“Music is medicine that’s good for anything”. A simple philosophy from Miami based producer Baez, who makes his debut on Constant Circles with the beautifully deep track “Heaven Sent”.

You are based in Miami but you are originally from the Dominican Republic. How has your background and upbringing influenced your music?

Being raised in Dom Rep definitely has an influence but I dont feel it directly translate into my music. Coming from a humble upbringing, I was taught that hard work and dedication will set the foundation for success so the influence has more to do with my work-ethic, motivation and overall patience.

What did you want to be when you were a kid – was it always a musician?

No, definitely not. When I was a kid I was too busy running around eating mangos and living in the moment. I never really thought about my life aspirations that far in advance. It was only until I discovered the song by Sasha “Xpander” in 1999 that ignited the fire to explore this world further. It’s amazing how a song can have a long-lasting impact on another person.

 

You are making your debut on CC with Heaven Sent – what was your production process and how did the track come about?

First, I’d like to thank the Constant Circles family and Just Her for the opportunity to be a part of their catalog. I’ve been following your releases for quite some time so having one of my songs on the label is a huge milestone for me.

Typically, I start with mental themes or take inspiration from other music. Sometimes even if I just think of the name of the track first, it helps me kick off the creative process which is what happened with Heaven Sent. From start to finish, the song developed very quickly and organically. I think iI was able to write the whole song in a day and a week later I came back to mix it down.

What are your key pieces of studio kit?

Every project starts with Maschine for drums and percussions. However, my favorite gear right now is the Prophet 6. The versatility of this synth can really drive creativity.

You had a release on Toolroom a couple of years ago, how did that come about?

This was for the song titled “Gorilla Tango” which was featured on a full-length compilation by Nikitin, S.K.A.M. & Andrey Loud. It was very exciting to have my work amongst talented artists.

You are also part of an events & artist management company called Bespoke Music – tell us more about that project?

Bespoke Musik was launched in 2012 out of NYC and led by Rocky Ramniceanu & Rami Abousabe (from Bedouin). Following the success of Bedouin, I stepped in as a partner to help with back-end management, media content & PR.
There’s essentially two faces of the company. Bespoke Musik is the creative hub that offers custom-built experiential events based on the simple premise of booking quality acts, a top-notch sound system, and great vibes.We also manage various artists from around the world through our agency platform, Bespoke Kollektiv.


What do you have coming up in terms of releases and gigs?

I’m looking forward to my second trip to ADE for a Frisky Radio party along with one of my favorite duos, and highly talented, Wild Dark at the W Hotel on Oct 20th. We are also collaborating on another event a bunch of super talented Dutch artists on the 21st organized by Spaceandtime.

Music-wise, I’m working on several projects I hope to release later this year.


How did you put together your guest mix for the radio show & what have you included – any exclusives or surprises?

For this mix, I wanted to capture my favorite club tracks I’m playing at the moment. I’ve included two unreleased tracks of mine to kick off and conclude the mix. 🙂