Solomun (by day)
Oct 21 - Ziggo Dome
Carlos Rios was born in 1971 in Chile. Currently he is living in Amsterdam. (The Netherlands) Carlos has an allround creative mind. In the eighties he was a graffiti-artist and was listening to Hip Hop and early house-music. It was not until the late nineties however that he was infected by the techno-virus and it never left him. Soon he decided to buy his own equipment, but no decks or a mixer for Carlos, he wanted samplers, drum machines and synths. This guy wanted to create his own music, his own style of techno.
Within two years Carlos Rios made his debut on stage with a live-act Under the name of ''0to9''. It was the first in a long series of gigs all around the Netherlands. But his big breakthrough came after he decided to join forces with Vincent de Wit, another young and talented producer from the Netherlands. Their live-act set new boundaries, because these guys actually play and mix tracks live & freestyle in front of an audience, surprising each other with improvisations and tricks. The combination of 2 different styles makes them unique.
But Carlos Rios is also successful as a solo-producer. Having released tracks on Highball and Audio Assault and with coming releases his name is becoming well known in the international techno-scene. His music can best be described as hard, energetic, deep and storming.