Lifer // Tzinah Podcast // Interview // December 2014 //

Lifer BeatportLifer was born in 1987 in Barcelona . His interess in electronic music started in a very young age. When he was 16, he bought his first turntables and started DJing. He did sound technician studies in Barcelona and nowadays is studying Advanced Sound and Music at the University EUMES in Girona. He started producing in 2007 and in 2013 he started releasing tracks on labels like Kina Music, Leone Music, Moral fiber , Metroline Limited, Tzinah among others. He will soon release tracks on labels such as Low to Hig, Monoclap, and others.
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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.
Lifer: Radiohead – idioteque

Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
Lifer: I guess about a year and a half ago, when I released my first track with Kina Music.

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?
Lifer: being a little tired of tech-house, I began to investigate and discovered labels like Kina or Tzinah among others, and many artists that made an entirely different techno that captivated me, and I still discover and receive new influences today.

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?
Lifer: I think here is a bit poor. in the city where I live (near Barcelona) is practically null, and Barcelona seem to slowly improve, but I think it has still a very long way to go.

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?
Lifer: I’m a freak sound, and try to put into practice all my knowledge when I produce, always learning new things and experimenting. I use ableton 9 and a Arturia keyboard (for now there is no budget), and as for the dj set-up try to adapt myself, either with traktor, CD-J or vinyl.

Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currently make?
Lifer: the mood, can take me to produce darker or joyful music, or with more or less groove. also listen or watch some dj playing has inspired me to make music. However at other times going to Search for a particular outcome, trying to find a particular sound.

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?
Lifer: difficult to answer, I would like to take picnic with Martinez and I would stay waiting in an elevator with two door cinema club, I hope it has a big elevator.

Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
Lifer: Not yet, I do not have it very clear, there are many places where I love to play, but some of my favorites would Club Der Visionäre or Underground Ibiza.

Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
Lifer: the passion I feel for the music and because I believe in it.

Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
Lifer: I do not usually eat breakfast, but when I do it just take a pineapple juice and a bikini

Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
Lifer: spending time with my girl and my friends, going to movies, and I also like to cook.

Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
Lifer: I’ve recorded thinking about what the label means to me and how it has influenced me, there’s a bit of everything.

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?
Lifer: now I’m doing remixes for Michael Sowbug in Sakadat and Deltano in Metroline, and also finishing an EP with my friend Rick Maia. A couple of months I started a residency at a new club in town called Garash where i play every Friday.

Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self?
Lifer: always make the music that you like and fullfills you.

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