Wla’s natural love for music was enhanced by his father, who would listen endlessly to Jazz, Blues and Disco all through his childhood. As a teenager Wla witnessed the very beginning of the dance movement in Portugal thanks to older brother XL, who was already djing in clubs all around the country. He was so excited by what he saw that he decided to get his own 1200’s and at the age of 12, he and a friend taught themselves the art of mixing.
In the mid 90’s he started organizing his own events in youth clubs and before he knew it, he was playing in venues all around Portugal where people loved his sense of rhythm and his natural dance floor dynamics. He developed his own, very popular concept called “Saturday” where he booked International artists such as Gayle San, Trevor Rocklife, Mike Dearborn, Craig Walsh and Josh Wink, to mention but a few, making him practically a household name in Portugal.
People were starting to notice the young Wla and his value was recognized when he was invited to join the X-Club, which was at that time the biggest booking agency in Portugal, permitting him to play among some of the biggest names in techno history such as Jeff Mills, Sven Väth, Ritchie Hawthin, Adam Beyer among many.
In the late 90’s he set up his home studio and started producing, bringing out his first track on “Squeeze Records” in 2000. He started his own label called “Brotech” and the success was immediate, selling over 3000 copies of the first release “First Step” which was licensed to many CD compilations and mixed by many worldwide names such as Tiga, Space Djs and WJ Henze.
His unique style was in demand and he was invited to record and remix for other International labels such as “Bush Records” where his EP “Work in Progress” was charted by Carl Cox for 5 straight weeks. This led to other releases on “Naked Lunch”, “Yin & Yang”, “Kombination Research” , “Ekhoport” and “Minishetch”, throwing Wla onto the International dance scene, where he has been performing in venues throughout the world ever since.
Wla’s sound, has more recently developed his labels “Brotech” and the more recent “Intension Musik”, inviting worldwide artists to perform
Wla, while transmitting his “joie de vivre” behind the turntables spinning with some of the greatest artists in the world is also producing some of the finest electronic music coming out of Portugal.
Wla Garcia’s tracks