Spanish value booming, Miguel Lobo is characterized by organic sounds and character 100% self taught. Young talent recognized by prestigious record labels consolidated as Kling Klong or Monza Records, among others and new signing of Novo Music, talks about his vision of the electronic scene reviewing his career.
1. Just 21 years old you have already signed for labels such as Cecille, 8bit, Kling Klong, Brise Records, Monza and Novo Music, with support from some of the top artists on the international electronic music scene. How did you start your career as a deejay and producer?
For about three or four years or so I started to dive into the world of production. During those years I didn’t know anyone around me who were devoted to this scene, who could help me learn. So I started researching on my own, always 100% self taught. Slowly I began to know people, showcasing them my music. Later I met Andre Butano that really helped me to move through this world, how to focus to get on another level.
2. You are recognized for a style influenced by Latin rhythms, jazz sounds and soft percussion. How would you define your work?
I define it as an organic sound, vanguardist, and without losing the essence of the underground sound that I like in the Electronic Music.
3. Cyelo Clubbing is every Monday at Essence Ibiza. You share the stage with some of the most renowned Spanish artists inside and outside our borders: AFFKT, Coyu, Danny Serrano and Los Suruba. What you can tell us about the Spanish masters’ nights?
It seems a very interesting project and a good initiative to support the Spanish product, since it seems that we are a little reluctant to see the good in the country and I´m proud to participate in this movement.
4. Where would you say you feel more comfortable: mixing or producing?
Mmmmm the truth is I´m comfortable in both places, I can never feel uncomfortable doing what I love most in this life.
5. The Spanish scene has seen a positive trend in recent years, it finally appears we have improved or product and reputation. Yet much still remains to improve and learn from other countries such as Germany, with regards to collaboration and uniting forces. What is your opinion on this, do you think we should re-invent ourselves in any aspect?
I think we still have enough to learn about other countries like Germany for example. I see ”excess” elements on the scene, and many people who wants to be be a DJ or producer with no idea or musical criteria.
6. You are unstoppable in your role as a producer. During the last months the “Timba EP” for Cecille and “Purple Light EP” for 8bit has been released for sale, signed with Ramiro Lopez and Andre Butano respectively. And let’s not forget the recent remix of “Forgotten Groove”, signed with Larry Peters for Denny K and the Mate_U original for Novotek Raw Series. Soon you will launch an EP for Brise. How do you organize yourself to be able to turn so much work into a success?
Well I think the secret is in my mess. I’m a little mess, ahahah! If I had established a work schedule or final dates for the tracks, I think I would not be as productive as I am. Making music is coming from inside me. If I jam on something … full stop and I start another track.
7. You are considered as one of the most renowned Spanish artists, both in regards to your productions as well as your sets. What is your advice to new colleagues who are just getting in to the electronic music scene?
I’m not so much to giving advice, but believe in what you do, do it from the heart and be humble.
8. If we say RAW SERIES, you say:
9. We take the opportunity to thank you for working with us and participating in this interview. As a final wrap up, could you let us know something about your upcoming projects?
Sure! Soon some new things will come to light, some stuff I’ve made with my friends Andre Butano and Ramiro Lopez on labels like Brise, Monza, Time Has Changed, Aella … and also a little surprise in Raw Series … 🙂 Thank you and a big hug to you!!
Thanks to you for your time. Big hug mate!!