Who are you ?
Álvaro Naive, court jester.
How do you define yourself in two sentences?
Humble but ambitious. Nostalgic and non-conformist.
What was your professional background?
I started working in the fashion sector in different showrooms, while I started my career as a musician in the Trajano group! Then I had my own vintage shop in Malasaña and in recent years I have combined DJing with public relations and communication work. We also created Parpol House, the event and communication agency in a space that we rented for filming, photography and other events.
What do you like most about being a DJ?
To be able to make people have fun and that me and them are united through dance and joy.
What have been the biggest obstacles you've had so far?
The pandemic without a doubt. These two years were very complicated, but I came out of it stronger in many ways.
What does music mean to you? Do you have a musical reference point?
It's my escape. When I have a problem, the first thing I do is put on some music and everything is fine.
One of my references is Damon Albarn. I think he's an exceptional composer.
A song you listen to every day?
According to Spotify, the song I've listened to the most this year is Attitude by Lewis Ofman.
Do you like to listen to yourself?
When I was playing in Trajan! I didn't like listening to us at all. Now that the project ended a few years ago, I like to go back every now and then and listen to what we were doing.
How does it feel to be on the other side of a festival?
I felt very grateful and was always treated like an I would be lying if I said it's better to go to festivals as an audience. I kept many good stories, although I will take most of them to the grave without being able to tell them.
Your three favorite places in Madrid: La Burlona , Bar Lacón and Mercules .
What are the three products that are never missing in your toiletry bag when you go on a trip?
Sunscreen, perfume and eye cream.
Your first self-care gesture every morning?
I pour lots of cold water on my face and hum a silly song.