DIRTY DIEGO


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DIRTY DIEGO


DIRTY DIEGO

 

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DIEGO HERRERA AKA DIRTY DIEGO IS A DJ AND PRODUCER ORIGINALLY FROM SANTIAGO CHILE, WHO HAS LIVED IN VARIOUS CITIES IN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA. DURING HIS ADOLESCENCE, DIEGO CO-FOUNDED THE HIP HOP GROUP THE MISSBREEDZ, WHICH GAINED SIGNIFICANT POPULARITY IN THE GENRE'S UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT. THE GROUP PLAYED MANY EVENTS IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE UNDER THE PRODUCER DJ SAUKA.

 

AROUND 1996, DIEGO WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC BY RICHARD MILES, SENDING HIM IN A NEW MUSICAL DIRECTION. HE DEVELOPED AN INTENSE APPRECIATION FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC, ATTENDING EVENTS IN ABANDONED CHURCHES, FACTORIES, AND TRAIN STATIONS.

 

DIEGO HAS STUDIED MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, WHERE HE FOCUSSED HIS STUDIES ON COMPOSITION AND CONDUCTING, PUBLISHING PIECES FOR PERCUSSION AND BRASS. WITH THAT FORMAL KNOWLEDGE AND BACKGROUND, DIEGO SHIFTED FOCUS BACK TOWARD ELECTRONIC MUSIC, AND SPECIFICALLY MINIMAL TECHNO. HE WAS INTRODUCED TO ABLETON AND TURNTABLES BY HIS MENTOR AND FRIEND MATIAS DE FERRARI, AND BEGAN PLAYING IN SANTIAGO'S LARGEST NIGHTCLUBS AND MUSIC FESTIVALS. 

 

HIS FIRST RELEASE CAME UNDER CHILEAN LABEL POWER BEAT RECORDS, AND SINCE HIS DEBUT HE HAS BEEN RELEASING REGULARLY ON IELEKTRONIX RECORDINGS, BONZAI RECORDS, AND ANGRY RABBIT RECORDS.