Jordi Chicletol

Presenter / DJ — Barcelona

Name, where are you from?
Jordi Chicletol, Barcelona (Spain).

What do you do?
I host a pop culture program on Barcelona public TV. I'm a musical selector and content creator, with the nightlife and fashion as a background.

Describe your style in three words?
Explorer, playful and ultra-comfortable.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Daft Punk on the now extinct Summercase festival in 2006. I can’t describe it with words.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I would love to share the line up with Kaytranada, he is one of the classiest music selector and producers and he seems so huggable. And with Diplo, for me, he is the most visionary artist of our contemporaneity. He has shown, with all of his music projects - like Major Lazer, for example, or producing for other artists - how advanced he is to the music currents before they explode. I could spend hours talking with him.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
When I was a kid, It would get my attention how people from my school, that lived in the outskirts dressed, as well as the hip-hop artists that I would saw on my cousin's vinyl records. The opulence of their tracksuits stimulated me aesthetically, but my parents didn't allow me to dress that way.
Through years and more as a grown-up, Voguing and ballroom culture from the ’80s in NYC has taught me that fashion could be a game that can help you to give and help the body to highlight the mood that you are living in every moment, even to a supposed character created or an alter-ego. The infinite liberty that clothing can provide is something that this interesting subculture has taught me. Luckily it had its comeback moment in the last decade.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Michael Jackson, I would love to have a talk with him with about his vision on our collective identity as human beings. Michael would be good now, he always cared, especially for the planet.

Of all the independent venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I remember with love my DJ SET in JAVA from Paris. The venue, filled since very early of the gig - I suppose their night out hours… - it was packed from a mass of energic creatures very well dressed. When you go out in Paris, you understand why is the main capital of fashion.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Madonna, for being the queen of re-invention and to do whatever she wanted to do in every moment. It’s inspiring to see someone so determined with her actions from the beginning.

The first track you played on repeat?
I remember I was very into one of the tracks on the Spice Girls first album that wasn’t even a single.
'Love Thing' by Spice Girls.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Survivor' by Destiny’s Child.

One record you would keep forever?
'Back To Black' by Amy Winehouse. This is one of the records with more sense from the XXI century.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Good As Hell' by Lizzo.

A song you wished you had written?
'Younger Now' by Miley Cyrus.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Miss You Much' by Janet Jackson.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Help' by The Beatles.
'Aquarius' by Raphael.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'King' by Years & Years.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'I Feel It Coming' by The Weekend.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
'Say So' by Doja Cat.
'Caramelo House (Otro lado)' by Chico Blanco.

I believe Doja Cat will be the next female artist to erupt on the international pop scene, as last year Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Rosalia did. On a national level, to me, Chico Blanco seems to have a unique proposition in a moment where we can say the urban music has started to become monotonous.

Name, where are you from?
Jordi Chicletol, Barcelona (Spain).

What do you do?
I host a pop culture program on Barcelona public TV. I'm a musical selector and content creator, with the nightlife and fashion as a background.

Describe your style in three words?
Explorer, playful and ultra-comfortable.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Daft Punk on the now extinct Summercase festival in 2006. I can’t describe it with words.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I would love to share the line up with Kaytranada, he is one of the classiest music selector and producers and he seems so huggable. And with Diplo, for me, he is the most visionary artist of our contemporaneity. He has shown, with all of his music projects - like Major Lazer, for example, or producing for other artists - how advanced he is to the music currents before they explode. I could spend hours talking with him.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
When I was a kid, It would get my attention how people from my school, that lived in the outskirts dressed, as well as the hip-hop artists that I would saw on my cousin's vinyl records. The opulence of their tracksuits stimulated me aesthetically, but my parents didn't allow me to dress that way.
Through years and more as a grown-up, Voguing and ballroom culture from the ’80s in NYC has taught me that fashion could be a game that can help you to give and help the body to highlight the mood that you are living in every moment, even to a supposed character created or an alter-ego. The infinite liberty that clothing can provide is something that this interesting subculture has taught me. Luckily it had its comeback moment in the last decade.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Michael Jackson, I would love to have a talk with him with about his vision on our collective identity as human beings. Michael would be good now, he always cared, especially for the planet.

Of all the independent venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I remember with love my DJ SET in JAVA from Paris. The venue, filled since very early of the gig - I suppose their night out hours… - it was packed from a mass of energic creatures very well dressed. When you go out in Paris, you understand why is the main capital of fashion.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Madonna, for being the queen of re-invention and to do whatever she wanted to do in every moment. It’s inspiring to see someone so determined with her actions from the beginning.

The first track you played on repeat?
I remember I was very into one of the tracks on the Spice Girls first album that wasn’t even a single.
'Love Thing' by Spice Girls.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Survivor' by Destiny’s Child.

One record you would keep forever?
'Back To Black' by Amy Winehouse. This is one of the records with more sense from the XXI century.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Good As Hell' by Lizzo.

A song you wished you had written?
'Younger Now' by Miley Cyrus.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Miss You Much' by Janet Jackson.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Help' by The Beatles.
'Aquarius' by Raphael.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'King' by Years & Years.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
'I Feel It Coming' by The Weekend.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
'Say So' by Doja Cat.
'Caramelo House (Otro lado)' by Chico Blanco.

I believe Doja Cat will be the next female artist to erupt on the international pop scene, as last year Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Rosalia did. On a national level, to me, Chico Blanco seems to have a unique proposition in a moment where we can say the urban music has started to become monotonous.

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