Where does El Timbe´s passion for vinyls come from?
It started when I was very young. My father was co-owner of a club on the Costa Brava called Roseto, in Palamos. In those days (seventies and eighties) it was the clubs themselves that bought all the music. As a result in my house there were always a lot of vinyls.
When did you start to collect records?
From the time I had money in my pocket! I used to spend my Saturday mornings strolling up and down Tallers street in Barcelona where all the record stores were, and many of them still are today. I remember spending hours in a huge record shop called Balada on Pelayo street. They had some incredible music in there. Let´s say I was a teenager who really wanted to discover more and more music, I didn’t really mind the genre at that stage. You could see me buying folk, rock, exotic music or soundtracks, etc…
Tell us a little bit about your career as a DJ.
I started to get curious about mixing in the nineties. I was about 19, I had finished studying and had started working. I could now start saving a little bit of money and could by my first CD players. It was the time when Sonar first appeared. I remember being really impressed by all the DJS, the likes of Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills or Laurent Garnier, creating amazing mixes, offering electronic sets.
From then on I started djing as a hobby, it was more for stress relief than anything else. Me, in my room, with my kit, the two of us together,
investigating how to interconnect music. I have to admit that for many years I suffered terrible stage fright and it wasn´t until the new millennium really got going that I started to overcome my fear and I started to DJ at friends’ parties. To this day and after having been lucky enough to visit many different places, clubs and festivals I still DJ and love doing it, enjoying this passion I have fo music and for making people dance and have a great time.