Roberto Duran is a dj, producer, label owner, promoter from San José Costa Rica.
Joined the electronic music scene in the year 2000 when he launched ClubbingCulture.com, Costa Ricas first electronic music website. With the passage of time Clubbing Culture became the most important website to promote EDM in Costa Rica and got to be one of the most influential sites in Latin America; many memorable parties in Costa Rica were promoted ( and still does) at CC including legendary events with Carl Cox, Deep Dish, Dave Seaman, Dimitri from Paris, Lee Burridge, Danny Tenaglia, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk,and many more.
During the year 2003 he started promoting his own events at local lounges and clubs and a few time later his most succesful project came alive, “Back to Basics“, event that since 2004 happens every 4 months at Club Vertigo with some of most important djs in the local scene. Back to Basics is by now the oldest electronic music event in the country and one of the most important in the country.
By the year 2006 Roberto started spinning his first records at local clubs, and just a few months later got his first residence nights at places like Club Vertigo ,The, Club Scenik, XPi Lounge, Club Retro, Bar Morazan, Ganesha, and some other clubs/lounges and bars at several places in San José and outside of the city.
Along with his regular residencies he promoted the parties “FLY” at Club Vertigo, events that booked international talent like Ahmet Sendil,(Turky), Alex Young (Colombia), Santiago Nino (Colombia), Felipe Venegas (Cadenza Recs, Chile) and Johnny Cruz (Puerto Rico).
By 2009 founded along with some friends the weekly radio show “Clubbing Live”, show that is still on air and happens every thursday night at 97.9FM. Also has performed at several other radio shows such as 911 Groovy, 979 Conexion (Mixology), 104.7 Hit (Night Lights) and 105.9FM.
As a dj, Roberto have been invited to performed at parties with well known talent like Chus & Ceballos, Yousef, Hernan Cattaneo, Danny Tenaglia, Armin Van Buurem, Trent Cantrelle, Dave Seaman, Paolo Mojo, Nick Warren, Kasey Taylor and UGLH.
Since 2011 started producing his own music, influenced by the sounds of house and techno, good percussion and strong basslines can be found along his musical productions wich have been signed with several labels like Amazonian Ethnic Recods, True Balance Records, Monophonic Records and Sajgon Records.
By the year 2012 created MONKEY SHOW RECORDS, an independent music label that releases music made by new talented artist from diffenrent countries including producers from Chile, Panama, Costa Rica, Spain, United States, Greece, United Kingdom, France and more.
DJ/Producer/Promoter, you name it, the fact is that Roberto have been for more than 10 years an important part of the costa rican local scene and a pilar for the growth of it
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