Published on Thursday 22 September 2022
Joining us with the nomadic crew A Tribe Called Katori on 14th October with Oliver Koletzki, Stimming and Elif, we shift our focus to Rodriguez Jr. ahead of his live set in the Warehouse
Rodriguez Jr. is an award-winning French producer and DJ celebrated worldwide for his melodic live sets and luminous sound in the dance music sphere. With over 20 years of experience making music, Rodriguez Jr. continues churning out fresh sounds to captivate the dancefloor, no matter the time, space or crowd.
History: Μentored by Laurent Garnier in the early 00s, Oliver Mateu aka Rodriguez Jr. released music on Garnier's acclaimed label F-Communications, as part of the electro duo called The Youngsters. Oliver later developed his Rodriguez Jr. alias, channelling a style of bright, groovy and techno-flavoured tones on Mobilee, Anjunadeep, Systematic and Armadaand.
Live: Using vintage synthesizers, keyboards and analogue gear, Rodriguez Jr. thrives off a live set-up, displaying a magnetic sound that unites the dancefloor and evokes magical energy until the last beat. Live streams from idyllic spots in France, like Mont Saint Michel de Brasparts and Falaises d'Etretat, encapsulate his enchanting aesthetic in exceptional locations.
Remixes: Producing as Rodriguez Jr, Oliver has remixed a heady mix of tracks by Stephan Bodzin, Booka Shade, Eli & Fur, Jan Blomqvist and Röyksopp to name a few. The Montpellier-born artist recently remixed Claude VonStroke and Wyatt Marshall's tune Youngblood on DIRTYBIRD, affirming the multi-dynamic sound of Rodriguez Jr.
Dolby Atmos: In 2020, Rodriguez Jr. reworked his album Bliss on Mobilee in partnership with Dolby Atmos. The project allowed listeners to absorb the palpable energy across the album, conjuring a shimmering cosmos of tingling melodies and undulating basslines.