Following on from Cosmo Lopez’s excursion we continue the South American love in with a mix from Argentina’s Fernando Pulichino. Whether playing with Silver City, 2020 Soundsystem or solo as plain ol’ Fernando his tracks pitched perfectly between dubby new wave disco and quality house have been a constant presence in our record boxes the past couple of years.
With a new single out soon (the majestic Open Source) and a summer of gigs in Europe lined up we asked him to put together our next mix and the result is a gorgeous hour long selection, perfect for heads down dancing in the small of the night and lazy afternoons in the summer sunshine.
Hello Fernando… thanks making this mix for us. I’ve had it on in the office constantly on repeat the past week, is this pretty much what you’re playing out these days?
Style wise it is pretty representative of what I’m playing out this days. This is mainly the more recent stuff.
You’ve got a new single, Open Source, out soon, can you tell us a little about it…
Yes, ‘Open Source’ is my new single, Is coming out on ‘Internasjonals’. You can check it out on the DJ mix, it’s track 3. Prins Thomas is finishing the main mix for the single, he’s done an edit of it. There will be another track on the flip called ‘Best is yet to come’. This should be out in the next 2 months.
I also have a new EP coming out on ‘Redux‘, It will be 2 tracks plus a remix from Stevie Kotey. I did a remix as well for ‘Detachments’ on ‘This is not an exit’ records. That should be coming out soon too.
The first record of yours I came across was your version of Bauhaus’ Kick in The Eye’ and it’s probably been one of our most played out tracks of the past couple of years, what inspired you to make it, were you a fan of the band?
Yes, I’ve been always a big fan of Bauhaus. I remember going to their gig in Barcelona in 1998, it was a very dark show but at the same time I couldn’t stop dancing for a minute, I thought that was a brilliant combo.
I wanted to do a proper cover of them but I wasn’t sure which track to pick. I thought ‘Stigmata Martyr’ then ‘Bela Lugosi’s dead’ but one night my friend Matt was playing 7″ on a bar and he dropped ‘Kick in the eye’, I said this is it. The day after I started to record it, did all the instruments and the vocals.
And the past few years you’ve been playing in 2020 Soundsystem with Ralph Lawson, how did a bassist from Argentina get involved with a Leeds DJ/producer?
In 2003 my friend Julian Sanza and I were living in London, We sent a demo to 2020Vision (Lawson’s label) and got signed and started a project called ‘Silver City‘. Some time later Ralph proposed to start a live band (2020Soundsystem) along him and Danny Ward, and we accepted.
You’re over in the UK this summer, any gigs lined up yet? If, as they should, European promoters want to book you to play, who should they speak to?
Yes, I’m over in Europe this summer. I’ll be playing with 2020SS in Sonar, The Garden Festival, The Big Chill, London Matter, The Village Underground, T Bar, Space, etc. I’m also going to be Djing as ‘Fernando’, forefront agency is doing the bookings for that.
Fernando Slutty Fringe Mix Tracklisting
Vangelis – Spiral
Architeq feat. Ilija Rudman – Mind Games [Emperor Machine Dub]
Fernando – Open Source
Toomy Disco – Age of Jaguar
Ilija Rudman – CallMeTonight (The Revenge mix)
Pete Gooding and Chris Coco – Night Dance (Max Essa Remix)
Nacho Marco – Rising (Silver City remix)
Creatures of Habit – How We Lustre (Nick Chacona Mix)
Fernando -Venetian Mask
Out in the sticks – In the Dark
Sare Havlicek – Pork Chop Express
The Juan McLean – No Time (Shit Robot Remix)
Vangelis – Spiral
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