6AM Guest Mix: BLVCKR

Author : Daisy Magana
October 26, 2020

6AM Guest Mix: BLVCKR

This week’s guest mix comes from BLVCKR. The Spanish DJ and producer delivers a 90-minute special mix featuring tracks from house music’s leading artists. The mix includes records from Eli Brown, Steve Lawler, and Lee Cabrera among others. He also gives a preview of his unreleased tracks.

BLVCKR has a passion for funky, house, and progressive grooves. He’s already made a name for himself producing huge vocal house tracks while blending tech house, soul, and electro sounds. His music is gaining support from well-known and respected international artists including Mark Knight, Annie Mac, Laurent Garnier, Joseph Capriati, Stacey Pullen, and Dennis Ferrer. His tracks have been riding high in the Beatport charts including “Gonna Feel Alright” ( Top 20), “Rockin’ The House” (Top 30), and “I’m Okay” (Top 40).

He took some time out to talk about how he’s made the most of this year as well as his artist journey and what first got him on this path.

Listen: 6AM Guest Mix: BLVCKR

Hi, and thank you so much for taking the time to chat with 6AM. What a year, but there’s opportunity in adversity. Any positives you’d like to highlight coming from this year?

Hi, the pleasure is mine. Yes, you are absolutely right, it´s a very strange year, but we must see the good things. One of them is that I have had more time to work in the studio, so I have focused on making more music and improving the production. In this way, I’ve been able to sign a track on Toolroom Trax with Johan S and two collaborations with a legend like Vanilla Ace. Also, I signed with my booking agency and that’s always good news.

So before jumping into music talk, do tell the meaning behind your name. Did you think long and hard or did your artist name just kind of happen?

It’s a funny story because, in the beginning, BLVCKR was a duo. My teammate had a photograph project called Black Studio, I loved the name and only put the “R” from my Legal name and that’s how we created BLVCKR. It took 10 min hahaha

What (or who) inspired you to get into music?
I remember when I was younger the track “Blue” from Eiffel 65, and after it was Frankie Knuckles, Justice, Chus & Ceballos, David Penn and that made want to start producing.

What continues to motivate you in your career as a DJ and producer?

The love to the music, see the reactions of the crowd to your music and when they see you playing. I get goosebumps every time when i play in front of hundred of people. It makes you alive. And to be honest, I can´t do anything else hahahaha

Are there any artists you’ve recently discovered that you can’t get enough of?
There are two DJs and producers who are very big at the moment. Eli Brown and Prok & Fitch. Everything Eli touches becomes gold. The others are Prok & Fitch, they’ve been in the industry a long time. If I could I would play [them] in every set (four or five tracks of them). Also, I think that my mates Sonickraft (with who I have two collaborations) will be strong in the scene in a near future.

You prepared a little guest mix for us. What can people expect and did you have anything in mind as you were making it?
Every time that I make a mix, I try to make it dynamic and fun. It’s a mix with a lot of unreleased tracks and with a new sound of mine. I’m getting a bit stronger right now with more energy, hope you enjoy that.

Also, congrats on your recent appearance on BBC Radio 1 via Karen Harding rinsing your track “Say the Word.” How do you feel when your peers support your work?
Thank you so much, it is a crazy sensation because my team and I work so hard for that. When my manager wrote to tell me that my track was played on BBC Radio 1 and in Diplo’s slot I was speechless. He hung up the mobile because he thought I was not there hahaha.

Do you have any upcoming releases or projects you’re excited about?

Yes, in the next few months there will be a lot of new music coming from big labels like Black Hole Recordings, Let There Be House, Mood Funk or an EP by Roger Sanchez’s label.

Any producers you’d like to work with in the future?

I would love to make a track or an EP with Eli Brown, with Mark Knight or Rebuke. Three different artists that I admire.

Anything else you want to share?

To thank all the people who listen to my music. Thanks to them we’ve entered the top 10 of Traxsource’s Tech House chart and we have reached number 3 with “Nuthin Like The Old School.” It is my second track this year that enters Traxsource’s Top 10. It’s something incredible

Many thanks to all the 6AM family for supporting me, and obviously to all my team.