A decade of Argentinean underground from De Ushuaia a la Quiaca

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Gerardo Boscarino takes us through 10 years of Dual Q on FRISKY

Love for music and for creating a musical platform for the world beyond genre, have been the two main reasons behind the birth of the show DE USHUAIA A LA QUIACA [DUALQ]. Gerardo Boscarino, the man responsible for successfully running the show for last 10 years (it is almost like serving 2 generations of listeners!) had lot to talk about his journey as a musician, inspiration and Electronic Music scene the world over.

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Congratulations once again on completing a decade long run with FRISKY. How does it feel?

It feels great, and kinda surreal. I don’t think I would have ever expected to have nothing running for 10 years.

It’s not often that you would find a show that has been on air for 10 years. How would define this journey? Where did it all start?

10 years ago, I was already hosting a show on another online radio, and had been featured on Frisky as an artist of the week and as a guest on other shows a good couple times, and Faisal and I were thinking of a way to bring something new to Frisky, not just another regular monthly show with a host and some guests, and at that time, the Argentinean Djs had taken the world by storm, so we came up with De Ushuaia A La Quiaca as a way to bring Argentinean guests on a weekly basis to frisky radio.

[Read his take on Argentina’s important role in electronic music]

What kept you motivated throughout these years to produce shows month after the other?

I guess it’s the same thing that has kept me playing on dancefloors, which is to bring people the music I love and to try to take people on a journey…my journey, through the music I play.

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Let’s go back to the beginning, can you tell us your first electronic music experience? When were you first introduced to the music, specially electronic?

The first time I listened to electronic music was back in 96, or 97, through a friend of mine. I had never listened to anything like it and I loved it right away, blew my mind.

Name the first record you ever bought and whose was it?

Robert Miles – Dreamland

Your first club/festival gig you ever attended that is still fresh in your memories?

Yeah, it was back in maybe 98 or 99, in my home town, Tucuman. a group of guys where organizing really underground parties called Punto Negro (black dot) and some friends took me there and that’s where I fell in love with the rave culture.

We say changes are good and the only constant thing. How much of change have you brought in your style over these years? Do you agree with the dance music scene at present that today’s audience is exposed to?

Over the years, electronic music has changed a lot, I’ve always played progressive house but progressive house isn’t the same today as it was 10 years ago, the sound has changed a lot, but I try to stay true to what I think I essential, which is finding music I really love, I really feel, and I really think can transmit something, and I play only that.

The scene has changed a lot obviously too, but even though the EDM scene seems to have taken over everything, in my opinion, it serves as a gateway to the underground sounds, and in that way, I welcome it.

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Whether it is a live gig or collaborating for radio show, working with fellow DJs is always a task. How do you go about selecting the artists/DJs to feature on your show and sharing the space at the DJ console?

As I explained before, DUALQ started as a way to show the Argentinean sound to the world through frisky radio, so I tried to make room for every Dj of every style to show their thing. In my opinion, the most important thing when working with other Djs, is that they feel the music as much as one does, and that they take the job seriously. If you do, I’ll always be open to giving you a hand or finding some sort of common ground.

Can you name the artist(s) in the underground dance music scene whose work you really admire?

Sasha and Digweed have always been my 2 go to artists in the scene. Not a big surprise, I know.

Thank you once again for spinning out the amazing tunes every single time. We are ready for another 10 years of DUALQ. Are you??

Thank you guys and I sure hope so!

(Feature Photo Credit: Paulie Delic)

The next episode of DUAL Q airs November 9th @ 11AM EST [convert timezone] – Tune in!

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