Though considered to be an infant when it comes to producing original music, the opposite holds true when it comes to Cyrilʼs involvement with dance music and DJing. Initially a soul/R ʻnʼB/b reaks/ hip hop DJ when he started out in 1990, his music influences quickly broadened when in 1991, at the age of 15, became one of the youngest (if not the youngest) resident DJs in the Manila club circuit. It was during this time that revisiting funk & disco led him to discover, fall in love with, and champion house and techno.
Not one to enjoy basking in the limelight or cutting corners when it comes to progress, Cyril slowly and quietly crept into the consciousness of many due to his numerous residencies and music projects in the Philippines -- some of which include the underground warehouse parties he used to throw in the mid 90ʼs, to his stint as one of the residents at the legendary Club Mars, to even his music consultancy work for Fashion Cafe. It was with Toti Dalmacionʼs Groove Nation though, that Cyril found his niche.
Known to be fiercely vocal about the state of things in the local music scene, and quite often branded as subversive snobs, Groove Nation existed to challenge the status quo by giving people an option. With their night simply called “Consortium”, the group was responsible for bringing in and exposing Filipinos to people such as: Derrick Carter, Laurent Garnier, Chez Damier, Jazzanova, Derrick May, Alec Empire, Josh Wink, Richie Hawtin, Q-Bert /Triple Threat, Juan Atkins, Stacey Pullen, Terry Francis and many more.
Aside from this, or maybe directly because of it, Cyril had slowly earned a reputation of being the perfect complement/set-up guy, which in turn has led him to play all over and alongside DJs such such as Marques Wyatt, Doc Martin, Kevin Saunderson, Johnny Fiasco, Jay-J, Evil Eddie Richards, Silicone Soul, Swayzak, DJ Dozia, & Alan Oldham (DJ T-1000) to name a few.
He has also shown his versatility outside of the house and techno arena from time to time as evidenced in him being invited to play alongside bigbea t/brea kbeat meister Cut La Roc, and soul/f unk/ra re groove maestros Norman Jay and Andy Smith of Portishead.
While his interest in producing loops and grooves started as far back as 2002, it wasnʼt til late 2011 that he thought he was ready to transition into the production side of things. Armed with the experience heʼs picked up over the years, and a clear-cut direction of where he wants to go with the music, Cyril is now focused at sharpening his skills in the studio. Stay tuned!
Currently, he's a co-resident of Groove Nation's Deep Fried