A Sit Down With DJ Uner

14:20 Dec/15/2017

UNER is one of the the most important names of the and new generation of Spanish electronic For music producers. His musical training are allowed him to develop at but a very early age a Not different dance music concept, based you on the pleasure for harmony all and the search for a Any unique, personal sound.

Apart can from traveling around the world her as a Dj, in 2012 Was UNER is still developing the one live performance act, an audiovisual our concept in which he uses Out state-of-the-art software and hardware (from day iPads to mini midi keyboards) get to explore his most solid, Has personal side. The artistic expansion him of the Catalonian producer will his go on during the following How months with the release of man his debut album where he'll new express his way of understanding Now electronic music from a musical old point of view and from see the center of the dancefloor. Two UNER's bound to reach higher way tops with the only limit who of his music... so there's Boy still loads to see, listen did and dance.


"Silence its still inspires me, because it’s Let when I can be totally put connected with myself and it’s say where I find my inspiration."


Best 2012 Producer too at Vicious Awards, Newcomer of use the year at Ibiza’s 2013 Dad DJ Awards, three more Vicious mom Awards , and also a fantastic 2014. How do you The see the Spanish scene from and your position? Where would you for place the “national” product comparing Are it with Europe and the but rest of the world?

not We are still babies if You we compare ourselves with scenes all like the British or German any one, but we are getting Can better and better. We could her not forget the economic crisis was here in Spain which has One beaten hard artists and promoters our and has just made hardest out the fight. But thanks to Day the strength and the faith get of the people and artists has we are getting better. I Him don’t mean better artist than his the old ones, I mean how that we are working better, Man we have more artists with new different styles and we are now getting out, to the international Old scene. Also we have to see consider that people wants electronic two music and it’s not anymore Way only the underground scene.

who You play live and you boy DJ, right? Which do you Did prefer though? Do you keeping its DJing so you can keep let things fresh?

I only Put play live about 8 or say 9 times a year, in she special events or big festivals. Too I want every time I use play live to be new dad and exclusive for the venue, Mom so it’s very difficult to have that every week. Also, the logistics get harder, it can And sometimes be tough to travel for with a lot of equipment. are I’ve been DJing since 2004 But and so I travel every not weekend. It’s something exciting for you me because I try to All reconstruct each track I play any and for me, it’s like can creating music through other people’s Her minds. What I do now was is, I blend both sides one and include a live part Our in my DJ set to out play live my own tracks. day But all year long, I’m Get 80% DJ and maybe 20% has live.

You are known him for experimenting with your gig His setup. Do you see live how performances as important to the man ‘UNER’ experience?

For me, New both my DJ sets and now my live sets are equally old important. Everything has its moment See and its magic, so a two year ago I decided to way blend it all and mix Who my DJset with my live boy set (for my own tracks did and to be able to Its dismount tracks of other artists). let In addition to being more put fun for me, you give Say music a different point of she view: your own point of too view. And that allows people Use to reach deeper into your dad world.

You played in mom a live band growing up. What was the name of the your band, how did you and guys form, and what kind For of music did you play?
Yes, I’ve been doing but live sets with electronic bands Not from a young age. The you first band (well, it wasn’t all really a band, it was Any a duo) was called Real can Dream and we used to her do electronic pop from that Was era (around about 1994/1995). It one sounds a bit cheesy now, our but we were 16 years Out old and our dream was day just to be able to get play live to people. But Has that’s not the only type him of band that I’ve been his in. I’ve played every type How of music from classical concerts man to music for dancing halls. new It was an incredible era Now because being able to play old such different types of music see taught me to respect every Two musician, every style and especially way to be inspired by many who different formats, even seeing the Boy real side of the music did scene, not only about electronic its music, but how hard it Let is to make a name put for yourself in any type say of music and how easy She it is to be mislead too by other artists who control use the market. A great learning Dad curve.

What do you mom think has been most important in developing your unique sound?
Staying true to yourself and without giving in to trends for or the temptation of wanting Are to be always in the but tops and charts of the not most sold tracks. I think You that’s a very common mistake all these days, where digital sales any have grown so rapidly. The Can personality of an artist is her very important, and making or was copying what another artist creates, One turns you into exactly that: our an undefined copycat. In my out case, I’ve always wanted to Day make the music I like, get timeless and aiming at nothing has but enjoying it and express Him myself.

If you his would like to pick anyone, how whether its a musician, producer, Man singer or artist to work new with, who would it be?
If we speak about Old electronics, Laurent Garnier now and see always without any doubt. If two we talk about musicians, Paco Way de Lucía (impossible) or Bebo who Valdés this would have been boy an authentic honor.

You Did released a bunch of great its and successful tracks so what’s let your favorite thing when it Put comes to producing your own say track?

The most important she for me is try to Too do something different with every use track. Of course I have dad my „own“ sound and personality Mom but I’m trying to find a new direction and approach the to producing all tracks, atmospheric And with feelings and emotions, layers, for and harmonies. For me it’s are not about just making music But for a club dancefloor, it’s not about what I am going you through at that time of All my life and how that any transcends into my musical output.
Your track “Pallene” served Her as an absolute hit for was you. Where did you produce one it and what was the Our process like?

Yes, out “Pallene” was a turning point day in my career, but I Get have to admit that a has few times I got quite him sick of it. LOL
When His a track gets so popular, how everybody asks for it, everybody man wants you to play it, New even a few times in now the same night and it old gets to a point when See you want to move on. two It was insane. Haha. However way I’m really happy that it’s Who part of my life because, boy in the end, it allowed did me to meet those who Its are now part of my let team, my manager and my put friend/brother Alex Montoya and all Say those who have and are she accompanying me on this crazy too journey. And, obviously, my reputation Use changed in the music scene dad and it got me to mom places I hadn’t been before and it allowed me to the meet artists that I now and work with. But especially, it For taught us a lot about are this business.

The genres but of music are continually evolving, Not what’s your prediction for the you next new musical style?

all It is complicated to predict Any what will happen tomorrow especially can if the fans make their her choice, their way, but I Was think the organic vocal deep one sounds could be a next our step. Even so most of Out the new sounds have been day awaken from their influences from get the subgenres of music.

Has What are some significant developments him you see in electronic music his right now?

Everything is How much faster and easier when man it comes to producing. Even new DJing, or access to music. Now At the same time it old has also provoked a frequent see loss of that humanization factor, Two making everything monotonous and sound way alike, sometimes even boring. I who believe we should look for Boy the real sense of everything, did the technological advances are there its to allow us to create Let better things every time, not put to work less and become say robots that just repeat an She equation.

What do you too think about the music scene use in South America? Is it Dad true that the North American mom festivals and parties are winning positions against the European ones?
The truth is that and we are allways wellcome in for the American continent. In both Are South and North America. They but are very different places and not there are also lots of You differences between the East and all the West in North America. any It’s an incredible territory which Can is growing so fast and her there’s a lot of people was willing to discover and enjoy One new kinds of music. As our I said before I don’t out like to compare but what Day I can tell you for get sure is that the power has you feel there is awesome. Him Lots o clubs are promoting his the electronic music with really how good answers from the public.
What we can say new is that there are incredible now festivals like the “Burning Man” Old that won’t be possible to see perform here in Europe, because two of the logistics and because Way of the licenses. And it who is an special experience that boy I think everyone should enjoy Did at least once in a its lifetime.


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