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Esteban Howell

San José, Costa Rica

Electronica, Tech House

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From House to Techno. Deep, tech, electro & minimal are some of the sounds of the musical aesthetics that you will listen in one of the most interesting and sincerely passionate sessions of the Central America underground scene. Esteban Howell is an artist dedicated to music and its abstract mission.

Esteban Howell has warmed up the dancefloor for John Digweed, Nic Fanciulli, Jim Rivers, James Lavelle, Dubfire, Danny Howells, Sander Kleinenberg, Desyn Masiello, Luke Fair, Hernan Cattaneo, Junkie Xl, James Zabiela, Nick Warren, Way Out West, Mauro Picotto, Behrouz, Paul Woolford, Smokin Jo, Felix Da Housecat, DJ Preach, Saeed Younan and Valentino Kanzyani, among other talents.

Esteban´s passionate sessions are well known in Central America. He has been invited by DJ friends such as Casta, Francis Davila, Antonio Rivera and Saga Crew to play in Guatemala, Tom Sawyer in Panama and Tini Tun in Mexico, among others.

Back in 2000, influenced by new age, world beat and dance tunes sounds from early 90´s, along with his studies in piano and keyboards, Esteban Howell was stroked by underground dance music in, with performances by Sasha, Nick Warren and Lee Burridge, and he decided to try out the DJ experience.

In 2002, he started as the Spyral & Howell duo. In 2003, he performed in Club Vertigo´s official grand opening and the Yoshitoshi´s “InHouseWeTrust3” World Tour. The residency with Promotion Bookings, gave him the opportunity to warm up for Digweed, his very first big gig. But it wasn´t until late 2004 that he joined forces with Club Vertigo and became one of its most charismatic resident DJs.

Esteban developed the first electronic music DJ workshop courses in Costa Rica called Laboratorio de DJs, in collaboration with Editus Arts Academy. Also, he works on soundtracks for contemporary dance and theatre performances and television shows.

In his own words, “Music and dance are essential to our existence. Dance music allows people to express freely through movement, without rules. It will always keeps us full of life.”