Biography of Santiago Cortes
Santiago Cortés, a Latino-Swiss musician born in Cartagena/Colombia.
Coming soon his most important releases featl Terri B. and more!!
well here it is again taken into deeper waters for that darkest of techno house beats, baselines and breaks with remixes from
Claudio Coccoluto, Tom Novy, Jerry Ropero and R. Paterson, Bastian Harper & Daniel Pele,
Les & Oliver Schmitz plus an Original Techno Mix from Santiago Cortes and Janiv Damti. "Exclusive on Beatport"
Single "If You Wanna Dance!
# 1 in the british dance chart
# 5 in the EUROPE Charts
# Top 10 @ MTV/ Viva Germany
Santiago Cortes sold over
2 million copies. feat. Edita Abdieski, winner of the German Music Competition X-Factor 2010.
The single was *Don`t leave me*
# 4 in the german pop charts
# 4 in the british dance charts
At the monemt rotation Viva und MTV Television Europe & U.S.A.
Santiago Cortes has been producing music for TV and film, and doing regular DJ dance music gigs in the USA, South America, Italy, Spain and Asia. But only in 2004 he collaborated with top professional musicians, engineers and producers in Europe and abroad producing his debut album WELCOME TO MY AIRLINE, released in September 2005; e.g. with the lead singer Skip Martin (Grammy winner, New York) from "Kool and the Gang" and with "Tony Martinez and the Cuban Power" (two time Grammy nominee, New York).
It was as well early in 2005 when Santiago's Nr. 1 hit single and music video DON`T LEAVE ME was accepted for N1 rotation on Viva Switzerland and on Latin-MTV in Miami, and made the EuropTop 40 within one week of airplay. As well his second single SUPERSTAR released in September 2005 made the Swiss Top 40 within one week and underlined the professional attitued of his work. Late in January 2006 his third single SATURDAY was released in combination with a new video-clip and became another benchmark is Europe House Music. And at last his latest production CRAZY which made the radio charts up to number 1 got appreciation from all over the world.
His second album FIRST CLASS is another benchmark in national but in international house music too. Therefor he worked with Kim Cooper (Defected Records), Michael Procter, Lynn Lockamy (McFarlane Productions – ancient Robin S.) or Phil Dankner – all well known artists in the genre of house music giving this second album a unique style and great variability in between electro grooves and chill house.
In 2007 Santiago Cortes released his third album IN THE MIX, basically reflecting his knowledge as a DJ which run out of stock in Switzerland within four weeks. But nevertheless, as well his studio work got attention again. With a remix of Samantha Fox`s hit TOUCH ME he produced another benchmark in his career, always ambitious to it better and faster than all the others in the industry.
In 2008 Santiago Cortes could as well sign the distribution contracts to distribute all the productions released by his label In The Mix Rec. Music via Kontor Records. This opens new markets, new options and new chances for the artist always looking for growth.
Santiago Cortes feat.Edita Abdieski, winner of the German Music Competition X-Factor.
The single *Don`t leave me* alone was sold
2 million copies.!!
# 4 in the german pop charts
# 4 in the british dance charts
Rotation Viva und MTV
Not only mentioned productions made Santiago Cortés to one of the most impressing persons in Swiss music industry but as well his international network which allows him to work on a international niveau, based on an almost endless repertoire of artists. Furthermore, he joined with media and fashion partners such as Radio 105, the leading Swiss youth radio, to produce his own radio show every Friday evening or Astons Nightwear as well as Diva Vodka.
And last but not least, he is the first Swiss musician having his own platform in SecondLife.com. His club FIRST CLASS is frequently vistied and a must for all house fans in this unique virtual world-Beside his production activities Santiago Cortés still enjoys bookings as a DJ such as Guest-DJ at Club Amnesia Ibiza, Resident-DJ at Amnesia Ibiza World Tour, Guest-DJ at “finest clubs of the world” and at venues all over the world such as Miami, Spain, Geneva, Zuerich, Dubai, Tokyo which allow him to be very close to the development in dance and house music.
Club Amnesia, Ibiza
Chi Club Dubai
La maison blanche, Paris (F)
Liquid Club, Bern
Chlösterli, Gstaad (CH, finest clubs)
Platins Club, Zürich
Platinum, Geneva (CH, finest clubs)
Red Club Lausanne (CH, finest clubs)
Nikki Beach Miami (Juicy Beach)
Full Moon, Koh pan Gang Thailand
Club Neo, Tokyo (JAP)
Apartment Club, Dubai (UAE)
90°, Berlin (D)
Club Bangaluu Berlin (D)
La maison blanche Paris (F)
Vanilla Club, Lugano
Rio Bo Gallipoli
Popaya Beach Romania
and many more...
Charts Santiago Cortés and his Hit "Don't leave me"
video rotation charts TMF Netherlands rank 5 (May 2006)
official Europe single-charts rank 36 (March 2005)
official Europe single-charts rank 3 (March 2005)
most often played video on viva-swizz
video rotation on MTV Germany and MTV Miami
Charts Santiago Cortés and his Hit "Superstar"
official Europe single-charts rank 21 (04.10.2005 / after week 2)
radio rotation charts Radio 105 rank 1 (16.10.2005)
Charts Santiago Cortés and his Hit "Saturday"
official Europe single-charts rank 44
official Swiss single-charts rank 3
video rotation on VIVA Switzerland (A-Rotation)
Charts Santiago Cortes and his Hit "Crazy"
radio rotation charts radio 105 ranks (2009) 1
video rotation on M6 France
release in Switzerland, France, Benelux, Poland, Japan
Coming up 2011
January: Hit single with video-clip *If you Wanna dance*
and hit single
February: The yellow puppet *Flat Eric*, Vs. Santiago Cortes.
Hit single *Stand by* featuring Abigail Bailey.
Santiago Cortes singer Edita Abdieski won the German Music Competition X-Factor and
the single *Do not leave me* popped up in the German and British pop charts.
2010, Artist Album *My Underground World*.
Los Timbales de Ibiza. (Interlabel Music)
Santiago Cortes & Mr.Mike *Bring your body*, Top 10 Charts.
2010, Artist Album *Amnesia E.P.*
2009, Remix for Juicy music and Robbie Rivera.
Remix for JD Davis. (The voice of David Guetta)
2009, Artist Album *Womanizer* with hit single *Gitano*, remixed by Robbie Rivera.
2008, Artist Album *Players at Night* with hit single * Diva* featuring Kim Cooper.
2007, Artist Album *In the Mix* with hit single *Touch me* featuring Samantha Fox, remixed my
2006, Artist Album *First class* with hit single * Crazy*
2005, Artist Album *Welcome to my airline* with hit
single *Superstar und Saturday*.
In The Mix Records
phone: 0043 681 20246 732
Saturdays live on Radio 105 Zürich, www.105.ch