Alex Bau – Javi Lago18.02.2018
An affection to vinyl at an early stage is most probably the best precondition to become somebody finally ending up playing those vinyls for people. Somebody with a musical background. Somebody picking the right record at the right time. Somebody serving and educating people at the same time. Somebody being called a DJ.
This fascination for records, starting in the mid 80ies as a collector, and later on in the early 90ies as a DJ still is the a factor for Alex, though his setup on gigs has evolved to a rather complex, digital one. Though, the music is the only thing that counts. This is what Alex approves throughout his constant touring and gigs around the globe. It`s filtered by the DJ, performed in different ways, maybe even manipulated. But it`s the music which has the impact on the visitors of the club or festival so that their reaction scales the intensity of this particular experience. It ́s the music which is the key element for a good performace and which has to be supported by a good, powerful soundsystem, a fitting surrounding and the technical way it is performed. Equal to the formula „the whole party is like a movie and while the people on the dancefloor are the mainactors, I am just delivering the soundtrack.“
This exactly is Alex Bau`s credo. Not hard to find the connection to the name of his label. And it does not only apply to his DJ performances. His numerous productions on labels like Cocoon, previously also on CLR or Sleaze any many more, but mainly on Credo, perfectly reflect the idea of creating the tension by quality and subtile change and progress which is needed to finally bring something to explode.
Javi Lago has been on the techno scene in Barcelona for nearly 2 decades and has been a consistent and unrelenting producer of clear-cut elegantly balanced techno never wavering from his personal opinion of how techno should be made and treated.
His underground bunker like studio, slap bang in the centre of Barcelona, has been his head quarter for several years now and has played a vital part in providing him with the space, time and creative energy necessary to fuel and hone his ideas.
In 2008 founded the record label Sintetics with releases of DJs and producers such as Ludovic Vendi, Traumhaft, Polygon, Holgi Star, Usmev, Artur Nikolaev, Eric Fetcher, Audiolux, Djinxx and Devilfish. To date, the label has had 22 releases and is supported by Laurent Garnier, Timo Maas, Angel Molina, Paco Osuna and Tim Baker among others.
What defines Javi most of all is his overwhelming sincerity when it comes to both his sets and the tracks he produces. He tells a story in his techno which gives out vibes both mentally soothing as well as physically uplifting.
His philosophy about what defines techno can be clearly heard when he plays, as he includes tracks of Swedish influence from DJs such as Adam Beyer and Pär Grindvik.
He has released in many labels such as Subconce, Pong Musiq, Dpress Industries, Symbolik, Time Trial, Kayf Label and Different is Different Records which EP “Atmos” has been supported and played by Sasha Carassi, Thomas Schumacher, Pascal F.E.O.S or Thomas P. Heckman. His track “Dangerous” has been nominated for the best track of the year at the Vicious Music Awards 2015.
Over the years he has played in several clubs like La Sala del Cel, Be Cool, La Cova, Moog, Razzmatazz, Row 14, Club de Visionaire, U60311, Airport, and has shared the decks with a vast array of artists including Jeff Mills, Oscar Mulero, Gayle San, Gary Beck, Samuel L Session, Alan Fitzpatrick or Joel Mull.
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