I've been enjoying the new EP Trouble from Mexican artist Die Jungle and he was kind enough to sit down and answer a few of my questions ahead of the launch.
I'd love to learn more about the making of your upcoming EP Trouble. How did you come up with the concept and what was the recording and production process?
Trouble defines most of my life, not that it was terrible; actually, it's pure love.
I have a thing for Rock n Roll, and I mean, the whole lifestyle. Basically, that's what Trouble is. (Strong basses, Mean Guitars, Noises, and Mental grooves).
For the recording process, I always use Logic Pro as my DAW, and I tried to use the most analog and organic instruments I had. It was about two weeks for the whole production of this extended play.
With many techno producers and DJs seemingly pushing the tempo ever faster and faster, what drew you to explore the opposite direction and slow things down?
I’m just doing my thing. I’m not following any tendencies: I am showing my feelings with my music. I've been playing slow tempo since I was a kid with my guitar trying to play the blues. Personally, I enjoy feeling every single sound, and that's a possibility with a slower tempo. Everything starts with some simple jams, and they develop as tracks, like most of my releases.
What's currently your favorite piece of music gear?
At the moment I’m deeply in love with Analogue Keys by Elektron, but I’ve been working with Arturia Collection Plugins for a long time.
Who are some other artists or labels I should keep an eye/ear out for?
For me, it is important to support local talent. For the labels, I would recommend Calypso, La Volta Ros, Phisica, Duro, and Platino; and for the artists take some time to listen to Iñigo Vontier, Buena Tarde, Cabizbajo, Modulaire, and Illusive Man.
Die Jungle - Trouble is out now on Phisica [BUY]