Roderic

DIRECTOR DE PROGRAMA

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, into a family of musicians, Roderic is a natural. At an early age, he explored African percussion, piano and then later discovered electronic music. Ro has been experimenting and exploring for many years to find his sound, and Perfect Mirror is his first step.

After releasing his first album, he traveled to the Dominican Republic with his friend and executive producer matt.i, in search of the best musicians to collaborate with for his new album, It All Depends. In the meantime, he has been working and exploring new singles, eps and reworks (remixes) for other musicians. He traveled in July 2017 for his first tour in Germany.

Ro is currently resident musician for Departamento Studio Bar in Mexico City. It is hard to categorize or attach his music to any specific genre. His work is a poetic arrangement of emotions influenced by Jazz, Blues, Balkanic, Psychedelic, African, Latin, Rock, and Trance.

Alex Galván

FOUNDER AND A&R BEHIND WEST LABEL & CEO/FOUNDER OF THE VU AGENCY.

Born in California and quickly relocated to Tijuana.
After that, he moved to Monterrey, Mexico in pursuit of a different environment and other musical minds, where he lived for nine years, between those years he jumped the Atlantic to land in the beautiful city of Barcelona where he studied Audio Engineering & Music Production at SAE Institute and played at events aside the Digital Delight crew.
* 2013 Alex featuring Adriana Lucia reached the top 100 on Traxsource as #80 with their single My Time, My Space.
* 2018 Alex reached the top 100 on Beatport Deep House Charts as #64 with his single Into The City.
Now Alex is focus in his solo project and collaborations with artists such as: Casual SX, Roderic, VANGAL and releasing his tracks on labels like: West Label, Dialtone Records, RNGDS Music and more.
Galvan is well traveled, he has played at international events in countries like: Argentina, Mexico, Spain and The US, also he shared the stage with the Crew Love in Mexico, attended The BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen for 2 years (2010 - 2011) consecutively as Bioniq.
Alex is now based in Mexico City working on original productions and remixes.

BILLY MÉNDEZ (Mendrix)

PRODUCER / COMPOSER / GUITARIST / MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

Founder of Mendrix (solo project) and Motel’s co-founder/producer. Has collaborated as a musician with Disco Ruido, Métrica Live, Departamento Improteam, Jo.Ke and The Love Bruise. As a producer, he’s worked with Ruido Rosa, Fey, Danna Paola, Paty Cantú, Maria Barracuda (JotDog), Pambo and Ximena Sariñana. He has been live at Burning Man 2015/2017, Trópico 2015/2017, Ondalinda X Careyes 2016, Sicario’s Anniversary 2017, Mayan Warrior Tulum 2018, among others. He has done musicalization for art installations in Burning Man, Art With Me, Festival Capulli and Day For Night.

ERNESTO GARCÍA

PRODUCER / ENGINEER

Ernesto has numerous Grammy nominations and two Best Album wins: the first on 2013 for Natalia Lafourcade’s Mujer Divina and the second one for Julieta Venegas’s Algo Sucede, on 2016. He founded Tribu Records with Ximena Romero, where they do healing music. He has also recorded albums for Rosario Ortega (Sony Argentina), Quiero Club, Shaman Y Los Pilares De La Creación, Carla Morrison and Jorge Drexler, to name a few. He has collaborated with Mario García Torres and Ralph Montañez. Also, he teaches audio courses about recording without a professional studio, “Guerrilla Recording” in Mexico and Argentina.

GABO BARRANCO (AAAA)

PRODUCER / LIVE PERFORMER

Works with an 'out of the box' approach, with modular gear and hardware tools to create intense electronic music pieces, that varies from melancholic melodic passages to heavy acid prototechno. He has performed and participated in events such as MUTEK MX, SXSW, FREEDOM (Col), Comunite (Mx), RBMA Montreal, etc. His music has been released in labels like New York Haunted, Omnidisc and Jack Dept. His recent collaborations include an album with one of the most interesting acid producers, Tin Man, and an audiovisual piece with Japanese visual artist Itaru Yasuda.

