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Fernando Zapico – Z@P - is a DJ and producer hailing from Montevideo, Uruguay. He's one of the Label Managers of Ouzomusic (www.ouzomusic.com) netlabel with artists such as Monoblock, Matias Muten, Mateo and Tinitus.
His first interest in electrnic music was realized when started playing with different beatmaking programs at the age of 14. Continually experimenting, always learning and ever in contact with new technology and the influence of local DJ’s Koolt, Bruno Gervais and Nicolas Lutz – Z@P began to DJ and create a sound of his own.
His passion for DJing rapidly led him to the world of production; he has since released productions for labels and netlabels like Vinyl Club, Immigrant Records, Traut Music, UNE Label, Esperanza, etc. In 2006 alongside friend Matias Muten, Z@p has created the Zapmuten project, as well as producing together the two improvise and mix their live sets into a wall of groove and texture not to be missed!
Since then he has gone on to share billings with many inspiring DJ’s and producers like Guido Schneider, Pier Bucci, Paco Osuna, Rhadoo, Pedro, Raresh, Renato Cohen, Juan Atkins, Monoblock, Franco Cinelli, Jonas Kopp, etc.
“Anikana” is another project started in 2007 wich shows a more organic and experimental side of this artist, Anikana releases can be downloaded for free at www.ouzomusic.com