The CONDUIT // 029 – Dj Ignacio

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// Dj Ignacio //

A Spaniard living in Bristol, Ignacio is a gifted journalist plying his words for Mixside, one of Spain’s most important electronic music magazines. We’ve had many great conversations back and forth about music and art, finding much common ground. But it is the DJ mixes he comes out with – melodic, rich, and loaded with unreleased gems that really caught out attention. His selections reflect that of Bristol’s thriving music scene with an intelligent refinement that has us constantly pushing the pause button to scan his track selection in a feeble bout of trainspotting – usually to find out it’s some exclusive secret weapon. Ignacio’s level of consistancy and knowledge led us to finally invite him to make a mix for The CONDUIT podcast series. – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

I was born in Lugo, a little city of Galicia, Northwest of Spain, in 1984. In love with music since I was very young, I learned to play guitar by myself when I was a teenager. Music has always been my great passion and my early influences go from Depeche Mode to Guns’N’Roses, from Pink Floyd to Mike Oldfield. When I was 16 I was introduced to electronic music by some of my friends and, since then, I had had a deep and long relationship with it. I started DJing in 2005 at some well-known clubs in Spain as Superclub, Global Club, Reno, Bleep, festival such as Entroido Quente, some raves and private parties. I also developed my passion for writing in Mixside.com, one of the most important Spanish websites about electronic music. In August 2008, one of my sets was selected as a podcast for the label Turbo Recordings, which encouraged me to go on mixing. In September 2009, I moved to Bristol (UK) to continue growing as a dj, journalist and also give my first steps in the field of music production and promotion… Since my arrival in the UK I have collaborated with radio-shows as Tech Republic (Hub Radio) and DJing at Headrush Nights as a periodic resident. I have had the pleasure to share booth with great DJs and producers such as Max Cooper, Perc, Tom DeMac, Sebastien Leger or Samuel L. Session. My electronic music influences ranged from early disco music, Chicago House, Acid House, Detroit Techno to the latest Europen electronic music trends.

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/ignacio-dj
http://www.mixside.com
http://myspace.com/natxoduff

 

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The CONDUIT // 028 – Slowdazzzle

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// Slowdazzzle //

Slowdazzzle is another interesting character ala Mick Chillage, whom he happens to be close friends with. He’s a Berklee College of Music guy (saxophone) who discovered electronic music after an industrial accident damaged one of his hands. We like him because he’s invested a deep amount of time in to deep ambient style chill-out music and makes music for various labels around the world. He also lives in a small town and keeps himself musically connected with a variety of influences from John Coltrane to Tom Verlaine – something we can very much identify with. He’s pretty funny, too. So sit back for another episode of high-quality ambient music.    – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

Peter DiPhillips has played and studied music throughout his life,playing at various times piano, trombone,saxophone, percussion, keyboards, and synthesizers. After an industrial accident damaged one hand, he started using PC’s, in conjunction with Looping, editing, virtual synths, and virtual instruments software, to create music. He lives on a lake. He hopes people will find his music healing and restful.

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/slowdazzzle
http://peterdiphillipsmusic.com/

// Current Releases //

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