Xavier Arak (in the pictures below) is a young producer and Dj Based in Ibiza: he played in several excellent locations and, recently, at Fude Pacha.
Our friend “The professor” Rafa De Siria” interviewed Xavier…and this is the brilliant result!
Who is Xavier Arak?
Javier Aracil or Xavier Arak, is a young producer based in Ibiza who loves play and produce electronic music.
Your father was an important Soul singer in the sixties, How did you live the music in your childhood?
Yes my father was a part of a band of the 60s in Spain called the Dixies where my father was the singer. This has been a great point in my life because at home in the living room always he put his vinyls of soul and also he usually take his guitar and sing songs of Otis redding, Marvyn Gay, Aretha Franklin, etc … Was a man ahead of his time.
How this influenced the music that you actually produce?
In all, hear this kind of quality music inspires me in all my songs in my harmonies , vocals, percussion in my life helps me also.
Who is your favorite artist and why?
Some of my favourite artists are David August , Nicolas Jaar , Maceo Plex , Laurent Garnier , Mario Basanov etc..
I like them all for their melodic tracks, by choice with harmonies, and be innovative. Sometimes when I listen to these artists seem like a listen a soundtrack of a film and i love their bass lines also.
Any Spanish Artist?
If I like the musical quality of Pablo Bolivar I am lucky to have as a friend, he always gives me good advice.
I see you’re publishing in some different record labels, how is going your tracks? Which news are coming?
I have less than two years in the world of production but I’m very happy with the progress I’m doing, things are easier now I feel quite inspired to keep learning and getting new items. Some new original tracks will shortly go out by Deeplomatic Records, UM records…. deep tech and other more melodic and harmonic tracks
Recently you’ve had a tour in Asia where you’ve played in major festivals such the jungle experience, where we can caught you in upcoming dates?
If truth that this was my first tour which has given me a lot of energy in all the places. I’ve finish them making many friends and people have shown a lots of their appreciation for my music
Whic Style defines you better?
I love many styles i can play in 100 bpm even less to 124 bpm. If i have to chose one style i choose deep tech.
Where do you live if is not in Ibiza?
I love Ibiza but if i have to choose Berlin or New York.
You play recently a fantastic set in Pacha also in Ushuaia one time this summer , how do you feel?
For me was amazing to play the first time in this two places , cause always we work hard to make this things happened!
Thanks to Rafa De Siria and to Xavier, that we hope to hear soon in summer 2015 in Ibiza…and these are Xavier’s useful contacts!