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How did you first venture into the world of electronic music and what made you decide to pursue a career in it?

My first steps into the electronic scene were as an event producer, and when I returned from my first trip to Ibiza with a few records in my suitcase, I started playing at my own parties.

Could you tell us a bit about how you’ve experienced the evolution of techno during your years in the industry?

Techno wasn’t my initial genre; I started with Psychedelic Trance and Hard House. Although I’ve been fully immersed in Techno for many years now, the genre has changed significantly, especially because there are so many differences within the same style. It has fused with many other sounds, and I believe that much of what stores label as Techno today isn’t Techno to me. There are also many records that are 20 years old or more that still sound very current. However, in recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in speed, and the resurgence of sub-genres like hard techno has accelerated the BPMs. The Peak Time style, which is currently the largest within the genre, is losing authenticity, and many tracks now sound more like progressive house. Nowadays, there’s a sub-genre like Hard Groove that has brought some fresh air by using tribal percussion and house elements, which I find very interesting. It would be interesting to see how these sounds evolve from here on, because I’m sure everything will continue to change.

On March 29th, you released your second album. What inspires you the most when creating an album compared to other formats? Is there something specific you wanted to convey throughout the album?

I’ve wanted to make another album for a long time; for me, it’s like starting a new chapter in my career, marking a change as a producer where I’ve matured my sound and seek to express another perspective as a music producer. Nowadays, the way music is consumed has changed; before, you would buy a CD or a vinyl and listen to it in full even if you bought it for just one track. But now, we stream and jump from one artist to another; it’s easier to promote just one track, but it becomes very ephemeral. For this occasion, I wanted to develop the sound a bit more; it’s like telling a story where each track is a chapter.

Both last year and this year, you’ve had the opportunity to perform several dates with your ‘The Circle’ series in Ibiza and in our country. Do you plan to expand it to other locations this season?

We’re already established in Ibiza and Uruguay, but we’ve also done The Circle in Miami and London. This year, we want to expand to Barcelona and Amsterdam, although I can’t reveal much more yet. In Ibiza, we have a residency at NUI, a very underground club quite different from the rest on the island; we’re very comfortable there and have many plans for this summer season.

What continues to motivate you to create projects and new proposals to this day? Is there any particular one you plan to develop in the coming years that you’d like to share?

I feel this constant need to be creating, and I do it primarily for myself, although of all the projects I have, the one I enjoy the most is being a DJ in front of a room with people dancing. But I’m also a producer, which I’m extremely passionate about and dedicate every free minute I have to it. In addition to that, I have two record labels, SURO and SURAW, which I created as platforms to showcase my sound but also feature many other producers. And lastly, The Circle is my event brand. I don’t want any more projects beyond these because I wouldn’t be able to do them justice.

If you’d like to add anything else, what would it be?

I would like to sincerely thank you for this opportunity to share a bit about my work, and I think you’re doing a fantastic job. Thank you from the bottom of my heart; it’s what the scene needs.