Need a gift for a gifted musician?
The SoundCloud Premium accounts also come as virtual gifts and it takes only two minutes to get one. Head over to our Gift page and check out the different Premium accounts starting at only €29 per year.
Afroktek is the pseudonym of Javier Gómez Martín, dj/producer from Huesca (Spain). His passion starts when he was a child while listening to his father´s vinyls, based on Jazz, Rock, Pop… He took drum lessons during 3 years and played in some rock bands for some time. He was also very interested in Hip Hop bands from Zaragoza, like Bufank, Kase O, or Misión Hispana, where he moved after some time in Dublin (Ireland). There he mixed in one of the main clubs, the Traffic.
Some years later he moved to Madrid (Spain) to study at university. During this period he visited some important parties and clubs (One, Soma, Deep, Detroit parties at Circulo de Bellas Artes). This atmosphere created a very personal musical world with genres as Rock, Deep House, Detroit Techno or Hip Hop which continued expanding on the major vinyl shops in the capital of Spain.
Some time afterwards Afroktek joins the Black Moon parties at One/Coppelia, one of the biggest and oldest techno clubs in Spain. During this period he shares nights with artist like Oscar Mulero, Steve Rachmad or Green Velvet. The residency at this club will continue for two years with private parties also in a Minimal or Deep House based agenda.
Florida 135 has been Afroktek´s headquarter since he moved back to north Spain. Several nights with the main deejays and producers in the scene and some of the collectives he has taken part in like Watekids, Delicatessounds or Vivala djs. During this period he acts in festivals like Periferias, Esto es lo que hay, Raspafestival,… sharing nights with Technotronic, Violadores del verso or Biggot. He also visited all the major clubs in Aragón with Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Alexander Kowalsky, Dirtyphonics, Foreign Beggars or Marco Carola, and a four hours warm-up set for Tania Vulcano in Barcelona´s Row14. He also did a closing set after Marc Marzenit´s live set in Oasis Club Teatro in Zaragoza. Now his most ambitious proyect is Enif, a live set with the dj and producer Poiu. The live set is surrounded by Deep, Chicago and Dub Electronic sounds, and has already been presented in the surrounding clubs, Florida135, Dama China or Sala Morrisey. Enif has already released some tracks and the EP Balboa.