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Yaleb Villalobos - MEXIKAN TEKNO MAFIA (MTM) - Minneapolis, United States
Inspired by the sounds of deep and acid techno of the late 90's, Yaleb Villalobos is one of the fastest up and comers in the Minneapolis techno scene. In only a few short years he has shared the bill the likes of DJ ESP Woody McBride, Joy Beltram, DVS1, Tony Rohr (New York), Itzon (Mexico City), Dustin Zahn (Enemy Records), Timefog heads James Patrick and Mike Gervais and Steven Seuling aka Centrific head of Intellephunk Minneapolis.
Home to some of the most infamous rave parties in the mid and late '90, DJ's and promoters such as Woody McBride, Zak khutoretsky aka DVS1 (Hush Productions), Yaleb fell in love with his new hometown of Minneapolis. While going out to the local techno parties put on around town, one person took particular interest in this budding talent. Head of the Eccentric Beats promotion company and former editor of 365 Magazine (UK), Phil Martinez offered Yaleb the opportunity to play at one of his residencies. Here Yaleb was able to blend his Latin roots with music ranging from tribal and tech-house to techno and minimal. As the years passed, Yaleb was able to established a sound of his own, in which in an era of countless techno sub-genres, Yaleb's sound falls into the category of groovy, intense, deep and spacey sounds.
As the opportunities to play at clubs throughout the city increased, Yaleb teamed up with Cesar Acosta, to form the "MEXIKAN TEKNO MAFIA" (MTM). A group that in the recent year has multiplied, adding people like: Luis Flores (DROID), Fixon Moheno, Loko Machete Mendez, Aldo de Lucio, Luis Zooga Rocha, and Raul Rodiguez AKA Komprezzor live. All together form part of the MTM crew.
Recently MTM has teamed up with labels such as DROID and Blank Code ( Detroit ) trowing parties in Midwest, and will definitely will continue growing without a doubt.