1. For those who don’t know you, who is Manuel de la Mare?
2. How would you describe your music style?
Groovy loops with strong music elements, that means I’m making music for djs but also songs for the people.
3. You made a lot of tracks, mainly progressive house, but also a lot tech house/techno. Which style do you prefer playing in your dj-sets?
I consider myself mainly an house dj, crossing all styles with the word house inside the name.
5. How old were you when you got into music as a dj/producer?
Professionally 26, before was all a mess.
6. You’ve been awarded by Beatport as ‘Best Remixer 2011’. How do you feel about this? Did you expected it?
I didn’t expected at all, I was not even nominated for the award, but well i was simply the best seller, and i’m very glad for this.
7. You recently collaborated with Mark Knight on ‘Snapshot’. How did you get in touch with each other to collaborate on that song?
I met Mark some years ago in Brazil and then we kept in touch with some emails and me releasing tracks on toolroom, then this year he showed me the interest in making a track together, he sent me some ideas and we started from there.
8. Do you have any other collaborations planned in the near future, and who is it going to be?
Alex Kenji, Luigi Rocca, then again Alex Kenji and Luigi Rocca, they are my best friends and 2 genius as well (I’m lucky LOL).
9. If you can pick anyone in the world, dead or alive, to work with on a track, who would it be?
10. Where do you see the future of EDM going? Are there any particular genres that you see getting big in the near future?
Dubstep is already big, but i don’t see any big big news in the next months.
11. You’re the labelowner of 303lovers and Hotfingers, two well known labels in the house music industry. How do you combine your dj-ing and own productions with the label?
We have a sound in mind for both labels, and when is good for ours we release that track there, otherwise we simply look for a different label.
12. If young talents want to get a chance to have a release on your label, what do they have to do?
They have to make good music.
Photo’s Were taken by Ruben May of Maycreations
01. TyDi feat. Sarah Howells – Acting Crazy (Tom Fall Remix)
02. Andy Moor feat. Sue Mclaren – Fight The Fire (Norin & Rad Remix)
03. Markus Schulz & Jochen Miller – Rotunda
04. Ummet Ozcan – Reboot
05. Hardwell – Cobra
06. Coldplay – Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix)
07. Sander Van Doorn vs. Afrojack & R3hab – Koko Prutataaa (First State Mashup)
08. Orjan Nilsen – Viking
09. First State feat. Tyler Sherritt – Maze
10. Jochen Miller – Troucid
11. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Marco V Treatment)
12. Michael Jay Parker – Canberra
13. Jochen Miller – Humanoid /w Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix)
Tronic are proud to welcome Bart Skils back to the label following his monster “Dust” release back in June. Having hit the mark for DJs across the board, “Dust” perfectly showcased Bart’s ability to construct the tightest of tech grooves. This latest EP sees Skils deliver a more techno flavored set of tracks while still retaining that trademark bounce. Lead track, Hold Your Horses is a real peak-time destroyer with its huge harmonic chord sequence and distinctive licked bassline hook. On the flip side, Dundrum takes things a touch more linear with its slamming beats and snappy percussion proving the foundation for Skils twisted bleeps and squeeks to do their crowd-rousing thing via a series of builds and drops.
Please tell us what do you think, any kind of feedback is highly appreciated. Cheers!