Hernan Cattaneo is the name that you don’t know which shelve you want to put on. Is he house? Is he tech house? Is he progressive? No matter which shelve you choose in the end, Hernan Cattaneo is the legend. He started in the 80-s, when house music was making it’s first steps on international arena, and was the one who brought the Argentinian house scene to the point where it could be called The Scene.
Cattaneo established Sudbeat in 2009 and thus has put Argentina on progressive house map. Blending the most modern textures from all over the world, Sudbeat has released more than 80 works from Hernan himself and an impressive list of artists, like Danny Howells, Luke Porter, Nick Warren, Dave Seaman, Guy Mantzur, Roger Martinez and many more.
The latest release on Sudbeat is by Cid Inc – a Finnish native, who has established himself as one of the most prominent progressive house producers in the world. Ironically enough, the hot beats come from Finland and lay on releases in Argentina. Though Cid Inc, who’s real name is Henri, doesn’t live in his motherland and rarely visits it, we’ve decided to ask him a few questions about the country he comes from and his upcoming release.
TS: You come from Finland and we don’t know a lot about the scene there. Tell us a little about the local underground.
CID Inc: I hardly play in Finland, only once or twice a year due to the more progressive sound isn’t popular at all unfortunately. I hardly go or here either, but I reckon techno is big.
TS: How did it feel to realize that you have come all the way from starting to produce music to being one of the best progressive house artists on Beatport? Do you remember the feeling?
CID Inc: I don’t think about that much, I just try to work hard with the goal in getting better and better all the time, it’s a constant learning process 😊. But of course it’s great to see that people appreciate my music.
TS: What do you put into the music you produce?
CID Inc: I try to give a piece of me on every track I write, how I feel and generally see things. Producing music can be a very personal thing with lots of emotions involved”
TS: Your upcoming release on Sudbeat. Tell us about it, what’s special there?
CID Inc: I tried to bring something a bit different from my usual stuff. Especially “Contrite” is a very emotional peace of production for me, was special state of mind when I made it”
TS: What are your plans for your own label this year?
CID Inc: I started working together with Dan Baseley (Orsen), he is helping me out with the label and to ease up in the workload. I’ve haven’t put ten that much energy and time in the label the past year but now things are changing and we already have some very nice releases lined up for this year