K12 IS : Martin Patiño

Interview by Panagioti Venetsano

Exclusive Interview with Martin Patiño

Our dynamic and exclusive interview series continues!

Added to its force is Martin Patino (Cadenza - MBF)
We examined his artistic approach to producing, life background and his club grooviness in his Dj sets and he has prepared for us an exclusive top mix full of dance attitude!

Dim the lights and get ready to sweat.

None of the tracks I play live have the same instruments of the originals. Some of them do not have an original, and I mainly prefer randomness and incident, rather than perfection during my show.

Describe to me your journey to Berlin via Peru.

I wasn't born in Peru and I didn't live there. I was born and raised in Italy, in a small town called Reggio Emilia. But, my mother is from Peru, and so is a part of the family, which moved to Italy; so musically the influence was strong enough to make me feel somehow musically South American. Berlin has been a chance connected to my studies, so in 2008, I began studying in Potsdam; a university near Berlin.

Any scary stories about the factory dorm that you live in?

I live in a "normal" house my friend:) My studio is in an old building bought, your probably mean that. Nothing scary, sorry:)

As you mentioned in your interview, you incorporate sexual themes
into your tracks. How so?

Because I feel sex is a powerful drive for human being, and taking it as a fuel for productivity it's somehow like getting inspired from the need of food. It's so basic that emotions come out in a powerful way.

Instrumental arrangements in electronic music is not always bounded
by structural placement. How often do you get lucky in getting tracks
to sound just right?

Hard to answer. Right and wrong are given by taste and musical background. Something really cheesy, basic and boring might sound right to inexperienced listeners, while complex creations might sound like unorganized noise. So I guess for my ears, every track sounds good, as they represent my musical need, experience, taste and satisfaction.

Do you believe that club tracks should be formulated for specific sounds and people?

I believe that every club track is a combination of different parameters, and every parameter has a personal value to the listener. Which means, everyone enjoys each track in a different way, even if the result might be similar. So yes, some club tracks can be formulated for specific groups of people, resulting in a similar effect. At the same time, an artist should feel free to explore his musical interest. Music is also business and there is nothing wrong in preparing something for a specific group.

Do upcoming releases highlight your persistence in achieving your goals?

Sure they do. My goals are parallel to the development of my career, artistic-wise and business-wise.

Describe the exclusive mix set you've prepared for Kyoob.tv.

This mix set is mainly done for the club. Most of the track I'm playing out are here; tighter with some tunes I'd like people to hear, even if not intended for every dance floor.

What turns you off with bookings?

People thinking that what I do is not a job, that don’t consider the time and money spent producing music an investment; Fortunately, they are hard to find, at least until now.

The process of a live set is sub-central to producing. Is it consisted 100% of a track you've already mastered or do you blend ideas on the spot?

None of the tracks I play live have the same instruments of the originals. Some of them do not have an original, and I mainly prefer randomness and incident, rather than perfection during my show. That's the reason why I also play with random objects that I find in the city I'm called to play.

What comical activity you think is overrated in the electronic music scene?

I feel everything is balanced. I can't say David Guetta is overrated, because people pay for him.