Mike Montano

Bio

Montano dance boundaries are related to his childhood when70’s music and some of the Motown Records where played in his family collectionat home in a small city in the center part of Mexico. It was just when the ashes of disco turned intohouse music in the middle 80’s when Mike made contact with his first musicmanifestations, not specifically with a drum machine but being a drummer whenhe started to run his own band and his first attempt to create music.

Thru acouple of years after forgetting that experimental stage of his musical life,Montano further inspiration came from a couple friends that started to playrecords in a small apartment during college around 2000 when everyone involvedin that friendship started to do something for the movement around the closecities, launching parties and buying records, getting influenced by each otherand it was electronic music the choice that transform Montano’s drummer to djand now producer career.

Since his barely beginning in 2001, Montano’s influences ranged from earlyhouse and disco, sound that still could be recognizable in the groovy, bumpinghouse and deep essence of his sets, providing a funky soulful expression of hispersonality.
Once he got introduced to the software production and analog basis powered byone of his best friends years after, his house perception got truly involved increating a sound based in Chicago beats but with a west coast feeling thatcould be spread around with a strong musical affection for records to dance& play.

When he finally started to throw his first solo productions and leaving backhis first projects with other aliases, Montano finally re-defined his musicalproduction and dj career, still associated to house music but this timecrossing techno borders, capturing deepness and injecting a warm crafted soundeasily identifiable and full of rhythmic force.

These days Mike’s production work has experienced the attention of legends likeDj Sneak and other influential artists like Nick Curly, Paco Osuna, Terry Grantor Alex Dolby, being actively played in radio shows and festivals. With handson Remixes for Jeff Bennett (Plastic City) Roberto Palmero (SK Supreme) andPresslaboys (GU), Montano has gain a remarkable reputation as deep houseproducer that has taken him to explore nu routes in the music business,producing music for the Top Runways in Mexico where his mixes dressedinternational models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Benitez, Alek Wek andEugenia Silva… But is his true underground soul that remains now in Playa delCarmen where his appearances in the last BPM Festival editions and everyweekend proposing a new wave of sounds with the Footloose Agency residents atLa Santanera that create the perfect scenario to listen & dance his musicin the south beaches of Mexico.

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