Pfirter, is one of Argentina’s finest techno exports. Pushing a sound that is at once dark and uplifting, old school and fresh, he’s gradually evolved into a club music all-rounder, DJing, producing and running one of techno’s brightest imprints, MindTrip. He’s put out massive records on the likes of CLR, Figure and Stroboscopic Artefacts, and performed everywhere from Berghain and Tresor to Awakenings, I Love Techno and Time Warp.
It was in his hometown of Buenos Aires that Juan Pablo Pfirter first made a name for himself, starting out on radio as a fresh-faced 15-year-old. In 2000, after stints behind the decks at various clubs in the capital, he left radio to focus on DJing. Soon after, he turned his hand to production, and by 2005 he was embarking on his first European tour. What he’d experience there would change his outlook forever. 12 months later, in 2006, he set up the first version of MindTrip Music.
This eventually led to Pfirter, followed the likes of Barem and Jonas Kopp, across the Atlantic to Europe in 2012. That same year, he rebranded the label MindTrip Rec. It’s a move that’s worked wonders, and he’s since released music from Oscar Mulero, Lucy, Chris Liebing, Tripeo and Markus Suckut, as well as six EPs of his own original material.
2015 will see further development of the label with a select group of releases scheduled as well as the recently launched MindTrip Podcast, which is a monthly offering of music exclusively curated from artists that best represent the sound and vision of the label. It is anyone’s guess as to just how far Pfirter can continue to challenge and push himself and the wider techno scene.