Hernan Cattaneo b2b Nick Warren/ James Gill at Output and Push The Night in The Panther Room

Hernan Cattaneo

For some DJs, music is more than just their passion or occupation – it's the reason for their existence, the thing that keeps their world turning. Hernan Cattaneo is that special breed. Across his three decade journey through music, the legendary South American DJ has lived his life through the music that inspires him; inspiring thousands of electronic music lovers across the globe in the process.

As a respected label owner and producer, Cattaneo's creative output remains as plentiful as ever. In just two years, his Sudbeat label has risen up as a leading light in melodic electronic music – regularly releasing material from names like Guy J, Henry Saiz, Nick Warren and Danny Howells. Hernan's own tracks have provided other highlights in the label's growing discography, with the Argentinean electronic music ambassador currently working on many studio projects.

Sharing these sounds – and those that inspire him – is at the heart of Hernan's musical mission and is something he achieves through his relentless touring schedule. A resident at the UK's longest running weekly event The Gallery @ London's Ministry of Sound, Hernan's DJ passport is stamped with the most respected dance events on the planet. From Serbia's Exit to Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival, Spain's Monegros to Holland's Dance Valley, just about every major dance event has been graced by Hernan's expertly weaved DJ journeys.

Blessed with a deeply ingrained knowledge of house music and its many electronic roots, Hernan's own DJ journey can be traced back to the mid-80s in Buenos Aires. Fascinated by pioneering synth-pop and post-punk bands like Depeche Mode and New Order, Cattaneo soon became consumed by imported 12"s from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Derrick May and Inner City.
Before long, the young music lover's instinctive desire to DJ and share this new found love of Chicago and Detroit based sounds had lead him to his first – and now legendary – residency at Buenos Aires Clubland.

Clubland became the epicentre of Argentina's burgeoning dance scene and Hernan rose up as its spiritual leader. It is here where he earned the respect – and friendship – of legendary DJs like John Digweed, Sasha, and – most significantly – Perfecto boss Paul Oakenfold, who invited Cattaneo to join him on Perfecto.

With the window of global opportunity opened, the Argentinean ambassador impressed at every turn. Club giants Cream soon recruited Cattaneo as their South American resident and were impressed enough to install him as international resident at Cream Liverpool & Ibiza. Rapidly gaining a taste and skill for the larger stage, Hernan soon followed with appearances at festivals like Nevada's legendary Burning Man as well as key debuts at European institutions like Homelands, Bedrock, Pacha and Fabric. By the time, Hernan had mixed Perfecto's first international mix CD – South America volume – he was confirmed as one of those rare DJs able to transform the DJ set into a true art form. Each individual set became a complex voyage through genres, emotions and sound.

Both a true DJs DJ and a people's favourite, Hernan's popularity has spiralled in the years since. Now respected as one of electronic music's true legends, Cattaneo stands proud as a DJ, producer and ambassador of the highest pedigree. From John Digweed's standard bearing Bedrock imprint to Manchester´s Hacienda Records or the legendary Ministry of Sound, a host of electronic music's most pioneering labels have all called on Hernan's studio skills at some point over the past years. He is also one of a select breed of DJs to have enjoyed more than a decade in the DJ Magazine Top 100 poll.

Known for his love of all music, regardless of genre, Hernan's unique ability to weave stories from sounds are also responsible for some of the most celebrated mix CDs of recent years. Back in 2005, it spoke volumes on Hernan's rising stock that he was hand-picked to succeed DJ legends like John Digweed, Deep Dish and Sasha on the aptly named Masters series. Seizing the opportunity, Hernan's debut marked him out as a legend in his own right. Widely loved and acclaimed, his individual mix shifted seamlessly through genres and was coloured with both the rich seam of melody and lush lulling groove that his fans have come to love and know him for.

In the year since, he has followed with four more mix CDs for the globally renowned Renaissance – including their 50th ever album in 2009 and his acclaimed 2010 album 'Parallel', which featured no less than 12 of his own productions and remixes.

