Dosem is one of Spain’s most in-demand artists, known for his eclectic style that covers genres ranging from atmospheric techno to tech house.
He has travelled all over the world to play at festivals such as Sónar, Ultra Miami and We Are FSTVL, also headlining clubs in locations ranging from Tokyo to Detroit.
Rather than focus in on a particular genre, he selects tracks for their mood and energy, which he then weaves together to tell a story.
Not only a talented DJ, he is also an accomplished producer who boasts releases on some of the world’s most famous record labels such as John Digweed’s Bedrock, Slam’s Soma and Mark Knight’s Toolroom.
In 2020 he dropped a new album ‘Dream Decoder’ on Anjunadeep, and last month he returned to the label with a single from the album called ‘Unclosed’ which also featured a remix by Hammer.
In addition to providing us with this exclusive podcast, Dosem also took the time to run through some questions…
Thanks for recording us a podcast, could you describe the vibe/energy you were trying to capture with your track selection?
Thanks to you for inviting me. In my sets, I play the music that I myself would like to dance to. I like to mix progressive sounds with house and techno. Although lately, I am reintroducing some tracks with breakbeats. In the end, what I’m looking for is a song that tells a story in addition to making me dance.
What’s your favourite track in the mix, and did you play any of your own music?
There are a couple of songs of mine, I actually open the set with my remix of Above and Beyond and Andy Moor’s track “Air For Life”. It was a challenge to remix a classic of this size, but I am very happy with the result… it was an honour!
Talking of your own tracks, what’s new in your release schedule, as we would love to know more about your new music?
My new album ‘Dream Decoder’ on Anjunadeep was in the making for three years and after its release, I felt like I had to do a pause, and give myself some space to experiment in the studio with new tools and sounds. In the next few months, I have a collaboration with Tinlicker plus some other originals.
What do you think would be the perfect setting for someone to listen to your mix, and why do you think that would be the best place?
Hard to say, because music has a lot to do with the mood of each person, whether you are alone or with someone etc. Personally, I really like it when I play open-air events in a city. Urban architecture has always been a great inspiration for my music, so it often serves as a great stage to tell stories.
Who is your personal favourite DJ, and how have they influenced your own style?
In my college years, I loved the music of Orbital, Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, Underworld, Joris Voorn, Alexander Kowalski… as a DJ I have always respected and admired Laurent Garnier. Nowadays, I really enjoy the DJ sets of Paul Woolford / Special Request.
Do you have a message for your fans or anything else you want to add?
I want to send a message of optimism! I think it will be very special when we all meet again and dance together.
You can pick up a copy of Dosem’s new release on Anjunadeep from HERE