Venezuelan-born and based in Barcelona, as the founder behind Classicworks and a singular producer, Cardopusher is as rough and rugged as they come.
For over a decade he has been a driving force behind cutting edge, experimental electronic music having evolved through the dubstep era and mutating into the realm of techno and house in recent times. He has released an eclectic array of hardware driven, machine music on the likes of Hyperdub, Boysnoize Records, Super Rhythm Trax, I Love Acid and many more. His sound is diverse and abstract at times, drawing upon deep rooted influences and an eclectic sphere of music from across the spectrum of electronics.
Not someone who can be easily placed into a definitive category or box, he blurs the lines between house, acid, slow-mo and beyond. This mix is very much a reflection of that.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
My name is Luis and i´ve been producing music for more than 15 years under the Cardopusher name. Right now im answering these questions in my home studio in Barcelona.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
In my home studio.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
In a backyard with some friends enjoying few drinks/bbq prior going to party.
What should we be wearing?
Whatever that feels comfortable for you.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
I would love to record a mix in a French Polynesia island like Tahiti or Bora Bora.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Security DJ - Fucking DJ (feat. Sophia De Jong)
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
I don´t think i have a favourite mix.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Mario "Smokin" Diaz from Hotmix5. He is probably one of my favourite DJs who has been doing his thing since early in the 80s, his taste on house and latin freestyle territories are simply amazing.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My first DJ setup was a couple of Technics SL-1200, a terrible Behringer mixer and M-Audio Torq system (worst purchase ever).
Currently i still use the Technics SL-1200 with a decent Pioneer DJM 300S mixer and and an old NI Traktor.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
For me both of them are very important.
What were the first and last records you bought?
My first record was Queen - 'Queen II' album which is one of the most 70´s underrated albums from this band that that nobody talks about it. The last record i bought was Identified Patient - 'Signals in Snakes'
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Salty and crispy
If it was an animal what would it be?
A blob fish.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Nothing comes to mind
Upcoming in the world of…
Anything else we need to discuss?
Follow Cardopusher on facebook HERE.
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