Miguel Martinez


The Wall of Sound is my musical project. Here I explore different concepts, different techniques and musical rhythms. This project links the two things I love most: music and technology. I grew up in Mexico City and my childhood was marked by the music that could be heard in my house. Among the records of Jazz and Disco that my mother used to listen and New Wave bands of my sisters, soon develops a parallel taste but always with more adventurous sounds. Like many, I started young, mixing at parties of friends with equipment borrowed from my parents. At that time there was no turntables Technics, nor mixers. So I did what I had at hand, even with cassettes (.. if you do not know what it is, you can ask your parents, or grandparents). Time later and in more serious way I became involved in the national Psichedelic Trance scene. Along some years together with a group of friends, we produce and played in several festivals, inside and outside of the city (great memories.. ) Passing that stage of my life, I decided to calm down and focus on the study and production of music. That was the moment when The Wall of Sound was born as a band and as a concept. At present the project is based on the beautiful Mexican Riviera Maya and is where most of my tracks are inspired.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music and art in general is the most human thing we have. It separates us from the rest of the planet's species. It is a complex science and at the same time a complex form of communication. It is a very precise message that can be intrerpretado in many ways evoke different feelings in the recipient.

What is your music dream?

Finding the balance between the new and the old.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I'm doing it! Just give me time ;)

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

La Cucaracha. It is a very popular song in México that come from the age of the Mexican Revolution. Also holds a secret. I like that.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, who else? (update)... oh yes I forgot Ministry ;)

What inspires you to make music?

Randomness and technology. I like when different noises become something musical, that make me vibe.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Listen to the little voice in your head that says ... move your feet!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel happy papi ;) ..feedback from the audience is very important. I like to analyze the people and involve them in the set. Some artists receive applause. My applause is to see people dancing to my music.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

As always I see two scenes. Commercial music scene and the underground scene, which is what interests me most. In that sense I find very interesting things. There are many people pushing to the limit the capabilities of the traditional instruments with new technologies and what can be called musical genres. There is a lot of experimental music. Finally, after years I see the musicians of other genres that are not electronic dance music more open, making use of electronic tools to create new things. I see a promising future.

What do you think of Drooble?

It is a very impressive and promising tool. I like the filters and labels system that use. It has everything to be the FB for musicians and more. Rock On!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Uff in my case at this moment I think it is lack of time. If anyone has a machine to clone humans, please let me know. I need multiple copies of myself.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, as long as they have talent. "-Spread the word and you'll be free.."

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Above all the basics, now days Social network / Internet skills are invaluables. Also PR never get old fashion. The industry is very competitive, always has been. You have to be original, authentic and humble.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Voices from the Lake, Alva Noto, X-Dream, Kox Box