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Pedro Diaz has been passionate about music since a young child. Heavily influenced by his local culture, and father’s music collection. His music taste draws inspiration from the city he grew up in, Miami, FL. Being surrounded by Cuban music, he developed a taste for Afro-Caribbean rhythms at a young age. His father would also play Disco in the house and during car rides, laying the foundation for his passion in dance music.

Here are 6 songs that have influenced his music taste:

Zero 7 – In The Waiting Line
The Garden State Sound Track was a paradigm shift in music for him, introducing him to Indie and electronic music. In the waiting line sparked his curiosity to delve deeper into electronic and lounge muisc, which led him to discover the next song.

Portishead – Roads
Roads introduced him to the Trip House rabbit hole, discovering artist like Boards of Canada and Radio Head.
Earth Wind and Fire – September
September made him rediscover his love for Disco music.

Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
Hearing Harder Better Faster Stonger for the first time sparked his interest in French House.

Mall Grab – Can’t

Grant – The Limit

– Pedro

Peter here… These are some of the influence tracks that shaped my tastes today.

Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
This single track was on continuous repeat on my winamp playlist when playing fy_iceworld. I don’t need to say more on this song. If you haven’t heard this, you might wanna get out under your rock.

Mylo – Muscle Car
I came across Destroy Rock and Roll album by Mylo through ‘Drop the Pressure’ but overtime, this has become my favorite track in the album. This song has been so captivating for me.

Justice – We Are Your Friends
You heard the acapella maybe million times over. At the apex of the American apparel induced blogosphere of 2006, I came across the music video in the infant stages of youtube which was a very captivating music video to go along with the song.

Justin Martin & Ardalan – Mr. Spock
It’s 2010 and I haven’t really scratched the tech-house scene until I heard Mr. Spock on now the world famous Dirtybird Record label in San Fransisco. The sample, the percussions and the funky bassline made this an easy repeat which divulged into the tech-house and to the Techno Scene.

Dense & Pika – Colt
Dabbling in techno around 2013, this gem released on Scuba’s Hotflush label made me quit techno… literally… because I couldn’t find a song that can top this one.

Mall Grab – Father
2016 was the year of Lo-Fi. For me, this track (thanks pedro!) among many others by Mall Grab’s productions spearheaded the movement forward. Released last year on Jordon Alexander aka Mall Grab’s label Steel City Dance Discs.

– Peter