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The Miami-based producer couple have brought their flair for spicy sounds and tropical tones to the fore with ‘Stay Fresh’. A bouncy, percussion-filled offering suitable for any sun-soaked dance floor or speakeasy nightclub, “Stay Fresh” beats with its sparkling rhythms and bouncy vocals. Dipzy and Chris Clark have created a sensational home heater and a welcome addition to the Dirtybird catalog with ‘Stay Fresh’.

House producer and multi-instrumentalist Dipzy has embraced music since he was five years old, mastering the timbales, congas and drums at a young age thanks to his Miami upbringing and his Cuban heritage. His first big release, ‘Wobble Like’, was via Dirtybird and he has since appeared on labels such as This Ain’t Bristol and Parasoul. Dipzy has earned the support of top underground house artists like Shiba San, Green Velvet, Solardo, Rebuke, Kyle Watson, CID, Noizu, Treasure Fingers, Steve Darko, Lucati and more.

Chris Clark was born and raised in Miami, Florida and still calls it home today. Touring and producing has been his passion since his college years, where he majored in the music business before becoming a radio DJ at Revolution 93.5. His debut song ‘Disco Shit’ appeared on Traxsource in its first week of release and remains one of his most popular songs to this day. Emphasizing the afro house and tech house sounds of Miami, Clark founded his own record label, Lost Minds Records.

We have had the pleasure of interviewing Dipzy and this has been the result.


What was the first thing that attracted you to the world of electronic music?


A: Deep house captured my ears, but on a physical level, the production level at festivals/events always astounded me, hearing these massive sound systems deliver such clean beats, it was truly captivating


Do you remember an album or concert that inspired you?


A: EDC 2017 really shook me, I hadnt been to an electronic dance festival until that point, I had no clue sound systems could reach those levels and with so much clean headroom. I was in love, especially hearing some of the smaller stages play DnB and Techno

Since you got into this professionally, what did you miss the most nationally, internationally and on the contrary, what helped you the most to grow, even to believe in yourself?


A: Well whenever I leave for tour, I miss my cats like there is no tomorrow, truly always in my mind and heart. Honestly just being comfortable in situations that require patience and a lot of moving parts, just makes me realize I can take on anything if I put my mind to it.


How is the music scene living in your city currently?


A: Miami is a big scene with plenty of moving parts, tons of places to play, but you definitely have to play a game of sorts to even find an in, but thats a whole nother interviews worth of an answer I cant give right now lol! Hoping things become less about clout and more about true artistic expression.


What are your favorite places to hang out in the city?


A: I love hanging out in Downtown, Wynwood, Miami Beach, lots of gems further north too outside of Miami Dade, wherever i can smell the sea salt and enjoy some good food, im there


How was your last project made?


A: My last project “Stay Fresh” is a blend of all the favorite elements ive enjoyed in Dance music this past year, it’s the approach of less is more, but chasing that nuance that can make a track so special. Ableton Live and a lot of hardwork brought it together.


What do you want to convey in your work? What is the concept behind?


A: I truly want to pay tribute to all my influences, as well as convey my own voice as an artist, I try to stay true to this by crafting as much from scratch as I can, whether its raw recordings or takes on instruments, or sound design modulating normal every day sounds!


As for your studio, what is your setup currently made of?


A: Focal, Adam Audio, Moog’s, Behringer, guitars, basses, lots of money spent on these crucial toys


What would you say is the definition of your sound?


A: Funky, Latin, Groovy, Heavy!


What was the last record store you visited and what did you get out there?


A: Sweat Records in Little Haiti! I bought a Fall of Troy Record actually! Manipulator


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Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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