Mick Barroga, better known as SPiNTECH, just released his highly anticipated album, “Electrogruvjunkie“. The release contains an eclectic variety of tracks showcasing his various styles and influences. Here, we have the veteran telling us more about himself.
Deeper Manila: How old are you?
Mick Barroga: I’m 40 going on 25 with 15 years experience hahaha…
DM: Where did the “SPiNTECH” moniker come from?
MB: It was originally the name of our mobile dj group back in around 89’, then I kept that name till then as a solo artist.
DM: What got you into Deeper Manila?
MB: The house music
DM: How did you start and come into the house music scene?
MB: I started DJing at first, then eventually migrated to producing remixes then originals after that.
DM: What distinguishes you amongst the rest?
MB: I play originals and remixes of my own with my sets.
DM: Where do you get your inspiration? Does it differ from each track/project?
MB: It really depends on the vibe I get that day. Sometime I takes days or a few minutes, I just surprise myself as I produce.
DM: Describe your sound. What influences your music?
MB: Mostly DJ friendly tracks of electro, funky, house, soulful, dance tracks
DM: Has music always been part of your life?
MB: It’s my lifestyle
DM: House/electronic/dance music keeps on changing constantly. How do you keep your sound pure?
MB: I’m critical with creating my own vsti presets most of the times and I create a vibe based on how it feels.
DM: Do you have a favorite venue you like to gig at?
MB: If it’s outdoors with thousands of people and the speakers are loud, that’s my favorite venue.
DM: Describe the house/electronic/dance music scene in the Philippines.
MB: The DJ scene is a bit pretentious, not to disrespect anyone. It needs more than just mixing from A to B. We need more guys playing originals and not just bootleg exclusives. Plus adding the live performance of sequencing, sampling and the works to add to the vibe.
DM: Favorite food?
MB: 12” Vinyl hahaha…
Electrogruvjunkie is out now on digital stores.