Biography of Mike Montano
|Moniker(s) / ||Los DD Twins, Anuk Andersen|
Unknown for the major labels but still in the right underground position with solid steps, Montano's producing career is fast becoming followed by djs and electronic lovers around the World.
Straight in the point to hit in a major label, his tunes have explored diverse country imprints such as Zirben Records from Italian techno Stallion Sasha Carassi, Arabica / Illegal Ninja Moves from Global Underground's Australian representative Kriece, Proton's Label Behaviors in charge of the ukranian deep house head tONKPROJECT and some nu solid projects like Tecnove Records from Germany, Deeptrip & Alma soul from Spain, Low flow Records in Armenia and Eleflight from Lithuania.
Since 2009, his remix appearances and co-productions have been remarkable for other artists projects. Starting with his friend Eduardo Rossell in "Perception is Reality". Montano featured the track "Pick Up" in ROSELL's Album. In the same year he remixed Tijuana's deep houser Cesar Coronado with his track "You know i got it", released recently this 2010 with Alma Soul Digital. Montano's most distinguished works for big names are his recent Remixes for Jeff Bennett (Plastic City,GU) and Presslaboys (Baroque).
Behind his name and the actual presence of his tracks, remixes and last work in his solo productions, his dj and electronic music producer career goes far away to his childhood, when his mom, a 70's disco Lover introduced him in the 4/4 groove from the Motown Records and the disco funk from the 80's. When house music adventure happened in Chicago, Montano was listening the ashes of the rhythm that rule his world forever. But it was till the 97´ when he experienced his first musical contact with “Chymera”, a grunge band influenced by jazz & progressive rock where he played the drums for 5 years.
Ending his adolescence, and with no space for big drums in his small apartment in a new town to live, he decided to change the instrumental bass drum for the electronic drum kick starting to meet the music genre that manage his hi range as vocalist and electronic music producer.
Since his barely mixing knowledge in 2001, Montano appereances in small gigs around Mexico showed how his rhythm perception could drive listeners uppon well programmed basslines and uplifting drum scales, giving him the opportunity to warm up and share the stage with a motley group of influential electronic artists… from the revolutionary Tiefshwarz to the classy house from Luke Fair and Nic Fanciulli, thru the mixing cadence from Lee Burridge and the best mexican artistic proposals.
For the 2004 his djing and music promoter career was well positioned in the center part of Mexico and it was time to experience some nu faces with his musical elements. His first production role remotes to his partner and one of his bests friends in Queretaro, Jose Amaro (Standar-The Barcelona Sessions). Both with totally different mind characters and musical careers, decide to start up a nu duo called LOS DD TWINS (www.myspace.com/losddtwins), sounding housey, latin and getting in Amaro´s AMBOX Studio for one year ending with the 8 track Album “The last Dance of the Mexican Soul”. Which was finished and launched at the end of 2006. Being the album debut from this fellas, the music press qualified this album as one of the best latin house imprints from the 2006 just below other artist generations like Nortec & Sussie 4. (Rolling Stone Mag.)
At the end of 2007, Mike Montano started his producer solo career signing his first EP “Crazy Acapulco” with a small digital label from the Brighton´s Underground scene.
Musictracx Recordings was the home label from a generation of talented producers that nowadays shine over Major labels. Christian Paduraru, Dibby Dougherty Topspin, Alex Nademski & D Opposite D were this fellow members from the UK imprint that gave support to Montano´s music. From now and then, his house influenced groove has taken the International dj support bringing nowadays in his productions a stand out quality from the first releases.