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For this week’s MusicInTheAir Podcast debuts on Villahangar the DJ and producer Ātrisco, born in Southern California and moved to Mexico at the age of 6 where he was raised, eventually making his way back to San Diego, California, when he was 11 and where he has lived most of his life. Currently he is living in Los Angeles.
Multi-instrumentalist, influenced by gospel, Regional Mexican, instrumental/classical, and definitely rock, Atrisco has a style that can be described as a fusion of genres such as Latin, gospel, downtempo, organic and melodic house. He is very versatile in his musical approach, he plays a variety of genres.
His characteristic? Being a storyteller both in his productions and sets. His music can have unexpected turns from time to time, constantly developing into something fresh and at the same time conveying a message. Continuously working on his sound, Atrisco wants the love and passion of its Latin roots to be perceived through the careful design of its frequencies, in order to project the listener into the truth of sound.
He mostly plays between San Diego/Tijuana, Los Angeles and Reno, Nevada. In Reno he is resident for Sunset Electronica events, for which he is co-headline with his musical partner David Hahn aka Hot Dad. Events that take place in outdoor spaces, during sunset hour and where music is Deep and Eclectic #rooftopvibes.
Over the last two years he has been producing a lot of music, and currently he has about ten unreleased tracks ready to release. He is also working on a couple remixes coming out later this year.
At the moment his personal projects include producing more shows with another project that goes by Sunset Electronica, and also hoping to continue developing his Fantasía Music which in essence will become a music platform, event production and label.
How would you define your musical style?
Broad and dynamic. Earthy and rhythmic. It has ranges, because I really do love all styles of music. But when it comes to producing, I really enjoy Organic and Melodic House. When I DJ, I tend to be more adventurous with my selections, varying from Afro to Latin House, deep and funk/soul. But I also love me some techno.
When and how was your first meeting with music?
Growing up I’ve always been influenced by the sounds of Mexico and by some relatives who played guitar in a Bolero/Trio band and also some mariachi bands. But it was in 2001 that music made an imprint in my personal life. It was the year I started learning guitar, the year when I bought my first guitar and also the year I started playing in a Gospel band in Tijuana, Mexico. In 2009 I joined a rock band by the name of CIPRES where we played and toured around Mexico and So Cal.
What music do you listen to when you take off your DJ headset?
Lately I’ve been diving into musical scores and movie soundtracks. Mostly instrumentation stuff. But I also enjoy buying vinyl and searching for world music. World beats, cumbias, anything with an interesting rhythm.
Your artists / DJs / producers of reference or what advice do you follow?
Currently I have a few musical mentors that I am working with like Enamour and Atish (Via Patreon) who are constantly working towards educating all up-and-coming producers and giving musical feedback and career advice. But I also get a lot of help from the school I am currently attending in Los Angeles called I/O Academy, where I’m studying Mixing and Mastering engineering.
What evolution do you think electronic music is experiencing on the international scene?
A big influx of new and up-and-coming producers. But also, a blend of new styles. Electronic music isn’t just house and techno anymore. Something that I’ve also seen a lot lately is the incorporation of live instruments/gear within dj sets. And it is something I encourage and hope to continue seeing. It adds another element to play with and it helps engaging the crowd.
01. Ātrisco – Paradigma (Original Mix) / Unreleased
02. Draso – Seduction of Light / Amulanga
03. Psych, Sincz – Marmolanil / Click Records
04. Oona Dahl – Reverie (Original Mix) / All Day I Dream
05. Raw Main – Malegria / Lost Miracle
06. Makebo, Amonita – Matangi / Rubicunda
07. Kid Bamboo – Carousel (Enoo Napa Remix) / My Other Side of the Moon
08. Enzo Siffred – The Rainbow / Wired
09. Ariano Kina, Toto la Momposina – Tu Tambor / Killertraxx Muzic
10. Notre Dame – Eldorado / Wired
11. Aaron Sevilla – Xul (Original Mix) / Go Deeva Records
12. Joy Marquez – Palo Santo / Futura Groove Records
13. Gabriel Nieves, Will Garcia – Sangue y Golpe / Chivirico Records
14. Natema – Voimbora (Drunk Daniels Remix) / Transa Records