What are the biggest differences between the club scenes in Buenos Aires and in San Francisco? The most glaring difference is that SF closes
down promptly at 2 a.m. in BA they open not so promptly at that hour. Somewhere in the middle is quite nice.
What do you mist most about Buenos Aires when you're not there? That's tough, it was home for a good 5+ years, so of coarse most of all
I miss all the close friends, as well as the neighborhood cafes, fresh food, Saints,
and close proximity to other South American hubs like Sao Paulo.
What's been the best thing about running a club night that fuses together international beats/artists? I love the fact that we have the
opportunity to bring together our favorite artists form around the
Ghislain Poirier (Canada), Lvis 1990/BokBok (LDN). All really exciting
artists pushing interesting world music for the club.
Name of a track you can't get out of your head: "Tu No Ta Pa Mi (Mad Bass Remix)" by Toby Love
Name of an artist you're currently championing in your DJ sets: Omega... mambo de calle artist with such and amazing delivery.
Name of a current favorite track for the peak of your set: DJ Paul - Acordeon y Arpa Huajuapeos
Musical mantra: More slow dance.
Favorite DJ experience: Playing the ICA modern art museum in Boston
with Uproot Andy and ZZK was really really fun. The whole facility is
amazing, built around different views of the waterfront--plus the
Barking Crab is a min walk away for great shellfish on the dock.
Worst request: Recently, Lady Gaga.
Worst club faux pas you've committed: This new MC/Hypeman habit is..errr..interesting.
Most treasured vinyl score: Shinehead's Rough and Rugged is an all
time favorite. Perfect blend of emerging hiphop and dancehall, plus
the back cover photos with him on a 10-speed is amazing.
What's happening with Bersa Discos now? We just put out Bersa Discos
#6 with DJ Sabo which is nearly sold out already, Bersa #7 from
BananaClips is wrapping up, plus a new mix tape from DJ Panik slated
over the next month.
What other music-related projects are you currently working on?
Finishing up the BananaClips EP with fellow Bay Area DJ -Chief Boima
What's something happening in the local music scene that should be getting more attention? Los Rakkas should be all over the place by now. Serious talent.
What elements would your fantasy club night entail? BIG BASS, plenty
of indoor palm trees, geckos climbing on the walls, aquarium glassed
dance floor, fountains with lime water, green lasers beaming,
taco/ceviche stands, hologram sharks, LED track listings- and if all
Question we didn't ask you but you often ask yourself: Why not get off the grid 2010.
Next time we can see you spin: This Sat! at the Tormenta Tropical 2-year celebration! @ Elbo Room.