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DT741 – DJ Chus

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Chus L. Esteban, aka DJ CHUS, born and raised in Madrid, Spain (1971), started his professional career at the end of the ’80s in his home town, amidst the full-blown euphoria of the acid-house movement at Club’ Alien’, one of the first clubs of the famous Kapital Group in Madrid.

In August of 1992, he becomes the resident DJ at the legendary ‘Kadoc’ Club in the Portuguese Algarve. He shared the DJ booth with the best international Electronic acts at that time, witnessing from a privileged position the dance music explosion during the 90′s. His style, influenced by the Portuguese and American underground sounds, definitely converged into house music inspired by Disco, Latin, and World Music. 

In 1994, Chus became resident DJ of the first emblematic House Club in Madrid at Teatro Kapital, lasting ten years. He soon developed a passion for the art of electronic music production, working with the bests professionals in Madrid like David Penn, D-Formation, or Oscar L.

Chus created a personal vision of underground house music called the ‘Iberican Sound’ influenced by the culture of Spain and Portugal, but was along with Ceballos, whose techno background gelled with Chus’s House style when this fusion turned up the ‘Iberican Sound’ becoming into a worldwide movement. 

His Music style is a delicious blend of Organic House, warm and intense with a vital and profound Tribal essence that fuses naturally with melodic and evolving sounds, percussion rhythms, and drums. A long-haul career based on his self-taught character and his constant defense of musical quality has turned him into one of the industry’s most respected DJs. Chus’s strength resides in his charisma and the unique and pure way he chooses to engage with people. 

Today, he joins the podcast for the first time as a solo artist. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A musical journey through my experiences, influenced by elements of World Music and Electronica.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Andre Lodemann – Still Searching feat. Nathalie Claude, this track is perfection!

What’s the special ingredient in this Mix?
I consider myself a musical messenger, the starting point is the ancestral rhythm of the percussion, and it does not matter the genres. The common thread is the rhythm and the melody as if I were telling a story. The main ingredient in this Mix is the spirit of Freedom that quality electronic music awakens in us.

Tell us about your next EP?
Who is my new single, along with Rosewall with the stunning vocals of Tosz, very intimate music production with a message of love and hope! You can listen to Haze-M remix on this mixtape, I love it!

What have you got coming up?
I just finished a new remix for AWEN and Liva K for Madoras in the house titled ‘In Your Eyes’ and a new collaboration alongside Morocco’s favourite Amine K for Sol Selectas, titled ‘Cigano’ that means Gypsy in Portuguese. A Fusion track between organic arabesque music and traditional Spanish guitars, coming out in July.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thank You for your support. I hope you enjoy this mixtape as much as I do.
Peace & Love.
Chus

Tracklist

01. 10 Foot Ballerina – Sogoni Kalimba (Traumer Remix)
02. Kintar, Medussa Odyssey – Waaba
03. Matt Sawyer – Spill The Tea
04. Ankhoï – Ohiboki feat. Rita (Mr. ID Remix)
05. Melé – Highlander feat. The Fossil
06. Andre Lodemann – Still Searching feat. Nathalie Claude
07. Alex Niggemann, Speaking Minds – Disco Tedesco
08. Azu Tiwaline – Berbeka
09. Analog Jungs – Ocaris
+Danniel Selfmade, Charlie Demir – Libre La Vida (Accapella)
10. Tigerhook, Randall Jones – Beautiful Thang (Bushwacka Remix)
11. DJ Chus, Rosewall – Who feat. Tosz (Haze-M remix)
12. Tim Engelhardt – Idiosynkrasie (Andhim Remix)
13. Budakid – Ringo Bingo
14. WhoMadeWho – Abu Simbel
15. Andhim – Firefly

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