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Mexico City’s DJ SMURPHY Lands in Los Angeles

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THIS WEEK MEXICO CITY'S DJ SMURPHY STOMPS OVER THE BORDER AND OUT OF TIJUANA'S ALL MY FRIENDS FEST TO PLAY AN ONSLAUGHT OF SHOWS IN LA. DJ SMURPHY PART OF SPIRTUAL REGGAETONERO LABEL N.A.F.F.I. PLAYS #TRIPMENTAL MUSIC- THINK CUMBIATON RAVE MUSIC PLAYED OUT OF A LOWRIDER ICE CREAM TRUCK ON A SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON.

The electronic music scene in Mexico that exploded in the last few years is beginning to mature.. How has that sound developed? What's the party/music scene in DF like these days?

I think music scene in Mexico has grown just by the need of young people to party. Is relatively easy to make it, and so fun to spread it around and get people response. Mexican people love to party, its our nature!!! and we do it well!!! DF is such a wild place, we have like certain different music movements around, formed by very different people -socially and economically - with very different backgrounds. You can be in a neighborhood in DF and move a few miles and find a total new place, also in the last years must people from other parts from the country moved here, and the vibe of the city however have changed a lot. It could seems that scene in DF is just at cool neighborhoods like Roma or Condesa - our “soho” (lol) - but thats not true. The city has a huge variety of ghetto places, with their own music movements - cumbias, huarachas, salsa, reggaeton, hardstyle, punk, tribal, house, electro, even hippies!!! - there are a lot of young people starved to party, but unfortunately, we have just a few clubs, and not much money! As well, to party in DF is quite expensive, most for young people. We all just wanna have some fun, tho.

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What are a couple internet places or physical places that influence the music you're making these days?

I think my music is most influenced by what places (IRL/URL) provoke on my crazy mind. I am a chronicle dreamer, its a sickness... so if I walk thru a calm beautiful street in the middle of the crazy traffic at 6pm/friday, I would be really “walking” thru a magical way full of ferns and roses, surrounded by strange noises coming and going from everywhere.... it’s about little daily moments, my moments. I have a few fav internet spots, tho. I love Dublab vibe, they play most of my favorite music styles. And have to say that Soundcloud have been a great influence to me too, I’ve found very cool shit there.

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Have you played in LA before? What is your impression of how the party/music scene differs or relates to the vibes in MX?

I never been in LA before! Actually, its my first time playing abroad, so lets see what happens... I think LA vibe is kinda wild, like in Mexico... I just made a track with Old Young of Freak City, is my second collab with him!! it will be released on an Extasis Records compilation very soon. Also I love the vibe of Leaving Records, Im very into most of their artists, so stimulating to me. And I’ve shared stage w some nice acts like Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom, i like their vibe too!!!

 What's the most stand still taco you've had on either side of the border?

TACOS DE COCHINADA at Colonia Narvarte in DF. If you come here, ask for it!!!

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