Reuniting for their first collaborative outing since the July 2022 release of their Siolim EP on Rebellion der Traumer, Tomy Wahl and Los Cabra’s new White Nonsense EP on Sincopat delivers everything we’ve come to expect and more from the two in-form producers, who have been going from strength to strength with each passing release over the past few years. With early support already in from the likes of Tale of Us, Fideles, Oostil and The Element, the double-sided journey begins with the gripping title track White Nonsense; a veritable sonic feast combining powerful bass, stunning synths and an unexpected main break that’ll leave audiences and listeners speechless. On the flip is Roboticsoul, a rousing peak-time cut that commands attention from start to finish; its hypnotic bass and ethereal vocals transporting us to a dimension where time and space cease to exist.
Hi Tomy, welcome to Techno Mood. How are you?
Hi! All good here , working at my studio as usual.
What’s life like in Argentina these days?
Argentina is an amazing country, but its economy sucks. We have more than 100% inflation per year, so it’s very difficult to plan or grow here. Besides that, we have the best crowd of the world, every single musician will agree on that.
For those of our readers who dont know you, how would you introduce yourself as a human being, as simply Tomy?
I’m a normal guy who enjoys the simple things in life. I keep an active and healthy living. I’ve been an overall music lover since I was a child. I dived in different music styles like rock or pop, but the last 20 years I’ve focused on electronic music.
And then how would you define yourself as an artist?
I consider myself an artist with integrity, thus I produce and perform all my music, which is always aligned with who I am at the time. At all times I expressed who I was and my perception of the world throughout my music.
What have been some of the highlights of 2023 for you so far?
My 2023 begun on top, playing on New Year’s eve at Boiller Room (Hyderabad, India) and in Goa, India, in the morning at an afterparty. The next day I came back to Argentina and so far I have been playing in local clubs throughout the country.
You’re gearing up to release your new White Nonsense EP with Los Cabra. Can you talk to us about this project and the creative process that went into making it?
Although we’re both from Argentina, our usual meeting spot is Goa, India, where we normally tour once per year. We´ve been working remotely for the past two years, but last winter we managed to be in the same place at the same time. We gathered everyday and divided our time between going to the gym, visiting the beach and working at the studio. The outcome of this sessions were five tracks from which 2 of them are the Sincopat EP, which we are very proud of. We have been playing these tracks since then all over the world with a very enthusiastic response from the crowd.
What was your technical approach? What gear did you use, what hardware, what software?
As we produced this EP in the middle of a tour, we only had available a laptop and headphones. This is a solid proof that the gear is not as important as creativity.
How do you think the music industry has changed most significantly since you started out as an artist?
Throughout the years the music industry has evolved into a much more complex concept, meaning that you not only have to play and produce your music, but you also have to use different gadgets to attract people´s attention. Social media played a very important role in this matter, because promoters pay more attention to, for example, the number of followers you have, than they do to the music itself.
What are your thoughts on the proliferation of AI in the music industry. Do yo think it will have a big impact on the scene?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this for the past few weeks, and I have an ambiguous approach on the subject. Sometimes I believe that we will all loose our jobs in the future, but others, I believe that the passion that implies making art could never be replaced by a machine.
What’s next for you in 2023? Anything exciting you can share?
For the remaining part of 2023 I am developing a new concept of visual live set, in which I will be playing a Moog synthesizer, live vocals, all with tracks of my own, combined with 3D Mapping visuals. For this purpose I will be touring with VJ Dogpw, one of the most talented Argentinian Vjs in the electronic scenario right now. We are planning a long term tour in South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, I’m very excited and looking forward to this. I believe that this concept is the future.
Last but not least, do you have any final words for our Techno Mood readers?
I encourage all of you to follow your passions, always focusing on learning, acquiring experience and evolving along with the technology and the environment.
You’re welcome! Thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts.