Spanish DJ/producer David Herrero caught our ear three years ago when he released his groovy Maybe Someday EP on Stacey Pullen’s Blackflag Recordings. In the mix since 2009, he’s kept extremely busy, DJing all over and remixing/producing for the likes of 303Lovers, Defected and Stereo Productions.
On December 2 Herrero will present his fourth album, Body, Soul & Other Things, via Nic and Mark Fanciulli’s Saved Records. It’s an impressive collection of carefully created house tracks with ample flourishes of techy tones. The full-length was produced in a studio in Benavente, Spain, where he cajoled an array of hardware — a Dave Smith Evolver, Elektron Machindrum SPS1 and Roland keyboards — to give the album a special sonic flavor.
Before the release of Body, Soul & Other Things, we checked in with Herrero and asked him to tell us about five tracks he’s excited about right now.
1. Green Velvet & Joeski – “Rouse”
It’s always a pleasure for me to play music like the one that my great friend Joe does. Alongside Curtis, they create a track which will blow up any dance floor. It’s an essential track in my DJ sets. Pure energy and devastating vocals.
2. Riva Starr – “Velvet Zone”
This track was released some time ago, but it’s in my DJ sets nowdays. It has all that’s needed to make you move and the vocal sample is one of my favorites ever.
3. M.F.S Observatory – “C3”
I love the groove and house sounds from the late 90’s and early 2000’s, and I think this track has that kind of identity. A catchy vocal hook, an elegant percussion and a massive loop make it perfect for me.
4 – Pig&Dan – “The Saint (Job San)”
Amazing version of a melody that recalls the best house music containing an exemplary vocal sample which creates an orgasm on the dance floor. I think it’s the perfect track to close a DJ set.
5. Joeski feat. Troy Dillard (Joeski 2016 Vocal Mix)
This will be soon hit stores, an old hit that will be a hit again. A new version with all the content to be an essential one with a great bassline and the perfect vocal. A record that will make you feel good!