Considered to be one of the most emblematic DJs and Producers leading the Spanish techno circuit, Rehmark is constantly evolving as an artist, always in search of new sounds and inspirations. Since immersing himself into the underground electronic music culture a decade ago, he has developed a rich palette for the four-to-the-floor rhythms which he effortlessly showcases in all his sets.
In our latest Artist Spotlight with Rehmark, we discuss artist evolution, his latest release on Truesoul, collaborating with other producers, and much more. Brew yourself a ☕️ and read our full exclusive interview with Rehmark below.👇
MCOT: In 3 words, who is Rehmark?
Rehmark: Passionate, hard worker and music lover.
MCOT: You moved to Miami and London for years in search of new sounds, how does your music compare now to before your travels?
Rehmark: Before, my influence was local from artists from my country, but when you start traveling, you mix with other cultures, other artists and other ways of understanding music and life, which enriches your own perspective.
I’m a completely different person than I was 10 years ago. I’m in constant evolution but the illusion and passion for my work is still like the first day
MCOT: Do you still incorporate your native Spanish influences into your style and performances?
Rehmark: I’m a completely different person than I was 10 years ago. I’m in constant evolution but the illusion and passion for my work is still like the first day.
MCOT: Congratulations on your Truesoul debut with Interlurder State EP. How did you and Danny Serrano decide to team up for this release?
Rehmark: Danny and I have been great friends for many years. It came up sitting in the studio and sharing music projects and the result couldn’t be better!
when you start traveling, you mix with other cultures, other artists and other ways of understanding music and life, which enriches your own perspective.
MCOT: What was the thought process whilst creating Interlurder State EP?
Rehmark: As I told you, it was not very difficult. We have different styles, but we respect each other as artists and have lots of things in common. We saw the possibility of collaborating since there were certain projects that had similarities in style and it worked very well! There is nothing like letting the natural process do it’s job.
MCOT: When collaborating on a track, how does it work? Do you go to his studio or he comes to yours? Or do you enjoy pulling inspiration from being in various unprecedented places?
Rehmark: In general, when I collaborate, I do it via Internet. Sharing projects it’s easy and it allows us to contribute when we have the time. But in this case, Danny and I live in the same city, so it was much easier for us. Danny has a great studio and we worked there. You learn a lot by working with other artists.
MCOT: Describe the perfect setting to drop ‘Second State’.
Rehmark: I think any moment can be … I don’t think there is an ideal situation. When the feeling of playing it comes to you, then it’s the right moment.
MCOT: In what point during your set would you play ‘Interlurder’?
Rehmark: Probably the second or third track of my set. Giving it some space from the very beginning.
Even so, it depends on the public and the club. Sometimes it doesn’t fit so I’ll drop a more raw track like my other releases in Off Rec or Translucent Rec. I like to move within many styles in techno.
MCOT: Do you have any releases in the pipeline we can look forward to for the rest of 2017?
Rehmark: No for 2017 but I have signed releases for Riot Recordings and Gynoid Audio for 2018. I have two more EPS for labels in which I really want to edit but I still can not confirm anything.