He may be a new name within the Madrid and European scene, but Julián García-Reyes’s links with music in his native Chile have been strong for the past 15 years. Coming from a family with a long heritage in radio, he led one at an early age – Horizonte, an FM station that had a deep impact on local young generations through its carefully curated alternative music selection. He also extended that influence into the online era, with a sister station called Rinoceronte.
Living in Madrid for the past two years, and since then retired from mass media, Julian decided to fulfil one big pending challenge in his life and learn how to produce his very own musical ideas. And with years specializing in house and disco, and later on, in psychedelic chuggy beats, he crafted a style that fits seamlessly within the current dark disco scene.
Released by Emerald & Doreen, one of our most favourite and dearest labels, “Sideral” is JGR’s debut EP, and through its three original songs, he showcases that deeper sound of his spectrum, complete with different layers of space and futuristic elements. “Avalancha” is a beautiful space-themed tune with a hooky bassline, exquisite pads and resonant synth layers.
The album artwork is a showing of great multi-disciplinary collaboration from his native Chile – with work from talented photographer José Moraga and designer Sergio Andrade.
Special credits to Balam (Argentina) for the mastering.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Beatport page of the label.