Joe Gamp on 1/10/12
Pulse.095 is a special B2B mix from disco deviants Pete Herbert and Dicky Trisco. Giving things a distinctly house / nu disco feel, on the podcast, the pair speak to Joe Gamp about running labels, mexico and the king of the re-edit.
Read on for tracklist and download.
So how did your relationship with each other come about? Do you both have fairly different backgrounds? Pete Herbert: Well it all came down to tunes really.
Dicky Trisco: Yeah, Pete started playing some Boogie Corporation stuff back when we were signed to 2020 Vision, and I had started playing his Reverso 68 stuff and wondered who this Pete Herbert guy was?
PH: Exactly. Then we met up for a gig one time, really hit it off, stayed up all night and before too long had decided we would start a label together and do some tracks. The rest is history although not all pretty.
How is the running of Maxi Discs (http://soundcloud.com/maxidiscs) going? What is the ethos behind the imprint?PH: Great. We have released some top music on Maxi so far and have some great stuff coming up that we are excited about too. So all good really.
DT: The last release by our very talented Mexican amigos Moon Runner went down very well. And we have just gone 100% digital because most DJs we know who play this sound play it digitally now. So we are happy to embrace that shift and it gives us more scope to work with different people, especially new names, and to do a number of different versions of each track . Bit like back in the day when there would be 5 or 6 versions of of tracks so Djs can select a particular one to make their own.
PH: And it's also allowing us to move quicker on releases and get stuff out there. So if something great comes along, rather than waiting for ages, we can mix it up and get it going…that's always been the advantage with digital that you can get something that day that hasn't even been released yet, perhaps even edit it a bit and then bang it on that night.
DT: As far as an ethos goes..well we both had plenty of other projects going on across various fronts like with the Disco and Balearic stuff..so Maxi was always supposed to represent more of the House side of things. Basically the House music we liked to play in our DJ sets and that mixes in nicely with disco, electrofunk, proto-house or whatever you are playing.
PH: Also one of our plans was to get some original material from the both of us on the go on that front too, which hasn't quite happened yet! But is getting closer and I think we just like working with other people when it comes down to it and reworking their sounds to fit nicely on Maxi.
Mexico appears to be emerging as a new source for underground strains of house, what is it about the area that you like, and why do you mix it with more big-room sounds? PH: Yes there's definitely something special in the Burritos down there! But i would say in South/Central America in general, Argentina for sure is a hot bed of great producers that we're really into, and has been for sometime…and also they've got some great beaches in the area.
Dicky, how tough is it to run two labels at once? DT: I have always run labels. A lot more than two at the moment actually. But I see releasing music and DJing as two sides of the same coin when it comes to underground music. DJs have to find and play the best music they can get their hands on. But one of the best ways they can push their own sound is to set up an imprint and release music that has that sound they love. So that is what I have always done. But it does get hectic, with all the business stuff that needs done, making music or doing remixes/edits, plus the DJing at weekends, well it can get messy. But that is when you need to be working with people you really like and can trust. Then it usually works out fine. It is when you start doing stuff you are not 100% about or working with people you are not really sure about that things start to go tits up.
Dicky, what’s on the horizon for you? DT: Putting a lot of time and effort into Maxi Discs at the moment and we have wicked releases coming up by Marius, Alphabet City and Jad & the Ladyboy. So looking good on the Maxi front. But I've also been spending a lot of time on this new 100% original disco imprint I have started called File Under Disco. It's been ace getting my hands on new original disco stuff with all the parts after spending so long on 'edits' over the last few years. And we have some very talented musicians and producers like Drop Out Orchestra, Future Feelings and JKriv's Deep&Disco doing extended projects for us. Plus remixes by top people like The Idjut Boys, Ron Basejam and Duff Disco. So look out for a load of that proper disco gear dropping over the next year. And I'm also thinking about moving to Ibiza next summer...which is good news. I love the place and would love to spend more time out there, especially over the winter.
