THE RED BULLETIN: To be a hit on the dance scene, you need the latest sounds. But you did it by mixing in old sounds…
JOYCE MUNIZ: Desperately looking for new stuff all the time hampers your creativity. It’s often more inspiring to look back.
How do you find inspiration in the past?
Ever since I was young, I’ve hung out at the recording studios of more experienced fellow musicians, so that I could get a peek at their tried and tested skills. I would advise anyone to learn from their elders and respect them, because you can only create something new when you know the old stuff.
But can’t too much knowledge of what’s gone before distort your view of what’s new?
No. Success depends on how well you manage your craft. It’s like cooking: first, you learn the basic recipe, and then you start experimenting and developing your own style. There are no short cuts.