UK sensation Cera Alba has been on a warpath since his Hot Creations release in 2011. After that fateful moment, Cera has consistently put out music on a gang of robust labels: Gruuv for Audiojack; Lawler’s VIVa Music; the illustrious Moon Harbour; MadTech; and Santé’s label, AVOTRE. Cera Alba’s latest EP, ‘Dedicated to the Pioneers‘, was released on Scottish label Made Fresh Daily just last week (Jan 30, 2016).
We heard a live mix from Cera Alba at a Mixmag event back in 2012 and were instantly hooked! He always delivers a unique and fresh style through his productions and DJ sets. We recently premiered a remix from Cera for Roy Davis Jr. on Mile End Records as well.
Cera Alba is definitely a solid addition to our Lovecast roster and we’re stoked to have him onboard for this week’s episode. Add some pep to your day with this new mix and learn more about the London-based producer in the interview below.
Interview with Cera Alba
How did you first get introduced to house music? What inspired you to transform an obsession into a career?
I was first induced to house music way back in the early 90’s, listening to pop house records like Inner City and KWS. I think this started my love of the beat synonymous house. I didn’t find the sound that started my career until around 2004/5, it was minimal techno that really caught my ear, following artists like Villalobos, Marc Houle & Steve Bug. I never thought it would turn into a career, it just sort of happened, some luck and a lot of hard work.
Who is someone in your life that is continually pushing you to the next level?
Haha! Only my own drive and ambition to write a half decent record.
Where are you currently based? What’s the scene like there?
I’m currently based in London, the scene here is in a state of transformation in my opinion. There some great nights and events but for me you have to look a little deeper than the obvious to find good music.
Favorite piece of gear in the studio…
What advice would you give to an aspiring producer trying to make his or her mark?
Never give up and always write to match the music you love. Oh, and study music theory, its more important than anything else!
What things are on the horizon for you in 2016 that you’re particularly excited about?
I have an EP on Mile End out soon with a Leftwing & Kody remix. Then I have worked on a track with Sante for his House Lessons LP. Finally I have a Madtech EP out in July, and its big room summer terrace vibes. Got some other bits on the way too but I cant reveal on here yet!
Name one track that has been lighting up the dance floors…
Robag Wruhme – Volta Cobby
Tell us about your mix…
It’s a slight glimpse into the type of music I like to play; raw, melodic, tough and sometimes grabs your heart.
Drink of choice…
Coconut Water and a few shots of Jaeger.