Bastard Love never really had a choice in the matter: the son of musical parents he was coerced into guitar and singing lessons by the age of five. As time passed he grew to appreciate his skills and before long was singing blues, jazz and pop as well as writing lyrics and penning stories about love, simply for his own pleasure. Devouring the work of Depeche Mode, Prince and Fischerspooner, he was soon turned onto electronic music with the likes of Kerri Chandler, Carl Craig and Sbtrkt in particular pricking his ears.
Fast forward to now and he has fomented his own unique sound in collaboration with the likes of Alex Arnout and Mexican heroes Balcazar & Sordo, Nobody Knows and Miguel Puente, always tying pop inflections to deep and brooding beats and electro tinged vocals for labels like My Favorite Robot, Mexa and Diynamic as well as contributing two tracks to Hot Waves Vol. 4. The likes of Sasha, Solomun, Russ Yallop and many more have all charted or supported such tracks, with many hitting the heights of Beatport’s Deep House charts in that time.
As a DJ he takes his sets to places like Ushuaia in Ibiza, Watergate in Berlin and Macarena Club in Barcelona as well as across South America and Europe. They are learned affairs that take in plenty of moody grooves and hypnotise clubbers at festivals like BPM, and Flying Circus without fail. Bastard Love is also a regular at My Favorite Robot both at BPM and Sonar. As a promoter of Difficult People, Bastard Love is also responsible for driving his local scene forward, bringing DJs like Art Department, Soul Clap, Lee Foss and many more to his hometown each month.
So too does Bastard Love perform live with famous Mexican producer Metrika. He provides his sultry and unique vocals as the house beats roll beneath and it makes for some of the most exciting live experiences in the scene. The future is just as bright for Bastard Love: He is working on solo EPs, collaborative EPs with Climbers, Alex Arnout, Eric Volta, Wildkats and others and is also starting his own label ShipShape with brother Metrika, all of which is sure to have the whole world under his spell in the coming months and years.
Metrika, Bastard Love – You Owe Me A Feeling (Original Mix) – My Favorite Robot
Metrika, Bastard Love – Not My Lady (Original Mix) – Hot Waves
Nobody Knows, Bastard Love – Devil’s Thoughts (Original Mix) – MEXA
Miguel Puente, Bastard Love – Feels Like (Original Mix) – Diynamic
Blond:Ish, Balcazar & Sordo, Bastard Love – Island Eyes Feat. Bastard Love (Original Mix) – Hot Waves