LABELS: AELLA MUSIC / INMOTIOIN / TRAPEZ LTD / SUARA / VIVA MUSIC / LEENA MUSIC / NOIR / SERKAL MUSIC
Some things are just meant to happen. To see Hermanez, the Belgium-born DJ and producer with Latin roots and heritage, rise to the top of the new crop, seems like a natural progression for those in the know. Hermanez is perhaps mostly associated with his grooving, and tribal-flecked tech-house productions, which keeps finding favours with the great and good including Luciano, Loco Dice and Reboot to name a few. However, a closer look at the Belgium-born producer’s back catalogue unveils an all-encompassing production saviness confidently moving through the different realem of techno.
With releases on aforementioned labels, he adds to his discography Trapez LTD, Viva Music, Leena Music, Noir and Suara, with a much-talked about releases on New York based label Serkal Music and Inmotion Music, not to mention releaes on his own Aella Music imprint which he runs together with long-time friend and fellow Belgian Ramon Tapia. Gigwise, apart from his monthly residency at the concept Unicode in his native Belgium, Hermanez has been zigzagging the planet delivering a perfect fusion of house and techno, incorporating minimal undercurrents and rhythmic building blocks, to clued-up revelers at off-Sonar in Barcelona, Fuse Brussels, Spartacus in Aix en Provence, Footwork in Toronto, Tanzhaus West in Frankfurt, Module in Tokyo, Club Air, ADE Festival in Amsterdam and Tomorrowland (Belgium) at the Cafe d’Anvers stage.
Yet it is clear that Hermanez is on the rise, gaining momentum with every single one of his multi-facetted releases. Join Hermanez’ great artistic journey into the future – and become a part of it!
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Working in the garden, I missed spring maintenance so i’m dealing with a little jungle.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
I had several new during the year which were released on Tronic, Circle Music, The Plot Music, Ad Maiora, Trapez LTD , Cachai Music, Badbarbie Records and soon new stuff on AJ Christou’s label – Celesta Recordings with a remixes of Joey Daniel & Caleb Colloway ! As well a “special” vinyl EP on Badbarbie Records. I’m really thankful for the labels doing all the work for getting my music out there !
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
Hard to say, I see positive responses on lot of them..
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
I had several new during the year which were released on Tronic, Circle Music, The Plot Music, Ad Maiora, Trapez LTD , Cachai Music, Badbarbie Records and soon new stuff on AJ Christou’s label – Celesta Recordings with a remixes of Joey Daniel & Caleb Colloway ! As well a “special” vinyl EP on Badbarbie Records.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
I had the chance to visit berlin quite a lot the past years always with good experiences ! No Favourite country, i love earth.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
From all these years??
Tresor, Circo loco at westernise ADE 2010, Ipse, Kosmonout (transpose) and Club Vaag (antwerp)
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
so much good music out there,
Dj w!ld – All Night
Chris Carrier & Gauthier DM – MBandAnalogue
Unknown – Something else
Premiesku – Fidelio
Yello – ‘Limbo‘ (Mano Le Tough Limbo On Down Baby Yeah Remix)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
1 Daniele Di Martino, Solvane – Daarp – Hermanez Remix 3am Remix – The Plot Music
2 Benales – Element#8 – Sino
3 Audiojack – Senses (Reset Robot remix) – Gruuv
4 Joeski – Dub Music – Poker Flat
5 Daniele Di Martino, Solvane – Daarp (Hermanez 6am Remix) – The Plot Music
6 CLiVe – We Start Moving – Digital Traffic
7 Hugo – Future primitive (Original mix) – Los Suruba
8 Daniel Dubb – Stupidfly (Rub A Dub’s Crossfaded Remix ) – Inmotion Music
9 DJ W!LD – Aimer et C’est Tout – The W Label
10 PAWSA – Wet Paint (Original Mix) – AVOTRE
11 Reelow – Thinking Of You – Solid Grooves Records
12 Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E – Around The Black Rock – Desert Hearts Records
13 Hermanez – Chaologic – Trapez LTD
14 Joor Ghen – External (Original Mix) – Homegrown Label