Mmmmaven’s own John Barera sat down with Teshno recently for their “on the record” interview series. On top of calling him “undoubtedly one of the breakout house producers of the last year,” they give a nice list of records to check out from a great DJ, we also got some fun little insights about what Barera is into.
For one thing we now know that it’s been a goal of his for a long time to see Stevie Wonder, he just hopes he plays ‘Too High’. We also learned that he loves to play along to Prince records in the studio, and that Prince is one of his go to artists to get an otherwise motionless dance floor moving. Barera also mentions D’angelo, Sly and the Family Stone, and KRS-One:
the first record i can remember buying was krs-one’s ‘return of the boom bap’. as a kid i listened to my dad’s records and i had a few cds, but when i decided to start my own record collection i bought this one in brooklyn, on my first record shopping trip . it’s a great record, i used to love listening to records like this and ‘midnight marauders’ by a tribe called quest, and i still do.
Read the entire interview here.
Barera and Will Martin have an album coming out soon, called Graceless. The record is being released on Steffi’s label Dolly. Editor in chief of xlr8r Shawn Reynaldo, is very excited about the album coming out.
— Shawn Reynaldo (@ShawnReynaldo) August 8, 2014
Here is a collaboration that John did with Will Martin called Yen. A shadowy track that peaks with liquid smooth synths and grooves. Throw this on and take a ride.
John is also playing Make it New on Thursday October 9th as part of our 10 year anniversary. He’ll be doing a b2b set with Coralcola which will be followed up by Roman Flugel and South London Ordnance. Don’t miss out on all this sweet music happening on just one night! For more information on the show check out the Facebook event page.
PS: John’s new 2LP with DJ Will Martin can now be listened to at Clone.nl!