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Today’s #MusicInTheAir hosts for the first time a new artist: Pedro Poyart, music producer, sound engineer, DJ and keyboardist.
His passion for music began early, thanks to his father who passed it on to him as a child. Later then, he studied basic music at school and earned a degree in Sound Engineering from the SAE Institute in Barcelona an IATEC, and in Music and Technology from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music (CBM)
Over time he has developed his sound of choice between Afro House, Melodic House and Techno. A groovy sound with many melodies, enriched by the emphasis of Afro and Latin percussions.
From 2013 to 2015 he was part of the deep house project “JPhilipps & Joint”, with releases on labels in Brazil, Italy, USA and Spain.
Currently with his solo project he has released on Omeni, Dantze Records, Avocado Dreams from Germany and Miami Underground Records (USA)
Moreover, since 2016 he has been a member of the live project “MUMBAATA” together with Lennoz Hortale. Already at the end of their first tracks, they made a live show instead of just djing.
Pedro Poyart is responsible for playing synthesizers and Lennox Hortale controls Ableton Live, the drum machine, and plays live electronic drums.
In 2017 they won an award for the best new producers in Brazil Music Conference (BRMC), playing all over Brazil reaching the top on the electronic stage of Rock in Rio. They released on several labels including Get Physical Music, Warung Recordings and D-Edge Records, and scheduled for them, the making of an album and the return to the stage as soon as possible.
Pedro Poyart is also resident DJ of the party “A BUSCA” and professor of Music Production at AIMEC Rio de Janeiro, and is also part of the label/production team TIME FORTE. At the moment, his musical projects are to return to the dance floor and to continue producing music.
How do you approach a dj set? Which is your configuration and your way of conveying emotions?
I try to find tracks that have something in common and bring something new to the listeners, music that they would not listen on commercial radios or playlists. My configuration was Native Instruments Traktor with Pioneer DDJ T1. I try to convey emotions by using some music effects with nice groove, with afro and Latin references.
Which song do you listen to when you take off your DJ headphones?
Afro music in general, Hip Hop, Latin music, Pop music, Indie, Reggae, R&B, Bossa nova, Electronic, Experimental music. I really like to listen to different types of music.
Which is the track recommended in this DJ set?
Your artists / DJs / producers of reference or what advice do you follow?
Armonica, Arca, Quincy Jones, Scott Storch, Damian Lazarus, HotSince82, Marco Carola, Kintar, Jungle, Tim Engelhardt, Super Flu, Oliver Koletzki, MoBlack and more.
The advice I follow is to study, to work hard and to always listen to all kinds of music.
What does it mean for you to be able to spread your music with Villahangar?
I have heard of Villahangar by Chris from Everything Counts. I really liked their remix for Pablo Fierro released on MoBlack Records.
I really feel honored to be able to spread my music outside Brazil with Villahangar and thankful for the opportunity.
01. Mumbaata – Delirio / Unreleased
02. Stereo MC’s, Luke Alessi – Matter feat. Stereo MC’s (Original Mix) / Mobilee Records
03. Bell Towers – Want You (Need You) (Adam Port Remix) / Public Possession
04. Mumbaata – Son of a Gandhy (Original mix) / Blackyard Records
05. Alain Fanegas, Tomy Wahl – Hidden Love (Original Mix) / Nite Grooves
06. Emok, Djuma Soundsystem, Olith – Osuga (Kellerkind Remix) / Stil Vor Talent
07. DJ Chus, Sparrow & Barbossa – A Pila el Arro feat. Etelvina Maldonado (Extended Mix) / MoBlack Records
08. Mumbaata & Gustavo MM – Mucumba (Original mix) / Sabiá Records
09. Derun – Blind The Sun (Original Mix) / A tribe Called Kotori
10. Sunlightsquare – Oyelo (Adam Ten and Mita Gami Remix) / MoBlack Records
11. Althoff – Los Andes (Original Mix) / Close Knit
12. Pedro Poyart, Althoff – Medusa (Original mix) / OMENI
13. Booka Shade, SOHMI – Small Talk (Okay) / Blaufield Music