Dj and producer from Medellin, Colombia. Now based in the USA.
"The important thing is not to make it, but to stay," the popular saying goes. In electronic music, especially in these times we live, remaining can be an act as valuable as political and revolutionary itself. In Medellín, that valley of mountains where one of the most transgressive scenes of the Latin American circuit is germinating, the name of Dsum still resonates with the same force as it did in those early days of the new millennium.
More than two decades after his involvement with music, Dsum's legacy remains as one of the indelible imprints of the city's electronic landscape. Mixing records since the late '90s, Dsum, a sound engineer by profession, was part of that first handful of DJs capable of combining the condiments of genres such as house, techno, and hip hop into one simple essence. Along with names like Morris and Christopher, Dsum began to propel the figure of the selector within Medellín. At the same time, by the end of 2008, he became part of the netlabel Monofónicos, one of the first platforms to group the city's emerging producers and DJs.
Years later, he decides to settle in the United States, more precisely in the state of Florida, from where he creates his label, Back Door Records, along with its subdivision Play Function Issues, both spaces where the deepest nuances find the perfect environment to live alongside more dancefloor orientated rhythms. Dividing releases among his other aliases, Immigrant Chant and Eviru Dibad, Dsum explores the deepest territories of deep house and dub techno. This is a clear example of an artist who has managed to stay and still has a long way to go.