Santos’s style has both evolved and refined since his 2000 breakthrough Camels, with three solo albums, a heap of aliases and a seemingly insatiable desire to keep moving. His latest album, If You Have Meat You Want Fish, out next week (check the album minimix below!), has a refreshing techy feel, with progressive and percussive overtones… we asked him The Questions, and here are the answers.
The name of the first song i was really proud of was called: “Camels”- It was a radical music innovation.
Most fun person i’ve ever worked with: My dad, he’s 60 years old and we talk about Villalobos, Prodigy, Giorgio, Moroder, Lemon Jelly etc.
I couldn’t live without: “Spectrum Analyser”
Best musical advice i’ve ever been given: In 1992: “Use control change parameter 74 for filter cut off midi automation!!”
A piece of gear i couldn’t live without: Spectrum analyzer.
A piece of gear i wish i could live without: Cables
My studio environment in three words: Hybrid analog-digital enterprise!!!
A song i wish i’d written: Carl Graig pres Paper Clip People: Throw.
If i could do it all again, i’d: Exactly the same.
Santos has a new sample pack from Loopmasters too – you can get those tech house sounds yourself with Private Tech House Collection now…