SNOE closes 2016 with one last release of pure tech house bliss from Berlin-based Argentinian DJ and producer Adrian Hour. “Kickback“ EP consists of the title track and two remixes, the first one comes from label bosses Andreas Henneberg & Beth Lydi and the second by SNOE mainstay Compact Grey. We managed to grab a few words with Adrian to discuss “Kickback” EP, his inspiration and more…
It could be house, techno, acid, disco or whatever I feel the crowd need to connect with my message or trip...How would you define your DJ and production styles?
It's very difficult for me to define my DJ and production styles, cause I don't have one favorite style or sound. But actually that's what defines me, the dynamic difference between the sounds and set mix, depending on where I play is what I really enjoy, and club, a festival, party on the beach, small party, day or night. It could be house, techno, acid, disco or whatever I feel the crowd need to connect with my message or trip.
Talk us through a bit about your new release, its inspiration, and your relationship to SNOE.
My new release is a project I started long time ago that I never couldn't finish. I was changing it all the time, playing it everywhere to check the reaction on the dance floor, and always needed a few changes. Now it is 100 % done, with three different and big build up that will make the people go off! And I'm very happy to release it on SNOE, it fits perfectly to the label and the connection I have with the team. It couldn't be better!
My "studio" are my headphones & laptop, with thousands plugins that nowadays have almost the same quality to the analog machines..How about producing? Can you tell us more about what you use in the studio?
I feel a bit shame to say this, but I've been working just with my headphones since I moved to Berlin. So my "studio" are my headphones and laptop, with thousands plugins that nowadays have almost the same quality to the analog machines.
One of my favorites is the new pack of Arturia called "V collection 5" for the synths. Then for the FX I use the Sound Toys pack, amazing delays, distortion and filters. And the classic Waves pack for the mix and mastering.
What keeps you inspired and what else are you working on or looking forward to?
The transition in my life the last two years is keeping me inspired so much, travelling around the world made me focus on some little “sounds” and "tweaks" very effective on the crowd. But at the same time I'm working on some new and different sounds that I’d like to show in my upcoming album. I hope it will be done for 2017!