Hernan Cattaneo (Sudbeat)
Nick Warren (The Soundgarden, Hope Recordings, Global Underground, Deconstruction, DMC, Renaissance) Band Member: Way Out West (Anjunadeep)
ABOUT HERNAN CATTANEO: (Sudbeat)
In the recent explosion of talent and DJs that the music industry has witnessed in the past few years, there are very few who can show the long-spanning career Hernan Cattaneo has cultivated throughout his over three decade span as an underground artist. Furthermore, there are few DJs can truly attest to the kind of dedication to a quality, underground sound that Hernan has uncompromisingly championed.
More than a performer, he has been a leader, taking the Argentinian house movement from a local collective to international prominence, and along with it exposing the world to some of the most now critically acclaimed sounds in progressive, house, and techno. His own imprint, Sudbeat, has released groundbreaking work from the biggest names in the business, from Danny Howells to Guy J, Nick Warren to Henry Saiz, as well as supported and launched careers for some of the world's newest groundbreaking acts such as Guy Mantzur, Marc Poppcke, and many others.
A seasoned producer in his own right, Hernan has further championed his own unique breed of electronic music that has time and time again found itself at the top of DJ's playlists, with a discography currently at over 30 original singles, 50 remixes, and 12 compilations to date. His remix along with Soundexile of Nick Warren's "La Fabrica" remains one of the most charted underground progressive tunes of 2013, and new collaborations with Guti (Wolf & Lamb), Omid 16B, SOS, and Soundexile are already in the works.
His story began in the mid-80s, when house music was just realizing itself, and icons like Frankie Knuckles, Derrick May, and Inner City were paving the way for new artists to emerge. Inspired by their sound as well as the post-punk innovations pioneered by artists like Depeche Mode and New Order, his love for music grew into a passion for performance, which would eventually land him his first residency at Buenos Aires's legendary Clubland.
It was at Clubland that he soon gained the respect, recognition, and friendship from the some of the most influential acts of the time, with nods from John Digweed, Sasha, and Paul Oakenfold to name a few. Moreover, it would in fact be his relationship with Paul that would lead to his invitation to join the legendary Perfecto Records.
From there, Hernan Cattaneo launched himself onto the international scene, first becoming Cream's official South American Resident, and then establishing himself overseas with residencies at Cream Liverpool and Ibiza. This would in turn lead to performances at legendary venues and events such as Burning Man, Bedrock, Pacha, and Fabric. By the time his first international compilation on Perfecto was released, Hernan had already established himself as a staple artist of the international scene, with his DJ sets receiving widespread acclaim for their ability to express a unique, thought-provoking musical journey: a talent he continues to this day.
The rest, as they say, is history!. With new accolades nearly every year of his career, from being charted in the top 10 of DJMag's top 100 DJs 2 years in a row (as well as a featured cover), performing at nearly every major festival in the world from Tomorrowland to Coachella, and holding residencies at Ibiza's biggest venues such as Pacha and Amnesia, Hernan Cattaneo is one of the foundations of the modern underground sound. Known for his love of all music, his dedication to his fans, and his commitment to consistently delivering quality, he has built a reputation for class and good showmanship that is often lacking in the modern music scene, and has proven himself one of the few artists who has proudly stood by his musical principles that he started with in the beginning of his career.
With a new Balance compilation forthcoming, an intense touring schedule at some of the biggest dance venues on the planet, and his Resident radio show which has garnered millions of plays over the years, it is fair to say Hernan Cattaneo remains one of the most active performers and producers in the scene today. Uncompromising and driven by a relentless passion to deliver the best to those who appreciate him, Hernan will continue to be one of the defining forces in underground dance music for many years to come.
ABOUT NICK WARREN:(The Soundgarden, Hope Recordings, Global Underground, Renaissance) - Band Member: Way Out West (Anjunadeep)
Hype fades. Substance endures. Simply put, DJ Nick Warren is one of electronic music’s ambassadors.
Warren has delivered eight editions to the vaunted Global Underground series along with contributions for Renaissance, the Balance Series and most recently the first installment of The Soundgarden mix compilation series. Although they’re cornerstones of the progressive house lexicon, Warren’s recorded mixes tell only part of the story.
Heavily influenced by fellow Bristol natives Portishead as well as Massive Attack who first drafted Warren to be their tour DJ back in the early 90’s, Warren is equally skilled at arranging and layering ambient and downtempo pieces as well as mixing club cuts. This balanced approach is on display each month with The Soundgarden, Warren’s inimitable podcast series. These consistently savory sonic collages are at once deeply personal and yet quite forward thinking with warm, lush textures brushing up against emotive, melodic house and techno. Truly something to behold.
As a DJ, Warren enjoyed the busiest year of his career in 2016 as his relentless appetite for new music injected each DJ set with new sounds and with them, a profound sense of vitality and constant evolution. Warren’s sonic diversity and range ensures that each performance is a unique, lightning-in-a-bottle listening experience. Warren’s time-tested approach has allowed him to connect with clubbers on a global scale as he has held court at the finest clubs on the planet including New York’s revered Twilo, Manchester’s beloved Haçienda, Tokyo’s Womb and Singapore’s Zouk. Warren also had the honor and privilege of being the first international DJ to be asked to play in Junior Vasque's personal booth at the Sound Factory in New York City in the early 90’s.
The humble, stoic Warren has been inspired by Ibiza ever since playing at Café del Mar in 1991. In 2015, The Soundgarden residency took root in Ibiza, where aficionados were treated to unforgettable experiences as Warren was joined by guest DJs like kindred spirits Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Eelke Kleijn, Henry Saiz and Guy Mantzur. The Soundgarden events earned rave reviews from the prestigious Ibiza Spotlight Magazine which named the parties one of the newcomers that came and conquered the white isle in 2015. The party series returned to Ibiza for the 2016 summer season, in addition to one-off events set to take place at clubs around the world. The Soundgarden brand is expanded as Warren has launched a record label of same name, releasing music that reflects his eclectic tastes.
Warren’s ever-present hunger for new music also serves as a driving force for Hope Recordings where he is the label’s A&R man.
Way Out West, Warren’s legendary collaborative project with fellow Bristol son, Jody Wisternoff, announced their long awaited return in 2015 as their graceful “Tuesday Maybe” track featured on Anjunadeep’s iTunes chart topping 07 mix compilation. Expectations are running high as a new album is imminent from Way Out West in June 2017 as Warren and Wisternoff pick up where 2009’s We Love Machine left off.
“Sad Robot,” Warren’s rousing collaboration with Mantzur released in early 2015 on John Digweed’s Bedrock Recordings received support and airplay from BBC6 music, reached no. 4 in the Beatport techno chart and underscored the fact that Warren is an explosive producer in his own right. Add this dynamic production to a long line of exceptional works such as “Devil’s Elbow,” “La Fabrica,” and “Buenos Aires.”
Despite all of his accomplishments, Warren is not one to revel in past glories. Though he’s already crafted an esteemed body of work, he is focused on the road ahead. With a jam-packed touring schedule, the launch of the Soundgarden label, forthcoming Hope Recordings releases, a new Way Out West album along with new original productions from Warren himself all in the pipeline, there's still so much yet to come…