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Wondercast 006: Enrique Freyre

For Wondercast 006 we invited our good friend and local Mazatlan veteran DJ Enrique Freyre to submit a mix that embodies the sound of his tropical home town of Mazatlan, Mexico. Enrique, also known affectionately as ‘El Doc’, has been a long time resident DJ at some of the best spots in Mazatlan. He also happens to make the best pizza in town (sorry La Mona). Enjoy the free download and show some love some love to his soundcloud!

 

Wonder Cast 004: Future Feelings

For Wonder Cast 004 we’ve enlisted our pal Future Feelings from Mexico City by way of Argentina. Fernando Dimare AKA Future Feelings has been a popular name in the indie dance / cosmic disco circuit for some time now. With releases on Nang, Eskimo, Electrique Music, and Undertones Gang, to name a few, and collaborations with artist such as Treasure Fingers, The Knocks, Bufi, and In Flagranti, Future Feelings is an in demand producer and DJ. Not only was he was nice enough to put together an exclusive mix for us full of unreleased gems , but we also got to chat about his music and influences.

Tracklist:

1. Fernando – Retrospective [Gomma]
2. Man Power – Kiloton [Correspondant]
3. Dan Solo & Future Feelings – Optical Illusion [Unreleased]
4. Dan Solo & Future Feelings – Next To You [Unreleased]
5. Bufi – Ritmoculto [Electrique Music]
6. Jimmy Edgar – Burn (Original Mix) [Ultramajic]
7. Mr Timothy Ft. Inaya Day – I am Tha 1 (Avon Stringer Vicious21 Dub) [Vicious]
8. Treasure Fingers & Anna Lunoe – Bad MF [Nest]
9. PSBoys – Thursday (Tensnake Remix) (Future Feelings Edit)
10. Silver City & Patriarca – Street are like (Pete Dafeet ‘s Ain’t it a treat Remix) [Scandalo Music]
11. Feelgood Factor – The Whole Church Should Get Drunk (Future Feelings Rework) [Tickle Sound]
12. Justin Faust – Spellbound (Original Mix) [Discotexas]
13. Futurewife & DJ ShmeeJay – On The Road Again (Edit) [Unreleased]

Interview:

How did you get in to producing and what where your initial influences?

I was into music since an early age, I can’t remember when exactly but my dad was my initial influence since he’s a guitar player and I was always around and involved in every band he had, impregnating myself into it.

I remember to be a super fan of my dad’s music like Beatles and stuff till a Parliament Funkadelic vinyl came to my hands and then my mind melted down to funk music all the way. I started to consume every single funky record I could find. Then I remember stumbling upon this guy Norman Cook, who at that time (circa 1995) was turning everything into funky dance hits.  

Your productions have a very specific sound, they are colorful and funky. Is this something you set out to achieve or did it just happen?

I think the first answer tells a lot about it. Future Feelings started in 2010 as a way to blend Chillwave and Funk styles, then turned into a more disco dancefloor sound, naturally.

Where did the name Future Feelings come from?

Choosing a name is probably one of the hardest things to do with a project. I had been looking for something catchy but that I really liked and means something to me and what I really want to show. I’ve always been naturally into feeling a bit future-esque, not as a supernatural gift, but kinda into realizing some sort of moments in the near future, so I tried it 🙂

You are originally from Argentina, but now reside in Mexico City by way of Guadalajara. Can you give some insight into the different scenes?

Mexico has a really big scene right now, and its strength has broke any limit worldwide, and I’m kinda happy to be involved in it. Argentina is quite different since all the music they reach is mainly from europe, and there’s a delay on fresh styles. 

Which was your favorite gig and why?

I liked a lot my last time at Tropico Festival in Acapulco, where the headliners were awesome and I spent a great weekend with great talent and friends at the beach watching the sun rise. I think my favorite gig is always the next one.

What’s your favorite track you’ve made and why?

I still really love Odyssey and the whole EP because I spent a lot of time and effort on it. I promise myself I wouldn’t sleep or eat till I get it done. And so it was. 

Who are you favorite producers at the moment?

I really love the work of some people around me at this moment, like the faster delivery on tracks Futurewife or Mijo does. The fine tuning Dan Solo do with his tracks, or the broken beats of Thomass Jackson.  Los Mekanikos are getting bigger on their style, and internationally I think Oliver $, Julian Sanza, and Justin Faust is doing it great. I’m currently listening to a lot of different new music, so I’d like to include the new Theo Parrish record, and Blood Orange is great as well.

Favorite label at the moment?

Can’t name only one: Exxxtra Picante, Sanfuentes, Correspondant, Electrique, Gomma, Tigersushi, and probably whichever one in which my friends are releasing on. 

What’s on the future for you?

I’m currently working with talented friends as Juan Soto, Gabriel from Avanti, Thomass Jackson, and more on a Future Feelings album for 2015. I’m not as much interested on releasing an album as for an albums sake, but to have a repertoire to play live as a band in the near future 🙂 More news soon..

Wonder Cast 001: Alan Blancato’s Sunday Stories.

Kicking off the Wonder Stories mix series, we have Alan Blancato dropping the inaugural mix with an all vinyl, NYC-tinged, vibey house set, perfect for a head nodding vibe out session.