The Beat Generation Series #2: DNM/Denom (Chile)
The second producer featured in our Beat Generation series is Christián Rodrigo a.k.a. DNM/Denom. Hailing from Coquimbo, Chile, he's a part of the country's vivid experimental beat scene. We recently got in touch with Chrisitán to learn more about his inspirations and music making.
For how long have you been making music?
I've been making beats since 2008 and in 2010, I wanted to release my first serious output with my mates covering my experiences making beats. All this ended up on the Reminisce album which is about ideas, feeling and emotions about "my beatmaking life".
Download: DNM Beats - Reminisce (2010)
After that, in the 2011, we created a crew called Beatvolution in collab with Unek ▽nEk, Delos ▲del◯ §beat▲ and Judubre. We released our first album, Soundrelaxe, which was important in the evolution of the Chilean beat culture. In chile, we have two experimental crews of beatmakers: ShitBeatYan and Beatvolution with the synth and chill flavor experimenting on the new roads of the hiphop sound.
Download: Beatvolution - Soundrelaxe (2011)
You also featured on the excellent Xperiment Synt compilations. Who's behind those?
Xperiment Synt was orginally born like a Facebook group created by Delosbeat where any beatmakers from chile and rest of the world share and comment on their music. Then Delos had the idea of making a beat-tape compilation with all the members of the group. Well, it turned out good and we decide make more compilations. We're actually working on a new beat-tape due for release in July!
Download: DNM - All4love
Do you all know each other/work together?
I only know them from Facebook, but the relations are very good. That's the best of all. The atmosphere of work [online] is very pleasant. I'd like to meet my dudes form Xperiment Synt and Beatvolution one day. It would be very nice.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now, I'm working on my new album entitled Autumn Kutz (Cortes de Otoño) where, I return to the classic sounds, remembering the 90th's flavor of "The golden era" with more sampling and 16-bits drums and funky basslines. Adding jazz-samples and inviting to the listener to share my love for the classic beats and the influences of people like Figub Brazlevic, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and the unique J Dilla!
As a bonus here are two exclusive downloads from Christian's upcoming releases.
Download: Denom/DNM - Deadpeople interlude (taken from Autumn Kutz)
Download: Denom/DNM - Limites (taken from Xperiment Synt III compilation)
Check out more sounds from Denom/DNM:
The first two Xperiment Synt compilations are available as free downloads right here:
Download: Xperiment Synt vol 2
Denom's upcoming Autumn Kutz will be available via Bandcamp.