Kike Pravda

Kike Pravda

 

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Born in Vitoria, Spain, Kike Pravda’s interest for music comes since he was a child. His parents worked in a music store, so he always had near as all kind of instruments as analog machines. While his father, electronic musician and sound technician, took home devices such the Roland TR 909 or Monopoly or DX7 Korg keyboards to study for work, Kike played with them and learned to program them, beginning to educate his ear with that today are classics of electronic music without even knowing he was beginning to lay the foundations of his future.

His influences came from Acid House, most electronic that could be heard at the time. However, it was after watching a video of DMC when he decided that the world of the decks was what he really liked, even to enter and win a contest. His interest in electronic music grew and began buying vinyls and introduced slowly into the clubs in the afternoon sessions, where he started with the art of mixing.

In the early 90s, Kike gets its first residence as DJ, particularly in the old Club Pravda of his hometown. His good work behind the mixer
attracted people from other cities, thanks to his exquisite selection of music, including music imported from USA, England or Germany, converting club Pravda in a reference at the time. Kike recognizes the influence from artists such as Basic Channel, Robert Hood, Juan Atkins, The Advent or Plastikman, and labels like Sinewave, Downwards, Axis, Counter Balance, Dynamic Tension or Tresor.

Thereafter, began a growing career that has led him to perform at venues and festivals as important as Fabrik, Danzoo, The Royal Fever, Electrogaia or Santander Summer Festival, in Spain or Treats Open Air, Fraiche or Underground, and outside our borders. This has led him to share stage with world-class artists like Oscar Mulero, Ben Sims, Reeko, Exium, Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Regis, James Ruskin, Luke Slater, Takaaki Itoh or Surgeon, among many others.

Given his passion for music, the next step in his career was clear. Kike soon started into production. His first work was on vinyl for Katak Dutch label in 2000, under the name Phazer in a duo with his brother. From then until 2007, many collaborations on labels like Labrynth, M_Rec, Injected Poison, Digital Reflection or especially Psychoskunk, with whom he worked closely on many references on vinyl and digital format. But it was not until 2009 when he saw one of his dreams fulfilled as a producer, published in the Warm Up Recordings label, which released “Fear is the Enemy”, which accompanied a work of Oscar Mulero remix.

However, 2012 is the year when Kike Pravda gives the final step. First, with a new release on Warm Up, “Queen of the damned” composed of two tracks and, again, a remix of Mulero. And then, with the creation of his own label, Senoid Recordings, for whose first reference was supported by Ben Sims and which already has played by hand of reel known artists like Chris Liebing, DVS1, Truncate, Oscar Mulero, or Marcel Exium Flenger. But both, Senoid Recordings as Kike don’t stop there, and have confirmed their next big collaborations for future releases.

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