Dance Music Producer with more than 10 years of experience and releases on Spinnin', Armada, SIZE, Release, Sosumi & many others. · Nominated for “Best Producer / Artist” by the ‘Vicious’ Dance Music Magazine (2011, 2012, 2015 & 2016). · More than 15 Million views on Youtube. · Supported by Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Steve Angello, or Tiësto.
He has been receiving special support from big EDM names like Tiësto or Steve Angello among many others and is often working with labels like Spinnin’, Sosumi, or his own label Arcadia Records, reaching his turning point as an artist.
For all his work and many more he was nominated for “Best Producer / Artist” by the ‘Vicious’ Dance Music Magazine (2011, 2012, 2015 & 2016).
In 2012 Jose De Mara started his own record label called “Arcadia Records”, once again getting the support of DJ Tiësto, including many of his work both in the charts and on his radio show. Also his remix of DJ Sammy’s “Look For Love” exceeds 15 million views on YouTube. And to nicely top this list off; his 2015 radio release in Spain ‘Our Kingdom’, went straight to #37 in the main Spanish radio chart ‘Los 40 Principales’. In 2016 he released ‘Bangkok’ at Kryder’s imprint “Sosumi Records”, definetely his ‘gamechanger’ record getting a huge support by the biggest Bigroom House artists like Steve Angello or David Guetta.
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Interview with Jose De Mara
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Remixer of a song with more than 15 Million youtube views.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital cause nowadays we're really close to analog sound with plugins.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will be satisfied with the result.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I don't have any unsatisfied customer in more than 10 years. Look for experience.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, Beyerdynamic 770 Pro Headphones, Bose CQ-25 and my external Hard Drive including all my sound libraries.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since 2005.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Progressive House with latin influences.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Axwell, cause he's one of my inspiration ever.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, House, Progressive House, Tech House.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Dance Music Knowledge and Sound mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What is necessary to get succesful.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Build the initial idea after the initial client request then a short feedback with the client and finishing the song until the client approval, including 3 free revisions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacPro Octocore + ADAM P22A Speakers + DUET2 + UAD Plugins + 3 TB of Sound Libraries.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Axwell & Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, KSHMR, Third Party, Kryder.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Complete EDM song Production or Ghostproduction and Mixing/Mastering for any type of song.