Interview with Afro House connoisseur Yamil

YAMIL has been delivering high-quality house and deep house for the last couple of years, making a name in the industry and having its music played at major clubs and festivals around the world. Also, In a short time, he has performed in clubs in Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, Holland, United Kingdom, Mexico, Peru , and Chile. Having several releases on renowned labels such as Saved Records, Solar Distance, Toolroom, Manitox, Nulu or Go Deeva, YAMIL has proved himself as one of the most interesting artists to keep an eye on during 2019.
At the beginning of this year, his first references in labels like MoBlack, Manitox, Madorasindahouse or a 5 tracks EP on Sudam speaks for themselves. In his sets, he looks for his personal touch, including some of his latest creations, classy percussions and lots of deep house vibrations.
We catch up with him for some insight into what makes him tick.
Tell us about your earliest musical memory?
My beginnings in electronic music were when I was 11 or 12 years old when my older cousins made me listen to techno tapes from artists like Jeff Mills or Oscar Mulero.
At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself “This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?”
This was around 2009 when I entered the world of music production and I was completely hooked on working many hours a day with “LOGIC 9”.
Please list some of the most influential albums on your creative outlook and output:
Green Velvet ‘La la land’
Jeff Mills ‘The Bells’
‘Around The World’ by Daft Punk
What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
Right now my favorite synths are: Moog sub37, Juno106 and BassStation2, my favorite VSTs are Arturia SEM and everything that “Native Instruments” does. I also like the organic sound and have quite a few percussions and instruments that I bring from the countries where I travel.
What inspires you outside of music? What do you turn to when the creative well runs a little low?
When I do not make music I really like to spend time with my family and friends, I also like to go to the mountains or the river, I really love to do something to disconnect surrounded by nature.
What is your opinion on the ever-spreading sub-genre vine? Are there too many? Do you think there’ s perhaps a sub-genre that doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
I think that the genres are good to find music easier, but personally, for me the music is music, no matter the genre, if I like it, I’ll play it… but I must recognize that when you’re looking for music is probably easier to find what you’re looking for.
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?
I like both, I’m a studio freak, I love to spend many hours locked up working on my sound, but I also love to play music and try my work out in front of people to observe the reaction, I could not choose just one, I love both.
As a music artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
I would change all the people who are on the scene just for money and I would put all the people who have passion and love for music. Many very talented people have to move away from music for economic reasons while other people with zero love are profiting.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar? Who shouldn’t the world sleep on?
I have been working with several music bands for the creation of my upcoming LP and I can assure you that the following names are going to tread very hard over the next few years:
– Mnkybsnss
– Humanice
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?
As I told you in the previous question, I’ve been working on an LP for many months and it’s very close to coming out. It will come out through my new project “Pieces Of Life” which encompasses art and music. Soon you will be able to know more about this 🙂
Famous last words?
POL Talks!

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