El Campo is a new project by longtime friends and music producers, Alexi Delano and Javier Orduna; two city-boys who decided to escape the urban jungle and move to an Analog Music Studio out in the countryside of Spain and write music inspired by their surroundings.
Sharing a passion for techno and deep house, they quickly found their own line between the two genres and infused it with the tranquillity and the splendour of the countryside. The result: warm, melodic songs that gently pull you in.
They share some of their earliest music influences with us for our 5FAVs section.
We both find the request of TOP-music lists to be difficult to construct as we are both eclectic music lovers. We come from Classical-Music to Punk, Old-School hip-hop to Techno, from Salsa to Flamenco, so how do we choose? We decided to pick some of our influences and songs that we often go back to, in those moments...
RON TRENT - ALTERED STATES
“I receive a lot of music and for the most part lately, nothing grabs me. They may have all that big studio sound, grooves, and melodies but still, they leave me empty. However, when I listen back to a track from the early days, especially one like Altered States, it doesn’t matter how bad the recording is or how loopy it may be because, when I listen to it, MAGIC happens. And once again I believe in music.” -J.O.
CRUSTATION - FLAME (MOOD II SWING VOCAL MIX)
“Flame - is such an excellent New York house track from the late '90s. John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen aka Mood 2 Swing always manage to capture the grit and temperature of the city. I hear their songs and I instantly get transported back to those hot, humid summer days of New York.” - A.D.
THE CLASH - I FOUGHT THE LAW
I'm an old Punk and The Clash are one of my favourite Punk bands. They were not about the self-destruction message like other punk bands of the time, they instead used their music to transmit a message of anti-fascism and racism, they were a proper political band." - J.O
HASHIM - WE'RE ROCKING THE PLANET
"Being an 80s boy, Hip Hop had a big influence on me. Through it, I became a break-dancer and later a DJ. I will never forget when my older brother introduced me to Electro, I felt like I was listening to an intercepted Alien communication. When I listen to these classic electro tracks, I clearly hear all the influences that I have adapted into my own productions." - A.D.
THE CURE - PICTURES OF YOU
I'd like to add this song to the memory of my dad who recently passed away. -J.O.
To me, this song, with its melodies and soothing soul, expresses how beautiful this world can be even in its darkest moments. Both Alexi and I are big fans of The Cure, we have both been influenced by their music and carried it on to our own productions.
You can check their debut release, which will be out on Rebellion, HERE.