Pioneering Lima’s house music scene, Christian Berger and Rodrigo Lozano propose a mature, forward thinking understanding of electronic music. Their sound is future oriented yet classic, merging the unexpected and unconventional in a very well structured way.
Deaf Pillow feels most eloquent in their extended sets, balancing a mental and mysterious atmosphere with an obscure but groovy mood. This allows them to tell a much more thorough story, to experiment, complement and discretely travel into a more sophisticated work.
With over ten years of experience, their production work has been released on their label Audionumb Music (PE), Crosstown Rebels (UK), the German labels Kindisch Music, Baile Musik and Get Pysical, Better On Foot (US), Sudbeat (ARG) and Hermine (FRA), as well as playing at well known festivals such as Club Quinto Sol, Creamfields, Circo Loco, Cocoon Heros, Tini and the Gang, Motion (Time Warp) and Superclub in South America.
They are long time residents at the legendary club La Huaka in Lima and Loop Promoteʼs favorites, shaping the Peruvian house scene with a sound of it’s own.
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Tzinah Records: To start with, please, recommend us something to listen to while we go through this interview. It can be anything
Deaf Pillow: Hi guys, we recommend some Boards of Canada at this moment.
Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Deaf Pillow: We both were into music since very little, playing instruments at school and messing around with some friends at the age of 14 or so. A few years later each one found their own path towards the music we love.
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?
Deaf Pillow: Because for us electronic music gives you the ability to create different atmospheres through a dj set or a certain track. It’s about building things going to different directions through music, playing with emotions and people’s mood etc. Its not about putting the hotter records out there, is about the whole trip. About the artists who inspired us through the years we can say there are so many its not fair to choose only a few.
Tzinah Records: Please, briefly, describe for us, the current state of the underground music scene in the place you come from. Is it any good?
Deaf Pillow: Lima have at the moment one of the finest scenes in South America, u can find artists form around the globe every weekend, it may not be very big but is very well educated music related.
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?
Deaf Pillow: We both bring ideas and start from them, we try to create something that will sound like what we play in our dj sets. Dj setup is 2 turntables, 2 cdjs, 1 allen & Heath Xone92.
Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currently make?
Deaf Pillow: We think everything in your daily life influence the shape & sound of the music you are creating, but also was very important for us having the chance to play with so many great DJs , that’s always inspiring.
Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
Deaf Pillow: To share with friends and people our passion for underground electronic music and try to add some more people into our movement. Is our love for the music what´s motivate us to be part of this . Our goal is to keep the scene always forward looking related to music.
Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
Deaf Pillow: Vodka & Pinneapple :)
Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Deaf Pillow: When music is not playing is always nice to look for another record, digging is one of our free time sports.
Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
Deaf Pillow: The Podcast is a selection of records we have been playing this month and some unreleased tracks from Audionumb LTD.
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?
Deaf Pillow: We are planning to travel to Europe next year , finishing some EPs. We have a couple of vinyl releases on the way and for sure keep impulsing our own imprint Audionumb Music LTD.