Thursday, June 16, 2011

Above Smoke - One For Detroit (Dubbyman Remix) (Love And Hate EP) 2004

Dubbyman (Madrid) DJ / Producer

José Manuel Alvarez, also known as Dubbyman, made his debut as a DJ in 1992, hidden under the name of José Vertice. Acid house, funk, drum&bass and hip hop were just some of the ingredients of his firsts sets, backed up by his collective Dogs Connected. Latter incursions into dubbed house and electrofunk sounds took him to visit most important clubs in Madrid like Deep and Danzoo, while maintaining his own club, Freak. By 2002, and thanks to his new facet as a producer he became Dubbyman, moves his residency from Freak to Café Bar Las Descalzas and expands his sessions across Madrid, in clubs like Morpheus, Ohm, Taboo, Deep, Danzoo,or Goldfield and outside, in places like Le Club (Valencia), El Sol (Salamanca), Telefunken, House café, Foxx (La Coruña), La casa de la música (Badajoz).

In 2006 he finds the most highly recognition for his participation in Sonar festival 2006
making a powerful session mixing dub with black music. 2007 was a year of
consolidation with his showcase in Observatori Festival in Valencia and a great
comeback to Sonar 2007 sharing turntables with the cream of the Dubstep UK scene,
Kode 9, Oris Jay and Mary Anne Hobbs.

During 2009-2010 start’s his european tour visiting important clubs in Amsterdam,
Wales, Lisboa, Croatia, Bratislava, London… and participating in high respected
festivals as Freerotation festival 2010.

Nowadays he and his brother Above Smoke still directs the Deep Explorer music label
where their productions are released along with other international artists like Marvin
Belton and Scott Ferguson from Ferrispark, Mike Huckaby, Nick Sole, Rick Wade,
Sascha Dive, Kai Alce, The Lady Blacktronika, Reggie Dokes…

He keeps Djing at Sybaris club, where he shows his best selection of the latest funk, soul and Nujazz tendencies.



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