For the many thousands of music lovers that lap up their sounds the world over, these CDs provide a perfect snapshot of what Cattaneo is all about. It's that human connection that drives Cattaneo further through music. And whether he's taking crowd on an epic journey at festivals like Coachella, Exit and Creamfields or beaming his sounds across the globe through his weekly podcast and radio show on Delta FM 90.3, Buenos aires,he is able to be inspired and inspire in equal measure.

Nick Warren became one of the first so-called "superstar DJs" in the mid-to-late '90s, holding down a high-profile residency at Cream in England, touring around the world, and appearing on several DJ mix albums before they became commonplace. Though he spun an eclectic array of dance styles in the late '80s and early '90s, he eventually championed the late-'90s trance sound of labels like Hooj Choons and joined the ranks of other superstar DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, and Tall Paul.

Before leading a jet-set lifestyle, Warren moved to Bristol in the 1980s after having just turned 20. By the early '90s, he was one of the city's top DJs, spinning upstairs at Vision, one of the city's first super-clubs. At the time, Warren spun everything from dub and hip-hop to house, which became his preferred style.

When fellow Bristol artists Massive Attack left to tour America in the wake of their early success, they invited Warren to accompany them on tour as their official DJ, a testament to his turntable skills as well as his reputation at the time. Eventually, Warren began a massively successful stint as the resident DJ at Cream in Liverpool.

The years that followed saw Nick Warren enjoy a whirlwind of success. Through a combination of providing acclaimed mixes for Mixmag, DMC, and the hugely successful Global Underground series, and releasing a string of club-smashing solo singles, Warren found himself catapulted into the electronic and house big leagues; and, by continuing to release acclaimed albums, singles, and remixes with his Way Out West partner-in-crime, Jody Wisternoff, and remixing tracks for the likes of Lana Del Rey, he firmly established himself as a truly multi-faceted producer of top-quality dance music.

Having already graced the decks at every self-respecting super-club on the planet and made his name as a superstar DJ, the late Noughties saw Warren turn his hand to the business side of the music industry. Now, as the A&R of Bristol-based Hope Recordings, he spends his time seeking to hone and promote the next generation of club-smashing DJ and production talent; and, through the expansion of his label The Soundgarden into a globe-straddling international events and entertainment brand, set in stone his already firmly-established reputation as a giant of electronic, techno, and house music.

With a flurry of new releases, further The Soundgarden live events from Ibiza to Argentina, and the highly anticipated Way Out West ‘Tuesday Maybe’ tour already in the diary for 2018, Nick Warren is showing no signs of slowing down; and, if the continued devotion of his ever-expanding fan-base is anything to go by, that’s a decision that will be welcomed with open arms by dance music lovers the world over.

Building a name based on his one-of-a-kind "groovy"progressive style, James has championed his own headlining concept shows "ReInvented".

Building a name based on his one-of-a-kind "groovy"progressive style, James has championed his own headlining concept shows "ReInvented". As well as playing in New York's biggest clubs alongside major international talent, such as Richard Durand, M.I.K.E. Push, Eco, Dash Berlin, Paul Van Dyk, Marco V, Kyau & Albert, Myon & Shane 54, Robert Babicz, Guy J, and Matt Zo. His productions are supported by both international and underground artists, and his unmistakeable flow during his sets has intoxicated crowds from New York to Europe.

Brad Miller

A staple in the underground scene for over a decade - Brad Miller has consistently played alongside some of the biggest names in dance music including Sasha, Gui Boratto, Eric Prydz, Guy J, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer, Guy Gerber, Paco Osuna, James Zabiela, and Hernan Cattaneo - in addition to being called on by top tier promoters and shows such as the Carl Cox & Friends stage at EDC, Electric Deluxe, Verboten, Made Event, and Dance.Here.Now.

His own Push The Night events have seen multiple residencies at award-winning clubs such as Sullivan Room, Verboten, Cielo, and Santos Party House - with his podcast of the same name breaking the Top 20 on iTunes. With over a decade of experience both behind the decks and on the front lines of the industry - Brad Miller is one to watch.

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