“Suicidal Today?” is the new work of the Peruvian producer Jaime Travezán. A track full of dark humor and classic house sound elements.
Who are the band members and what do they play?
Jaime Travezán (myself) and I’ll do everything in the box.
What are the band’s main influences?
House music, Lounge and Pop. As for bands that I feel influenced, I would say, B-52´s, Kraftwerk, Lene Lovich, Goldfrapp, Roisin Murphy, Mike Flowers Pop and Raffaella Carrá.
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?
I always worked as a photographer but 5 years ago, the sudden loss of my brother hit me so hard that I couldn’t work. My mind was blank, I felt useless. So, while rambling, I opened GarageBand for curiosity and that was it; suddenly I found myself putting loops together. That’s how it all started and how I’ve been coping with grieve since. Soon after I realised that, in order to learn properly, I needed some classes, upgrade my software and buy proper gear. I’ve done a couple of years of training and I still
occasionally follow some tutorials when I need specific info.
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
The album was recorded between London and Barcelona.
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
My album ‘Everybody Is So Funny’ where my track ‘Suicidal Today?’ is in, is meant to make anyone to have a smile or laugh. Not taking things too seriously.
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
The idea of ‘Suicidal Today?’ is that if someone feels suicidal and hear the track, or it will end up suiciding quicker, or not suiciding at all because it will make the person laugh and dance. In any case it will make the person more sure of themself.