I have the pleasure of presenting to all of you one of my longest friends ever, Eduardo Lozano. We went to middle school together and it wasn’t until high school that we actually hung out. Our first time hanging out was EDC 2012 and it was such an experience. It was our first time going and oddly enough, the first time I was actually exposed to house music was his car on the way to EDC for Day 1. He’s always been “in the know” on new upcoming music and artists, too. I don’t often admit it, but his music taste for sure is better than mine haha.
Anyway let’s jump into this!
In general, what does music do for you?
Music is a lot of things for me. One of the most important things though is that it’s a community. I’ve met some of the best people in my life through music. It’s also something I’ve devoted a lot of my time to. I’m constantly on the look out for new sounds, artists, and genres. My ultimate goal for myself within the music industry is to create some sort of platform to showcase artists and friends that I believe are doing amazing things to break down the current trends and formulas of sounds that are over-saturating the industry.
Where are you from? What were you doing prior to music?
I’m from the SF Bay Area, grew up in Marin County, living in the East Bay now. I’ve been working in sales for the past few years and I’ve finally got the chance to start getting serious about a career in the music industry.
How’d you decide on DJ/Mixing and/or Producing? Why?
When I was younger I was always tuned in to Wild 94.9 and I remember being excited for J. Espinosa’s hour long mixes because he was so versatile, he was able to mix so many different genres, mashing up pop, hip-hop and dance music so effortlessly. He was definitely my biggest inspiration and it’s something I try to incorporate into my own mixes.
How long have you been DJ/Mixing and/or Producing?
I’ve been mixing since I was in highschool but I never really took mixing seriously until a few years ago. I’m a part of an online community with people around the country and one day we finally decided to have a big meet up before HARD Day of the Dead in 2014. We had met up at a friend’s house in LA, brought in some CDJ’s and it was my first time playing in front of a small crowd and it felt amazing.
Do you have an artist name?
Honestly have been trying to find one for years, but I’m so afraid of being stuck with something I’ll hate in a few years, kinda like a tattoo, so I just decided to go by my actual name. It’s something I’ll have to live with anyway. Someday I’ll figure out something better.
Tweet Eduardo to suggest a name!
What has been one of your favorite experiences thus far being in the music scene?
My most memorable experiences are honestly the small house parties we throw in LA with our online friends. Just playing tunes along with all my best friends, going b2b. Those are definitely my favorite moments.
One of the most difficult things about being in this industry?
The reputation of drugs in the industry, honestly. I’m actually sober, minus a few drinks here and there but I hate that there’s this terrible stigma around dance music and DJ’s.
Do you feel like nowadays you can’t experience the music the same as you did when you were just a listener?
Absolutely not. I’m always studying sounds, track placement, etc. I’m so brutal when it comes to opinions on other big name DJ’s sets. I used to be at events all the time and I think I’ve become so jaded now to the tracks every single DJ throws in their set. I swear If I hear A$AP Ferg’s Work Remix in the club one more time I’m gonna shoot myself.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen at a show or festival?
Definitely not the weirdest but shout-out to the dudes the bring tiny finger hands and high five people. Y’all make my night.
Favorite Artist or Favorite Track at the moment?
This is a tough one. I’ve honestly haven’t been listening to much dance music lately, but SOPHIE, obviously, is doing amazing things right now. Her debut album just came out and it’s so different than anyone else in the scene right now. Favorite Track is probably ‘Whole New World’ by SOPHIE.
Any other upcoming Artists and/or new Tracks we should know of?
A couple of dudes who live in Salt Lake, some of you may know them as X&G. They’re very cool guys, versatile as hell. They make whatever the fuck they want, they give no fucks, and ALL their stuff is amazing. Check them out, hopefully they’ll get to play another show here in SF soon because I love hanging with them.
Any mixes/tracks of yours we should take a look at?
I just started posting on my Soundcloud again, and I’ll be posting more throughout the year. Trying to keep consistent with new mixes every few months. Different genres too, not just house.
What’s your favorite food?
Gotta be Indian food. One of my previous coworkers would bring me homemade food and I fell in love with it ever since. Give her a visit, she just opened a restaurant called Besharam in the Dog Patch.
Do you have any cool shows or projects in the future?
I want to get back into doing a mix show with visuals and different DJ’s every week, but we’ll see how that works out as it’s extremely time consuming to work on all the promo, graphics, and live-streaming by myself.
If you could go to any club or venue in the world, which one would it be? Why?
Oh man, this is a tough one, I feel like a lot of people would say Berghain or something like that but honestly I’d wanna see that crazy crane thing where they throw all of the OWSLA Amsterdam Dance Event parties.
Thanks for reading everyone 😀
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