Wiggle Factor returns to the Sound Table for another hybrid audio visual performance with one of the hottest acts around - Maetrik!
His pseudonyms Maetrik, Maceo Plex, Mariel Ito, and Plaex are under great demand for the rich dynamic production and unique blend of techno, house, funk, and electro that only Eric Estornel can devise.
There’s seemingly no limits to Eric Estornel’s repertoire of style. The DJ turned producer wears many hats in many houses, releasing tracks under at least three different names across several labels, including Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Mothership, and many others. His ability to smoothly move between monikers is to be respected. One day he’s creating thumping, dark house tracks as Maceo Plex, the next he’ll be crafting push-and-pull machinist electro as Mariel Ito. However, Estornel is best known as Maetrik, curator of stylistically experimental techno beats. Despite these seemingly separate styles and definitions, the man behind the music is always the same. To Estornel, the definitions don’t mean much, just different methods of self-expression through dance music; or in other words, these names are just the means for making ends.
Don’t think all this freedom just landed in Estornel’s lap. This level of respect was hard-earned by years and years of playing and recording music. Estornel started DJing in his hometown while still a teenager, and soon he was a well-respected party rocker in the Dallas, Texas area. It wasn’t long before he started making his own music, utilizing his taste for genre-blending techno infused with his Cuban heritage to create a personal spectrum of sound. Nearly two decades in the business and Estornel is far from slowing down, pushing himself and his music to new levels.
In 2011 Eric after the release of hugely successful "Vibe Your Love" on the very respected Crosstown Rebels, as Maceo Plex, Eric released his highly acclaimed full length album aptly titled "Life Index". It has been the start of a great career on Crosstown Rebels to include a slot on the annual GET LOST party in Miami, Fl., in just a few weeks. Eric will also releasing a hot new ep on Guy Gerber's Supplement Facts imprint, and a new ep on Cocoon. Also for 2011 remixes of Mandy & Booka Shade, Timo Maas, Adam Beyer, among others already confirmed.