Oscar Mulero, is a producer and DJ originally from Madrid. He was the founder of The Omen Club in Madrid, which is often considered as the beginning of Mulero’s career. He is one of the oldest, and for many the most respected, techno artists from Spain. Today, he runs two labels, Pole Group and Warm Up. His third album Muscle & Mind is out now. We called him to ask what it is all about.
REVS: Your new album Muscle & Mind was released last Monday, 20th of April.
Can you tell us, what is the story behind it?
Mulero: The concept behind the album is about trying to bring out the link between the mind and the body, in a musical way. That is also where the name comes from. [I would say] some of the tracks are more physical – for the dance floor – and the others more about connecting with the atmosphere surrounding you.
REVS: Your last album came out in 2012 and was very well received. How long did you work on the new Muscle & Mind album?
Mulero: It took about a year, in two parts: first six months was about the creative part and writing the music, then the rest was final mixing and mastering. It was a new way of working for me.
I made some of the tracks on the road but took them back to the North of Spain, where I live at the moment, to take them apart from everything else. Later I went back to Madrid and finished everything in a proper studio.
REVS: You made the album together with artists Stanislav Tolkachev and SHXCXCHCXSH. Why did you decide to work with them?
Mulero: I chose SHXCXCHCXSH and Stanislav Tolkachev to make the remixes, because they both have very different concepts. SHXCXCHCXSH made the remix more physical – for the body and the dance floor. Stanislav Tolkachev is more conceptual and experimental – for the mind.
REVS: Thinking about new up & coming DJ’s – whose gig would you go to see next?
Mulero: There are many artist that I haven’t seen yet but Donato Dozzi – his music is really amazing! I am looking forward to the chance of seeing him perform live.
Few months back in Paris, I saw the guys behind CTRLS, and they were really good as well.
REVS: What are your future plans after the Muscle & Mind album is released – are you planning a tour?
Mulero: Yes, this month I will tour in America and also in Mexico and Argentina. I’m also going to do a live set performance in Holland with a 4D-system.
For tour dates and news visit: www.oscarmulero.com
Make sure to visit our SoundCloud to hear the complete album.