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INTERVIEW #012 – Rodrigo Garcia

black and white cover of paradox techno interview with Rodrigo GARCIA

En parallèle de son podcast qui en surprendra plus d’un, on a essayé d’en savoir un peu plus sur Rodrigo Garcia. Dans cette interview, le néo-barcelonnais évoque ses influences, ses projets et son enthousiasme concernant ce fameux come-back du vinyl…

  • What is your musical background on both electronics and non electronics?

My musical interest was originally more in classic bands like The Doors and Sumo, to name a couple, and then my interest evolved into more electronic music like Model 500 and Drexciya.

  • You are originally from Argentina. When did you move to Barcelona and what push you to do so?

After having travelled to various different places I decided that living in Barcelona for some time appealed to me so I moved here a couple of years ago. I love Argentina but at this moment in my life I thought a change of scenery would be interesting.


  • Can you tell us about your production setup ? Are you more into digital or analog ?

At the moment, I am working with more digital structures but I use fx processor modules as well, to be able to achieve all the different sounds I am currently creating.


  • You are pretty much involved in the new label Diffuse Reality. Can you tell us how did the project became reality?

The project had been planned and thought about for a long time, and as such we only had to definite the means and working structures that we would carry out for this platform. We are a fairly large team collaborating together and we all do our best in order to get a solid final result.

  • The first release on the label is the result of a collaboration with 3 other artists. How did you manage to work all together?

The idea behind Diffuse Reality is the fusion and creation of a parallel vision, and we thought about working with certain artists to achieve the result we had planned. From the very first moment the artists that we planned on working with on the releases were enthusiastic in accepting and as such, working with them came about very fluidly which can be seen in the final result!

  • You played at Tresor in late 2013. How was this experience?

This was an important personal experience, bearing in mind all the influential moments that have taken place at Tresor. Sharing the decks with DJ Skurge was very exciting for me, above all because of the ideological thoughts and resistance that they offered in Detroit.

  • Lately, lot of labels and artists complains from the long delays at the pressing plants (vinyl pressing). Did you encounter the same situation with the first release? And how would you explain that?

At the moment there is an overdemand in vinyl orders and all the pressing plants are finding it difficult to keep up with the workload. We are very aware of this problem and the only thing we can do is wait…

In my opinion, this is a positive thing because it means that there are a lot of people working with this format when a few years ago we thought that it was going to disappear.


  • Do you have any contact with the French Techno scene? What do you think about it?

For a while I have thought the scene in France was going solidly, so we could say that good work is being done by artists/promotors/clubs over there.

I think that to achieve an important techno scene you have to work very hard and time will tell if the work has been good or not.

We are talking with Von Grall and I think soon we will have some projects together…

  • Are you still following what’s going on in the Argentinian scene?

I don´t follow the Argentinian scene very much, because living here I try to involve myself in what is going on close by. However, I still have a lot of friends in Argentina who speak very positively about the work they are doing over there.


  • What kind of music do you listen to when you wake up?

Always one of Louis Armstrong´s vinyls to fill my day with ideas.

Muchas Gracias !


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