What’s the reaction to your new single ‚Dutchmaster‘ been like?
Honestly overwhelming I’ve gotten nothing but great feedback from artist I look up to. Looking forward to what the future has in store .
How did working with Loco Dice come about?
Really just happened organically,met dice in Miami and we hit it off . Started sending him music and he will play them all the time that definitely helped. also working with Grace my manger help facilitate the situation, she’s a boss and happy to have her on my team.
How do you handle music requests?
I don’t lol
What do you do when equipment goes on strike?
it really hasn’t happened to me much but I’ve gotten the emergency loop before ,thankfully I carry a back up usb incase This ever happens .
What are your musical influences from childhood?
I grew up listening to salsa because of my father which also introduced me to Michael Jackson at a very young age. besides that I’m a big hip hop fan so let’s say biggie smalls /Tupac I’ve I had to choose & Marco carola and dice when it came to electronic music.
Is it even possible to argue about musical tastes?
touchy subject but I believe there shouldn’t be an argument on what people like to listen to. sure everyone has their own opinion but unless it’s something positive think it should be kept to themselves.
Which track would play when you made your entrance for your boxing match?
“Killing in the name “ by rage against the machine
What was the worst job you ever had?
Bar backing takes it. I did it to eventually move up to bartender but It really wasn’t for me.
Describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before.
I play a little bit of everything to be honest but let’s say minimal tech w some Latin influence .
Do you have any good tour stories from clubs or festivals?
playing at club space Miami w dice takes the cake. I literally dreamed of that moment growing up going to that terrace and to be invited by one of my biggest influence was really full circle for me.
What would you do if you weren’t a musician?
tough question considering I never really had a plan B but I would say maybe something that had to do with the stock market/ trading. Had an obsession with wall st movies growing up.
Which style of music should have the most followers? And why?
the electronic music scene. Think it’s the most recognized sound world wide already. Could be wrong but it’s my opinion from what I’ve experienced.
What is the most important musical equipment invention of all time
piano I would say specially as a music producer.
Jimmy Cortes is a Colombian artist and Miami’s favourite DJ with an electrifying fusion of deep tech, minimal, house, and latin influence. Immersed in music from a young age, with an uncle like Tito Cortes, a legendary salsa crooner, and a father music aficionado, Jimmy grew up soaking in diverse genres from Grupo Niche, Michael Jackson to The Notorious B.I.G. It’s no surprise his sound is a unique, genre-bending masterpiece. Cortes kicked off his career back in 2010, when he first got a real taste of house music at a local club in Miami, Florida. Fast forward to today, this Colombian / American artist has rocked stages all over the world, among them The BPM Festival, Music On, Serán Bendecidos, the famous Bora Bora Ibiza , to the legendary Club Space Miami. Cortes is fueled by his passion to establish himself as a true artist in the music biz, showing the skeptical what he’s got. His sound is the epitome of uniqueness, with music being released on renowned labels such as Loco Dice’s “Desolat” and the continued support from top artists. There’s no stopping this musical journey. For Cortes, it’s all about being a complete artist, and music is the way to go about it.
Cortes (US) – Dutchmaster
Release: 23rd June 2023
Cat. No.: DESOLAT083
Loco Dice’s renowned Desloat imprint returns with first release since late 2020, inviting Miami’s Cortes as the hotly-tipped talent serves up his four-track ‘Dutchmaster’ EP. The brainchild of renowned DJ/producer Loco Dice, founded back in 2007, Desolat’s reputation as an imprint for exceptional dancefloor-driven releases from across the house spectrum is near unparalleled – with ‘homegrown’ names such as Yaya and Francisco Allendes and talents such as wAFF and Traumer appearing alongside legends such as DJ Sneak and Luciano, and even tango hero Daniel Melingo since it’s inception. However, with time comes knowledge of what works best for you and your projects, and with unprecedented factors changing the global norm, the decision to put the label on hold was made – ‘all good things need a break, and the time felt right to pause this great label’. Focusing on his label En Colour and his own material during lockdown, while planning and plotting the subsequent movements for Desolat, the past few years have seen Dice biding his time and waiting for the right moment to re-introduce the label, and now ‘the music and the time feels right’. Stepping up with the first artist EP on the label since late 2020, Colombian talent and Miami favourite Cortes drops his first music of the year as he unveils his impactful four-track ‘Dutchmaster’ EP this June. Title cut ‘Dutchmaster’ opens the EP with an injection of energy as slinking drum grooves meet hooky, warped vocal interjections and bumping bass grooves for a driving cut boasting an abundance of vigour, while ‘Trickin’ uses harsher metallic percussion licks and skittering low-ends for another no-nonsense effort. Next, ‘Section West’ fuses off-kilter samples and wonky synths with skippy drums, before ‘Eightysix’ wraps things up via resonant leads, restless arrangements and a chunky acid-tinged bassline at its heart.
Cortes (US) ‘Dutchmaster’ drops via Desolat on 23rd June 2023.
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