Techno Tuesday: Paco Osuna on Music On
Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music.
Paco Osuna has been demolishing dancefloors for over twenty years now. The Spanish techno maestro is one of Ibiza’s longest standing residents, having earned a coveted slot at Amnesia back in 1999. Nowadays, Osuna’s appeal on the island is just as reputable, serving as one of the foremost talents behind Marco Carola’s Music On residency.
With Marco Carola’s world-famous party having returned to Miami in December, Osuna has been tapped to join him stateside for a limited selection of dates. After joining the Italian techno legend on January 9 from Story Miami, Paco will finish off the residency with an appearance at the closing party on March 19.
In the spirit of Techno Tuesday, we picked Paco Osuna’s brain on everything Music On.
How did you get involved with Music On?
Marco and I have been very good friends for a long time now, before this summer we talked about me joining Music On Ibiza, but it was until this season that everything came together and we decided to make it happen. I think Marco invited me because he knew I will do my best to ensure a memorable musical experience.
How does Music On differ from other parties?
Music On is a party in which the main focus is the music. In my opinion, people can go to different clubs with different characteristics, but at the end people prefer to go out and listen to good music, experience a good party and have fun. Music On, no matters if it is in Ibiza or in Miami, offers that, amazing music, a great club and a crowd that want to have fun in a classic and honest way; so the atmosphere, the people, the sound system… everything gets together to create a great experience.
How do you approach your sets for Music On?
My sets are very spontaneous. I don´t feel forced to do anything that doesn’t come from my heart. Everything flows beautifully. The Music On name could never have been more appropriate: it’s a party where what matters is the music and there is no labelling – it doesn’t matter if it is techno or house.
What’s your opinion on the house and techno scene in the US?
There are a lot outstanding American artists and the scene is getting bigger every year, producing quality events and festivals; and we also cannot forget that Detroit is one of the seminal cities of techno, so I believe US has everything to keep nurturing its electronic music culture, as it has been happening from long time now.