Born in Buenos Aires in 1991, Jerónimo Turek Trosman (a.k.a Momo / Momo Trosman) started performing as a professional DJ in 2011. Despite a young age, the young Argentinian has amassed a great amount of experience by playing in clubs all over the world, including four European tours, and has come to know the field of electronic music very deeply after studying its sub-genres with devotion and rigour. His natural inclinations lie in dub and jazz, but he plays "what moves him," he says, and has built himself a vinyl collection that archives the past, present and future of his favourite genres. Elsewhere, Momo also heads up Cure Music alongside Felipe Valenzuela; their first release—Zendid's Fortu—sold out in just three days. The label has since released material from Afriqua, Omni AM, DeWalta & Shanon, Spacetravel, and Federico Molinari. Ahead of his performance at this year's Moonland Festival, taking place from August 3 to 5 in Rumm, Estonia, Momo revealed some of his favourite records, dancefloor and otherwise.
01. Larry Heard "Night Images" (Swayzak Late Mid-Afternoon Mix) [Mecca Recordings)
I got to know Swayzak through my Mom. I remember I was 12 years old and at that time Creamfields in Argentina was super popular and one of the most interesting festivals in South America. Swayzak played at Creamfields, I was really young and stayed home listening to the radio and they were broadcasting his live set. This is one of the earliest memories I have of electronic music; this the reason why Swayzak is very special to me.
02. Aphex Twin "CIRKLON3 (Колхозная mix)" [Warp Records]
What can I say about this Aphex Twin record? I've listened to it and loved it. Craig Richards and Ricardo Villalobos played it in Berlin and I went nuts. I especially like this remix, it gets a bit freaky the second part but I like it a lot. It's all about Warp Records.
03. The Jazz Vandall's "The Law of Creativity" [Burning Records]
I was digging some UK stuff and came across this beauty. This is what I call a track. I used to listen to it in my car all the way down from La Barra to Jose Ignacio in Punta del Este every day. Uruguay is a very special country, and when you combine holidays with work you don't forget that time. Every year I have a different playlist in my car and this track was the highlight of my last summer. Goosebumps!
04. Frank Zappa "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" [Zappa Records]
I am a big fan of Frank Zappa because of my father. I used to collect CDs when I was young and bought more than 35 albums from him. If you travel with me on a long trip, it's Impossible not to listen to Frank Zappa in my car. I really feel this track, it's flawless!
05. Cabaret Voltaire "I Want You" [Virgin]
This is one of my favourite tracks from Cabaret Voltaire. I don't play it all the time as could be too intense sometimes but it's a masterpiece. You can destroy the club with this one if you find the right time to play it.
It's a song you can listen to it in your car on the way to the club while everyone is screaming and super drunk. I got the album, it's pretty expensive on Discogs nowadays.
This year's debut edition of Moonland Festival takes place from August 3 to 5 in the historical prison walls of Rummu, Estonia, with tickets available here.