Anyone tapped into the pulse or keeping score of modern electronic music has probably heard of Timo Garcia. Straddling the fine line between underground darling and big room, big tune dance floor arsonist, his numerous releases on the circuit’s biggest and best labels has been well documented as he kicks off 2013 in the top 500 world DJ ranking on Muso (#434 on 1st January, 13).
In a world when DJs and producers are ten-a-penny and the hype machines peddle mediocrity as if it were something special, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. As such, the currency de jour is consistency & recommendations…
His consistency in the studio has culminated in ‘Wonderlust Bug’; his acclaimed debut artist album with some of the world’s biggest names queuing up to recommend it…
But talk is cheap, action stands out, and Timo comes up trumps again! His release on Sharam’s Yoshitoshi imprint graced the Beatport top 10 Tech charts for well over five months with many world class DJs citing it in their personal top 10’s and Defected featuring it on their In The House Brazil ’11 compilation.
His deft touch can be heard on remixes of such luminaries as Leftfield, Justice, DJ Pierre, Louis Vega, Robert Owens, Coldcut, Danny Howells and Ian Brown and he is constantly on the lookout for ways to add his inimitable sound to wide-ranging projects including a 14 track ambient album under his downtempo ‘T_Mo’ guise.
His infamy has spread among the label bosses who set the trends and create the future-heroes of our worlds. Exploited, Yoshitoshi, OFF, Compost, Skint, Southern Fried, 303 Lovers, Nervous, Audio Therapy, Dieb Audio, Cr2 & Toolroom & even Hed Kandi are just some of the world-famous imprints who have clamoured to get a piece of Timo’s brilliance. And his recent collaborations with X-Press 2, Jerome Sydenham, DJ Pierre, Phunk Investigation & Christian Cambas have all hit the hallowed Beatport top spots.
It seems incredible that he still has time to DJ around the world as well as working behind the scenes engineering and mixing down many other artists’ projects in his Brighton based studio. Recent dates saw him play the main stage at London’s biggest Dance music festival ‘South West Four’ as well as headlining festival stages from Bestival to Korea’s World DJ Festival as well as tour Brazil and India; but this is a man who has both a dedication and a love for his craft and this is something that he exudes, whether behind the decks or in the studio.
Whether you like your music to be played in the comfort of your own home, in grimy underground sweat-holes, or in extravagant and celebrious locales, the sublime and sensual sounds of Timo Garcia are guaranteed to deliver.