Biography of Tini Tun
|Real name / ||Israel Castellanos|
Tini Tun was born and raised in Mexico City, one of the biggest cities in the world. In 1990, along with his brother DJ Quecho, he formed one of the most important electronic bands in Mexico called Conditus. They composed several tracks like Move Your Hands in the Air and Neptuno which were released on several major dance compilations in his country.
A year later at the age of 15, Tini Tun began his DJ career playing at the first rave parties in Mexico City, with excellent response from the audience. He became one of the pioneers of progressive music in the scene of Mexico. From then on, he has played around the country in different cities like Monterrey, Guadalajara, Cd. Juárez, Tijuana, Puebla, Cuernavaca, Morelia, Chihuahua, Cuiliacan, Merida, CanCún, Playa del Carmen, Cabo San Lucas among others.
Tini Tun is now asked to play around the world for his rapid career record and impressive impact on the international audience. He has played in several countries like Costa Rica (Contacto Parties), Argentina, Guatemala, the UK, Switzerland, Peru, Puerto Rico, Canada and the USA.
After becoming a member of the prestigious Balance Record Pool back in 1997, he performed in several festivals and clubs across the US at The Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans, San Francisco (1015), New York (Twilo), Chicago (Crobar), Los Angeles (Giant), Colorado, Virginia, Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis and Las Vegas.
He has appeared at the Ministry of Sound Sessions for the UK Radio broadcasted on several radio stations in North America.
In the year 2000 Tini Tun played in front of 15,000 people at the ACA World Fest in Acapulco with an excellent performance.
In 2002, John Digweed shows Tini Tun as the first and only mexican DJ, to be on his radio show Kiss FM in London, having a great response from the radio listeners.
Performance with international DJs
Tini Tun has shared stage with prestigious Dj like Sasha, John Digweed, Nick Warren, Paul Van Dyk, Chris Fortier, Jimmy Van M, Sean Cusick, Dave Seaman, Paul Oakenfold, Sandra Collins, Astro&Glyde, Taylor, Hernan Cattaneo, Dave Ralph, Anthony Pappa, John Creamer, Jerry Bonham, Lee Burridge, Luke Fair, Jason Jollins, Pole Folder, Randall Jones, Bill Patrick, David Hollands, Quecho, Bit Crushers, Kabuto&Koji, Ritchie Hawtin and Sven Vath to name a few.
-Club Twilo / New York, USA with Paul van Dyk, Sean Cusick, Slacker, Sasha and John Digweed, Sister Bliss.
-The Contacto parties / Costa Rica with Sean Cusick
-Odeon / Mexico City
-Metro / Mexico City
-The Palace / Mexico City
-Colmillo / Mexico City
"You will find Tini as a versatile dj in progressive house. His taste ranges from melodic techno tribal to trance and he can segue from one style to another then back again seamlessly. What he lacks in ego and attitude he more than makes up for in generosity and humility."
"Tini broke with progressive south of the border for years, now his breaking in Northamerica and we welcome him"
"Tini Tun, Mexico Citys leading progressive Dj, supplies Over it, a skeletal, bottom heavy house groove"
-Nick Warren Global Underground Shangai ..28