We’re back with the second installment of our Pool Podcast.
Again hosted by Matty & Ben, this outing features an exclusive guest Selection from Nenad Markovic, a chat with Faze Action’s Simon Lee, and new music from Todd Terje, Richard Sen, MMT, Faze Action & more..
We’re back! Kicking off the first date of our El Salon residency at We Love.. Sundays at Space this year, Residents Matty J & Ben Terry are joined by special guest Dicky Trisco from the excellent Disco Deviance imprint. We also have Trojan Earl Gateshead holding it down for Mr Doris’s excellent ‘After Dark Sessions’ on the Sunset Terrace. If you’re on the island and would like to come down please drop us a message!
We caught up with Dicky Trisco himself ahead of the show…
The Pool – So, Ibiza then? seems like you’ve been on the island for a few years now doing bits & pieces, what keeps you coming back?
DT: Naked people and sunshine mostly . But I also like beaches, swimming in beautiful coves, watching some of the best sunsets in the world and being with great people in a place that has a very special vibe about it. I love it.
The Pool – what’s been your experience with Space as a venue, from a punter’s point of view and have you played there before?
DT: Yes I played there last year for Futuredisco. Was a wicked experience. I love the energy at Space and when you are standing up top you can even hear the planes landing and taking off from the airport. Brilliant. Feels like everyone is coming to the party! And in terms of music I think Space and We Love in particular have been leading the way for a while now on the Island.
The Pool: Disco Deviance as a label seems to be pretty prolific, how did that kick off and how have things changed since you started back in 2007?
DT: I have always loved Disco music and Disco Deviance as an imprint is just an expression of that passion for the music really. It kicked off with all the new interest in Disco back around 2005/6 when Nu Disco was in vogue. At the time we were doing Boogie Corporation on 2020 Vision and our mission was to focus on the sounds we had always loved funk, disco, electrofunk etc and DD just kind of emerged naturally out of that really. I also came into contact with Greg Wilson for the first time around then and his DJ style, immaculate programming and enthusiasm was a big influence on me.
The Pool: What release plans do you have over the summer, a traditionally quietish time for many labels?
DT: Ha…we are never quiet! I have just started up a new 100% original disco imprint called File Under Disco and we are super busy with that one at the moment. Lots of really fantastic music coming up. And it is just so exciting to be working with musicians and top producers making the disco sounds I have always loved. Really it is where I have always wanted to be. I feel very lucky. We also have releases out on Maxi Discs, the House imprint I run with my good mate Pete Herbert, and a few very special summer releases on the Tribute imprint by NY’s Dr Dunks and man-of-the-moment Late Nite Tuff Guy from Oz. Tribute is an 100% Balearic imprint for those special dance floor moments. And the Tuff Guy is someone who’s work I am really excited by just now.
The Pool: You’re approaching 30 releases now, do you have a personal favourite from your catalogue & how do you keep up the consistency amongst the hundreds of edits/tracks you must hear every month?
DT: My favourite is probably still the ‘Don’t Let Go’ edit by Pete Herbert…I had to fight to get that one and I have played it all over the world. It always works. Such an amazing song anyway, but he did a top job on it. But ‘Shack Up’ by The Revenge is pretty close as well and Graeme is one of the nicest people on the planet too. It is on the DJ mix I have done for We Love…just can’t get enough of that one.
The Pool: Describe for us what to expect from your DJ’ing style, is it very similar to your labels output?
DT: I like a party. And I think that is why Disco music just won’t go away..it is still one of the best soundtracks ever to really letting loose and going crazy on the dance floor. I feel honoured as a DJ to be able to supply the music for people when they move into that place and they just want to leave everything behind and be there for a while. It is an amazing thing to be part of. So really when I play I only play music that I love and I want to take the dancers to that special place. The rest I make up as I go along..
The Pool: You seem to travel a bit and have a few residencies on the go…how is that all going?
DT: This year has really been great on that front. I have been to Oz for the second time and out to Japan for the first time. Tokyo in particular blew me away. The people are ace. And I have also been holding down a monthly residency in what I regard to be one of the best clubs in the Universe, Minimuzkhol in Istanbul. It is such a special experience every time I play there and some amazing DJs have come with me this year – Pete Herbert, Chris Duckenfield and Rahaan – and we have had a great time. The crowd are just crazy. It is a small place but it totally goes off! And they love disco. I have a lot of good friends there now. Also been holding down residencies in London and at Autodisco in Scotland. It’s all good!
The Pool: Do you have a rubber dinghy in your rider as per some we’ve been seeing recently, and if not what’s your poison!?
DT: Havana and Sprite please with a slice of lime and keep them coming..
The Pool: Finally, are you an offshore tax haven don, or under the bed in a shoebox man?
DT: I spend what I get and enjoy every minute of it.