Paurro: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
Seeing out 2020 is a dj from Mexico, Paurro is a rising talent, a selector who blends heritage alongside cutting edge electronics in a way which is abstract and unique.
Paulina Rodriguez represents some of the most intelligent, cutting edge dance and electronic music to emerge from Mexico and her carefully orchestrated sets span a breadth of styles and sound which touch upon music native to the country and sounds from far beyond.
Her sets are always fun, wild and enthusiastic. They have a fiery Latin energy and the pulse of techno often drives the experience forwards with relentless pace and flare.
We expect to be seeing a lot more of her in the new year and as such felt she was the perfect candidate to see out our ‘shine a light’ on series this year.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself…
Hola! I’m Paulina Rodriguez
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I’m a DJ, producer, radio host and do PR and Communications for cultural events and festivals
What does your music sound like?
My music is pretty upbeat and rhythmical house and techno mixed with Latin American sounds, breakbeat, garage, and of course disco. The research I do for new records to play almost always goes back to past decades. Instead of looking for new releases, I became obsessed with finding and reviving those old gems that you remember you heard and loved a long time ago but went to the back of your memory. Wish I’d lived a couple of decades behind where it all started, I’m pretty nostalgic about it and it clearly manifests in my music.
Recently I realized that I play and produce tracks with lots of women’s vocals on them, maybe because of how it empowers me listening to them, I think the world desperately needs to be struck with music with feminine energy on it and that is a personal purpose I have every time I play.
Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
On a beach called Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, Mexico
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
I think it’s perfect for when you go back home with a couple of close friends after a gathering and feel like having a good last dance
What should we be wearing?
Going out clothes but barefoot
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
I record them on Ableton because where I am at the moment there is no setup to record a DJ set but I’ve learnt to love it because I can cut, paste samples and even do mini edits of the songs I pick.
Which track in the mix is your current favorite?
3rd movement – Soundstream (it’s in this mix obvio), Adelphi Music Factory – Area 39 AND all of DJ Hell’s new album <3
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
The Fred P Anthology Mix Series
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Theo Parrish, his approach to the club scene is very interesting to me
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My first set up was two Pioneer CDJ’s 100 and A DJM 400 mixer
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
The one I start, def
What were the first and last records you bought?
My first was Secret Squirrels #13 and my last was Locomia
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A spicy pad thai?
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
This record I have of love songs in Nahuatl
Upcoming in the world of…
My solo EP, go back to playing and the first tour through Europe
Anything else we need to discuss?
Femicides in Latin America!
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