12 Questions Episode 70: Maxi Iborquiza

The 70th episode of our 12 Questions features Argentinean producer Maxi Iborquiza.

maxi iborquiza,

1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?

It´s hard to find one track! Some housy tunes from the 90´s like Masters At Work “Deep Inside” with Barbara Tucker

2. What was your first and last DJ gig?

My first was at home I had 12 years old (1992), but in 1995 I started to play music on a little club here in my town.  My last was 2nd August with my great friend and partner in Onward  Recordings, BsAs Deep, in Catalina, We was playing b2b for 5 hours.

3. What was the first and last record you purchased?

The first one was “Ace Of Base – The Sign”.  The last was a rock band from Argentina called “Indios”

4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?

As a DJ everytime I can play with my friends is a highlight; as a producer when Hernan Cattaneo plays on his radio show an original for the first time.

5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?

I hate the hours before the gigs

6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?

I don´t know, there to many great producers around the world and they will shine for sure.

7. Which producers consistently inspire you?

So many, but I think that Way Out West, Deep Dish, Sasha, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Danny Tenaglia, Frankie Knuckles are the basics for me.

8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?

I want to do a remix for Depeche Mode, I had some unofficial remixes, but It will be the best remix this band. I would love to be remixed by Nick Warren.

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?

There are more labels than people all around the world!  My fav are Kompakt, Manual, Sound Avenue, Sudbeat, Natura Sonoris, Classound, Ultra, microCastle, Lost & Found.

10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?

Hernan Cattaneo´s ‘Sudamerica’ kick my head since the first time! Also GU025 Deep Dish (Toronto) and Great Wall from Paul Oakenfold.

11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)

Food:  BBQ
Drink: Vodka & Beer
Drug: Music
Animal: Dog
TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Movie: Back to the Future I, II & III
Video Game: I don´t like the VG but when I was young I used to love Mario Bros
Album:  GusGus “Mexico”
Track / Song: “This is what you get when you mess with love” from GusGus
Producer / Band: Depeche Mode
Record Label: Kompakt
Nightclub: Love to play in Catalina, a little club in my town.
DJ: Hernan Cattaneo

12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?

Maybe a classic tune, I have to see the people and feel what they want.

Maxi’s ‘Drone’ and ‘Love Never Fails’ EPs are out now on 3rd Avenue and BQ Recordings respectively, you can purchase the releases: here

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