It wouldn't be completely out of line to say DJ/producer Hernán Cattáneo is as significant a head spinner in his home of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as top-earning British DJ Paul Oakenfold is in England. Oakey must have thought so, even just a little bit, after encountering Cattáneo in South America, snapping him up for his own Perfecto label, and releasing a mix CD by the latter in 2002. Cattáneo has since gone on to record original singles for other boutique labels such as Bedrock and Renaissance, and won fans all over the world for his DJ sets of deep, synth-drizzled house that have been known to last for up to 12 hours.
After Cattáneo conquers Winter Music Conference, he'll leave the Beach and soon be playing gigs in places as far-flung as Malta, Tunisia, Australia, and Russia. It's just another party season in the life of a DJ who is truly in demand across the planet. He also plans to unveil his own digital music label.
1. Ben Watt, "Guinea Pig Remixes"
Hernan Cattaneo: Thursday, March 26, at the DJ Mag at the Shelborne party at Shine at the Shelborne, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Doors open at 10 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance from wantickets.com. Ages 21+ with ID. Call 305-341-1318, or visit shinesouthbeach.com. Saturday, March 28, at the BoraMusic Presents Perfecto Miami party at Dolce, 1501 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Doors open at 10 p.m. Admission is $30. Ages 21+ with ID. Call 305-672-2221, or visit dolcesouthbeach.com.
2. Nomad in the Dark, "Neriya/Attia"
3. Martin Brodin, "Homage"
4. Sasse and Nick Chacona, "Integral/Stellar"
5. Mutant Clan, "Perfect Place"
6. Paco Buggin, "Siliconema (Baunder Remix)"
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7. Florian Kruse feat. Saara, "Thrill (Vincenzo and Elmar Schubert Remix)"
8. MODE, "Signs/Colours"
9. Spencer Parker and Diesel presents Co_LAB, "Zanzibar"
10. Chris Fortier, "Losing Wait (John Selway, Gavin Herlihy, and Jamie Stevens Remixes)"