LABELS: TRONIC / SYSTEMATIC / BEDROCK
Wehbba is one of Brazil’s premiere electronic music ambassadors on the worldwide stage.
Born in Sâo Paulo, based in Barcelona, the former dentist has been spinning house and techno around the globe for more than a decade.
A prolific producer with a distinct style defined by stellar production standards, Wehbba’s reputation is consolidated by the number of respected artists he has worked with from Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed and Christian Smith to Stacey Pullen, Joseph Capriati, Stephan Bodzin, Huxley, ANNA and many more.
Label appearances are varied, on the likes of Bedrock, Systematic, Soma, 2020Vision, Knee Deep In Sound, and studio albums in 2010 & 2013 (‚Full Circle‘ & ‚Square Two’) were released on long time collaborator Christian Smith’s Tronic imprint.
Wehbba tours intensively, having appeared at virtually every prestige international club and festival worldwide, whilst hosting monthly radio shows via Pioneer DJ Radio and Tronic Radio, delivering conference speeches, maintaining an active studio schedule and, most importantly, raising a French Bulldog.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hello, I’m great, I’m packing my bags to go back home to Barcelona, after spending the first week of the year with my family in Brazil.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
My latest release was a remix I’ve done for one of my favourite producers, mr. Harry Romero, which came out on Tronic in December, and it’s one of the remixes I’ve done that I’ve been playing out the most in a while, both his originals were also fire!
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
That’s a tough question to reply after over 200 releases in about 10 years, but maybe ’Full Circle’. my first album on Tronic in 2009, was my first real breakthrough in the scene.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
There are lots planned for 2017 but unfortunately at this point I can’t really say much about any of it! I can only say it will be a busy year 😉
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
Another tricky question! Lots of places have a piece of my heart for different reasons, and that’s the great part of travelling so much. I get to spend some time in some of my favorite places like Berlin or London , and go back to my beloved Barcelona which has been my chosen home for the past year or so.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
I never like to put it like that as there are lots to account for when claiming a gig was “the best”. Sometimes the crowd is wild but the soundsystem is not that great and makes playing a very difficult job, sometimes it’s the opposite, or sometimes it’s the visuals – or lack there of, so I like to categorize instead each gig as a challenge and how good of a challenge it was and how was the outcome, this makes every gig almost equally a memorable experience.
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Harry Romero – Balance (Wehbba Remix) (Tronic)
Anna – Far Beyond (RUKUS)
Boys Noize – Midnight (Audion Remix)
Gary Beck – ST11 (BEK Audio)
Par Grindvik – The Order (Stockolm LTD)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Rob Hes – Outside
Gabriel Ananda – Doppelwhipper (Layton Giordani Remix)
Ron Costa – Hourncase
Wehbba – The Observer
Harry Romero – Flowbee
Boys Noize – Midnight (Audion Remix)
Eric Sneo – Move On (Paco Osuna edit)
Christian Smith – Blast Off (Victor Ruiz Remix)
Hidden Empire – Trident
Pig&Dan – Chemistry
Obscure Shape, SHDW – Augen der Nacht
Cleric, Dax J – Sirius
Memorial Home – The Wall