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Los Angeles-based rising DJ and producer Meetch returns to the release radar with his latest electrifying offering, ‘Androids’. Following the success of his debut single ‘See You Dance’, the latest from the brilliant talent showcases Meetch’s evolution as a producer, presenting a dynamic fusion of his tech-house roots and powerful bass house elements. With over a decade of live music experience under his belt, Meetch has earned a reputation for his ability to get the crowd moving, and ‘Androids’ is no exception. ‘Androids’ is out now and available to stream on all platforms.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.

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

I’ll never forget the time I went to a Lotus concert in NYC back in 2011. They’re a jam band, but what really caught my attention was the DJ opening for them named NiT GriT. I saw how he controlled the crowd of hundreds of people with just his music and it was a pivotal moment for me. I knew right then and there that I wanted to be the one controlling the crowd. So I spent countless hours learning how to make music and DJ fluently. I started small doing mobile events, bars, and corporate events until I worked my way up to the nightlife scene. I was only around 16 when I started, but things really took off for me around 19 years old.

Do you remember any album or concert that has changed everything?

Sorry about that, here’s a new answer: Absolutely, it was the Lotus concert I went to in 2011.

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?

When I started out professionally, I was eager to make things work and hustled as hard as possible. I did as many shows and events as I could, hoping to get discovered. But I quickly realized there was more to it than just hard work. Networking, meetings, and collaborations were key. It took a long time to build a name for myself, and I’m still on that journey. I’ve learned to take breaks and believe in the process. It’s been 11 years and I’m still grinding, but smarter this time.

How is the music scene living in your city with this murky pandemic situation?

The music scene is starting to pick back up slowly but surely. During the pandemic, I took some time to work on myself and my music. It was tough not being able to perform for a live audience, but I tried to make the most of it. Now that things are opening up more, I’m excited to get back out there and share my music with the world.

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

I’m all about supporting the local scene, so on weekends I like to hit up the nearby clubs and venues to catch up-and-coming artists. It’s a great way to stay connected with what’s happening in the industry. When I’m not doing that, you can find me checking out some of the local restaurants or hitting up the beaches with my girlfriend. And in the past, I’ve done a lot of travelling to explore different scenes around the world, but now I’m happy to be back home, focusing on my music and building a future for myself.

Have you had time to focus on making music, spending time with your family, or planning future projects?

Yes, this past year has given me the opportunity to really focus on my music and make it a priority. I’ve been working on creating original music and I’m excited to release it in the near future. I also have some future projects in the works, and I’m taking a more strategic approach to ensure their success. As for spending time with family, it’s always a priority for me and I make sure to carve out time for them whenever I can.

How was your last project born?

My last project was born out of a desire to focus more on music after a period of live shows. People were asking if I had any new music coming out, and I realized I missed making music. I wanted to come back with better quality and a stronger strategy behind my releases. I also wanted to improve my ability to sell tickets to shows. So with that in mind, new music became my next step.

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

Basically, I want people to dance and have a good time with my music. There’s not much of a deep concept behind it, but I do believe my live performances are on another level. I love performing with all kinds of instruments and when I do a live mix, the vibe is unmatched. I’m very confident in my ability to put on a great show and I think people will start to notice as my shows get bigger. I have a feeling that by 2024, there will be a big shift for me and my music.

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

My studio has been on my laptop for a while, as I’ve been shifting around Los Angeles. But I’m excited to finally have a detached unit at my new house that I’ll be turning into a real production studio. I’m currently working on acoustic dampening and figuring everything out. I want it to feel like a professional studio in LA or NYC. I’ve been in multiple studios on the East Coast, so I want to create that feeling. It will be aesthetically pleasing with multiple instruments for live recordings and jam sessions.

What’s the one team you’ll never get rid of, no matter what?

One team I’ll never get rid of is Mayhem Events & We Love Kandy SoCal. They’ve given me some great opportunities to perform on epic stages in Los Angeles, and I’m grateful for their continuous support. I’ve played at some amazing venues with them like Avalon Nightclub and Catch One Nightclub. They’re local teams with high success in the nightlife scene here in SoCal, and they help me grow my fan base and get awesome new photos and videos. Thanks to them, I have so many more shows coming up at new locations, and I’m excited about it!

What would you say is the definition of your sound?

My sound is all about being robotic, like my brand. My most recent track, “Androids,” is a perfect example of that. It has a catchy, unique sound with a robotic modulated bass that really makes you move. The lyrics are about robots taking over the world, which is a fun concept to play with. However, I don’t want to limit myself to just one sound. I like to surprise my fans and experiment with different styles, so there will be lots of surprises and switch-ups in my music to come.

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

Oh, I actually haven’t been to a record store in a while, but I did stop by a thrift shop recently and stumbled upon the coolest record player! It was one of those old hand-cranked ones, about the size of an ATM machine. I couldn’t help but wonder about its history and who might have used it before. Unfortunately, the needle was broken, so the old records that came with it weren’t playing quite right. But it was still a really cool find.

Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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