76 MR. PIG
“House, tech-house, dance music.”
Best known for:
“The Mexican papi.”
Tune of the year:
“’Just Feels Tight’ by Fisher.”
Rising star DJ/producer of 2021: “Kyle Walker.”
Ten years ago Daniel Bautista, also known as Mr Pig, had a dream to create his own label and agency that would become a beautiful platform for the music of his country, Mexico. In recent years and with the wealth of top-notch, worldwide gigs under his belt and an ever-increasing in-demand status, Holy Pig Records has only gone and done exactly what it set out to do — and more. Choosing to shine a light on Mexican and Latin artists is typical of Daniel, who simply wants to share the love.
As well as providing work for a team of creatives that are the backbone of his imprint, they have released a good two- or three-hundred songs from blossoming artists, including Mr Pig himself. “I’ve been making new music, and right now I’m working on two EPs,” he explains. “One is pop/dance music and the second one is classic music and tech-house.” Ever evolving and constantly searching out the next thing to sprinkle his magic dust over, Daniel has also launched Holy Films.
How was your first gig back after lockdown?
“Incredible! I missed so much the energy of the crowd.”
How has the last 18 months changed how you view your work/life balance?
“180 degrees! Before I didn’t have a balance between my life and my work! Now I feel I manage my time better.”
What further steps should the industry take to combat climate change?
“Solar panels for clubs and stages at festivals, and stop using disposable cups.”
What’s the best bit of tech you’ve added to your studio or DJ setup this year?
“Right now I’m trying to be my own light jockey, so I just added a [Pioneer DJ] DMX interface.”
What’s the best album you’ve heard this year?
“’Never Enough’ by Disclosure.”