LABELS: Roush Label, Hot Creations, Get Physical, Defected, Moon Harbour, 20/20 Vision
Hector Couto is one of the most respected artists around with a true global allure for his genre of house music, with his unique production style which has been described as being the perfect blend of Chicago house and old-school techno, Couto has been busy making waves within the dance scene for the past seven years. His groove-thickened vibey DJ sets have seen him throw it down at some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world, while his prolific work in the studio has landed him successful releases on labels such as Hot Creations, 20/20 Vision, Get Physical, Moon Harbour & Defected, also releasing on his own label Roush, it’s safe to say he has amassed an impressive resumé.
Couto, who’s commanded respect from the industry through his achievements, in no time at all has appeared in the Resident Advisor’s Top 100 Most Charted artists and nominated as one of the best house artist for the Vicious Music Awards in 2015.
Lauded time and time again for his “unique” style, Couto decided in 2013 to launch his own record label Roush and believes that with his ability to balance established artists and emerging talent is what makes the imprint standout in the genre’s hugely competitive market.
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Hello Hectorl! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi guys, right now im in Buenos Aires, visiting the city after my gigs in Rosario and Mendoza with German Brigante.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
One of my latest EP was “Get It On” released via 20/20 Vision Recordings and works really well this summer, I try to approach in the studio to the early sound of house music and the support that I been receiving with this one is absolutely amazing. The other release was “Black Noise” on Mar-T imprint WOW! Recordings with a club sound perfect for any party with Arado on the remix dutties
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
Get It On released on 20/20 Vision Recordings
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned in 2016?
It is, I have a Remix Ep of my Parental Advisory release on my label Roush with Ralph Lawson & DJ T in October., another remix for Arado in September, on his new EP “ Rollin Hard” on my label too, and a remix on Darius Syrossian Imprint Do Not Sleep for Harry Romero !!
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
One of my favourite country is Argentina, the people is simply amazing and the culture of house music is comparable us Europe, Really enjoyed every time I play there, so for me is a special country !!
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
A couple having sex while I was playing 🙂
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Music On (Amnesia Ibiza) / Space Opening / Amnesia Cordoba Argentina / Clorophila Club / ( El Row Milano ( Social Music City)
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Hector Couto – Get It On
Vibe Killers – Medium Rare (DJ W!LD Remix)
Franck Roger – The Drift
Cozzy D – Rub & Chugg
Neverdogs – So Different (Mennie Remix)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Stefan
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