INTERVIEW WITH HERMANEZ
Hello Hermanez thanks for talking to us. Now it’s already May 2014, how do you reflect back on 2013? What lessons do you take into the new year and did you had a very special moment you still remember?
2013 was a very positive year for me, I’ve met a lot of new and great people. I’ve been to a lot of places but one in particular is very special. I played an b2b set with Ramon Tapia in Peru (Lima). We played a 8h set outside until the sun came up, the atmosphere and the scenery were just amazing… And I realy like the food there I’m in love with civiche!
What does 2014 hold for you and your musical pursuits? Are there any big plans or is it business as usual?
2014 holds hopefully a lot of positive things… I’m also focusing a lot on my label Aella music, I’m going to release a lot new stuff from myself so keep an eye on that! For the rest when I’m not abroad I’m just working hard in my studio everyday so that’s my business as usual..
Since when are you involved in electronic music and when was the point of breakthrough which let you become professional?
Well that’s easy to say, I was born in the 80’s which was a very powerful time for elcetronic music. So that’s also when I started to buy records and play, easy as that.
My breakthrough point was when Loco Dice played a b2b set with Luciano and they played my track in 2009 on a festival in Detroit. That was for me the moment when I really got something like ‘hey people love my sound” that gave me an extra boost…
Do you have a residency Club you play regular?
No I don’t. It’s shifting between venues in Belgium when I’m not abroad.
What’s your favorite producing tool and do you also use hardware for your productions?
At moment I’m really into the new Roland AIRA tr/8 they reproduced this wonderful classic. I never actually had the classic so now I’m kind off abusing it haha…
Do current, contemporary sounds and styles influence you in the studio? Or would you describe it as a timeless working environment?
I listen a lot to music that hasn’t to do anything with electronic music just to get into the other vibe. So I get influenced by doing that but I’m a club lover and I regularly check out other artists when I’m free. Change is good but for me it’s important to not lose your own signature sound.
How do you spend your time between your gigs when you Travel?
I always take my laptop with me, depending on the travel time I produce or prepare my sets or check some promo’s.
What’s your favorite tune from the last months you constantly play in your DJ sets?
I’m still playing the track Our Story from the talented Bollen & Fichner. It has a powerfull groove and it’s one of my favourite tracks from the last months. I’m very happy to have this track on my label Aella Music.