[PREMIERE & INTERVIEW] Cинтез – ‘Blanca Eve III’
Javier Danielli, aka синтез, began his career studying music production at an academy in Buenos Aires before his first DJ showcases in different clubs across the city, growing little by little in the national scene.
His music has been released on labels such as Subsist Records, Vapourtrail Black, and several labels from Argentina.
We are pleased to present the premiere of ‘Blanca Eve III’ from Cинтез’s forthcoming EP Blanca Eve, set to drop on Sept. 24th via the Portuguese techno organization Disturb.
“Blanca Eve is a very special release, since it is named after my grandmother. She recently went through a delicate moment and this release accompanied me throughout this period.
I’m waiting to give her the news, surely she will be very happy to see her name on the album.”
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
Around 2014/2015 I began studying music production in a school in Buenos Aires, more oriented to the House genre, so it cost me a lot to dump all that information in favour of the techno genre. At the same time, I worked with a collective group called ROOM, which today is a record label in Argentina. So I started to introduce myself as a DJ and later with live performances.
What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
I would like to work my sound, exploit it much more. I know there’s a long way to go and things to discover, and that encourages me a lot. In the future, I would like to implement textures such as film, sci-fi and experimental music and dump it in some way onto the dance floor. I don’t know how to define success. To me, success goes hand in hand with building small things, such as contributing to the local scene of your country to generate a more informed and nurtured culture, helping it grow, or just starting labels. I think those are the things that really add up.
What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
I currently found a lot of empathy with a Roland SH-01 Boutique and an Elektron Analog. I also do some things with the live MPC, especially the rhythmic bases.
What/who are some of your greatest musical influences?
With time passing I had many references that helped me define my sound and find out what I really liked. I think today two artists I listen to a lot are Sleeparchive and Stanislav Tolkachev.
Outside of music, what inspires you?
Absolutely everything! From my grandmother, my friends, as well as the future, getting to know the world, doing what I love, sharing moments and places with other colleagues, exchanging knowledge, talking about different cultures and countries, being able to share my music with my family, friends, Djs and my references. That makes me very happy.
What kind of relationship do you have with the internet? How does this inform your artistic expression?
I honestly don’t get along very well with the internet, it’s something I try to exercise every day to improve. Nowadays networks are fundamental for artists, although I like to maintain an underground and non-commercial essence.
How has your approach to writing and producing music shifted from when you started?
I believe there’s a great change in a person when one goes from being a clubber to an artist, when a person is more interested in composing music. I think we all went through that stage and for me, it was very decisive since I was more into minimalist techno before and eventually I began experiencing and finding my way. Nowadays, although I listen and take cues from how artists I love work, I always look for something new that helps define a particular sound.
As a performer or as a member of the audience, what single show has been the most memorable for you?
Uff! I can’t name just one. I really enjoy going to see friends when they debut somewhere they love, such as Under Club and Cocoliche in Argentina. Also last year I was able to attend Tresor for Berlin Atonal, it was an incredible festival. The following week I had two friends who debuted at Tresor — Dying & Barakat. That was an incredible night, a special energy. As an artist I really enjoyed introducing myself in Europe, I was crazy about the trip. But playing in your country for your friends will always come with a special bonus.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?
I like the intensity that drives Lars Huismann or Moddullar. I also met Nørbak and Temudo less than a year ago, they make incredible music too. And outside of what techno is, I’m listening to Pink Floyd a lot. Its structures and composition seem to be something out of orbit.
Please suggest an album for us to listen to.
When you are not at home – Stanislav Tolkachev. I have it on vinyl, it’s a 12 x 3. I think it’s an album that you can sit down and listen to at home, and obviously you can test it on the dance floor, it’s very nice.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
We are working on a future label with Fu-5, but it’s still very premature, we need time to plan the course well, it is not something to take lightly, it must be something fresh and that breaks all kinds of structure. I’m also part of a collective called UCKER, with a commitment to spread the work of Djs and Techno Producers in Argentina. Next year I will surely travel to Europe again and stay longer there.
Famous last words?
Thanks for the support. When I received news of the interview it made me very happy. I hope you like this Disturb album, which made me feel excellent from the start. Thank you.
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