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Born and raised in San Jose, California, Arturo Garces has been surrounded by dance music his entire life. The son of a serious collector of funk, soul and disco records, Arturo grew up listening to the roots of house music. These early influences are evident in his works as a DJ and producer today.
Interested in making his own music, Arturo got hold of a sampler in 1995 and hasn’t looked back since. He has releases on both established & strictly underground labels (Subliminal Soul, Jump Recordings, Solid Trax, Tangible, Plush, Trax Café, Audio Abuse, & Do Box). Arturo has new projects and remixes coming out on Cross Section Records, Magnetic Recordings, Smoke City Music, Sneak Classics, Jump Recordings, Solid Trax, Beat Bum Music, Scenic Music, Council House Recordings, Soluble Recordings, Hub City, Counter w8, Tangible Recordings, HuHu Muic, Treasured Grooves, & Funky Farm.
With a solid collection of tracks, Arturo’s music has helped define the unique and emerging Silicon Valley sound. This approach blends the driving, beat-laden beauty of techno with the soulful, deep melodies of house. He has had many collaborations & releases with fellow South Bay artists, including Lucas Rodenbush (EBE), Mustafa (Harry Knuckles), Alonso Ordonez, Mattski, Derek Scott, Spun & Chris Jackson (Sijay).
A DJ since age 15, Arturo has played throughout the U.S. & regularly spins in the Bay Area. He was a resident at Funky Tekno Tribe’s monthly, “Organic”, and was a member of FTT’s “2000 Generations Tour”. Other DJs on the tour included DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Barry Weaver, Graeme, Hector Cardenas, Jeno, DJ Mea, DJ Sneak, DJ Rap, Mark Farina, John Acquaviva, Dean Coleman, Supa DJ Dimitry, Mr. C, and Evil Eddie Richards. http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1123366/20000823/story.jhtml
Today Arturo is the label manager for San Jose’s house imprint Jump Recordings, Beat Bum Music, and techno label Resource Records. With a talented roster of producers such as E.B.E., Hipp-E, Uneaq, TBF, DJ Jaz, Chris Jackson, J-Funk, Lurob, & Kenneth Graham to name a few. Also for the last 4 years Arturo has been a part of the infamous “Get Down” party, a Tuesday night weekly at the Cardiff Lounge in Campbell, Ca. With his hard work, dedication and passion for dance music, Arturo is definitely one to watch.