If we talk about Memo today, we talk about a living legend, we talk about versatility, passion, riskiness and above all elegance. He is, and always has been, ahead of the times.
Posssesing an impressive technique and an almost impossible style to classify, Memo is a master of scratch and turntablism and one of the most diverse and prolific djs Spain has to offer. With a wide range of musical styles and sounds, anything Memo touches, he becomes… whether it be techno, minimal, electro, tech house, breaks or Nu rave, electronic B boy funk or dancefloor destruction – Memo IS music. Starting out in 1992 when Spain was involved with the Olympic Games and the Expo92 conference, a 12 year old boy began playing the guitar and singing in a rap metal group which he did alongside his piano studies at the anterquera city music conservatory. It was around this time he had the desire to introduce electronic soundbites into his band compositions and Memo discovered and fell in love with scratching and the turntable – the true culprit for his introduction into the world of electronic beats. In 1994 Memo left the band to start his dj career in a time when Spain was experiencing its first southern rave wave. He took no time to gather a loyal following and around 15 monthly sets throughout the country where he rapidly toned his skills and techniques along with a visually amazing show. To see Memo live is to witness both a visually and auditory electronic odessey in motion. After 14 years in the industry, Memo should be considered as one of the major players on the scene and has passed through an infinity of booths and clubs in his native Spain and also abroad. He has clocked up three appearances at Space (Ibiza), one of them being at the highly renowned night of Carl Cox and each time playing live and alongside the likes of Derrick May and Adam Freeland. Other clubs have been, Privilege (Ibiza), Catwalk, Zen club, Moog, Kubik (Bcn), Industrial Copera, as well as various festivals: Esparragorock, F.I.M.E.S. festivalia, Eurosounds, Rocketfestival, TribalNation, Flashback, BreakNation, Live Dance Festival. Overseas, he has played at Stereo bar (Berlin), 54, Café 1001 and Public Life in London, PALAFITOS in the Domincan Republic, and SHAGA (Mexico). He has shared the line up with some of the world’s finest producers, djs and groups including Prodigy, Cristal method, Orbital, Public Enemy, Carl Cox, Ritchie Hawtin, Jeff Mills among many many others. On a production level, Memo’s creations have already found their way into the hearts and bags of world class artists such as Carl Cox. Currently Memo directs his own studio in Barcelona and a two headed label BOAYER and PornoSchool Records whose first release ‘12345678910’ in 2006 received critical aclaim from Alexander Kowalski who slotted the track in at number 1 on his charts. In the last couple of years he has edited for various labels such as 4line records, Digital Bonus, Subtronic, Nautral Break, and started this year with the e.p ‘Raices’ on Indigo Raw records – featured on Carl Cox’s Ibiza 2009 compilation CD. Remixes for Pig and Dan (Cocoon) and a remix for the Dylan Ryhmes tune ‘Kemptown’ on the mythical label LOT 49 and sharing disco with artists such as Meat Katie, Pablo Decoder and Sharoz.