We’ve been trying to connect with the Sao Paulo based Greencross for quite some time to get a mix but the stars never really aligned but we’ve remained fans of his Different Is Different label in the meantime. This guy plays proper soundsystem techno and his label consistently and quietly puts out some of the best tunes in the genre and also happens to be one of the coolest dues around. We are glad this finally happened! - Sean-Michael Yoder
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Greencross, a venezuelan born, DJ and music producer. Started his career on the music industry when he moved to Spain in the year 2000, promoting what would be Barcelona’s last rave parties. By the year 2003 he worked his way into Barcelona’s finest clubs, including the legendary La Cova, Be Cool, and Florida 135. In 2006 he started playing internationally, in countries like Germany, The Netherlands, France, and ultimately Brazil. Nowadays he is residing in São Paulo, running a digital Techno label called Different Is Different Records, constantly touring all over the brazilian territory, and as well as producing for Circulo Produções, which is a A/V production company run by his wife and himself. As a producer, Daniel is very versatile. flexibility is his trademark, composing, arranging
and producing different styles of music, from Trip Hop, to Pop, from House, to Techno. The highlights of his latest productions are two techno remixes for Ken Ishii, which were released digitally on Angel Alanis’ Slap Jaxx Records, as well as house remixes for Steve Parker’s Home Audio, and collaborations with Philadelphia based pop singer Sierra Hurtt.
Lee Webster has been hammering the nudisco sound outta Barcelona for a few years now. He’s a prolific producer and remixer who has a firm grasp on funk, disco, and rap musics’ contribution to today’s dance music sound. We also like his cheeky wit and double entendre approach to his art, people who take them too seriously are always a dreadful bore. Not to worry with Lee as he lays down a mix focused on killer underground midtempo sounds. Hope to have a tracklisting soon. - Sean-Michael Yoder
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Lee grew up at around the same time that the Garage scene was growing in popularity among the underground heads. Pirate Radio shows broadcast bouncy deep House music from the US and mixed it with the UK´s own unique take on the genre…
“I used to get on the underground train to cross London in the evening so I could pick up the pirate radio stations across town. It was my first proper exposure to good House music and remains a constant inspiration, it was edgy and sexy at the same time; something I try to achieve in my own productions…”
Lee started to become familiar with artists such as Kerri Chandler, Danny J Lewis, Todd Edwards and Larry Levan and as his interest grew in House music, he began to research the labels and history behind the House movement. He became intentionaly lost in a sea of pulsing beats, swimming his way through Detroit kick drums and Chicago synths.
Re-locating to Barcelona led Lee to become exposed to people and nights that would eventually shape his tastes even further, this time delving into Disco, Balearic and early Progressive. He became fascinated with peoples old records, records that usually followed with a story. It was at this point that the styles began to fuse in his productions, heavily Garage influenced Jackin House on one hand and deep Disco Funk on the other, his style was born: A marriage of Dope & Deep.
“People ask me how I can make House music one day and, Hip-hop the other, and remain true to what I´m doing. For me, they are very closely connected, and I think to make good music you have to know the roots of where it came from to really understand the feelings behind it…”
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Andres hails originally from Ecuador but bounces around the world as a professional skateboarder and vagabundo. We love this guy, and we think his label (Anusual) and his music or something special. There are obvious Crosstown Rebels references but as run through a South American blender of rhythms and attitude. We like that Caballero’s music is hard to define – is it nu disco, house, electro? - and we also like that it is the funkiest sound out there right now. Caballero is definitely an artist to watch right now. - Sean-Michael Yoder
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Andres Caballero was born in Guayaquil Ecuador in 1979 from a Spanish father and an Ecuadorian mother, since young he was introduced into music through his siblings. At the young age of 6 started taking piano lessons for 3 years.In the age of 12 started realizing, he has singing skills, took lessons and learned to play the guitar and drums. He soon added a sampler and turntable to his equipment and started exploring electronic music. At the same time his brother was producing electronic music, mainly influenced by Depeche Mode and Techno Pop of the 80ís. At the age of 16 he started experimenting in electronic music with his brother and Jose Elias Wated, one of the main influences in the ecuadorian electronic scene; he started learning how to scratch and to mix. By the age of 20 he had the skills to use his brotherís equipment and got together with Alessis Doppler to create a small Project called BBD where he started experimenting with the minimoog in a more focused scale.. From there he also focussed on skateboarding, which came up to ESPN coverage. He moved to Europe, to deepen his connections in the electronic scene and advance his production skills. He went into the studio with Ronald Christoph (Berlin,Germany) and things started to get serious and realizing that there is a path in electronic music for him. Since that day he is working hard on his career. Developing music and experimenting with mixing he catapulted himself to play live without having that much of live experience, therefore developed his own unique style and sound. He took matters in his own hand . Living in Barcelona, Spain now, he founded Anusual Media (Corporate Web/Graphic Design & Visual/Video Production) and Anusual Records to give a platform to talented Artists he has met, and to use his experience and contacts he gathered over the years. This has generated gigs for him in D.f. -Mexico, Graz – Austria, Hotel ME Barcelona and so on. His first E.P. sold on platforms like itunes, Juno, etc. made the music saga get serious, playing from house in all its range, to other sides of electronic music and unlimited on posibilities of story.
For the past year we have had the pleasure of watching Barcelona’s Digital Delight and Sultry Vibes crew grow in to something of an international sensation. We featured Sishi Rösch earlier in The CONDUIT series and now turn to Diego Moreno, hot off his sizzling remix of Lady Blacktronika’s Good Traxx EP, for another blast of what they like to call sleazy funk. Moreno brings all the different elements together of retro dance music we like and combines it with many of the things we like about today’s dance music for something unique and party friendly. We expect even bigger things from Moreno in 2012. - Sean-Michael Yoder
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Lee Webster - Spin out – SV 004 (upcoming release)
Damian Uzabiaga – Bubble Beach – DD 006
Yeyo – Belong to you DD- 010 (upcoming release)
Jonny Cruz & lati – Bye Bye Girl. - DD 007
DOTB – Gimme that stuff – Unreleased
Nobody Knows – Hundred Trys – DD 008 (upcoming release)
Darabi – Truckin (original mix) – Clouded 003
Diego Moreno – The Pain (Lee Webster remix) – DD 005
Sishi Rosch & Damian Uzabiaga – West Connection. – SV 006 (upcoming release)
Sishi Rosch, Diego Moreno & Juan Crerar. – Club Thang (upcoming release on One records).
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Diego developed an interest in music at an early age in life, learning to play guitar, drums, and synthesiser, with his brother as his teacher. Blues, Reggae, Punk Rock, Rap & Acid House are his main influences.
At 22, Alberto Santizo introduced Diego to DJing; he picked it up quickly and was soon spinning at underground parties around Guatemala. A year later he moved to Barcelona, where he got involved in organising parties and DJing in numerous clubs around the city.