01. Mariachi Vargas de Tecatitlan – Huapango de Moncayo
Coming from Mexico and specially being from Guadalajara I grew up listening to mariachi, one of the most respected mariachis is El Mariachi Vargas de Tecatitlan and one of my favorite mariachi songs is Huapango de Moncayo for the melodies take you in a journey through different emotions.
2. Bee Gees – Night Fever
My parents use to listen to disco back when I was a kid and my dad was an extreme fan of the Bee Gees and the track that I still listen to till this day is no other than Night Fever! Amazing guitar riffs, melodies, and the incredible unique voice of Barry Gibb a companioned by his brothers just wow.
3 Michael Jackson – Black and White
Growing up I started to buy my first cassettes and my very first cassette was Michael Jacksons Dangerous. I always been and will be his fan, besides all the controversies he has been a person that helped a lot of people around the world with his music sending messages of peace and harmony. In this days we need someone like that. It’s why my music I try to relate to the native culture and nature. I believe we need to teach our children about were we come and that we are one race . That is why I choose Black and white.
4. Pearl Jam – Alive
In my teens I started to listening to many different type of music but one that relay got to me was the grunge scene Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains I can go on. But let me tell you about my favorite band of all time PJ Pearl Jam . The amazing vocals and lyrics of Eddie Vedder synced with the amazing guitar playing of Mike McCready pff CHINGON!!!
5. Tool – Stinkfist
I think this next selection is a favorite of many artist this band has one of the best vocalist that have ever existed for me. Im talking of no other than TOOL no one has surpassed Maynard vocally in my opinion. This is the type of music I play whenever I feel down or just need to get everything out for this I picked Stinkfist.
6. New Order – Confusion
I was 13 when I first saw the movie Blade that opening vampire club scene caught my attention I didn’t know it was a underground rave I actually didn’t think of anything just remembering that repetitive beat and that was my first taste of techno music.
7. Celso Piña – Cumbia Sampuensana
Growing up In Laredo the Border of Texas and Mexico we would listen to a lot of Cumbias and there was this accordion player and composer by the name of Celso Piña he reinvented what is now known as Cumbia Rebajada.
8. ABSCHAUM – Moon Tango
I will use this last three positions for the three tracks that as of this moment are on my top 10. I just discovered this band a last year they played at the Moulin Rouge along side Vox Low they are Lyon based band called ABSCHAUM they have a very trippy Indie rock performance that really blew me away.
9. Simple Symmetry – Incredible Adventures In Khazar Khaganate
This track is one of my favorite tracks it is always on my USB for my gigs the track takes you on an adventure thus called Incredible Adventures In Khazar Khaganate from Russian duo Simple Symmetry.
10.LEONOR – Persian Fan
I would have to put my debut track as LEONOR at this position was the first track I produced and released came out two years ago via NEIN RECORDS the song influenced a little bit by all this past songs I listed. Thanks for letting me share this list hope you enjoy.
Leonor – Xantolo EP (My Favorite Robot Records)
This September, My Favorite Robot welcomes Mexican artist Leonor for a debut release that shows off his evocative synth sounds while the label bosses and Bawrut also remix. Leonor has often found his tracks at the top of the Beatport and Juno charts, they range from slow motion, dark disco to Balearic beats and have taken him all round Europe as a DJ. Now off the back of support from the likes of Dixon and Maceo Plex, he is back with more of his superb original music. The ‘Xantolo EP’ is a record inspired by the culture of Mexico’s Fariseos, the colourfully dressed and masked religious figures that made their mark on the young Leonor. The opener is ‘Xantolo’, a deep rooted groove that lifts you off your feet with its rising synth energy. It feels epic and poignant without ever being showy, as distant guitar riffs and tumbling congas build a serene vibe. Label heads My Favorite Robot then up the ante and layer in some pressurised synth loops and more driving hits to make for a futuristic bit of cosmic techno. Leonor’s excellent ‘El Chapulin’ is a real astral adventure, with sci-fi pads flying by the window as you surf on a future-retro groove. Subtle acid sounds and spoken words drift into earshot to add even more evocative and essential detail. Remixer Bawrut makes music that draws on the rich heritage of Chicago and European house but comes embellished with all sorts of wonderful additions that come to him during digging sessions and DJ sets around the world. The Silencio boss skillfully flips ‘El Chapulin’ into a broken beat jam with pixel-thin synth lines and warm, surging bass. This EP is a perfect fusion of synth, disco and techno into something new and fresh.
Leonor – Xantolo EP (My Favorite Robot Records) Release: 25th September 2020 Cat No: MFR184