CD COMP COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL TALK TO CELEBRATE THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF GARITO CAFE MALLORCA
(Local Talk interview below)
In Mallorca there is club that is like no other place out there. Garito Café is a small (but big) club that under the guidance of DJ, producer and club owner Nacho Velasco aka Grand Reserva has become Mallorcas best kept secret for over 16 years. Its one of those rare house clubs where people actually do care about the music and where some of the worlds best DJs like MCDE, Ian Pooley, Ame, Chez Damier, Gilles Peterson etc crave to come back to spin their favourite music year after year. Local Talk label boss Mad Mats was one of these lucky DJs that got so spellbound by Nacho and his amazing club that he now returns every year to the Garito. After the bond between Local Talk and Garito grew stronger for every year they finally decided to release a mix album with Local Talk material. Selected and live mixed by Nacho Velasco himself Local Talk are proud to present ”Music Joined Us” which showcase exactly how a night at Garito goes down.
With the Music Joined Us compilation out now on Traxsource via Local Talk. Local Talk Records part founder, Mad Mats chats to DJ, producer and club owner Nacho Velasco aka Grand Reserva about his Garito Café club & more in this Interview.
Label: Local Talk
Artist: Local Talk vs Garito
Title: Music Joined Us
Release Date: 7 November 2014
Format: CD & Digital
14 x Unmixed Tracks
TRACKLIST WITH YOUTUBE LINKS
01. Jesse Futerman – Life Is A Gamble – http://youtu.be/nJrZxoO92SM
02. Deymare – 1990 – http://youtu.be/8jj6D0QyPdY
03. Art Of Tones – I Don’t Think That’s Music – http://youtu.be/TBfB7xIyq0A
04. Oliver Gehrmann – Street Sounds – http://youtu.be/-fKRiPwM8AI
05. Tommy Rawson – Brenda Done Died With No Name – http://youtu.be/xWOdQluaGMQ
06. HNNY – For The Very First Time – http://youtu.be/0uOReT1bKMk
07. Tommy Rawson – 7 Days – http://youtu.be/fXjLWcogIsI
08. Sasse – Pino – http://youtu.be/zRJbSC1yPTQ
09. Fred Everything – Brothers & Sisters (PM Atlantic) – http://youtu.be/ot4Xqvvgiwk
10. Dirtytwo – Trapped! – http://youtu.be/bLs1E5cWgMk
11. Crackazat – Candle Coast – http://youtu.be/OUJ7EjWYUE8
12. Tanzlife – Heart Attack – http://youtu.be/yU0nkjWFTrg
13. Kyodai – So Special – http://soundcloud.com/
14. Bassfort – Moon Shadow – http://youtu.be/3mMkmpWriww
1 x Continuous Mix
15. Local Talk vs Garito – Mixed by Nacho “Gran Reserva” Velasco
GROOVEMENT SOUL CHAT WITH MAD MATS AND TOOLI (LOCAL TALK)
Questions by Keith Dalton
Q: When did you first DJ at the Garito Cafe and what makes it so special?
A: Mats: I think it was around 2008 when I first came of to Garito and I usually come over twice every year. The magic of this venue has a lot to do with Nacho Velasco, the founder, owner and resident DJ at Garito. He basically built a musical place after his own personal needs but that is very welcoming to everybody.
Q: What is your is your connection to the Garito Cafe and Nacho?
A: Mats: We’re basically very like minded in music, food, culture and women haha 😉
Q: How did the idea of ”Local Talk vs Garito – Music Joined Us” come about?
A: The idea came about when Nacho and Garito wanted to do something special for their 16th anniversary party. We thought this would be the perfect way to spread the news about Garito outside of Mallorca.
Q: Did you find it hard to select the most relevant Local Talk back catalogue tunes for the comp?
A: Not for us, Nacho picked the tracks and we told him he could pick whatever he wanted from the LT back catalogue.
Q: Bassfort is where it all started for Local Talk, are there any plans to get the Kyodai brothers and Nacho to collaborate under the Bassfort guise again?
A: We know they are working on stuff again, that’s all we’re allowed to say right now 😉
Q: Local Talk is a well established and very successful house label, what do you assign it’s ongoing success to.
A: We hope to be we’re a very consistent label/brand that is always relevant regardless of musical trends and styles. We’re always curious of new styles but if something old school that is good enough turns up we won’t be afraid to put that out either. Its simply about good music really and I think we’ve proven that over the years we’ve been around.
Q: Are either of you in the studio working on some of your own productions or edits.
A: Tooli – I’m working on some stuff, actually I have tons of tracks I have to finish, just need to find the time really but I’m slowly getting there. There stuff coming in 2015, be ready!
Q: Have you any plans or confirmed bookings for Dublin in the near future?
A: There’s talks about coming back to Dublin, hopefully it will happen soon. Both of us love the city and we had a really really good time when we played last year.
Q: You DJ’d at the Southport Weekender in October this year. Did you enjoy the being back at the weekender in the old venue. Did you bust some move while DJing?
Mats: Yes, its always a pleasure to play at Southport. They got the most educated club audience in the world so you can go all over the place and play whatever you like…which is perfect for me! No breaking this time but I definitely did some serious head nodding
Q: Any exciting plans in the future?
A: Lot’s of great music on it’s way. Next up is a Crackazat 12”, the second single from the forthcoming album that’s out early 2015 (it’s a KILLER album). The we’re ending 2014 with a new HNNY release, it’s called Noth…
First release of 2015 will be from Corrado Bucci, there’s a new LTX coming too + we’ve been talking about a new compilation series we want to do in 2015. All in all it looks like a very good year for fans of Local Talk….oh, we’ve got new merch coming – new t-shirts are on their way.
Gig wise – We’re playing at Panorama Bar with Kyodai and Art Of Tones in January, that’s going to be very exciting!
Q: Are there any artists that really excite you that you haven’t yet released on the label and that you would like to.
A: Perhaps there is but first and foremost it’s about the music so if unknown producer X makes something we really like that will excite us too 😉
Q: How is the scene in Sweden right now?
A: Techno, techno, techno and loads of young DJs that basically want to move away from Stockholm to Berlin. We prefer to play clubs outside of Stockholm to be honest.
Q: What’s been your best party in 2014 so far?
A: The label night at Watergate with HNNY , Kyodai and our friends Tim Vitá, Oliver Gehrmann and Xaver Hirsch (the trio behind LT041, Trinity EP) was really cool and something we’d love to do again.
Above: Nacho and Mats