From Spain with love and now Berlin based, P.E.A.R.L. has an evident raw, hypnotic and functional ethos that repeats through his body work. A distinguished style that has been recognised by the likes of Oscar Mulero, earning him the stripes of becoming a member of the coveted PoleGroup booking agency along with artists such as Reeko, Exium, Pfirter, Lewis Fautzi, Jonas Kopp and other leading standard-bearers.
His label project Falling Ethics has been moderately releasing gems since 2013 and is a focus for his own work, but also lists contributions from the likes of Svreca, Tensal and The Transhumans.
With the lead up to and his debut album Temptation Through Impatience around the corner, he steps up for The 10 Commandments…
> 01. Which artists and genres inspired you to start producing music?
The sounds of British Techno… either Birmingham’s harsh beats or Sheffield and Warp’s IDM sounds. Also ten years ago the Slovakian sound like Olga&Josef, and of course the Spanish sound: Christian Wünsch, Exium, Oscar Mulero and Reeko were a big inspiration for me.
> 02. What production hardware or software do you get the best results from, what does it bring to your work?
Most of the time I work with software but, at the same time, I get the special sound from external hardware like distortions and effects. I could say Reaktor is my most used software and on the other side, I’ve had very good results with the Sherman Filter Bank.
> 03. Which track from your own back catalogue are a staple in your DJ/Live sets?
“The Golden Dawn” [Falling Ethics] (2015)
> 04. What aspect do you enjoy the most from working in music?
I feel very fortunate to work in what I like. For me everything has its special moment and I enjoy both being in the studio or planning the next releases of my label. I also love traveling and visiting places that I never thought I could visit.
> 05. What would you change or improve about the music industry and/or club culture?
I would not change anything.
> 06. What’s your passion outside of making music?
My passion is music in all forms, I mean, I love listening, producing or collecting music. Nowadays I spend most of my time doing this but also photography is something that I like and enjoy when I travel.
> 07. Where has been one of your most enjoyable gigs to date and what made it so special?
I had many enjoyable gigs like Under Club in Buenos Aires or Khidi Club in Georgia. But last time in Tresor was very special. It was my first time playing Live Set there and also was the first Falling Ethics Label night. All went perfect and the crowd was crazy!
My first time in Berghain was very special as well, I always wanted to do a proper opening set there and was magic.
> 08. Which tracks by another artist have really caught your attention recently?
> 09. Which artists do you keep a close eye on and rate highly for the future?
There are many interesting artists out there, one of them is Somewhen, I really love the track above.
Simon Shreeve and his work for Downwards is amazing too.
I keep a close eye on the artists who are already part of my Falling Ethics label.
> 10. What forthcoming projects or releases are we yet to see?
My album debut for Falling Ethics is coming next month called Temptation Through Impatience and will see the light April 14th.