The Barcelona of the post-Olympic age is bustling with social and cultural movements that
add a modern note and open up new horizons to a city that has revealed itself to the world.
Music is one of the most dynamic movements. Many new projects, bands and new sounds
have arrived. Electronic music has reached new heights with the opening of clubs such as
Nitsa and festivals like Sonar, which will leave their mark on a whole generation and put the
city on the road to unprecedented change and evolution.
As an adolescent, the artist responsible for 30drop discovered new synthetic and electronic
sounds that would later influence his work. From the year 1996, his activity as a DJ powered
his link with music, focused on the Detroit Techno and Techno sounds, with the industrial
references of Birmingham, moving toward an industrial, experimental, noise-based sound,
particularly in the mid-2000s.
After a creative pause and as a DJ, it was not until 2012 that he decided to set up his new
project, 30drop, which he eventually did at the end of 2014.
- Ideas and artistic concept
This new project was the outcome of the premises of experimentation in Detroit Techno and
the more concise and repetitive European Techno, while also being influenced by a growing
interest in the Universe, astrophysics, quantum physics and “new science”.
30drop reflects experiments in the Multiverses Theory that conceives the geometrical
replication of our Universe in others, operating in an infinite and parallel fashion over several
Solid Techno, a repetitive beat, a cosmic melody and syncopated harmony are all used to create a universe that reflects the endless expansion of outer space and, at the same time,
The project channels the repetition of Techno music and its sound and textures, incorporating
the premise that geometry is part of everything we do.
30drop uses a particular live performance concept: de-constructing the musical pieces of
other producers and mixing them with fragments of its own music, creating a new sound
based on a more energetic Techno combined with the sonorous landscapes of cosmic
Interacting only with machines, through this live performance method, 30drop gives a
dimension to the format and concept of the ever-controversial staging of an electronic music
concert, erasing the line that separates it from the traditional DJ set, and creating an own form
of musical expression. Using the backbone of Techno, it takes the audience to a premeditated
and trance-like state.
Its performances enable the audience to see and listen to a variable, powerful sonorous
experimental dynamic. 30drop evolves and functions in accordance with the sounds that its
machines produce and define during the performance. An enthralling experience aimed at
eliminating the borders between realities and dimensions that obsess and define the artist
and contributing to a new evolution of the live electronic music performance format and the
personal ambition of not having to label its live performances using the terms “DJ” or “Live”,
but simply 30drop.
30drop | Label
The label was set up simultaneously to the artistic project and through it, 30drop publishes its own music.
This label is the physical expression of its vital, universal conclusions and experiments in a
musical format that defines the existence of parallel, holographic universes and fractal
geometry of all existence.
- 30drop - Exoplanets Series
The dissertation about its conclusions and ideas is a very important part of 30drop’s work.
Drawing from other opinions and viewpoints is necessary to allow it to move forward in an
incessant search for a response to all that is creational.
An exoplanet is one that orbits a star other than the Sun. That is how 30drop ExoPlanets was
born. This name is used to refer to work by other producers who, although not a part of the
core of 30drop, work in the same direction, with the same artistic and musical concerns and
who contribute to the musical and conceptual universe of the label.
30drop is aware of the importance of sessions for the club culture. In an attempt to make this
part of the whole label, the Cassette format gives rise to different DJ sessions and live
performances by artists who have a clear interaction with 30drop.
It has a similar regard for the enormous influence of the graphic side, which is an essential
facet of the label. 30drop also includes graphic artists who also work in accordance with the
same parameters, concepts and ideas to make this universe visible and convert their works
into a relevant part of the label.