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Sinchi & Friends 66 – Martin Noise

Sinchi & Friends 66 features Argentinean Martin Noise. In his own words….’I was inspired by Sinchi’s philosophy and by work aboriginal cultures. Since a child, I read books and have shown interest in these cultures. Perhaps because I am South American or maybe because several of their methods and techniques are still used today. So, in this mix, I have tried to transport listeners on a trip into a jungle, with different textures and landscapes. I also had the possibility to feature 4 upcoming tracks on Playground and my latest remix on Night Noise’.

Introducing

1) Who are you?

I’m Martin Noise;  Dj, producer and I run Playground Records with Kunde and Moses

2) What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?

Well, I think that 2018 was a great year, I’ve been playing a lot, in very well-known clubs in different cities like Kater Blau (Berlin), Garage (Paris), Club Ballesta (Madrid), Razzmatazz, This Side UP and Macarena (Barcelona) alongside big artist and good friends and on December I will make a mini tour for Argentina and Chile too. I released remixes on Night Noise (Amsterdam) and Logical Records (Madrid). In addition to the good things that we live with Playground, with a lot of showcases around several cities and working with artists like Curses, Golden Bug, Javi Redondo, Thomass Jackson, Roe Deers, Richard Rossa, Alvaro Cabana…

3) What do you have lined up for the coming year?

I hope it is as good as this 2018. I think that I will focus more on the production; I’m preparing a track for a compilation on the French label Mange Moi and an ep that will see the light on Playground Records, in addition I will remix to Roe Deers and Theus Mago.
On the Playground side I can say that we will start the year with our first showcase in Razzmatazz and we will have Simple Symmetry and Golden Bug join us, night that I will play too. In addition we are preparing a lot of releases with amazing artist. I really can’t wait.

MUSIC

4) Which track in the mix is your favourite right now?

Coobe – Zarathustra (Thomass Jackson Remix) [upcoming on Playground Records]

5) What is your favourite track of the last 12 months?

Wow, super difficult to say, it was a year with incredible music I think. I will tell you my favorite on Playground in the last 12 months

Balam – Adelante (Original Mix) [PGR017]

6) What is the last record you bought?

“The Garden” from Jhon Foxx

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7) Who or what are your biggest musical influences?

Charles Mingus, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Astor Piazzola, Buena Vista Social Club, Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Can, Neu, Kraftwerk, The Ramones, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Fad Gadget, The Human League, The Doors, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop and probably I’m forgetting many more

8) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?

I can tell you many more than 3, i but at the moment I really like Balam, Marzian and Ricardo Ruben from Buenos Aires, Coobe from Tel Aviv and Coco Monad from some place here in the earth

9) What is your favorite and or Venue / Festival to play at and why?

I would tell you that This Side UP, because I’m resident there since I arrived to Barcelona and always playing alongside very good artists, the club has a super powerful soundsystem and always is filled of a crazy audience that dance all night long. And Casa Gracia because we’ve been making our Playground nights there, is super elegant but underground and with one of the best soundsystem in Barcelona

As a bonus track I can tell you that our Playground night at Kater Blau was incredible, Berlin always is Berlin.

OPINION 

10) Best advice for anyone coming into the scene, either as a Producer, DJ or Promoter?

Be yourself, enjoy every moment and focus you on your own productions

11) Do you think there is inequality  in dance music, whether it is gender, sexuality or race? If yes, what do think can be done?

Talking in general and In my own experience in the underground scene and maybe in the first layers of the overground too, there is not any kind of discrimination; but yes there is inequality, i think it is because we have a long history of women, black people and gays opression that took away many possibilities from many people.

12) What’s your opinion on the importance of roots, traditions, respecting originals and sources? Should all music be open source and open to editing or do you think cultural and artistic misappropriation is an issue?

I think that everything is a remix, because a big part of the art is the inspiration and consciously or unconsciously we are all the time influenced by the music that daily listen it. So as long as it is with respect and in search of creating something new and different, I am in favor of edits, reworks and samplings from originals tracks

QUICKFIRE 

Favourite writer / scientist / painter / philospher? Roberto Art / Nikola Tesla / Salvador Dalí / Sartre

Favourite out of genre music? Rock in all its forms

Favourite film score? “Enter The Void” from Gaspar Noe

Secret studio / DJ trick? When I’m finishing a track I use to try in reverse some instruments and always get something interesting as a result

Guilty Pleasure? Chocolates and pizza

One piece of music you can’t stand? Despacito ?

Favourite way to unwind? A walk around the mountain, swing in the sea, see a good movie or smoke a good joint

If to live in a lost civilization or culture, which one would it be? I always imagine me in a middle of a pre-Columbian tribe, one of my favorites can be the Selknams in the extreme south of Argentine’s Patagonia

What makes you smile? My girlfriend

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