So you both travel a lot as Djs, where have you been recently and is there anything coming up that you are really looking forward to?PH: Yes absolutely, its one of the real perks of dj-ing if that's your thing, have toothbrush and music - will travel! Though not all jocks travel well, from what i hear! This year in particular has been great for me on that front. Lots of Disco Deviance outings with Dicky, Istanbul being a real highlight. Also some amazing trips to Japan for the first time and Mexico really stood out. In January/February, when things are really grim in London, I get the hell out, and have been exploring Indonesia, China, Oz the last few winters. There's so many interesting scenes going on or emerging, so have been getting into that. And it's great to see how much the music, from the DD stuff to Maxi Discs goes down on the floor. Coming up, I'm really looking forward to a trip to Chile with Dicky in November, just looking at adding on some dates to it at the mo, nudge nudge!!
DT: [Laughs] I played in Istanbul a lot last year in fact I was there monthly at one stage. I love that place. It is a very special city. And the people who run the club where I play Minimuzikhol are an inspiring bunch. Also went on trips to Australia and Japan. Then was out in Ibiza for a month in the summer where I played at We Love for the first time and absolutely loved it. And I'm really looking forward to this trip to Chile for the first time with Pedro to play what sounds like an amazing festival called Primavera Fauna in Santiago. Looks like a beautiful spot. Check it out. And the line up is pretty tasty as well with Lindstrom, Aeroplane, Poolside and some band called Pulp. Pete and I are doing it together as Disco Deviance which is something we do a lot these days playing the disco sound we love. Then after that I have trips planned to China for the first time, Hong Kong and back to Japan again.
What is the special ingredient of your Pulse Podcast mix today? DT: We wanted to do more of a Maxi mix for you on this one, more on the House tip. So it represents where we are at and where we want to go with the Maxi sound.
Pete, after here, where next for the end of the year and looking forward to 2013? What do you have in terms of solo material coming up? PH: Moscow this weekend, then a few trips to Spain, Kiev,Chile with Dicky and into the silly season up to Christmas.. And I'm working on some original music for Maxi Discs, and have a few studio collabs on the go too. Finally working on some new tracks with Phil Mison, my partner in Reverso 68. And also been making some tracks with Toby Tobias and Bonar Bradberry which are both shaping up nicely..
DT: Yes I'm looking forward to 2013, and heading out on my annual pilgrimage to sunnier climes for Jan/Feb to Bali and beyond,and might even stay a bit longer this time.. Also approaching the fiftieth episode of my weekly radio Show "Music for Swimming Pools" on Sonica Fm in Ibiza. I was a bit daunted at first by the thought of a weekly show, but its been a real pleasure to do and get stuck into, and a great reason for finally sorting all my music into some kind of order!
1. Visual (Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco Edit) - Sunday Night Fevers
2. Mario Basanov - We Are Child Of Love (Dicky Trisco's Disco Dee-lite Edit)- Unreleased
3. Alphabet City - Colder Boogie (Dicky Trisco Version) - Maxi Discs
4. Moon Runner _ Cultural Track One - Toy Tonics
5. Craig Bratley - Birdshell (The Revenge Bonus Dub) - Instruments of Rapture
6. The Popular People's Front - Muggermixx - PPF
7. HNQO - Point Of View - Hot Creations
8. Jack Fell Down - My Body (The Revenge Remix) - Home Taping Is Killing Music
9. Sander Kleinenberg/Kraak and Smaak - The Journey (Kolombo remix) PH/Teniente Castillo Dub edit - This is..
10. Moon Runner - House Track Two - Maxi Discs
11. Robbie Akbul and Muan - It's 4.20 - Get Physical
12. Ajello - Dreams of Paradise (Jadoo Dub) PH edit - Hellyea Records
13. Kellerkind - Disco On The Dance Floor' - Sirion Records
14. Marius Varied - Discomagnifique (Pete Herbert Version) - Maxi Discs
15. Rotciv - Classic Age (PH edit) - Dedge Records
16. The Backwoods - Breakthrough - Ene Records
17. Willie Graff and Tuccillio - Give you up - Freerange
18. Todd Terje - Ragysh - Running Back
19. Tom Trago- 'Use Me Again - Rush Hour Recordings
20. Ajello - Hot July (Marius Version) - Maxi Discs
21. Marius Vareid - My House (Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco Version) - Maxi Discs
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