INXS – Don’t Change
This song takes me back to the past when I was 17 or 18 years old and I skated and this song was used by one of my favorite skaters, Corey Duffel. It is the perfect song to tell others “what you see is what I am”.
Grupo Niche – Una Aventura
I was born in Colombia but I grew up in Spain and I usually don’t listen to much Latin music, I can say that salsa is one of the few Latin styles of music I listen to. When I returned to Colombia last year, I lived there for 6 months and the father of my ex-girlfriend sang this song but she sang it in a different way and since then I have good memories of this song.
Amor y Control – Ruben Blades
The best song in the world. It talks about how important family is. I have a very special history with this song; I was in London and I was having a very hard time in my life, I was walking in a park and I heard this song and I only remember crying and thinking that I wanted and needed a hug from my mom.
Steve Monite – Only You
My song for Berlin. I moved to Berlin 10 months ago and when I arrived it was a bit hard because I had ended my relationship with my girlfriend at the time. My friend Pablo Fort put on this song one day and I remember listening it and thinking “wow it’s sexy, happy, it has a heart” I ran up to ask the name of the song and we started listening to it together, I even think that we danced a little because it is impossible not to want to dance it.
Bronski beat – Smalltown Boy
I love to travel and whenever I am on a plane I listen to this song. I have fond memories of this song from events where I played, looking out the window on the airplane and thinking about what happened the night before, people I met, something like “thanks but I’m leaving, I have to go home”.
Vulpess – Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra
During my punk time. I remember being with my friends skating and drinking the cheapest beer in the supermarket. We entered the supermarket to eat and drink without paying, my friend Falo had a trick which was to cough to open the Redbull cans.
Juanes – La Camisa Negra
As I said before, I don’t listen to much Latin music but I have very good memories of this song. I arrived in Spain to live with my family and at that time everyone was crazy about this song, I remember being in the car with my mom, my sister and my dad and we all sang the song together. I recently saw things about Juanes again and they are one of those people who make you feel proud of being Colombian, a humble person not like other idiots.
Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
The first event organised in Barcelona. I invited a DJ named Benjamin Fehr and the first day we were together we drank a lot of beer and he showed me this song, it was even the last one track he put on his set and everyone said “he’s crazy”.
Carl Cox Mixed Live at Crobar Nightclub Chicago (2000)
My first contact with electronic music. my friend had a classmate who was a DJ and he had this CD. I remember coming home with my friend Celso to record it on a cassette. I listened to it every day before going to a school. My favourite part was at the 35 minute mark.
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
More than a favorite song for me it is the favorite group of a very special person. I remember being at a concert with that person listening to this song.
Brayan Valenzuela – Last Day (incl. Crystal Geometry Remix) (0000)
Berlin-based Colombian artist Brayan Valenzuela continues to expand into the realms of brutal and industrial techno fueled by a fervour towards analogue hardware on his latest release. Valenzuela has dropped tracks on the likes of Time Traveler’s co-owned imprint PLS.UK and the arts collective Detroit Underground, while seeing Draag, Vlaysin and WarinD joining his 0000 label. ‘Last Day’ pulses from the off with decayed and overdriven 808 style kicks, haunting vox loops, screeching stabs and snappy open-hats before ‘Why’ reverberates with a growling synth, slicing laser notes, rattling percussion and thudding low-end right. ‘Sweet Shit’ then goes on a bit-crushed tip with glitchy cymbals and a slick and bouncing acid key pattern. ‘LLMM’ continues the upfront techno journey with saturated bass drums, cantering rides, a half-time atmospheric break and tight hi-hats. Finally, French producer, live performer and HANDS artist Crystal Geometry provides an otherworldly remix which shudders with white noise crunches, rhythmic subs, distorted high frequency crashes and a bubbling acidic synth line.