Paskman Turns Up the Heat at Criterio Sevilla 2022

Dec 17, 2022

Luca Rizzello

2 min read

Paskman took Criterio Sevilla 2022 by storm with a set that merged slick tech house and vibrant Latin sounds. The DJ and producer has carved out a name for himself through mixing classic tunes with tech house rhythms, earning him over 20 million streams on Spotify to date. Today, his tracks are frequently spun by world-class artists like Wade, The Martinez Brothers, Michael Bibi, and Cloonee.

Born in 1995, Paskman first gravitated towards dance music after hearing Tiësto’s “Adagio for Strings.” He soon shifted his gaze towards tech house and launched his Paskman alias in the summer of 2018.

Paskman first made a splash with his 2019 remix of “Smoking I Wait,” which has since racked up over seven million streams. It beautifully samples Spanish singer-actress Sara Montiel’s “Fumando Espero” from the 1957 film “El Último Cuplé.”

“To my surprise, people liked it a lot and I wanted to keep trying more vocals. Without realizing it, I was creating my own style, which has given me a lot of joy,” he explained in an interview with Gray Area.

When producing, Paskman latches onto the vocal samples that grab his attention the quickest. “One day, I realized that people needed vocals at parties and that’s when I decided to mix the vocal of a very famous song like ‘Smoking I Wait’ with my style.”

Since 2021, his career has grown exponentially. His cheeky flip of Raffa Villalba’s “Chiquetere” was the sound of the summer in 2022, gaining support from Wax Motif, Hugel, Bingo Players, Sonny Fodera, and Solardo.

“If it hadn’t been for my perseverance in production, in deciding from the first moment what my path was and what I didn’t want to do, I wouldn’t have achieved anything,” he says.

Despite the rising popularity of Latin house in recent years, Paskman is uninterested in following trends. His commitment to creating music authentically has allowed him to craft a sound that he defines as intense, energetic, and exotic.

“I spent time producing what I liked. So, my advice would be to do what you like, even if nobody knows what you’re doing.”

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