A brave, professional and unmistakable bet on the underground dance sound. The talented duo Los Pastores formed by Snna and Nacho Arauz from Valencia, drive a self-sustained music reality which is in constant progression, and which has no room for anything else other than the sound expression of a very peculiar way of understanding club music nowadays.
From 2011 these two DJS, producers and promoters sustain one of the most active duos of the Spanish underground scene, which looks upon the international agenda. Their warm and catchy groove, and especially their excellent taste when it comes to create a synergy between dark house and deep, tech-funk in the key to one of the most interesting sound realities within Spanish clubbing.
No wonder, their thing is danceable and solid house, which is also very well developed as far as the technique is concerned. Los Pastores remind to Chicago and Berlin, but they also have reminiscences of Valencia and Ibiza.
Both Spanish and international artists such as Justin Harris, Yaya, Filsonik, Brett Johnson, Phil Weeks, Italoboyz or Neverdogs have put out releases in both digital and vinyl formats in Los Pastores own label ‘Oblack’. Their tracks -from which we can highlight ‘Other Sentido’, ‘Smoke Game’ and ‘Discover Base’ – have lead them to collaborate with world renowned producers as Darius Syrossian, Luke Solomon, Tuccillo, Jay Haze or Djebali.
Their productions have been played in venues such as DC-10, Amnesia or Ushuaia Ibiza by master djs like Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Apollonia, The Martinez Brothers, Catz N Dogz or Ricardo Villalobos. Up until this very moment, they have got 19 releases in Oblack, and they have signed 11 of those on vinyl.
They are currently very excited about their new project, ‘Vinyl Only’ which brings the most genuine format back, the 12”. In this new division they have released a new LP under the name of ‘Los Pastores with collaborations’ in which they take other guest producers like System2, Javi Bora, Aldo Cadiz, Juliche Hernandez and Hanfry Martinez.
At the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, they have released several remixes and they have worked with Roush Label, with the collaboration of Julien Sandre which comes with a remix by Onno. Los Pastores also released on the infamous French label ( djebali ) and also on VIVa MUSIC, owned by Steve Lawler.
Their strong and acclaimed presence in Ibiza- which is their second home- has taking them to organise and celebrate club nights -under the signature of Oblack Label Night- on venues as renowned as Destino (Pacha), and Sankeys, among other top clubs in Ibiza.
In addition, they have played at El Row, they have opened for Apollonia in Valencia and they have organised parties in the WMC (U.S). This last summer they have played together with Carl Craig in one of his infamous ‘Detroit Affairs’ nights at No Name Ibiza.
Keep an eye on them, they will surely surprise us with great new tracks, dj sets and club nights. Their future starts today.