Crocodile Soup is a young dj/producer born in 1990. He’s been starting with small parties and he made his way trough dj booths along side big names until to arrive playing @ Heinken Balaton Sound Festival (Hungary) in the summer of 2011 . His productions are complete, powerful and with great atmosphere all around them : this guy with his personal style, spacing from deep to Dark with authentic grooves and insane tracks is actually supported by most of the biggest names of worldwide House/Techno scene. He has taken also part to one to one of the most successful party in Ibiza & Europe , tINI & the gang with tINI and the youngest and talented dj/producer in the world and he already played in amazing & renomated clubs in Europe like Hopetosse & chalet club in Berlin, Sankeys Ibiza, the Wood Bruxelles, Underground Ibiza, Parker Lewis Mannheim. Last spring He’s been travelling a lot and he had the pleasure to play for the first time in the other side of the world jumping from New York City, Miami, Orlando to Mexico City, Panamà City and Guatemala City.
Tzinah Records: To start with, please, recommend us something to listen to while we go through this interview. It can be anything.
Crocodile Soup: Ciaooo! mm…i would say Go Johnny Go – Chuck Berry for some weird reasons I”m listening this atm.. (i’m sick in bed…should be the flu lol)
Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Crocodile Soup: I started to follow the scene as clubber when I was 16 and since that point I have been super attracted by the figure of the DJ. From that point all came naturally.
Tzinah Records: Why did you choose to create and play this particular type of music? Are there any artists that touched you deeply while developing your own style?
Crocodile Soup: What I can say is that when I was 17 and I discovered Ricardo Villalobos I was totally shocked. For me he is not just an artist – he is way more, a kind of Visionaire. You can never know what to expect from him and my dream is this: become someone U can’t never know what to expect from…in music as in life.
Tzinah Records: Without giving out too much about your secret weapons, please tell us how does the magic work in your production routine. Software? Analog? What does your DJ set-up imply?
Crocodile Soup: I’m getting more and more in the analog world lately…is just to fascinating.. as expensive..but its def worth to do it and i use my machines with ableton for now. And about the dj set..basic stuff: 2 turntables 2cdjs and a mixer..what I would need more then this?
Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currently make?
Crocodile Soup: weed? lol I have a really crazy life right now…total disorder…my music sometimes probably sounds like that. I’m planning to move to Berlin in February and live there…and will probably be the born of new shapes and sounds.
Tzinah Records: Which underground house DJ or producer would you love to take out for a summer picnic? With which artist (from any music genre) would you spend 24 hours stuck in an elevator?
Crocodile Soup: I would say Nastia for a picnic and Nina Kraviz for the elevator … ahahah :)
Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
Crocodile Soup: Yea..for me playing already for example in a magic place like Hopetosse in Berlin was a dream coming true…but if i think i already played in every big city of Europe and in the other side of the world I really feel so blessed
Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
Crocodile Soup: I love this feeling and feel like I wanna improve my self more and more day by day to let the music speak for me and for all the guys like me putting energy blood strength effort in this nearly ‘total fucked up’ musical world. Underground is a feeling: that everlasting state of dissatisfaction mixed with the desire of ‘leave a mark’ in this world.
Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
Crocodile Soup: Breakfast? what’ s breakfast? lol
Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Crocodile Soup: I meet my lovely friends…they are amazing because they don’t have idea of what the hell i’m doing…I mean..they see me happy…traveling..and they are not bothering me with ennoying questions… when we meet we talk about everything but not about music..I need these moments sometimes..
Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Family Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
Crocodile Soup: The Set is an extract I just got from my dj set at sonar 2015 during the Kina showcase w/ Livio & Roby Re-Up Sonodab Faster and more…pretty much released tracks right now.
Tzinah Records: Are there any of your plans/upcoming projects that you would like to share with us? Where can we see you play next?
Crocodile Soup: I’m working hard in studio and I can’t say that much for now , I’m a bit superstitious on this point..better to announce things just when they happens for real :) I’m so excited about my upcoming 3/4 months, in 10 days I will play for the first time in an ADE Official Event in Amsterdam and noteworthy are also my upcoming gigs in Aarau (CH) for Monoclap showcase with my sister Jessica Diaz and in Zurich (CH) with Ion Ludwig 31st October… I’ve planned also another South America/Usa tour for December/January that will be announced soon and my own party RAINBOW in Como-lake city with a fresh sunday after-tea version is gonna be ON FIRE this year..opening is in 2 weeks with Francesco Del Garda.
Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self?
Crocodile Soup: ahah :) yea … ”Marco STOP to fall asleep with the sound of the switched-on hair drier next to you….u are 35 now!!!”