HUMBERTO POLAR

PRODUCER / LIVE PERFORMER

Started Monopolar back in 2000, and spent 2 years as Bogota’s La Sala Club resident DJ. In 2008 he settled in Berlin for a season, producing and playing at clubs. In 2009, he won the “We Love Remix Contest” with a stab at Tiefschwarz’s “Yeah,” and was chosen for Mutek’s 5th Anniversary edition. He’s released 15 records and performed all over the region, his reputation grows everyday as one of the finest techno musicians from Latin America and a hard-working, passionate promoter of dance music. His music has been remixed by Jay Haze, Camea, Sierra Sam, Jay Tripwire and Agaric.

JOSÉ M. SALINAS (Panoram Studios)

PRODUCER / MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST / SINGER

An Ableton Live ninja with a masters degree in Communication and with mention in the discography industry under digital paradigm, his work has been published in more than 20 albums, remixes, compilations and collaborations. Some of his projects are: Dapuntobeat with 4 albums and numerous EPs, various international festivals and his participation in the International collective Push Buton Heroes. He has a solo electronic act named Human Fader. He is label manager of La Dee Da Recordings, an editorial house of his studio Toy Factory in CDMX.

LAURO ROBLES (LAO)

PRODUCER / LIVE PERFORMER

LAO is the founder of 401.mx, the first Mexican site to impulse and promote LATAM electronic music. He is a member of the label/collective NAAFI and head of his own label Extasis Records. LAO was also a part of Red Bull Music Academy at Tokyo 2014. He participated on campaigns for Native Instruments, Corona, Smirnof, Nike, among others. Besides that, he has produced for Gaika, Mc Bin Laden, Tomasa Del Real, Santa Bandida, Fuete Billete, FNTXY, Yoga Fire, Linn Da Quebrada, Nick Hook, Denise Gutiérrez, Missil and Speak. Recently, he won the NTS Radio x Sotos International Knockout cup.

SANTIAGO RODRÍGUEZ (EvilTapes)

PRODUCER / ENGINEER / SOUND DESIGNER

Recontextualizing dub, house, ambient and found sound, EvilTapes composes heavily cinematic tracks with an afection for live instrumentation, drum machines and movie dialogue. One of the country’s leading live sound engineers, he has worked on several prominent music festivals including MUTEK, AURAL and NRMAL, managing the controls for live acts ranging from Ben Frost, Nils Frahm, Robert Henke and Richie Hawtin. A one time assistant to Jack Endino of Sub Pop fame, after his hypnotic 3D sound performance for MUTEK.MX 2016, EvilTapes lands in Montréal with a perfect soundtrack for the outdoor stage.

SERGIO ISAURO (Tejedor)

PRODUCER / ENGINEER / LIVE PERFORMER

Growing up in a musical, dubbing and radio family, Sergio was exposed to many sound experiences and projects since he was a kid. He studied and graduated from audio and engineering, electronic music production and music theory, so his experience and knowledge on the field is diverse. He has played at international festivals like Burning Man. At first, he started working on projects inclined to rock and grunge music, and then he worked on theater production, creating and playing live electro-acoustic experimental pieces, developing a wide and unique sensibility for different musical genres.

URIEL OROZCO

PRODUCER / PIANIST / MIXER

Born in León, Guanajuato, he studied piano and singing since he was 9 years old. Some of his achievements includes: A title in Max/MSP in CMMAS, Morelia, a scholarship by Guatemala’s Jazz Fest with teachers from Berklee and a trip to Chicago for Straight Ahead Jazz Camp mentored by Rufus Reid and Barry Harris. He regularly tours with Alejandro Marcovich. Lives in CDMX, collaborates with different studios and producers like Carlos Muñóz (Dardo Estudios) and Alejandro Zepeda Cervantes (Advanced Zound).

URIEL ESQUENAZI

PRODUCER / ENGINEER / REMIXER

Studied cinematography at CUEC, CDMX and took an audio engineering course at NYC. Some of his achievements are: the making of the sound for JC Chavez’s documentary of Diego Luna, being Chief of engineers at MCO Studios, and recorded and mixed music for composers Andrés Sánchez, Diego Benlliure, Juan Andrés Vergara y Carlos Vertiz. Besides, he won Best Soundtrack at Short Shorts Festival for “Apócrifo” and he was nominated at Ariel for best sound of “Halley”, directed by Sebastian Hofmann. Currently, he is exploring a multicanal format without image for his conceptual album.