Slam Radio • Luis Flores

On Sunday, 10.01.2016 expects you at 16:00 CET on soe.one a new edition of Slam Radio. This time with the Mexican producer Luis Flores, well-known for his unique sound and impressive releaes on labels like Droid and CLR.

Luis Flores:

In the more than fifteen years he has been producing electronic music, Luis Flores has not only made a name for himself but has been at the forefront of a movement that made the city of Guadalajara in Mexico, a hot spot for electronic music production and events.

At the center of this movement was Nopal Beat Records, a label that created its unique brand of music, reflecting the quintessentially contradictory and dark spirit of Mexican nightlife. As Artistic Director of Nopal Beat, he worked with cultural authorities to produce a string of massive, free public events that could bring electronic music to a wider group of people and provided a stage for local producers.

In 2006, he began experimenting with an audiovisual project called Kümbia Korrupters, focused on samples from Mexican movies of the fifties and sixties. Towards 2007, the need for a more depurated style led to the launch of Antena Discos by the Nopal Beat team, which gave Luis artistic license to take his music back to his techno roots.

In 2009 the release of the Damage EP on Droid Recordings, established Flores as an international artist with its immediate success, making the charts of artists such as Speedy J, The Detroit Grand Pubbahs and Chris Liebing’s Best 10 of 2009. In 2010, Dietrich Schoenemann’s Hidden Agenda released Pain + Prosthetics, an EP which among other things includes a collaboration with Canadian: Vitamins 4 U.

Flores published Love Your Machine under DJ Emerson’s Berlin imprint: Micro.Fon the following year. Further exploring the audiovisual aspect of his music, he created the video teaser for the single using J.G. Ballard’s Crash as reference and inspiration.

In 2012 he returned to Droid for the release of New Flesh which included remixes by label owner Drumcell and CLR’s Brian Sanhaji. This year was also marked by people's interest in his sound with remix requests for legendary names like Jam n Spoon and The Advent.

2013 began with his first collaboration with Berlin based producer Material Object and the release of the Crowd Control EP under the Impact Unit moniker for the French label Silent Steps.

In 2014 he released Rituals of Submission on Detroit’s Blank Code, Test Pattern EP in the Spring for CLR and the Metal remix for Black Asteroid under EDLX.

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