Softpaw is the work of Mexican DJ & musician Jesus Fernandez. He makes his music from his home in Orizaba, a city on the route between Mexico City and the port of Veracruz. Pico De Orizaba, the stunning snow-capped volcano, dominates Orizaba's skyline, and Lynx roam nearby in the national park. Yet, in contrast to all this beauty, the city is an industrial and agricultural hub. Fernandez says that this Castor/Pollux nature has left a deep mark on the emotions that flow through his music (it's not often we have deep house artists referencing Greek mythology in their bios!). It is also rare that a song will so ably deliver the emotions intended by the artist, yet Softpaw has captured that with "Gasoline". Immediately showing a sense of fun, it is impossible not to warm to its playful charms despite the lyrics hinting at a more melancholic meaning. We love it.
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