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Biography of: Oscar Mulero


The mid-eighties, Madrid. The Spanish capital is teeming under the grip of a musical explosion the likes of which has never been seen before. In the midst of that rabid swirl, a teenager, unknown and unassuming, enters a record shop to blow his savings on an album, Standing on a Beach, by The Cure. Little did he know that this was to be his first step on the long and difficult path to becoming one of the country’s essential djs.
He soon became a familiar face in the dj booths of the most exclusive underground clubs of Madrid, but the best was still to come and the first chapter was called New World, his first “proper” job.

New World sessions were soon all the rave and Oscar entered the studio for the first time to collaborate in the making of the club’s official record, Nuclear Zone. His was a backseat involvement, more as a sound advisor than as a producer. It wasn’t until later on that producing and deejaying became his livelihood. The record went on sale in 1993 and was quite a success, going on to get included in many of the national compilations of the time.

The New World experience finally came to an end. But it allowed for the birth of THE OMEN, which for many was the ultimate club. The Omen was so successful it quickly became a tourist attraction, with clubbers from all over the country coming to Madrid every weekend to enjoy Oscar’s sessions. This led to a change in his career. He gradually moved away from being an important resident dj to a travelling one. He started to travel regularly, taking the Omen sound all over the peninsula. Firstly to the north, and then gradually, to all four corners of the country. It was the beginning of Oscar’s intimate relationship with airports and the road.

And so to the year 1996 and the third Sonar, a festival which had by then become established as one of the most important in the world. For the first time, the name of Oscar Mulero appeared among the list of national invitees, alongside others of his generation such as The Frogmen, HD Substance or Resonic. Sonar 96 served to officially confirm a whole new scene that had until then been in an embryonic state, but which was now being taken seriously for the first time and coming to be viewed as the seed of something solid. At Sonar 1996, Oscar held his own against stars of the stature of Richie Hawtin, Garnier and Mills.
Outside Spain, people started talking about his unique technique and musical selection. Another mission accomplished. And so on to the next phase…

There was life after Sonar. The kind of recognition and support he gained as a result of his successes brought even more work, more travel and more big festivals, such as the Members of Mayday Festival, and culminated in 1998 in his first Session CD (the first CD of its type to be released in our country) entitled About Discipline and Education, released by the Catalan label So Dens, which was at the time closely linked to the organisers of Sonar. The musical selection was, for the time, very advanced and ground-breaking. A blend of the best of the dry, industrious sound of Birmingham, courtesy of people like Regis or Surgeon, and the best US sounds of the era, represented by the likes of Jeff Mills and Joey Beltram. The CD was an huge hit. One of the biggest-selling electronic music CDs in the country ever.

Already a well known name on the underground circuit among the most faithful clubbers, Oscar Mulero now started to appear in media headlines in the specialised and general press alike. Thanks to him, the DJ was now a figure taken seriously by the media who had until then viewed them as just another of the many night works. As he had done so on many previous occasions, Oscar was again opening up doors and blazing trails…

His second work was released in 1999. It was done with GROOF, an experienced producer from Madrid. The two formed the duo Quite Unusual, on the GROOF label Brainwaves. They were well received by critics and also enjoyed good sales. His first release with an international label came in 2000 on the French label Kobayashi. It was his first away match and first away victory!

That very year saw the birth of WARM UP and a couple of years later, its offspring POLE. From then on, all Oscar’s efforts were focused on releasing his own material, whether home or away, on the very best techno labels of the planet, such as Coda, Pure Plastic, Tresor, Sheep, Tsunami and Main Out. That put him definitively on the world techno map. Between 2000 and 2002 he released no fewer than 9 EPs, which lead to a contract with one of the biggest dj booking agencies of the time, Dynamix Booking from Berlin, an agency that also represents some of the best techno artists of the world. From then on, Oscar was seen and heard in clubs and festivals from all over the world, more and more often.

