033 // Napoleon

If Costa Rica is on the map of the Disco Edits/Nu Disco scene, it is because of this guy. Napoleon, despite his young age, has already achieved so much in his career that he can be considered a veteran.

Shrouded in mystery in the depths of the tropics since 2013, the Costa Rica and forthcoming San Diego, California based “anonymous” local edit king and ferociously dedicated DJ, producer, record label owner, obscure disco bootlegs hunter, record dealer, party-thrower, tireless crate digger and rising Disco star Napoleon turns promptly into the local Costa Rican and Central American disco pioneering and one of the hottest disco DJ’s in Latin America gaining serious reputation worldwide through the highly acclaimed Costa Rican disco edits seven-inch record Sudden Edit 001, featuring Canadian Hristo from Honey Disco and Whiskey Disco back in 2015, being the very first-ever Costa Rican disco edits record to arrive at record stores worldwide, such as Juno, OYE, Piccadilly, Decks, Phonica, Pacific Beach Vinyl and even at the finest record shops in Japan as Pigeon, Disk Union, Lighthouse and Technique, just to name a few.

Napoleon recorded guest mixes, podcasts, radio shows and interviews for international online magazines, record labels and websites from the likes of Good Bumpin’ (USA/Costa Rica), Ain’t No Big Thing Radio Show (United States), Discobelle (Sweden), Good Life (England), The Dance Party Chronicles (United States), The Disco Not Disco Show (United Kingdom), Kolour LTD (United States), The Queen & Disco (Ireland), Brooklyn Bass (United States), Beautiful Vision Podcast (Belarus), OBM Records (Italy), Midnight City (Netherlands), Music Is 4 Lovers (United States), The Deep End (United States) and The House Theory Radio Show (Scotland).

As an artist, his music worked from his studio in Costa Rica doesn’t know frontiers having been released on finest boutique record labels such as Kolour LTD, Jolly Jams, Queen & Disco, Editorial, Editor’s Kutz, Wall Of Fame, Masterworks Music, The Gym, Fatty Fatty Phonographics, Good Bumpin’ and more and music supported and played by names such as Jacques Renault from Let’s Play House, Marcel Vogel from Lumberjacks In Hell, LTJ Xperience, Rabo & Snob, DJ Kaos from Jolly Jams and plenty more.

As a DJ, Napoleon’s groove-filled distinctive and unique sound is usually a blend of records from peak-time rare vintage-sampled disco and infectious boogie heat to high quality laidback sweaty disco-house action with heavy and hypnotizing drums and somewhere in-between flavoured with emotion-fueled guitar licks and spaced-out bass lines always pitching things down and preserving the cheesy of the past focused on the contemporary dancefloors.

And as a label owner and A&R, back in 2016 afterwards the successful seven-inch record Sudden Edit 001 Napoleon founded the imprint Wonderful Times, a digital record label with released music by Martin Hayes, The Ivory Boy, Vincenzo De Bull, Luvless, Mannmademusic, La Tuerie, VinylAddicted, The Silver Rider, Buzz Compass, JP Source, Kumquat, Hotmood, Sold Out, The Funk District and Rafael Fernandez, supported and played by Nicky Siano, Mark Farina, Soul Clap, Nick Monaco, DJ Sneak, Jay West, Lovebirds, Jacques Renault, DJ Nature, Obas Nenor, Marcel Vogel, Fouk, Kraak & Smaak, Bill Brewster, Thatmanmonkz and many more. In 2017, he founded his forthcoming vinyl-only boutique sister label Good Bumpin’ now based in Los Angeles and San Diego, California, also composed of a mix and underground private disco party series dedicated to preserving the vintage-sampled disco sound in the city.

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