An Interview with Hector Couto

Hector Couto Interview Questions – Talk Is Cheap Saturday 20th October 2012
Hi Hector , we would be really grateful if you could answer a couple of questions ahead of your set for us on Sat 20th October in London. Thanks for your time

1. Let’s start by finding a little bit about how you first got into music and producing…
Where and when did you discover your love for house music and where did it all begin?

It was around 10 years ago, i always listened old cassettes of one of my uncles
and after this more and more, until started my interest for produccion and the world of djing…

2. What is the one piece of kit that you couldn’t be without in your studio?

Everything its essential for me in my studio.

3. How methodical are you in the studio or do you let your creative side do the talking and things develop naturally?

I prefer that the things go out naturally…its the best way to work for me, i dont  like to feel me obligated to create something …

4. What personal piece of music or remix has stood out for you and why and which do you tend to play the most?

I think been my track ”Sometimes” because have a powerfull energy on the dancefloor and housy vocals, that likes to everybody.

5. What releases and remixes do you have planned for the rest of this year?

For the rest of the year i have some releases like these:
Darius Syrossian & Hector couto – Metal (OFF Recordings)
Tusah EP (+ Gorge & Mathias kaden Remixes) (Material Series)
Dont turn Back EP. (BangBang!)

6. Are you looking forward to coming and playing in London?

Yes of course! its one of my favourite cities in the world! love it!

7. What three songs are played most on your iPod?

Michael Jackson – Don’t stop till get it up
Bob Marley – Three little birds
The whispers – And the beat goes on

8. What do you most like to do when away from the studio or gigging?

Go to the beach and relax my mind 🙂

9. Who are you most feeling within the scene at the moment, is there anyone that you’re really keeping an eye on or a particular artist whose sound you are digging right now?

I think its my friend Darius Syrossian, i love his style, as producer and dj.

10. Finally what can we at Talk Is Cheap expect from a Hector Couto DJ set?

In three words… energy, positivity, enjoy….

Quick fire questions:
Favourite food? Solomillo a la cebolla (tipical spanish)
Favourite film? Scarface
Favourite track of all time? Michael Jackson – Don’t stop till get it up
Favourite club? Mint, Leeds
Favourite city? London
Favourite live artist? Rodriguez jr
Favourite DJ? Steve Lawler