He Did // Tzinah Podcast // Interview // November 2014 //

he didGod, Life, feelings, family, love and music, there is when “He did” appears and start to make his own.Born in Lima – Peru, Ricardo Rueda (aka “He did”) is a young producer and established in the Peruvian scene as one of the new talents of electronic music.The passion for the link between music and life is what prompted Ricardo to give free rein to their project. A mixture of minimal sounds, nature, house, dub techno and a lot of melodies in either the dance floor or in the studio, is what makes this artist a single item and a unique sound that characterizes him.
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Our questions:
1. Tzinah Records:To start with, please, recommend us something to listen to while we go through this interview. It can be anything.
He Did: Well, right now im listening “Without words”, acoustic album of “Bethel Music”, you can listen it also jejeje

2. Tzinah Records: Could you remember when and where have you felt it for the first time that you were to become a music artist?
He Did: I was living in Buenos Aires seven years ago, i remember I went to my first electronic music party. Was insane!! I think that was my first real contact with. Its funny because at that moment I wasn’t sure the magnitude of what I was dreaming or what I wanted.

3. 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?
He Did: The style I have right now, it’s totally different of what I did 3 or 4 year ago. I know that while I was living a really hard process on my life, also my music was changing. I don’t have an exactly word for name my style jejeje but when someone ask me, I just said experimental music! Im always trying to use all kind of sounds. Someone who really touched my life was Sepp from Rumania, who also is one of my best friends, im always learning about him. Also I have a lot of artists that influenced me, but could be Petre Inspirescu or Barac to name a few.

4. 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?
He Did: Like every place, you can find good and bad things all the time. I’m really happy of what it’s happening on this moment, you can see every day more young people coming to parties and also young people is learning fast about electronic music and I feel that they are really anxious to find new artists all the time. So that is a good thing right? I truly believe that the new generation of artists and listeners (where i include myself) are going to change what is currently happening in Peru.

5. 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?
He Did: I make music on my home studio. Im always recording all kind of sounds for my own to make music. My set-up to play is simple, 1 mixer, 2 cdplayers and 2 technics, vinyls, cds, usb and my headphones!

6. Tzinah Records: What are the aspects of your daily life that are influencing the shape and sound of the music that you currently make?
He Did: I believe that music has so much spiritually power (trying not to sound cliché) and it’s true. Everything, I think everything i live second by second in my life is influencing on my music. I believe first of all, my creator, God, has the first place. Then, situations that I live daily, my family, friends, people I meet, people that I really miss, people that I hate and people I love jejeje everything!

7. 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?
He Did: Can I choose two artists? Thank you! Jajaja first my friend Teo, as known as Sepp, and also Max Loderbauer. I would like to spend 50 hours in an elevator talking with him.

8.Tzinah Records: Have you already played in your most-dreamed about venue? Which one is that?
He Did: No, I haven’t played yet. It’s Concrete, from Paris and Club Midi from Romania.

9. Tzinah Records: What motivates you to be an active part of the underground movement?
He Did: What is underground these days? I understand underground music to something that is going against what the word commercial means. Going and taking the easy way to be known. I appreciate all genres of electronic music and I’m always trying to understand them but for me, I prefer to be known by my own style, minimal or whatever you can name it, I choose to go for the way that sometimes is harder than others and the way that first of all I want to show my music and what is behind it, and not to be famous or rich. If I’m wrong please somebody tell me something.

10. Tzinah Records: What’s your favorite type of breakfast?
He Did: Orange Juice, a big hamburger with frites and a lot of sauces, and coffee.

11. Tzinah Records: What do you do when the music is not playing?
He Did: I don’t know, Facebook? Jajaja my normal life is go to college, go to church, meet with my friends, go out sometimes with my family. I always try to do lot of this besides music.

12. Tzinah Records: What’s the story behind your Tzinah Family Podcast? How did you record it and are there released or unreleased tracks?
He Did: I try to make a really quite set, not too noisy, to listen everywhere.

13. 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?
He Did: Well, I have a few releases on digital and vinyl this year. I’m focus right now on my label “Saint & don’t” that I manage next to Kike Mayor, and we are running fast with this, our VA is coming so you will know soon the huge artists we have on it.

14. Tzinah Records: Supposing you come back reading this interview in 10 years from now; could you try saying something to your future-self?
He Did: Ricardo, never forget that you are doing this for a reason. Look up!

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