In 2003 he released A Occhi Chiusi on the Pure Plastic label, under the name of TROLLEY ROUTE. This was a totally mental electronic work that was also easy to dance to. That album ended a cycle and confirmed his maturity as a producer.

Since then, he has continued his relentless work producing and remixing with the very best techno labels the world over, and he hasn’t stopped appearing on the electronic stage everywhere. Dr. Smoke, his alter ego, gained strength during this period as a showcase of Oscar’s open and eclectic vision as a music selector, leaving techno aside and moving deep into territories such as electro, dub and IDM.

During 2008 Oscar significantly expanded his work map. Visiting the Movement festival in Detroit, China and Japan, he has left his mark on almost every continent.

During 2009, his international presence included forays into countries as exotic (from a techno point of view) as China. As for studio work, that same year saw the digital release of the Trolley Route album, the making of a CD mix for the prestigious Tresor Records label and the creation of the Selección Natural collective together with Exium, Reeko and Christian Wünsch.

Following a memorable anniversary party at Fabrik, Madrid, that was a huge success with the crowds and celebrated his twenty years as a dj, we see the end of one era and the beginning of a new one. From then on he is open to the use of new technologies and new projects, such as the Pole platform, which picks up the thread from Selección Natural and gathers the best of the national techno scene under one banner.


During 2011 we saw the release of his first LP as Oscar Mulero, Grey Fades to Green. A double CD also released as a 4 vinyl set which will bear testimony to Oscar’s maturity and consolidation as one of the most important electronic music producers worldwide.

On the stage side Oscar has developed a fully audiovisual experience with his “Light & Dark AV Set”, tested live in some of the best festivals around.

For 2012 he’s going to celebrate 10 years of his primal label WarmUp, which will soon reach its 30th released record.


Selected discography of: Oscar Mulero



2000 Oscar Mulero “Bandulero” - Kobayashi Recordings
2000 Oscar Mulero “Medical Mesh EP” - Warm Up Recordings
2000 Oscar Mulero “Sans Souci EP” - Warm Up Recordings
2001 Oscar Mulero “Floodland EP” - Warm Up Recordings
2001 Christian Wünsch/Oscar Mulero “Offshore” -Tsunami Records
2002 Oscar Mulero “Altered State EP” - Coda Records
2002 Oscar Mulero “CV Is Dead” - Warm Up Recordings
2002 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route“The last train to Bethnal Green”Pure Plastic
2002 Oscar Mulero “In Bad Company”- Theory Recordings
2002 Oscar Mulero “Learning to be a Machine” - Warm Up Recordings
2002 Ben Sims/Oscar Mulero “Oblivion/Anaconda” - Theory Recordings
2002 Christian Wünch/Oscar Mulero “Unexpected”-Sheep Records
2003 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route “A Ochi Chiusi” Pure Plastic
2003 Oscar Mulero “The Nine”- Warm Up Recordings
2004 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route “A Ochi Chiusi Remixes” Pure Plastic
2004 Oscar Mulero “Anaconda, The Remixes” - Theory Recordings
2004 Oscar Mulero & Go Hiyama “Art & Strategy” - Warm Up Recordings
2004 Oscar Mulero “Down Force EP” - Mainout
2004 Oscar Mulero “El Hombre Duplicado” – Surface
2004 Oscar Mulero” Primary Instincts” – Pole Recordings
2004 Oscar Mulero “Pro-Files” - Warm Up Recordings
2004 Oscar Mulero & Christian Wünch - “The Damage Done” - Pole Recordings
2004 Christian Wünch & Oscar Mulero - “The Damage Done Part 2”–Tsunami R
2005 Exium & Oscar Mulero – “Deadly Weapons” – Nheoma
2005 Christian Wünch & OM “El silencio habla/Fully Sanctioned” Pole Recordings
2005 Oscar Mulero “The Gothic Window Effect” – Mental Disorder
2006 Oscar Mulero “ Darkened Lights” – Warm Up Recordings
2007 Oscar Mulero “Won’t Tell You” OM Digital
2007 Oscar Mulero “46” – Warm Up Recordings
2007 Oscar Mulero “Implant EP – Warm Up Recordings”
2007 Oscar Mulero “Only Dead Fish Go With The Flow EP – Tresor Records”
2007 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route – Zero - Minuendo Recordings
2008 Oscar Mulero “Better Than Them” – Zero Oscillator
2008 Oscar Mulero “All Fall Down” – Tsunami records
2008 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route “Still” – Evidence records
2008 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route “The Switch” – Evidence records
2008 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route “World’s Waiting(Version)” – Cray1Labworks
2008 Oscar Mulero “Failures” - Newrhytmic NR07
2008 Oscar Mulero “Process And Reality EP – Warm Up Recordings
2008 Oscar Mulero “Paris, Texas” As Thin As Christ – Semantica Records
2008 Oscar Mulero “Take Seven EP” – Token Records
2009 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route – “Slow Dive” Playground
2009 Oscar Mulero “Clava” Network – Equator
2009 Oscar Mulero “Selección Natural Parte 4” – Warm Up Recordings
2010 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route“You don’t Like Me,You Just Wanna Try Me, Semantica 20
2010 Oscar Mulero “Iron Curtain” - Dynamic Reflection
2010 Oscar Mulero “Nothing To Prove” Warm Up Recordings
2010 Oscar Mulero “Simulated Visibility - Selección Natural Parte 5” – Pole Recordings 4


