SPIDJ

Real Name:
Manuel Herrero López
Profile:
Manuel Herrero López, a.k.a. SPIDJ, first heard techno thanks to his older brother, back in '97. That same year, he visited Code, one of the most underground venues in A Coruña. There he heard Kike, a prominent DJ of the scene in that city. From that moment on, he became fully interested in electronic music, attending as a spectator to places such as "Bambina", "Joy Eslava" and Zeus. In December 2000, he acquired his own equipment, along with a small vinyl collection, thus beginning to practice his first sessions. A year later (2001), he receives an offer to play in the pub "Nebulosa" (Arteixo), where he gave an outstanding performance. In 2002, he was contacted by Technoise, and they included him in various parties alongside with national and international DJs; he is definitely a natural talent from the north. At the same time, he debuted in the "Atlantic" Hall (Montesalgueiro), an important inflection point in his career, since it was the first big room he set foot on.

After that phase he received and offer to join "Lunatic Noise" in 2006, 
where he shared experiences with other djs from the peninsula. He also co-founded "Galician Hell", dedicated to more extreme sounds. In 2008 he collaborated with the independent radio program "Music Box", commenting on various aspects of electronic music and interviewing artists from all over Spain, 
highlighting especially the participation of Reeko.


 He has performed in practically all points of the national geography, with sessions ranging from electro, house, techno, hardtechno and schranz. His highlighted performances were in Galicia (Atlantic, Andromeda, Krissis, La Terraza, Revolution, Octopus, Fanzine, Radojaicar, Barranco, Boe, Indio, Sector Océano, Beta, Cathedral, La Cabaña, O Portiño, Filomatic, Nebulosa, Cofradía, Seven, Magüeso, Ipidey, Casa da Silva, Sala Boss, Camels, Mouch Club…); in Asturias (Parque del Piles, Sweet Club, Ven y Ven, The Wall, Versus-Lounge, Studio 54, Impact 13, Divino, Biblioteca, K´melot); his incursions in Zaragoza (Sala Limit), Barcelona (Intropia), Madrid (Eutopia TV), Salamanca (Sala Subma), Ávila (Sala Kamelot), Menorca (Sala Ritmo); his presence in festivals like "North Djs", "Praia das Lapas", "San Timotechno" or "Ortigueira", as well as in many raves.

In 2003 the great adventure of musical composition began, he started by lightly inquiring in Fruity Loops, making some demos like "Transference Sounds" and "Hardream". By the end of 2007, he started taking things more seriously, dedicating a lot of hours in his free time to composing, thus leading him to gradually improve his sound and delve fully into "Reason", in 2009 he realesed his first song entitled "Nebulosa" through the "Hard Benzel" label. Since then, his desire to express his influences on vinyl surfaced, so he released “Vieja Escuela” in May 2010; "Matrix" in November 2010, included in an album called "Culto a los Orígenes", which rescues some sounds and structures of the past, readjusted with today's technology; In 2011 "Conexión" was released, an ep brought together by artists from places as distant on the globe as Japan, Ireland or Chile. In that same year he presented "Vinyl Live", an amalgam of sounds of his own harvest, captured in analogue format with the simplicity of 3 plates, a mixer and an effects module. In 2012 he collaborated musically in the fifth and last album from the "Hard Benzel" label, entitled "Metanoia", along with artists such as Luis Ruiz, Morfogen or David Meiser.

In 2014 he started the "New Vinyl Order" project, an online vinyl store, record label and electronic music blog. In his first reference "Futurismo Ep", in which the legendary Steve Stoll was present, he published his sixth vinyl production called "Salid de Babilonia"; later, in the recent sequel to the label ("Neurocode Ep), he trusted in the always brilliant Steve Voidloss and the surprising Asturian producer Mike Undersound. His tracks are in the suitcases of artists like DJ Pepo, C-System, Concrete Djz, Pelacha, Orlando B, Bran Lanen, Deejay Liños or Ben Sims. In 2016, he became a part of the "Techno Galicia Rave" project, (being currently a resident) and is committed to his studio to offer an improved update of his "Vinyl Live".

He also teaches basic dj and production classes. He is currently preparing the sixth reference on vinyl of "Hard Benzel", along with legendary Mike Humphries, Bran Lanen and Mila Steiner.
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SPIDJ Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

NVO 03 Fanon Flowers, SPIDJ, Bran Lanen, Shurko Love Fanon Flowers, SPIDJ, Bran Lanen, Shurko Love - "Divergencia Ep"(12", EP, Ltd) New Vinyl Order NVO 03 Spain Unknown Sell This Version

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