Chunky Slo-Mo Electronics

Born in the Canary Islands, Rayko is a producer and DJ deeply influenced by the artists and the Disco, Electrofunk and Rock sounds of the 70’s and 80’s.

These influences led him to launch the label Rare Wiri in the summer of 2008, gaining immediate critical acclaim with it’s first release making Record of the Week at Manchester’s highly regarded Piccadilly Records.

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Since it’s launch Rare Wiri has had releases from a stable of talented producers, these include Ilija Rudman, Ichisan, Phoreski, Marbeya Sound, Beat Fanatic, Ilya Santana not to mention Rayko himself.

Rayko has an impressive portfolio of releases under his belt and has an almost insatiable thirst for editing both classics and lost gems in his distinctive, dirty and infectious style.

Discolypso Questionnaire

What was your first musical composition, edit or remix?

I was lucky enough my first ever edit to Maurice mcGuee ‘do I do’ was released in one sided vinyl on American Standard label from LA some years after I made it

Who would you have play at your Wedding or Birthday Party?

For a wedding I would kill for a live show with Barbra Streissand and Barry Gibs singing ‘Guilty’, and for a birthday party, Maybe we could start with Eric Duncan + Harvey + Idjut boys + Psychemagik… (my birthday parties use to last forever hehe)

What was the first record you can remember buying? Or tell us about an important early musical experience.

Cock Robin – When your heart is weak

If you could have the audio stems to any track what would it be?

Good Vibrations by The Beach boys

If you could ask any musician alive or dead one question - what would it be?

Is it worth all the time you sacrifce? Being apart from your loved ones and friends?

What song do you put on when you want to wake up?

I don’t want to be normal – Randy Crawford

Any stand out performances you want to share?

Jean Michael Jarre – Concerts in China.  France was helping China with nuclear power stations, so they agreed to make something never seing before, the first show of a western artist in China. In the main stairs of the forbidden city. It´s just Epic!

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