A couple of years ago while I was in Medellin, Colombia I had an opportunity to meet with some of the people at Discos Fuentes, my favourite and arguably the most important record label in Colombia.
I wanted to meet with Discos Fuentes to learn a bit more about the history of the label and to see where all of this amazing music had been recorded since its start in 1934.
When I arrived at the office I met with the head sound engineer, Tony Penarredonda to talk all things Fuentes. Tony was also very curious as to why I was interested in Discos Fuentes and Colombian music in general. After our conversation, I got a full tour of the facilities and I also had a chance to meet with the rest of the team.
It was a very inspiring meeting and I felt super privileged to have been welcomed the way that the Fuentes team welcomed me.
At the end of our meeting, Tony asked if I would be interested in doing a DJ mix for the label of some of my favourite songs as well as an interview for their Youtube channel to talk about why I was so interested in music from the Discos Fuentes label.
Of course, I agreed and the following week I spent a day in the studio with an amazing team of people and had a chance to (start to) put together a mix as well as do a short interview.
It was a very positive experience and I want to give a big shout out to the whole Discos Fuentes team for being so hospitable and open to having me there.