AITOR RONDA (UPFRONT REC, BCN )- TECHNO
Born on the 29th of august, 1978 in Barcelona, this young citizen of the world had his first contact with the decks at the age of sixteen.
Two years after he started, not happy with the musical tendencies in Barcelona, mostly influenced by hard trance at that time, decides to move to Dublin ( Ireland) where he knows another face of the electronic music, full of possibilities: Techno. He spends there the most intense years of his development as a dj.
By then he knows Richie O’Shea and takes part of his team Rosman Music Promotions.
After a frowing success of this people, Aitor goes back to Bcn to introduce himself as a dj and created Les Golfes Group. He organized over 100 parties in different clubs. Also runed a techno club in Barcelona during a year with Paco Osuna ; Cube Club and organized techno events in clubs as LaJam, Razzmatazz, TheLoft…
His djing style and his producing as Aitor Ronda is based in Hardgroove basically. But in his recordbag you could fine a lot of different electronic music, from the most experimental minimal/warmup, to the most decisive techno as everyone know him. But if there is something characteristic, is his incredible sense of rhythm, the energy with he mixes. If he had to choose one style of techno he’d choose hardgroove with a lot of organic sounds and differents offbit rhythms. Cause his is been influenced by hip hop and black music all his live.
In 2003 he got his recompense to such hard work being invited to play at Sonar Festival ’03, playing in day time minimalistic rhythms and vanguard sounds. Prove of his versatility as a dj.
Since he is on stage, he had the opportunity to share it with almost all the big artists on the techno world scene as for example :
BEN SIMS, PAUL MAC, REGIS, TREVOR ROCKCLIFFE,
MARK WILLIAMS, PASCAL FEOS, LUKE SLATER,
JOEL MULL, STEVE RACHMAD, PACO OSUNA,
ANGEL MOLINA, CLAUDE YOUNG, JAMIE ANDERSON,
CHERRY BOMB,OSCAR MULERO, UMEK, DJ RUSH,
VALENTINO KANZYANI, SURGEON, MARCO CAROLA,
DANILO VIGORITO, SVEN VATH, DAVIDE SQUILLACE, THE ADVENT,
MARK BROOM, JACK DE MARSEILLE, GAETANO PARISIO,
JEL FORD, JIM MASTERS, CHRISTIAN WÃ?NSCH,EXIUM,
OLIVER HO, JAMES RUSKIN, RINO CERRONE, G-FORCE,
PERCY X, DAVE ANGEL, DEETRON, LEANDRO GAMEZ,
MARKO NASTIK, MARKOANTONIO . . . .
Aitor begins to produce with only 23 years old, signing with Real Vinyl(UK). Label leaded by the respectfully producer “Sir” Mark Williams.
Mark and Aitor together created " Kryptonite", a project that is the result of their work as a team. Kryptonite is one of his most important projects, after his first reference (RV03/Kryptonite part1), Ben Sims did 2 remixes of one of the tracks in RV06/Kryptonite1 part2. This one is been mixed in Cd mixeds like the last one of Valentino Kanzyani (Rock the Discotheque).
One of the last Aitor’s work was " Bolaian Buyakas " remixed by Paul Mac and M. Williams on Mark’s new label, Real Sessions. Record Label that in just a year is got almost ten references with artists like; Gayle San, Patrick Skoog, Subcyde, Cave…. This record was supported and mixed by many djs as ; Marko Nastik, Umek,
Parallely, Aitor Ronda created and produced Upfront Records (Bcn).This label was created with the intention to raise the national scene over the European circuit, producing exclusively national artists works in all techno variety: Oscar Mulero, Leandro Gamez, Luis Ortiz, Paco Osuna … After his first two references and the new album, this label is has been supported by artist like: Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Paul Mac, Angel Molina… one track of the new album is already selected by Ben Sims for his new cd mix. Upfront 004 will be out by February 2006 !!!