REMIXES:
2002 Paul Mac “Breakthrough”-Oscar Mulero Remix-Stimulus Recordings
2002 East “Bell” - Oscar Mulero remix – Pure Plastic
2003 Afterlight-“Traces” - Oscar Mulero Remix-Continual
2004 Last Man Standing EP “Diagonal” Oscar Mulero Remix-Tresor
2004 Nobody Cant Take What Everybody Owns-“Cry of State Desperation”-Wols
2004 Substance Vol. 2 “Kes” Oscar Mulero Remix-Infrastructure New York
2005 Vanguard Thought “UPF 003” Oscar Mulero Remix - Upfront Records (Spain)
2006 Darkened Lights “Methodical” Oscar Mulero Remix – Warm Up Recordings
2006 Luscious Apparatus “1936” Oscar Mulero Remix – Warm Up Recordings
2006 Slovakian Nights Remixes – Untitled – Numb
2007 Decoded - Oscar Mulero Remix – Warm Up Recordings
2008 Revolver – Oscar Mulero Remix – Planet Rhythm Records
2008 IOU9 – Oscar Mulero Remix – Emergence records
2008 “Selección Natural Parte 1” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Mental Disorder
2009 “Jauhar” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Warm Up Recordings
2009 “Thoughts And Emotions” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Token Records
2009 “Selección Natural Parte 2” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Nheoma Records
2009 “Selección Natural Parte 3” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Tsunami Records
2009 “Fear Is The Enemy” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Warm Up recordings
2010 “Residual Set” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Audio Assault
2010 “Hate Is Love” – Oscar Mulero Remix – Dynamic Reflection
2010 “El Mar” – OscarMulero Remix – Semantica Records
2010 “ Two Way Mirror “ Meta Remix – Injected Poison Records


CD MIXES:
1998 Oscar Mulero- About Discipline And Education – So Dens
2000 Oscar Mulero-Rxxistance Vol1; Era - Rxxistance
2009 Oscar Mulero – Under Review – Tresor Records


ALBUMS:
2003 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route - A Ochi Chiusi- Pure Pure Plastic
2009 Oscar Mulero aka Trolley Route “Exercise Two” OM Digital
2011 Oscar Mulero "Grey Fades to Green" - WarmUp Rec.


Date: Friday, 23 November 2012


Time: 00:30 - 06:00


Venue: Nitsa Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113; 08004 Barcelona; Spain


Cost: 16 € (9 € socios Plastic Club/ gratis Plastic Club y tarjeta-abono Primavera Sound ´12 antes de las 02´30 h.)


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