Before Mr Pig became the emerging DJ and producer that he is today he worked at many famous restaurants in Mexico, which perhaps goes some way to explaining the BBQ sets he's been wowing us with over the past six months (and maybe his name?). Getting busy on a spicy set while cooking up some tasty Mexican food at the same time is very much his style. That, and making music has helped him to look on the bright side. “Focusing on making more music for my fans and staying positive,” he says, appreciative of all the support he has been receiving for his new album 'YinYang', which was released on his own Holy Pig Records. He started up his label with a passion to shine a light on new talent and unheard artists in his home country.
How about the DJ Mag Virtual Festival in August, did he enjoy playing that? “For sure I did, my family made a listening party in my house,” he explains. “It was a great moment to share with my loved ones.”
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Not being able to go to shows has made me produce more than before. Me and my team had been more focused on the music for our label. Preparing strategies and changes when [it] all gets back to normal life.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“Things are changing right now and the virtual life is rising up, we need to adapt for this new way to work.”
What steps need to be taken to address the racism in the dance music scene?
“Me and my team at Holy Pig Records had featured all kinds of people for our music, collaborating with other artists and creating music together has taught us that there are no barriers.”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
“I want to push all the Mexican artists, DJs/producers. There’s so much talent in this country and people don’t know, so I decided to make a music label based on Mexican artists to help and create a music scene here in Mexico.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“Major Lazer & DJ Snake 'Lean On (feat. MØ)'.”