As you might have realized we got obsessed with all this amazing disco music coming from Mexico over the last few months. One big reason for that is our gifted mate Iñigo Vontier who’s been pumping out amazing soulfull, energetic disco-house stuff on the label Mix Le Fun, which he co-founded, besides producing and playing as a half of Salon Acapulco and his electro pop band Lost Mapaches. Check out our Faze Time with him below, listen to his latest releases and try to catch him on his EU tour!
My name is Iñigo Vontier but you might know me as Iñigo. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and grew up in Guadalajara. When I was a child my idol was The T-Rex, because he was the master. When I was living in Madrid, I started playing with some vintage synths. It was then when I realised that I want to spend most of my time making music and decided to take this as a job and not a hobby. Since then I’ve been making music nonstop and trying to go backwards with vintage sounds.
One of my best gigs I played was on the rooftop of Standar LA in the no shirts no shoes party, completely mad. It was so much fun watching all these Americans going crazy with the Mexican disco and the fact that there was a crazy line out of the building trying to enter the party.
One of the best gigs I have been to was sonar in Barcelona. I loved all the vibe of the people there.
Now I live in Guadalajara with my partner Sofia Byttebier and my dog Zeebo. In my house you can find pieces of art everywhere and old synthetizers mixed with cables and my refrigerator is usually full with all Mexican cliches, as tortillas, beans, quesadilas, doritos, avocado and margaritas haha. I enjoy listening to synth wave and tropical genres a lot. I can spend hours in my studio trying to create one single particular sound. One of my favorite places to visit is the forest, because you can forget about all city problems and just enjoy the nature.
On weekdays I am usually all of the time in the studio, or practicing with my other bands and on weekends I’m usually djing all over Mexico but when i have time I go to the forest or the beach.
My favorite song at the moment is Discodeine – Aydin. A film I watched lately and really liked was Wrong. The last series I watched and loved was Master Chef and Breaking Bad.
I am very inspired by simple life and all the energy vibrations. My dream is to live in the forest with a big studio and all the vintage synths I want. My worst nightmare is to become schizo.
I love my partner and hate when the system fucks around with your life.
I am addicted to tea thai, I just cannot stop drinking a glass of it every day.
Local Suicide reminds me of some friends.
Tomorrow I will be finishing some tracks. Next month touring Europe. Next year training Mexican monkeys. In 10 years I hope to be living in my forest house.
If I wasn’t a musician, I would be a spiritual guru.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Johnny Depp would have the main role, because he would love to play the role of a Mexican DJ.
If I was a car, I would be a Jaguar 1970. If I was an animal, I would be a silver fox. If I was a drug I would be magic mushrooms. If I was an invention, I would be a drug. If I was an object, I would be a pyramid.
If I could play with anyone it would be Syt Barret. I would like to collaborate with Pilooski.
If I had only one wish, it would be to prove existence from other realities.
I would never hurt anybody with a knife, because I would love it.
My word of advice to the reader would be to stop touching yourself.