Multi-faceted artist German Brigante has been a solid fixture on the electronic music scene for many years now. He has hosted global events alongside the likes of Dennis Cruz and Paco Osuna, whilst attracting the attention of Solomun and Dixon for his stellar releases on Dirtybird, Get Physical Music and many more. We caught up with the Malaga native for a chat about music, his exciting new release on connected and upcoming projects for the year ahead.
WWD: Hi German, thanks for joining us at When We Dip! How was it adjusting to life last year during lockdown?
Hello, luckily I was making a lot of music in the studio, getting some production classes and masterclass to some guys in my city and also exercising at home as much as I could and studying.
WWD: As a performer, you’ve toured the globe and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business. What are some of your favourite gig highlights?
I really like to have gigs all over the world because what I enjoy the most is meeting new people and to feel how each audience feels the music differently. I love to play in South America, the energy there is top
WWD: You have a new release dropping in February on connected, how did you get involved with the label and can you tell us the back story behind your three-track EP? Also, were there any ‘go to’ tools you reached for in the studio whilst making this release?
Connected is a label I was really into it. They have extraordinarily good taste, Nick is a great guy and he was always open to hearing my sound. I did this EP especially for Connected and gladly he liked it. I made the whole EP in 3 weeks, a complete record! ahaha it was during the lockdown. This time I used some of my preferred gear such as the Nord Lead 4, Roland’s Juno 106, JX8P, TR 808 and the Moog sub37.
WWD: You’re currently residing in the South of Spain, what’s the music scene like in Malaga?
There is still a long way to go here but there are some promoters who are doing things well for the electronic music scene in Malaga. Our most popular sound is ‘Flamenco’
WWD: As a producer, are there any particular studio tips you can give to aspiring artists?
Do what comes out of your hearts and don’t let yourselves be influenced by fashions. Your originality will make you unique.
WWD: With festivals and gigs out of the frame, how are you using your time?
I’m totally focused on my family, making music and I hope we get back to normal life soon
WWD: If you could name three artists that inspired you throughout your career, who would they be?
The Prodigy, Anthony Rother and Maceo Plex
WWD: Away from dance music, are there any other passions you have in life?
My hobbies are spending time with my daughter and dogs, exercising, eating out and walking on the beach.
WWD: Have you got any exciting projects, live streams or releases in the pipeline you would like to mention?
I’ve some releases in SOL SELECTAS and collaboration with Yamil also I’m very focused with my label MANITOX where I’ll release new music from me at vinyl