Luis Flores's Upcoming Gigs
Saturday 21 December, 2013
Bar Americas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Friday 10 January, 2014
Brood Nights, Somewhere in Booklyn, New York, United States
Saturday 18 January, 2014
Front 242, Teatro Estudio Cavaret, Guadalajara, Mexico
Saturday 01 February, 2014
TBA, Puebla, Mexico
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Sound> In an era of countless techno sub-genres, classifying Luis Flores’s sound is a difficult
feat, and that is precisely its purpose. His personality and experience are present in every
track he produces, where the normally inorganic techno manages to elicit large amounts of
groove and sense of humor. Flores’s interaction with the machine becomes the listeners’
interaction with auditory landscapes of eeriness, altered states and paranoia. A minimal use
of elements results in a rich spectrum of textures and a dark and trippy dance floor pull. Live
shows, improvisational in nature, can last anywhere from 1- 4 hours, resulting in a hypnotic
exploration of the possibilities of electronic production.
Bio> In the more than eighteen years he has been producing electronic music, Flores has not
only made a name for himself but has been at the forefront of a movement that made the city
of Guadalajara, Mexico, a hot spot for electronic music production and events. Founded in
1999 and at the center of this movement was Nopal Beat Records, a label that created its
unique brand of music, reflecting the quintessentially contradictory and dark spirit of Mexican
nightlife. As Artistic Director of Nopal Beat, Luis worked with cultural authorities to produce a
string of massive, free public events that could bring electronic music to a wider group of
people. Besides providing a stage for local producers, he also worked with renowned international
festivals, like MUTEK, to carry out their local editions, creating a meeting place for
the most respected international artists and emerging local talent.
In 2006, he began experimenting with an audiovisual project called Kümbia Korrupters, focused
on samples from Mexican movies of the fifties and sixties. Towards 2007, the need for a
more depurated style led to the launch of Antena Discos by the Nopal Beat team, which gave
Luis artistic license to take his music towards an increasingly abstract aesthetic.
In 2009 the release of the Damage EP on Droid Recordings, established Flores as an international
artist with its immediate success. In 2010, Dietrich Schoenemann’s Hidden Agenda
released Pain + Prosthetics, an EP which among other things includes a collaboration with
Canadian: Vitamins 4 U.
Besides remixing tracks for Mark Morris and Octave, released on Silent Steps and Plus Eins
accordingly, in 2011 Flores published the Love Your Machine EP under Dj Emersosn’s Berlin
imprint: Micro.Fon. Further exploring the audiovisual aspect of his music, he created the
video teaser for the single using J.G. Ballard’s “Crash” as reference and inspiration.
In 2012, he returns to Droid Recordings for his next release which will be out early in the
Luis has represented México at Maquinaria Festival in Santiago de Chile, the Meet in Beijing,
FMEL in Chicago, Rock al Parque in Bogotá, Borderline Festival in China, Brussels BEMF
2010 and Droid’s Interface as well as the underground circuits of London, Portugal, Berlin,
the US and Mexico.