Squire is a Spanish DJ/Producer based in Barcelona who looks set to have a huge 2018. With recent releases on Flying Circus Recordings and Bar 25 Music under his belt, his productions are causing quite the stir. Now with one coming up on Get Physical’s sub label ‘Kindisch’ we sat down with him to talk about what it’s like to release on these esteemed labels, the mix he has provided for us, and what he has in store for the rest of 2018…
Hello Squire, thanks for talking with us. We would like to ask a few questions about what you are working on at the moment, forthcoming releases that are coming up, and your future plans?
Hi there! My pleasure 🙂 So far it’s looking a very interesting 2018… we’re kicking off the year with a nice EP on Kindisch that I think represents pretty much my work between last year and this year, with deep melodic romantic synth lines and emotional harmonies around this record. Then we continue with a release on Do not Sit on the Furniture records which together with Behrouz we have picked the tracks very selective. Then another release coming on a new label but one that I am so much in love with. It’s called Earthly delights and the release is just before summer with some dancefloor tracks which I’m really looking forward to putting out! Then we’ll have some nice surprises and a big collaboration at the end of the season too, so yes, I think 2018 is looking really nice and I’m so excited to live every single second of it ;).
Your latest EP ‘The Seven Principles’ was released on Audiofly’s ‘Flying Circus Records. Can you tell us a bit about how it came about releasing with the esteemed imprint?
It was actually a bit of a surprise really. I composed the music end of 2016. All of it was recorded live and then I re-did the editing and arrangement but most likely it was all recorded in an afternoon or so. So I got that vibe, groove and message that I wanted to show ready to go in just a day…After some weeks when I was happy with the final result I sent the music to Luca from Audiofly and he liked it. He wanted to sign it and release it after a year or so. So yeah, a great opportunity to show my music on a label that I pretty much like and support so very proud of how the release went actually…
On production, can you let us know what is changed for you in the past year or two in terms of software or hardware?
To be honest it hasnt changed massively. I mean, of course I’ve been adding some new ways and methods of building and creating sounds which end up in music…I would say I try to challenge myself everytime I head to the studio and start a new song. I would always try something new, something that I havent done before and invest time on it till I find something interesting… Regarding hardware I have some old stuff with me which I pretty much like and enjoy. I would look at them as my toys so I use them sometimes but at the moment there is actually nothing in my head that is driving me super crazy. Well, guitars are actually…I might buy something soon 🙂
How did the idea come about for Olderic to do a remix for you? Was that a label suggestion or did you suggest him?
It was a divided idea between the two actually. We thought for that specific song “ Lost Again” featuring Vette, Olderic could do a superb job in “his” kind of sound and scene, and I think he did! It’s not really my cup of tea but that’s what it was all about, we wanted to give and release another version of this track that could have another and different impact to the scene and it definatly did, so super happy of his job.
Could you give us a few names of producers who are on your list to possibly work with in the future?
I’m going to be collaborating very much with Behrouz. He hasn’t been in the studio for a bit but I’m so impressed everytime I talk music with him. His understanding of emotions to a certain place, crowd, sound etc gives a big opportunity for me to learn and develop also my sound to another level, so I’m really looking forward to releasing stuff with him! There will be something pretty big coming together you will see 😉 I would like to work with other producers whom I really respect too but I haven’t locked down any yet so yes it’s a bit of a mystery 🙂
If you had to pick your current top 5 producers/labels who you always look out for and their new stuff, who would they be?
Permanent Vacation, Hivern discs, Bar 25 music, R&S Records, Rumors
Same question on DJ’s or live performers. Who would make you want to attend a club night or festival? Anyone in particular that you’ve seen recently that maybe people wouldn’t know too much about?
I would pay a ticket no matter the cost of it to go and listen to Dixon. For me he has actually established a sound which is totally unpredictable, and by this I mean that all of a sudden he could play a new disco tune from the late 80s that hasn’t been massively heard before and he just nails that track at the right time at the right spot! For me that’s what a dj is all about! High researching for new music, challenging yourself with new sounds, new grooves and new ways of even dancing to them and to risk and play it out at one of your gigs…sometimes it doesn’t work but when it does…it’s pure magic!!! I would also enjoy listening to a spanish guy who I’m much a fan of called Pional and his mate John Talabot.
Are there any plans for a debut LP in the pipeline?
Yes! And I’m so excited for it! I dont exactly know when it will start but I know it will be in 2018 so my album project will start by then! I want to do something very special and very emotional in all ways…
Regarding the mix you’ve kindly provided for us, what was your thoughts when putting it together?
Realizing how amazing and good we should feel just by the fact of knowing that we’re healthy! Nothing else!
Can you tell us some more about your summer and what you are looking forward to for 2018?
I suppose it is going to be a very busy year and I’m actually very ready for it. I’ve been working hard these last 3 to 4 years in the studio, not been touring much and I expect some nice venues and moments this year to share them out 🙂 Of course Burning Man will always be one of the highlights of the year.
Thanks so much for talking to us and providing the mix, we looking forward to keeping our tabs on you for more exciting releases very soon 🙂
Thank you! Very much appreciated and I’ll be here for the next one 😉
Squire’s ’Senses’ Ep is out on 6th April on Kindisch.