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Francisco Allendes

151025_Francisco_AR_007Francisco Allendes, Chilean DJ and producer now residing in Ibiza, is one of the hottest talents of the contemporary dance music scene. Active since early last decade, Allendes has grown over the years, releasing music for some of the most prestigious labels in the techno/house scene including Desolat, VIVa Music, Cadenza, Mood and Spectral Sound.

The Fiebre Amarilla World Tour in 2009 placed him on the world DJ platform and ever since he has been omnipresent in his home country Chile at Awakenings, Mysteryland and Love Parade Festivals, as well as on the world circuit at events and clubs such as Creamfields, MMW, BPM, ANTS, Hyte, Cocoon, Ostend Beach Festival, Kiesgrube, Sonar off Parties, Destino, Space and Privilege to name but a few. His sound as a producer shifts between synthetic house and techno grooves -always displaying flashes of organic rhythms and percussion. Allendes has produced several hits in the tech and house scene – the most recognisable being Esa Nena Quiere, El Ladrón de Mails and Espíritu. His production has been widely supported by some of the most influential DJs of our time including Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Reboot, Josh Wink and Luciano.

Born in Chile and introduced to music from a very early age, his parents bought him a violin at the age of nine training classically for eight years. At 17 his musical taste took a turn when he first discovered progressive rock and synthesizers. The synthesizer was his initial contact with electronic instruments and opened his eyes to a whole new world, which in turn motivated him to research new sounds. Soon after he began to produce his own music and naturally he also moved on to discover the art of DJing. In 2001 he laid his hands on his first Technics and he progressed rapidly to join the circle of professional Chilean DJs. His first productions soon launched him on to the scene and led him to perform at some of the biggest festivals in Chile as well as giving him exposure to the international circuit.

In 2005 Allendes moved to Zaragoza in Spain and started working with DJ and producer Iñigo Oruézabal on the Monomachine and Garlic projects. He soon started releasing on European labels Immigrant, Catwash and Paradigm amongst others as well as playing in some local clubs. In 2007 he took his experience and returned to his hometown and, in association with his long time friend Marcelo Rosselot, started the first vinyl and digital record label based in Chile called Andes Music aiming to promote up and coming South American artists. Shortly after this his career received a boost when he released a track he worked on together with Alexi Delano named ‘El Coleccionista de Piedras’ on Matthew Dear’s Spectral Sound label

Allendes was beginning to discover his identity as a producer and developed his unique style (tech house and vigorous dance with Afro – Latin influences). He wrote multiple successful tracks: Espíritu (Kling Klong Records), Llovizna (Cadenza) and El Ladrón de Mails (Cadenza Lab), releases that caught the attention of many international and iconic DJs.

Francisco Allendes arrived in Ibiza in 2010 and immediately signed up a residency at Ushuaïa Beach Club. That season Allendes released the track Esa Nena Quiere on Steve Lawler’s label VIVa Music, a record that immediately became an overnight success and received high acclaim from Luciano,
Ricardo Villalobos, Reboot, Josh Wink and Tania Vulcano. In 2011 he was called up by Sven Väth and asked to be Cocoon resident of their party in Formentera (Tipic Club), a collaboration that continued throughout 2012. In 2013 he went on to cement a monthly residency at ANTS (Ushuaïa) as well as performing at Loco Dice’s Used + Abused parties and at the Privilege Closing Party.

The past three years has seen Allendes continue his presence in Ibiza still holding his residency at ANTS as well as playing parties at Space, Amnesia, Sankeys, Underground and Heart. He ́s also continued his worldwide touring, with dates in 2016 spanning Chile, Peru, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Croatia, the US, UK and Spain and this looks set to continue throughout 2017.

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