It's been only a year since the electronic music world became my working atmosphere, but this dream started eleven years ago in an abandoned paddle court in Buenos Aires, playing punk rock at 3 o clock in the night. Ten years of do it yourself gigs, records, parties.
Six months touring USA and a great experience around Europe encouraged me to leave Argentina searching for new oportunities, to dig into the electronic music scene. Maxi Elizalde became my personal mixing tutor for six months, and we moved to Europe, playing together under the name: AddMe.
"BE CLOSE TO THE ARTISTS THAT INSPIRE US, LEARN FROM THEM, TRAVEL AND PLAY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE."
Touring made this dreams come true. Four months around France, Spain, Holland, Germany and Belgium. Driving from Malaga to Groningen back and forth in 15 days, Hitch hiking from Antwerpen to Freiburg in 24 hours to listen to Max Cooper playing live. Sleeping in the beach in Barcelona, or in a park in Madrird, a bar in Itegem,our rented Micra several times. Dancing like monters in ADE and Awakenings festivals, playing in small house parties for 10 loyal techno dancers, and sharing stage with David Douglas in Subsonic. Watching lots of our fauvorite producers perform for the first time in our lives. Every day in the road was a magical experience. Communities like Couchsurfing, Blablacar were fundamental for our tavelling, the people we met, the most valuable asset we have.
(With David Douglas @ Proponde, Subsonic 9/10/14)
Friends from the road, make no distinction. We made this dreams come true cause we have the greatest friends and supporters on Earth, who hosted us, feeded us, listen to our problems, smiled with us, gave us a warm hug... What's the value of that? Our life savings are now gone but we have never done something so great for our hearts.
"PROMOTE ART, HELP ALL THE PEOPLE WE CAN TO FIGHT FOR THEIR DREAMS, SHARE EVERYTHING, KEEP ON TOURING!!!"
The road brought this wonderful dreams to our minds, and ECO radioshow became our space to weekly share music and love. CubaseFM, with 200000 listerners a month, is our channel to feed our audience with the finest mixes. Beyond our expectatives, we have received guest mixes from Deepfunk, Max Cooper, PHM, Liho, LKS, Cybernalia, Forest People y Ryan Davis, among other uprising talented producers. (Listen to all our previous podcasts www.hearthis.at/addmebsas)
Our first release in Beatport, a remix to our friend Nico Neyret called "For Peace" for Ambber Record, that will lunch our debut Ep "7000" in march. A remix to our teacher Max Cue (Sonoptix), and our track "Spiral" for Animate Dummy Recordings compilation were released in February, in a year that promise to be full of new music.
Techlab Booking in Berlin, representing talented producers like Micrologue, Bessiff, Timmo, Mondkrater from all over the world. decided not only to make us part of the roster, but also gave me the chance to become a booking agent.
2015 SMILE AND DANCE TOUR.
We´ve decided to hit the road again. Our budget is currently below 0, and unfortunatelly love and passion don't catch venues and promoters attention. The chance to share a party with Micrologue in Berlin and blasting again Subsonic with Israel Toledo is enough for us to make it happen.
Even when our financial situation is complicated, Why stop learning? How can we ever get to be professionals and respected if we can not use our days to work on music?
That's why we really need your help. We will try to play as much as possible, and we don´t want to have money issues stuck between those who want to listen to our music and us!
The plan is pretty simple, we need money for travelling expenses, equipment rental, and general expenses. We are using couchsurfing and staying at our friends houses, making our presence something they remind with a smile on their faces. With your help we will be able to reach more cities and make more concerts.
This is the only way we are going to be able to keep on expanding and sharing what we really care. If the campaign succed, our next goal is to buy a small vehicle and a PA system, to become a rolling party and live on doing what we love the most.
Touring brought the most rewarding moments and feelings in my life. And we want you to experience happiness with us!
SUPPORTERS: Max Cue, Markus Micrologue, Evgenly Volkov, Merlijn Poolman, Max Hatchwell, Nicolas Neyret
AMBBER RECORD, SUBSONIC, ANIMATE DUMMY RECORDINGS, TECHLAB BOOKINGS, CUBASE FM