David Etienne, founder of Interdit Label

1.It’s been more than 5 years since the creation of your label Interdit. Why did you decide to start this project?

I created Interdit with some local friends in 2011, at the beginning without knowing it’s real path; we could say we create a crew just to make some parties, have fun with friends and do our passion, play music! But it was one year ago, when I decide with my partner Caty from Mexico to make this project more serious and more real than it was.

2. What does your job in Interdit involve on a day-to-day basis?

Well right now we’re shaping the project, we’ve been releasing monthly podcasts of djs and producers from several countries, very focused on the release of our new website, producing and gathering great music for our next releases. Personally, working every week in the studio!

3.What are your next releases with the label?

Our next releases: the first one by me and Jose Muñoz better known as Ojos, including also two remixes. Caty and Keinke, members from Interdit, are preparing the second one, with also two remixes on the release.

4. What does it take for an artist to release music with your label?

We all share a passion so we look for people that can share and increase this passion. Speaking for the team, I believe, we want to work hard in this project, to show new faces, in the scene, with interesting proposals, give the shot to talented people, the opportunity to stand out and to be listened. Always encouraging them to share their music with us.

5. Any upcoming events with the label?

In Barcelona, we have a residency in the beloved Switch Pocket Club (Gracia), the next one is on March 29th next to the Lithuanian Ginny Quid. Also, we have an exciting event on April at Warehouse (Plaza España) with a line up to be announced very soon.

As well some showcases in Mexico City.

6. What are the next moves as a label?

To share, learn and grow. I think this resumes all; we want to share our music, to go more deep into it and grow, to expand our message to other essential cities for electronic music.

7. It seems most dj’s end up building their own label. What are the advantages for the dj?

I think that could be very relative. From the beginning if you’re a dj and have a defined style, then you will know what you’re searching for, where to find it, and how it works with the electronic music scene. If you create a label, you have to know your real purpose to do it. The hard part is not to build a label but to know the reason to do it, a reason that not only help yourself to share your music, but really change something, improve something or help somehow to do it.  So, advantages depend on what you are looking for.

8. What is your favourite way for producing tracks?

I started to produce on Cubase, then I went to Logic, and I felt very comfortable doing it on that DAW, but recently, I started to use some hardware as Groovebox, Electribe, the Volca synths, Microbrute, and there’s where I found the meaning of life…lol! Not, but really, with the hardware way, you can reach a huger sound than with the digital part.

9. Any new album or project coming soon?

I’m preparing a new project with another member from Interdit, which will be out very soon, and as I told you before, we’re cooking some future releases for the label.

10. What is your recommendation to a young DJ who wants to earn a living in the world of music?

To be real, always believe in your style and yourself. But the most important thing is to be persistent and work hard on what you believe.

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