Biography of Francisco Allendes
After 8 years of studying violin and performing with chamber orchestras and folkloric bands, Francisco discovered the progressive rock and the sound of the synthesizers at the age of 17. That was his first contact with electronic instruments, which encouraged him to start researching for new sounds and discover electronic music.
On 2001, at the age of 20, Francisco starts mixing records on little parties in Santiago and in a short time, helped in a way by the boom of electronic music in Chile, he became part of the professional circle of Chilean djs. On 2003, he releases his first album, Vacas Locas, an independent CD with 9 tracks that was very well received and triggered the prize of BEST NATIONAL ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN given by Ballantines Pulse on March 2004. 3 months after Vacas Locas, Francisco releases Cyberpunk EP an independent 12” with 4 new tracks, that made him start touring different cities of Chile showing his work. In April 2005, Francisco won for second time the prize BEST NATIONAL ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN given by Ballantines Pulse, and in May he released his third work Edicion Limitada de bajo Presupuesto touring different cities of Chile.
The second half of 2005 Francisco decided to go out of his country and settled down in Zaragoza, Spain, working with the spanish Dj and producer Iñigo Oruezabal. Together, as MONOMACHINE and GARLIC, they released several records during 2006. Francisco is today recognized like one of the best djs and producers of techno of a new era of chilean artists. He has shared stage with artists like Alejandro Vivanco, Miguel Tutera, Marcelo Rosselot, Savas Pascalidis, Luciano, The Penelopes, Marc Ayats, Angel Molina, Iñigo Oruezabal, Alexi Delano, Bando, Miss Dinky and played in big gigs like Techfest, Open Rave, Southfest, Creamfields, Love Parade .
Back in Chile, starting 2007, Francisco associated with his long time friend marcelo Rosselot and started the first Vinyl and Digital Record Label based in Chile, Andes Music.