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Artist Spotlight _ Orbe

Fernando Sanz has been steadfastly dedicated to the craft of beats and breaks since he was a young sprout of 14 years in the sun baked southern Spanish port city of Algeciras. Under the imprint Orbe Records, Sanz has cultivated his own thriving techno community as artist and label head. Since 2014 Orbe Records has been lashing the block rocking techno of Sanz’s comrades Eduardo De La Calle and Steve Stoll, but mostly of Sanz’s own prolific moniker, Orbe. As DJ and producer Orbe keeps the mood surreal and dreamy while deploying understated drum machine patterns to hammer the platonic solids that keep his beloved community in tact.

His interest on a conceptual sound made him pay attention to the techno rhythms, getting through different hardware such as "Buchla Lem3" or "Andromeda" a style that has led him to edit on stamps as "Hivern discs" of " John Talabot "or the prestigious and veteran" Mental Groove "and go through great clubs like Propaganda (Moscow), Fuse (Brussels), Le Sucre (Lyon) or Fabrique (Milan)

After releasing several maxis on his own label and others as "Analog Solutions" of "Eduardo de la Calle", Fernando launches the Ep "Music of the spheres" that, with a remix of "Steve Stoll" would place him as one of the artists emerging from the European techno scene, beginning to act in places like Germany, Holland or Lithuania among others.

At the beginning of 2016, he released his first LP "Kepler 438" on Shlomi Aber's label "Be as One" and began to receive feedbacks from artists such as Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann, Blawan and Rodhad among others.

And it was to be in mid-2017, when the Spaniard released his second long "Interplant" on his label "Orbe records", a triple vinyl influenced by artists such as "Aphex Twin" or "Boards of Canada", with a more conceptual sound and ambient, where he mixes breaks, techno and even jungle, and where he receives very good reviews from magazines such as TSUGI (FRANCE), FAZE MAG (BERLIN) OR RUMORE MAG (ITALY).

Fernando has started 2018 editing a maxi on the label of Eric Clotier (Palinoia) "Laser's worldwar" being received by RESIDENT ADVISOR with very good acceptance and getting a fantastic "review"

Photo by Pablo Gallardo