We also spoke to Filizola about his musical career and upcoming plans.
Hello Filizola! It’s a pleasure to speak with you. To get things started, can you tell us a little about your beginnings with music, especially electronica?
Filizola: I started to listen to techno when I was 10 years old. It was a sound that I would never forget. I was so passionate about the genre that I played almost every day. I even venture to rent sound equipment for events and parties where I would DJ. All the money that I earned was spent on new CDs and cassettes.
EG: Which artists have played an important role in the development of your career as a producer?
Filizola: I would say from Mile Davis to Chic, Massive Attack and of course Gustavo Cerati, just to name a few.
“Ideas and melodies appear and I just let myself go”
EG: Tell us a little about your productions. Do you follow any creative process when producing a track? What inspires you?
Filizola: I constantly listen to music in words and in daily sounds. In my head, I am always composing. In the end, that’s the music, you know? Ideas and melodies appear and I just let myself go. Those elements added to everything I heard as a child end up becoming the inspiration to produce my tracks.
EG: Music is always evolving. How would you define your current style and how do you compare to the music you generated at the beginning of your career?
Filizola: I could define it as an electronic fusion where I incorporate multiple styles. Today I feel more complete in every way, over time I have gained experience so I like the music I do now more.
EG: How do you see the current situation of music in your country, Mexico, comparing it with what happens in other countries? Do you think there is a good platform for the development of new artists?
Filizola: Well, as in the whole world, the industry is also going through many chages. I think there aren’t many spaces and opportunities for young artists, especially here in Mexico. This is something that definitely must improve.
EG: Recently you have been publishing music on several international labels. Tell us a little about your last EP ‘2Da Beat’ with Alex Galván for Prison Entertainment … How did it come together?
Filizola: I’ve been working with Alex quite well; this is the second EP where we work together and I think we make a very good team. We understand ourselves at the moment of being in the studio, we have musical influences that conspire quite well. We have a new single and remixes of a track called ‘New Soul’, so expect it soon via the Russian label Soviett Records.
EG: What plans do you have for the summer? Any planned tour or maybe a new hit up your sleeve?
Filizola: On July 5 I’m releasing a new single that I really like, ‘Road to the Stars’, via Young Society, a label from Germany. I’m planning a tour Mexican tour including a few dates in Tulum.
EG: What do you want to achieve in the remainder of 2019?
Filizola: I’d love to play in Ibiza!