled, obviously never end dreams :), but I think that’s a great moment..
Work many years to get to this point, when you start producing by 2007, since then dj playing live and then buy my first pc for that moment I started to create tracks with Reason 3.4 then a few months later I go to ableton live, today I’m with this platform 😀
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
Me beyond that like electronic music, I also like to listen in times of rest or traveling some music Mantra Meditation Paul Collier, also I hear Rock bands like Coldplay, Keane, too high to Jamiroquai I have their last album, I gift my girlfriend 🙂
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
In truth there are many new talents, many guys who make great tracks, but do not want to fall into a controversy and say who and others, you just have to appreciate the musical taste I think that way they are discovering new talents.. 😉
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
Very good question, today I really like producers and Guy J, Eelke Kleijn, King Unique,16bit Lolitas, Quivver, Omid 16, Dousk, Derek Howell and many more, I love what they do inspire me.
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
I really like Guy J, at this time I would like to do a remix of Dizzy Moments I think a very complete track I like a lot. And it would be a pleasure and taste that can make a remix of my tracks 😉
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days and the majority of people feel most of them are mediocre music factories. Which ones if any standout for you?
I think there is a big market of labels, and I think it can sometimes happen that need to sell more without a criterion to your style and musical quality, but well hopefully everything better in a while;)
I like multiple labels with a very good sound, Bedrock, Sudbeat, microCastle, Proton, Lowbit, Suara, Clinique Recordings, Baroque Records, and many more..
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
Several compiled the last I heard was that of Nick Warren I include many styles, Chill out, Deep house, Progressive, house, Ambient sounds for relaxing, not by including so my track, but this last time no hear something very completed in this case this double disc 🙂
11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Food: gnocchi with sauce and parmesan cheese
Drink: Water, orange zumo
Drug: No – I love life
Animal: Cat, lion , dolphins , and the animal kingdom J
TV Show: Football
Movie: Back to the Future 1,2,3,4 😀
Video Game: Mame, Nintendo 64 😛
Album: Coldplay Viva La Vida
Track / Song: Lovestory – Layo & Bushwacka
Producer / Band: Chemical Brothers
Record Label: Bedrock
Nightclub: Mantra (Lobos-Bs As) Arg. – Pollock (Tucuman) – Arg. – Bahrein (Bs As) Arg. Flop (Sgo del Estero) Arg. DOM (Quilmes-Bs As) Arg. and many more events..
DJ: John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
Very good question! Many tracks hahah but I think a lot like Unkle- In a state, Depeche Mode-Freelove (DeepDish Remix) Star Guitar – The Chemical Brothers, Underworld – Two Months Off, Many more tracks, the list is long 🙂
Thank you for the interview a pleasure. 🙂
Cristian’s ‘Gamma EP’ is out now on Clinique Recordings, you can purchase the release: here