Miami Encode speaks to Pixel82 today, their forthcoming album “Infinity” has been a big hit with us. Without further adoo…
How would you present/describe your work to someone who doesn’t know you?
That’s a tough one right away 🙂 I would say at the moment my work is focused on more feel good underground electronic leftfield house, techno and electronica, with some progressive bits and pieces.
And your last record? How was it born? And where do you want it to lead?
My debut LP INFINITY was produced during a time of forced introspection and uncertainty a.k.a global pandemic. It was a rediscovery of the past to find the future for me. I wanted to create an uplifting vibe for the songs on the album but while still having a subtle dystopian feel in them. I want it to work as a positive journey for the people that listen to it.
What message would you like to convey to the public?
The message of the album is one of positivity, of a bright future. Infinity conveys the the continuum of life, togetherness, and union
How do you make music? What is most important for you?
I make music mostly with hardware synths and machines, by jamming with them and then creating full songs and tracks. The most important thing for me is that I love the track I am working on to be honest. I cannot do it otherwise. I also love switching things around, it is very important to me to make different music and music that works on and off the dancefloor.
Is there a unifying concept behind your art?
Exploration of sound as the unifying force of the universe.
What makes you unique?
I don’t really know if I’m unique, not really up to me to say that I would say.
As for your studio, what is it currently composed of?
Too much stuff to mention but as far as synths go here are some:
Korg MS-10, Roland Sh-101, Oberheim Matrix 1000, Novation Supernova, Roland JD-800, Studio Electronics SE1, Yamaha TX81Z, Roland GR77B, Moog Minitaur, Dave smith Tetra, Arp Odyssey, Elektron Analog Keys, Elektron Analog Rytm, Elektron Digitakt, Korg Dw6000, Arturia Microfreak, Emu Orbit, Roland Tr-8, Mode Machines ADX1…….
What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what?
Do you have hope for the future of music? How would you like the future of the music industry to be?
Music is more a product than it ever was. Weird is that the product is not the music anymore quite often, but the artist’s online presence/influencer ability. I think this will unfortunately continue to grow, to a point where AI will be making music for mainstream culture avatars.
On the reverse of the coin, and here is the hope part: I trust that this massification of electronic music will inevitably bring back the search for new, alternative and experimental sounds and forms of expression.
Can you reveal some future projects to us?
I’m finishing my first A/V live act to present my album with synths and responsive visuals. I am also starting the initial ideas for a new, more organic and experimental music project under my name Filipe Galante. I also am turning my studio Porto Beats into a production and teaching platform hub for other artists. All this while I keep on Djing and producing as Pixel82.
What makes you happy?
The smell of summer, a hug from my daughter…
What bothers you?
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Written by: Alejandro Serrano
Nacido en Argentina, y con mas de 30 años de carrera como DJ, Mike Grey nos presenta cada semana: “Carnival” un viaje por los sonidos del Progressive House mundial. Explorando diferentes texturas, que gravitan entre los sonidos Deep y Melodic, con algunas pinceladas de Organic, Mike nos invita a viajar durante 60 minutos a los más profundo de una experiencia musical que estimulará tus sentidos. At the same time, along more than 30 years up to now, He did more than 2.300 events like a Dj. His favourites musical styles are: Progressive House and Deep House, but, like a real fan of Rock and Roll, He made a fusion between it, and electronic music. This characteristic put his sets in a different level, surprising the crowd with a remixed rock classic, or with a musician playing live during the set. He shared DJ booth with different artists like Matias Chilano, Lucas Rossi, Emi Galvan and many more. Nowadays, you can tune his music trough different digital plattforms like: Mixcloud, I Tunes or SoundCloud. He hosts a Radio Show named "The Carnival", wich is played once a week.close