Another artist joins Villahangar’s orbit with Ecoama for a new MusicInTheAir. It’s his first time, and, he says, “It’s my first time and I decided to join because the job that they are doing is really important”.
Today to sign the Podcast of the label is Seba Rodriguez, born, raised and resident in Montevideo, Uruguay. His sets are eclectic but with their own identity dominated by deep sounds and a groove that runs through all branches of house music.
He says, about his sound: “House music and all sub generes. My sets are eclectics with deep and groovy sounds”. When he takes off his DJ headphones, he listens to everything, Synth Pop, Rock hip hop, new wave, indie.
His is a dense business: he is A&R by Key Records, which has become one of the reference labels in Uruguay, with a prominent position in Europe and the world, resident in Key Producciones, the largest production company in Uruguay and one of the most important in South America, and is also Resident Dj and Booker of the Ovo Night Club in Punta del Este, one of the most important clubs in the region.
He has edited songs for the Uruguayan label Late Ninety.
Seba Rodriguez is the creator of the Our House project, a weekly cycle that for years has offered opportunities to new talents and through which the top leaders of the local scene have passed. He is co-founder of Manifesto, a cycle in which music joins various plastic and artistic disciplines and which has become a reference in the Uruguayan underground scene.
He is also the Director of the Musike Academy, a school 100% focused on the training of DJs and producers of electronic music.
Seba Rodriguez shared the decks with artists such as Apollonia, Archie Hamilton, ANOTR, Joseph Capriati, Mihai Popoviciu, Toman, Metodi Hristov, Rossko, Technasia, Barem, Jorge Savoretti, Stacey Pullen, Sam Paganini, Satoshi Tomiie, Mathias Kaden, Daniel Sanchez , Claptone, Erik Morillo, Pete Tong, Joris Voorn, Cuartero, Nic Fanciulli, S.A.M, Paul Ritch, Markus Fix, Format B, Adrian Hour, Andrea Oliva, Oxia, Phil Weeks, Christian Burkhardt, Popof, Lee Foss, Hosh, Hector Couto, Rub a Dub, Matador, among others.
In addition, he has participated in parties with the best producers and clubs of Uruguay such as Key, La Terraza, Ovo Punta del Este, Phonoteque, Manija Producciones, Otro Mundo, Montevideo Music Box, The Warehouse.
He has performed in Argentina in clubs such as Niceto, in Chile and participated in the Uruguayan editions of Cocoon, El Row and Brunch In The Park.
Musically, for his Podcast for Villahangar, Seba Rodriguez says: “For this podcast I decided to go for a Deep House vibe with an old school vibe combined with some fresh groovy tunes”.
When and how was your first meeting with music?
I have been in contact with music all my life but I started Djing at 27 years old, for 15 years. I got involved in the electronic music scene in my early 20’s because I loved to dance and after many years I decided to start learning how to DJ, I never stopped since that day.
Your artists / DJs / producers of reference or what advice do you follow?
There are a lot of influences and that changes with time, I am always discovering many good artists and learning from all of them, specially my friends. And also there are a lot of people doing great music.
Where did you play all around the world and who did you share the decks with?
Outside my country I played in Argentina and Chile. I shared Decks with many artists as: Apollonia, Mihai Popoviciu, Toman, Loco Dice, Archie Hamilton, Cuartero, Mateo Dufour, Rossko, S.A.M and many more.
What were your most recent projects and what projects are you part of?
My biggest project at the time is and it will be our label Key Records, I am also running an Artist management Agency, Padlock Artists, and an electronic music school called Musike Academy. I’m also working a lot in producing music.
What are your plans for the present and the immediate future? Do you have any new projects coming up?
I have 2 remixes coming in Possay Music from Chile and Late ninety from Uruguay, and also woking on an EP to be released in bandcamp. Also planning Key records parties in Europe and South America.
What do you think about the electronic music scene of the country you live in? What do you think are the differences with the rest of Europe and the rest of the world?
We are in a strange moment in Uruguay. Big parties are doing great and there are producers as Key Producciones taking things to the next level and doing world class events. But during Covid many clubs closed and there is a lack of spaces for sharing music. Now legendary club Phonoteque is re opening and there also some new clubs opening so I hope everything will settle again.
01. Emin Gök – Bataille’s Will (Original Mix)
02. Ben & Vincent – Porteños (Original Mix)
03. Omeria – Sulh (Original Mix)
04. Connie Francis – Siboney (Frolov Edit)
05. Iorie, Cesar B. – Kiss (Original Mix)
06. Deep Soul – She Knows (Original Mix)
07. Luca Musto – Tight Situation (Original Mix)
08. Kerala Dust – Night Bell (Arizona)
09. Holy Moly – Georgians (Original Mix)
10. Bedouin – Whistleman (Original Mix)
11. Ykonosh, Mundai – Too Far Gone (Omeria Remix)
12. Geplantes Nichtstun, Überhaupt & Außerdem – Schub (Überhaupt & Außerdem Remix)
13. Daco – Durant (Beatless Mix)