How did you come by your stage name?
I’m Dj and producer for over 25 years, under different pseudonyms. This new alter ego called “IBERICANISM” is a concept based on my human and musical identity and background. I’m of Portuguese ancestry although I’m a French citizen.
Over the years, I always had my greatest artistic affinities with Spanish speakers, whether they are from Spain, Latin America, or the USA from Latin ancestries. These countries love Tech House and have always been very important cradles of the production of the music I love.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
It’s no surprise if I say, like all artists, that the love of music appears in childhood. The first time I felt the urge to “do something” with music was in the early ’90s when I was nearly 10 years old, the internet didn’t exist yet, and I wanted to find a way to make people discover new dance music hits from other countries, through a radio show.
This idea came during my several holiday trips to Portugal where I discovered much music in advance, before finding them as emerging news when I returned to France. I already had a flair for detecting future successes and wanted to be one of these men who bring music back from elsewhere. It wasn’t especially being a DJ! Djing came later in the years, by an evolution. The very root of my beginnings was to be a “radio man”.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Technically, I have a particularity to appreciate learning new things and new skills. I produce music, DJ sets, and radio shows, but I also create my graphic design, edit my music videos, manage social media, made websites, run labels, and organize parties.
Selling gigs remains to develop, this is my weak point. Physically, I’m careful with my health, I don’t drink alcohol, I’m athletic, I sleep 7-8 hours, and I try to be as disciplined as possible in my lifestyle. All in all, it’s a very interesting challenge to stay like that, to keep that mental toughness, and to surround myself with competent collaborators.
What are your plans for the near future?
Currently, I’m starting my label, Hot Room Music, with my first release “Muchacho Guapo” for early 2023. Hot Room Music will be releasing more personal projects, as well as signing artists I love. In the future, I want to continue producing, learning, progressing, growing, continuing to meet friends, industry players, new labels, and new fans, and finally start organizing my DJ tour.
IBERICANISM Talks About His Greatest Challenges, Current Project, and Much More
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shoutouts?
Thanks to my daughter, who helps me to be a better person every day, and thanks to her mother who gave me this most beautiful gift of my life. God and my mom who’s with him, thank you for the signals I receive. Of course, I send big hugs to my circle of friends. to all the people and fans who show me kindness, to the radio and industry players who trust me. I won’t mention names because I’ll certainly forget some, but each person will recognize themselves.
How can fans find you?
Of course, on my socials. I’m on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter… Just write “IBERICANISM”. To contact me, I recommend Instagram as a first choice. My discography is also on all platforms (Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Beatport, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Traxsource). Finally, my radio show is broadcasted on 15 radio stations in 10 countries, with Ibiza, Madrid, and Kharkiv on FM, and also available on Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Apple Podcasts, and Ausha.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
First of all, you have to be yourself, authentic, and different, and not try to look like an idol. You have to learn and diversify your skills, not only be an artist, but also an entrepreneur. Don’t forget to be humble, victories of today will be quickly forgotten tomorrow. Take care of yourself, your health, and your mind. Stay focused.
• Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/ibericanism
• TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@ibericanism
• Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/ibericanism
• Soundcloud | https://www.soundcloud.com/ibericanism
• Website | https://www.linktr.ee/ibericanism