Suara label boss Coyu lands in Dublin this Saturday, May 7th, to make his debut at Hangar with the Strictly Deep crew (more info). The Spaniard has crafted both one of the most consistent and impressive imprints in the game and a highly notable career as an artist himself be it in the studio and from behind the decks. Ahead of his return we hit with some essential catch-up Qs, talking new projects, the Suara Foundation and more!
WWD: Hi Ivan! How are things? Thanks for taking the time out to talk to us!
What’s the most exciting musical project you’re working on right now?Things are going pretty well. I’ve been playing less often during the first half of the year, carefully picking the places where I’m playing because I had to come back to the studio and keep up the stuff we’re doing with Suara, Feline (our new only vinyl sub label), the online store and the Foundation. We have a lot of exciting upcoming projects. I just released 3 remixes on Suara this week, 3 different versions of the same track which is the first time I’ve done something like that, it was pretty fun. I have a couple of upcoming remixes on Turbo (Tiga’s label) and Emerald City (Hot Creation’s sister label) and some new original stuff on a few nice labels. There are fun things lined up on this 2nd half of 2016. Suara is doing better than ever. We have a couple of tracks on the overall Top 20 of Beatport and any of those tracks might be #1 before this interview comes out! It’s not easy to achieve something like that being an underground label.
WWD: Tell us about your role with the Suara Foundation. Where is the organisation heading in 2016 and how do you balance your involvement with your day to day work?
The Foundation is one of the most exciting projects I’m involved at the moment, it’s becoming something solid. We’re helping a lot of street cats and our aim is to keep doing it continuously in the future. My girlfriend is doing a great job at the Foundation and it’s awesome to have the chance to help others. We’re investing part of our money on those street cats but I don’t care, I’m so happy doing what I’m doing!
WWD: You’re back in Dublin with us soon. When you think of Ireland what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Gingers drinking pints of Guinness, being out of control and talking about rugby I guess.
WWD: Do you feel that a club experience can be shaped by cultural differences? Would you take any of these differences into account when travelling and performing?
Absolutely. It’s not the same to perform in Argentina than in France, or in Romania than in Austria. There are a lot of cultural differences and that makes our job even more exciting.
WWD: What do you hope defines the Summer for Suara and for yourself as an artist?
This is gonna be a Summer of transition for us. Suara isn’t gonna have a label night in Ibiza after two years of weekly parties. Ibiza is becoming a very tough place for medium class brands like us. If you aren’t mega rich or a super star, you have no place in Ibiza as brand. I’ll be doing parties here and there, beginning with the last Opening Party of Space Ibiza. Less stress, more fun.