Hailing from Mexico but now residing in Los Angeles, Rigopolar is one of the main men over at Richard Rossa‘s label Tom Tom Disco responsible for producing tracks that repeatedly take the listener on a journey to a far off land. Now spring is in the air, good times are a coming and with that comes his latest release for the label. ‘Sistema Lunar’ is a sweet little five-track bundle of deep disco deliciousness with tracks that are sure to be heard on many a dancefloor over the next few months and beyond. Grab it here!
Find out more about him below!
My name is Menio Brown but you might know me as Rigopolar. I was born in Ensenada, Mexico (Small town in Baja California, North of Mexico) and grew up in Ensenada. When I was a child my idol was Ritchie Valens, because when I was 5 years old I came across this movie: La Bamba. My mom bought me the soundtrack LP and I used to play it every day thinking all songs was played by Ritchie Valens. Not until years later did I realize there were many artists involved. Haha.. When I was 12 years old, I started listening to a lot of music, as well as playing guitar and piano. It was then when I realised that I wanted to be a musician and decided to start a band with my middle school friends. Since then I have been diving deeper into music.
One of my best gigs I played was 10 years ago with a former band I used to have called Fatalist..It was so much fun because I had recently arrived to Mexico City. We played in front of like two thousand people. I recall that as an insane-crazy night and to have seen things I’ve never seen before..
One of the best gigs I have been to was Roger Waters’ Dark Side of The Moon 2007 tour. I loved the people’s energy and listening to the arena´s 5.1 sound system.
Now I live in L.A. and sometimes Mexico City with the queen of the shire. In my house you can find a lovely dog called Rufina del Toboso, lots of fabrics, music instruments, antique-vintage flea market furniture and my refrigerator is usually full with cheese, avocado, rice milk, vegetables and food left overs. I enjoy making jokes and having good laughs a lot. I can spend hours composing, producing, mixing and mastering. One of my favorite places to visit is Small magic towns, because of the food, there is no rush on anything, the locals are friendly and time seems to stop.
On weekdays I work on music projects, take walks with Rufina, cook and have sex and on weekends I usually Netflix and chill or go out with friends.
My favorite song at the moment is The Brian Jonestown Massacre – The Devil May Care (Mom and Dad Don´t). A film I watched lately and really liked was Stories We Tell (documentary). The last series I watched and loved was Mr. Robot.
I am very inspired by The universe. My dream is to Knowledge on past lives. My worst nightmare is airplane crash.
I love people with dreams and hate things made without passion.
I am addicted to avocado, I just cannot stop moving my hands and feet to a tune in my head.
I get totally fucked up, when I get the worst of my last names to meet each other.. The next day I need to go to a magic town, maybe only in my head..
Local Suicide reminds me of forgetting about my fears..
Tomorrow I will finish on some mixing stuff and change to a newer cell phone.. Next month I will go on a road trip.. Next year I will be a dad.. In 10 years I hope to spend enough time with my son..
If I wasn’t a music lover, I would be a engineer with suicidal tendencies.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Benji would have the main role, because it doesn´t say a single line.. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be …no no no, are you trying to get me in trouble? hahaha..
If I was a car, I would be a silence one. If I was an animal, I would be a polar bear. If I was a drug I would be Ayahuasca. If I was an invention, I would be a dream reader.. If I was an object, I would be a telescope… If I could date myself, I would bring beer..
If I could play with anyone it would be Pink Floyd. I would like to collaborate with any artist of any discipline who gets moved by sound.
If I had only one wish, it would be for ego and bad-blood to vanish..
I would never say never, because you never know what may happen during this lifetime…anything can happen..
My word of advice to the reader would be to look within yourself..