30drop | Artist 

  • Social and cultural context:

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.

  • Biography

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 dimensions.

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, introspection.

The project channels the repetition of Techno music and its sound and textures, incorporating the premise that geometry is part of everything we do.

  • Live performances

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 Techno.

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

  • 30drop Records

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.

  • Mixes

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.

  • Graphics

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. 

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