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Tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been pursuing your artistic career, and what drove you to take this path?

My name is Anthony, many know me as An or El Tío, my alias is Sociedad Anónima. I started my artistic career 8 years ago. I used to attend raver parties, and one night at the legendary club Cocoliche, during a Deviant party, I heard Gonzalo MD play. He’s been a colleague and friend for many years. My mind clicked, and I internally pondered what it would feel like to be on the other side, “commanding the ship,” being the medium of all that energy flowing through the dance floor.

What have been your musical influences? Do you think these also shape your style when producing?

From a very young age, a part of my family was deeply connected to percussion, as I have a strong Afro-descendant influence. I experienced the “cajones de santos” ritual, closely tied to Yoruba religion. Additionally, my grandfather in Cuba was a pilot for the USSR and shared a lot of Soviet electronic music with me. Currently, I’m heavily influenced by that, but I’m always training my ear and seeking new sounds, especially in older music. It sounds ironic, I know, but I love finding vinyl gems from the 2000s and earlier. I’m strongly influenced by 90s tribal techno, and my sound palette also includes elements of acid, trance, drum & bass, and electro.

Your involvement as a DJ is prominent in various cycles and events in the region. Is there a particular date or project that you consider a turning point in your development to reach this point?

Honestly, I feel like the path is built step by step, and I went through several projects and musical instances. I had to rethink many things, but patience and constant learning are key. Currently, I’ve managed to make 100% of my life revolve around music. From an academic side, I teach private classes. From a design perspective, I work with the best clubs, cycles, and artists in Argentina. In nature, with my partner Julien Lanniaux, we run TECHNO CAMP / REFUGIO SONORO, a project full of master classes and incredible artists in the mountain refuge “San Bernardo” at 3000m altitude, at the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza province, Argentina. Musically, I’ve released over 32 tracks on labels from Argentina, Germany, Austria, Ecuador, and have played at the best venues in the city, such as 999 Ciclo, Underclub, Crobar, among others, sharing the stage with international and national artists like Hector Oaks, Cashu, Eram, Dist, Gaston Fiore, Valentina Spirito, Milena Adamis, Udolph, E110101, Victoria Engel, Sol Ortega, and others.

Could you share some information about your upcoming releases or projects you are currently involved in?

Yes, music is coming out on Xelima Records, the label of the boss, Franco Rossi. I’m working on music for KLUB RECORDS (Germany), overseen by our dear Hannes Lang. Also, there’s a SOLO EP coming out on Conceptual Formula (Ecuador), a label run by the incredible artistTobhias Guerrero. One of my favorite tracks at the moment is a Remix for SAN, to be released on Wangan Club, the label of two beasts from Argentina, Cufaxx & West Code. Simultaneously, we’re planning OUR LABEL, with a colleague I admire greatly, with whom I’ve been working together for almost 8 years.

Do you have any particular artists or producers in mind to work with in the future?

I’m always open to many possibilities. I love collaborating, and I’m working on my first ALBUM, due out at the end of the year.

If you’d like to add anything else, what would it be?

Thank you very much for the space. I admire FUSION UY’s initiative. We’ve chosen a beautiful profession. It’s crucial to be empathetic and aware. We must keep our feet on the ground and not let the “artist’s ego” ruin the environment and all the good things we’ve built.

And yes, I want to add a phrase that resonates with me deeply.

“The sun rises for everyone.”

SA <3!

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