Smoke Sessions proudly presents, all the way from Chicago, Ricardo Miranda aka YoNurican.
Hello Ricardo, first off I would like to thank you for taking the time to share with our public a little about yourself and your music.
Can you tell us more about how it was like growing up in Chicago during a musical revolution? How can you define the sound at that time?
Of course it was magical. We were so spoiled with all the new street sounds. It was a little different for me because I was not in the clubs as often as others but when I was in a club environment it was like a movie. After awhile it was too much of a good thing and people started to whore the music out and eventually House moved to the suburbs. My sound at the time was the sound of a Casio RZ1 and a Casio cz 1000. I would emulate all the early House tracks and just jam almost every day until I temporarily left the city in 1987. When I returned there was these acid sounds being played on the radio.
You have various aliases, DJ Ricardo Miranda, Yonurican, Latin Soul Brothas and Defend:R – Tell us about each alias and how they differ from each other.
I use my real name for more underground house and techno compositions. I use Yonurican for tribal leaning Chicago beats and believe me I have a treasure trove of beats. The Latin Soul Brothas is more of a deeper, latin leaning collaboration of mostly Glenn Underground and myself. Defend:R is my newest alias to come into fruition for my electronic music. You can say that I have a quadruple personality.
What was your first record release?
Well, my name first popped up on a remix with GU on Mr ALI’s About Us which was more of a sleepy affair for me in the studio. I used to go to the studio at 5PM and try to leave by 5AM many many times. The first actual 12″ single I released was ‘Termino Mi Amor’ on Vega Records that I put together for my father who had passed a few years before. That record was and still is therapy for me. It took so many variable for that record to come into existence. People dont understand how hard I fought for that record.
What can we expect for 2014? Are there any new releases on the way?
I have a few EPs in the works right now as well as a single coming on Got2Go Records with Santiago Salazar, Lifes Recorder and Myles Sergé. I also have a nice remix coming soon of a Glenn Underground single on Makin Moves.
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