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His melodic, hypnotic and intriguing style of Techno that has over the years become synonymous with his name, panning between ambient sections and tougher, more club-driven moments with a real maturity and understanding of music that only comes from studying the art at its core.
Boasting more than a decade of experience releasing music, Pablo Bolívar is a name familiar to most in the underground circuit of Dance music. Born in Santander, Spain, in 1981, he took his first steps into the music business by studying Sound Engineering at Barcelona’s Crash institute, then working as an engineer for a number of years following his graduation in 1998.
After a while, Pablo began working at one of Spain’s most recognised Electronic imprints, Decoder Muzique. Following this, in 2006 he released his debut LP via Barcelona label Regular, entitled ‘Anjanas’. The 11-track album showcased his melodic, hypnotic and intriguing style of Techno that has over the years become synonymous with his name, panning between ambient sections and tougher, more club-driven moments with a real maturity and understanding of music that only comes from studying the art at its core.
In 2009, Pablo released his critically acclaimed and personal favourite LP, ‘Recall’, also via Regular. The album saw him once again nod to past influences such as Heiko Laux and his Kanzleramt label as well as other German imprints such as Chain Reaction, but also was deeply inspired by the passing of his father.
Since then, the Spaniard has gone from strength to strength, with further releases on Regular, as well as on Curle Recordings, Galaktika Records, Desolat, Justified Cause as well as via his own labels, Seven Villas and Avantroots, also remixing the likes of Gui Boratto, Mario Basanov, When Saints Go Machine, Gorge, Parov Stelar or Juana Molina to name a few.
As well as a number of excellent studio releases, Pablo has utilised his background as a sound engineer to help produce for a number of other musicians, including for Hirotaka Miyamoto’s LP ‘Circles’ and Maurice Aymard’s album ‘Between the Stars’. Furthermore, Pablo has continued to manage and release other artist’s music on his labels Avantroots (established 2009 and co-managed by Sergio Sanz) and Seven Villas (established 2014).
Outside of music production, the gifted Spaniard has built up a reputation for his meticulously crafted DJ performances, combining his own mesmerising Techno cuts with records unearthed from his regular excursions crate digging as well as from other artists such as Move D, Soulphiction, I:Cube and Vakula – modern names that he is a big personal fan of.
Looking ahead and Pablo shows little signs of slowly down his ambitious workload, with planned releases on labels such as Endless, Culprit, Moodmusic and Peppermint Jam as well as many other projects in the pipeline. He’ll also continue running his two labels, as well as touring internationally. Keep an eye out for more output from one of Spain’s most exciting talents.
Pablo Sánchez is a DJ / producer hailing from Caracas, Venezuela. An artist with a thirst for traveling and adventure, he moved to New York City in the late 90’s at a time when the city’s clubbing scene was arguably the world’s best. Settling in Brooklyn, he soon immersed himself in the local art scene, and so began a lifelong affair with music that defines him to this very day.
A keen student with an almost natural understanding of rhythm and groove, Sánchez soon began to carve out a name for himself in New York’s many underground clubs as a special DJ with a penchant for the unlikely. He began to experiment in production soon after, hooking up with another much-renowned New Yorker, Alexi Delano, with whom he worked together in the early 2000s under the Soul Dynamics guise, a project that got to perform live at the legendary MoMA PS1 events in Queens.
A throughly eclectic producer, his vast body of work includes collaborations with a handful of vocalists and musicians from the most diverse backgrounds, including UK vocal sensation Colonel Red and Swedish future-soul singer Kissey Asplund, while his more straight-up dancefloor works have emerged on a long list of respected outlets such as liebe*detail, Moodmusic, GAMM and Galaktika records among many others. Always finished with an organic and melodic flourish at their core, his productions reflect his colourful background and his broad knowledge of global music. Eclectic and adventurous, they’re just as likely to be tailored to the dancefloor as to life’s more introspective moments.
In 2008, Sánchez moved to his current home city of Barcelona. Once again, he became involved in the local scene - and it’s one that’s rightly embraced his talents with open arms. A regular at the city’s globally-renowned Sonar Festival since 2005, he even closed Sonar by Day in 2010 and has played alongside some of the scene’s foremost names. A prolific DJ, Pablo Sánchez’s talents have brought him around the globe and back, from Tokyo to Berlin and Sydney to Moscow.
2018 is set to be no less busy for him, with releases arriving on Luca Baccheti’s Endless label, an EP on Hamburg’s Hafendisko and a U.S. / Mexico tour in the works. Undoubtedly one of his country’s finest electronic music export and a DJ’s DJ with a penchant for the unusual, Pablo Sánchez is a musician who continues to inspire and enthral in equal measure.