With 30 years old and 14 years on the road, Andres started at the age of 16 buying “Vinyls” by internet and lying about his age to have the opportunity to play in the first “rave parties” and clubs in Costa Rica.
Born into a humble family in Costa Rica, his father won a scholarship to become a sound engineer in Holland and London for the BBC in the 80’s. Andres grew up seeing his father editing with scissors, tape and open reel (the old analog way to produce audio).
At age 6, Andres got hold of a microphone, some tapes, and a double tape stereo. His father found him on various occasions “producing” a radio show purely by play and pause.
In 2001 at age 17, he opened for Satoshi Tommie in Costa Rica and since then can’t imagine stopping. Dave Seaman, Paul Van Dyk, Hernan Cattaneo, Anthony Pappa, Chris Fortier, Infusion, Tiesto, Jes are only a few names he has been involved with since then.
With 18 years of age Andres was named the youngest DJ – producer to become part of the Balance Record Pool roster, including top international artists like DJ Colette, Danny Tenaglia, Chris Fortier, Jimmy Van M, Paul Van Dyk, Peter Hook, Sultan, Steve Lawler. (Balance Record Pool closed operations a few years ago).
Solano is part of the DJ generation and producers having to move forward with new technology, first vinyls, then CDs, and now Ableton live and MIDI controllers.
“Now I can mix more than 2 tracks at the same time with loops, vocals, effects and more! I called a live DJ performance”.
Andres released his first production in April of 2006, “Clouds over the Ocean” song played in the radio show Vonyc Sessions 079 of Paul Van Dyk and after this support DJ Andres Solano did the warm up for Van Dyk in two opportunities. Now Solano counts, with more than 50 songs in stores like Itunes, Beatport.
October 2011, the legendary record label of United Kingdom Renaissance, released the song “Tierra Blanca”, chose by Dave Seaman (pioneer of electronic music) in the new Renaissance Master Series mixed by Dave Seaman. The album can be found in all stores of world.
2011, DJ Andres Solano releases, “Rave Alchemist” mixed album with all songs composed, produced and mastered by Andres and after getting support of Hernan Cataneo and Dave Seaman, DJ Andres Solano did an event in the Club Vertigo in Costa Rica and gave the album free to those who went to the event. People can find this album free in Andres’s website.
In 2012 the owners group of Spundae* in San Francisco California, hired Andres to develop and handle their new project, 2 record labels Spundae Black Records for Deep Music and Spundae Music for Progressive and Trance.
12 years after his journey started, DJ Andres Solano became one of the first Costa Rican music artists to be full time working for an international investor group developing a music business.
In a few months, Andres released more than 79 songs with 23 artists, from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Japan. A few of this artists that Andres found and signed are now working with labels like Intec Digital of DJ Carl Cox, played in festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival and went to Ibiza. In 2013 the Andres release “Darkness” got to the TOP # 4 Releases of the week in Beatport under Tech House, Techno and Deep House. 2014 started with his release “Electric Pearl” hitting TOP #1 releases of the week in Techno and Tech House.
2014 is running, Andres Solano sound engineer, designer and project manager, handles 2 websites of 2 record labels, artist contracts, full time music production, mastering music for artists of Asia, US and getting ready a world tour with a new project: A live show.
At the end of the day, Andres only cares about love, the future not the past and strives to make people smile. Through his music, his desires are delivered in a message felt all over the world.
Since 1993, the award-winning Spundae has brought the global scene to west coast, booking virtually every major trance & house act among many others.
Events, clubs, music and good memories… from San Francisco California the name Spundae, counts with 21 years given the best to the electronic music scene in USA. Now, Spundae Black is creating a new era for the brand. A new record label, where beats from techno to acid house and progressive trance will be produce getting the feeling of the old school vibe with contemporary sound.
Who remember the liquid sounds, of the first appearances from Sasha and John Digweed in 1015 San Francisco, back in the 1999 the magic era of the bay area, nobody will forget Spundae Hollywood. Takes only one minute typing “spundae” in google images and youtube to see and understand many memories.
Spundae is a San Francisco-based event promoter that promotes parties and concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Hanoi, Portland, Oregon, Chicago, New York and Miami. It is known for being one of the most popular US electronic music dance events, booking stars like, Armin Van Burren, Sasha, John Digweed, Above and Beyond, Garret Emery, Ferry Corsten, Matt Darrey, Sandra Collins, Dubfire, Robbie Rivera, Matt Darey, Sebastian Ingrosso, Danny Howells, Fedde Legrand, Markus Schulz and the list can continue.
Find all our music and artists In all the best digital stores.
*Go to your favorite store, find our music searching our artists or record label.
7digital, Audiojelly, Bloom, Deezer, djshop.de, Emusic, Feel Music, Google Play,
Hard to Find Records and more.