Cauto: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix
Joining the dots between Berlin, Barcelona and Banyoles is no simple feat. The three don't tend to align in all circumstances by any stretch of the imagination. However, it is across these three town's that Pau Encinas has produced some of the most riveting and intriguing electronic music of his career.
As Cauto he has released music through many channels including on DJ Rupture's Dutty Artz. However, it is his most recent work, an album for Disboot, which saw him deliver his most accomplished release to date. It was the culmination of hard work, experimentation and struggle. He combined worldly percussion with hazy soundscapes and organic instrumentation. Emotive and powerful it was very strong.
We caught up with Pau as he contributes to our Monday mix series. Listen and read the interview below:
Who are you? Where are you? What are you?
On the Sofa. A person.
Tell us about the Monday mixtape you’ve put together for us?
If it were to be drawn what would it look like?
If it were a food what would it be?
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
A sofa and so little light.
What should we be wearing?
Where was it recorded?
At my place
Are you on the same wavelength as the boomtown rats or do you actually like Mondays?
I don't understand the question, but i don't mind wich day is, if it's a good day.
Who got you hooked on electronic music?
I started going to raves and techno parties with my friends.
Who would you say are your biggest influences and what are you hoping to achieve with your music?
There's lots of them, but to name one I would say toasty. I hope that people enjoy as much as i do.
What were your original aspirations as musicians and how do you think you're shaping up?
Never had those, I just keep doing what I like.
Some self help questions for a Monday:
Am I excited to dive into the challenges that i have lined up for the week?
Every week is diferent, but yes I am.
Am I looking forward to engaging with the people i am meeting or working with?
Always, if not they will notice.
Am I going to my dream job?
Dream job? Is this the real world?
Am I being compensated fairly for the value i bring to my job?
Do I feel energised, rested, and confident?
If you were trapped on a desert island with one other person, who would you choose? How long would it be before you eat them?
I am vegeterian, but in case of emergency i would eat a friend so I should choose a big one.
Your doctor says you need more exercise….what do you take up for exercise?
If you could travel in time…where in time would you go? Why?
To the pyramids build time, because that way I could see the history they tell us it's all wrong.
What was the first electronic record you heard and how did it make you feel?
Don't remember the record, neither the feeling.
How does your brain work when making music? How does it work when you aren’t?
Same way, I am no different person.
What were the first and last records you bought?
Dangerous minds – BSO (Tape) , A tribe called quest – Beats, Rhymes & Life (LP)
What are you obsessed with at the moment?
What's your answer to everything?
Anything else we need to discuss.
Yes of course, we could discuss about where and how you spend your money. it is much more important than vote for a party or go to the streets to demonstrate.
Follow Cauto on Bandcamp HERE.