"Buenos Aires is one of the biggest cities in the world. They call it the City of Fury for a reason."
In learning more about Argentina, we speak to a rising talent in house music, Fosky, who spent his childhood roaming the streets of Buenos Aires, soaking in its creative energy. With his and U-FO's upcoming EP, Bipolar, released in March, he has taken this time of reflection to share with us how his home country has influenced his music and creativity and how he's finding comfort in his chosen home now.
Where do you call ‘home’? What makes a place a ‘home’?
Lisbon is home for me now. After all these years travelling, home is where you feel comfortable, or just where your bed and your stuff is - where you want to come to the most after touring.
How would you describe your city and Argentina as a whole to a visitor?
Buenos Aires is one of the biggest cities in the world. They call it the City of Fury for a reason. So you can imagine: you can do anything at 24 hours a day, amazing restaurants, bars, live music, theatres. Something is always happening there, everywhere - you just need to find it.
It is a completely unique experience to go there and hang for a while. Very similar to some European cities.
What is it about the country and its people that makes it special?
It's the passion for everything. Argentineans have very passionate values for family, friendship, music and futbol and the list goes on.
How has your heritage informed your creative journey/music?
I grew up in Buenos Aires, listening to a lot of tango. My dad and his band were a big influence for me. My parents usually had people coming to our house every week, so we would often have some of the most talented musicians, jamming on a Sunday at my parents house. So this gave me a sensibility that this is what is pretty normal for me.
How did this EP come about and what inspired it?
I was coming back from Moscow, to finish our studio in Barcelona. I wanted to try some vocals and so I asked some friends to send me vocals in Russian. That's how the first side came out. Then the other side came later when we were jamming, when the studio was ready.
How would you describe Argentina’s music scene and what are your hopes for it?
The scene in South America is really evolving a lot. It was getting to its peak life before this, especially Argentina, Brazil, Chile. I love to come back there a few times a year. The energy of its people is unique. Hopefully things get better soon and it could be one of the cities to start making parties again. That could be really great for our scene.
Where would you like to travel to after all of this is over?
I will probably take a flight and relax in South East Asia. Shut my phone for a while.