Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1981, Juan Carlos Trujillo, better known as Juan Trujillo, graduated in audio and graphic design, and perseverance in terms of training and dedication is his code word. He’s been familiar with music occur since he was a child with string instruments such as bass and guitar. When he was a teen-ager, he began with drums, and he played drums in a number of bands, going through styles from reggae to hardcore. He started with electronics when he was 19, with techno, acid and hard trance, from 129 bpm (a feature of the time). The result is a style of music with heavy bases and slightly groovy harmonies.
In his role as a producer, he has achieved several releases such as Sometimes (43recordings), Abduction (Solid Groove), The Sossial (Dead Cert), Cardio (Groovytech), Raw (Brachial Kontakt), which has located in different stamps of Europe and Latin America. In 2015, his label Simplecoding Recordings was launched, featuring Michel Lauriola, Dykkon and Callum Plant, and he promoted from Argentina.
How would you define your music style?
“I love a pumping melodic techno”.
What’s your favourite genre?
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records?
“It’s a new experimental style for me”.
How do you think the sound could evolve and be played in big live events?
“Less is more. Experimenting is good. Don’t hold yourself, try new things with old tools”.
What’s your goal?
“A big producer playing interesting gigs; to be able to play my music to large crowds”.
Is there an artist that inspires you or that you particularly admire?
“Michel Lauriola, he has an amazing sound. He’s a wonderful person, I would define him as humble. And Oscar Mulero: amazing history”.
Which is the best record ever?
“Counter Pulse, Newrhythmic, Aine, Animal Farm, Simplecoding. All nice labels with excellent music”.
Can you talk about track release on Underground?
“I’m experimenting. I did it with Detroit sound along with what I can call my style of powerful and pounding techno”.