The Dice

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1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I always remember my father’s vinyl collection. Always used to play really loud the banjo track  from the deliverance soundtrack . Other than that was my mothers piano. I always used to play it by ear and make a lot of noise. When was in high school we formed a band of indie music called stone garden which took me to different experimental projects, by then i knew how to play keyboards, guitar and bass. Then in the late 90’s i started mixing electronic music at raves and parties all over Venezuela and some parts of Europe which took me to a 15 years old career at it, bringing me to the UK where i started producing in London studios. From that i decided to launch my label Beetroot records, an eclectic label which intends to release underground music in vinyl. When i started sharing with other artists i decided to build my own studio which lead me to create the Dice.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to old school hip hop like tribe called quest , public enemy, de la soul , pharcyde among others. When I was a teenager I was very into grunge and classic rock like the beetles , Rolling Stones , led zeppelin . I think my music has a bit of every band I love. It’s very hard to decide which bands have influenced me as there are so many I love.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

Since I was young I was playing the piano and guitar but more seriously was when I was in high school doing my first band.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

At the moment I’m focusing in finishing the album , hopefully soon after that we can start playing live

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

My favourite moment when I decided I was going to go all the way with my music. I took the courage to do my album and dedicate all I have towards it. Also I have been in some amazing gigs that have been sublime. I will never forget Horace Andy playing at Glastonbury .

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

You will find music from my label and the dice :

Soundcloud/beetrootrecords