Tensal is the name of the solo project that Héctor Sandoval (50% of Exium, Komatssu, Selección Natural) has created to give space to his more cyclical and modern vision of Techno in which he combines different rhythms and textures.
After a handful of works released on his own label, he has recorded for some of the best Techno labels on the planet such as Mord, Modularz, Arcing Seas, Cabrera, Polegroup and Soma, where he released his first LP in 2018.
He has also collaborated on a multitude of remixes with artists such as Slam, Electric Indigo, Envoy, Umwelt, Mike Parker, Pangaea, Pessimist or Shited, among others. His work has received unanimous support from the scene and Tensal tracks are a regular feature on the soundsystems of the best clubs all around the world.
In his DJ sets, Tensal explores all the facets of techno by alternating different textures and intensities that are nourished mainly by his own material. A journey through the present that has led him to perform in more than 50 countries around the world, from South America to Japan, via the USA and Russia, and of course Europe, where he is a regular in the DJ booths of Germany, France, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic.
In 2020 he created the project Komando Terrorismo Sonico (K.T.S) together with Juan Rico (Reeko, Architectural) in which they explore the limits of Acid Techno and Breakbeat, resulting in the duo's first studio album, called "Insurrección", released on Tensal LTD in spring 2021.
A Tensal split EP with Reeko on the latter's label, Mental Disorder, will be released soon, accompanied by a bunch of KTS remixes.
The beginning of 2022 will see the release of Hector Sandoval's latest project called "Syndromania", which will be premiered on Hector Oaks' label, KAOS, via an EP called "Sacrilegio". This project explores the fusion of the most contemporary Techno with some of the more popular genres of the last decades such as Trance, EBM or Chicago House.
Furthermore remixes by Tensal, a new EP on Cabrera and a new EP by Exium on MORD will see the light of the day very soon.
The Portuguese João Rodrigues started his alias Temudo in 2014, after a period into the Drum and Bass scene. The Drum and Bass influence can be heard not only on the detailed sound design and low end focus of his music, but also on the energetic and eclectic 3 deck sets he has to offer. As a DJ he provides a journey within the several contexts of the Techno universe, blending different years and locations with a natural and clever approach, keeping his own pace.
Over the last years he saw some of his music being widely played, such as “Tough To Say” or “The Beholder” from the EPs “Unnecessary” and “Not The End But a Change”, both released on Soma, or “Jack and Verge” from the collaborative EP with Nørbak “I Will Guide Thy Hand”, released on Modularz. 2021 seems to be a productive year, with the debut on Ben Klock’s Klockworks and Oscar Mulero’s Warm Up with 2 acclaimed EPs.
João describes himself as a nerd for audio processing, composing techniques and solving puzzles in the pursuit of the perfect mix. His background in Jazz, a Degree in Sound and a Master Degree in Music and Technology gave him the tools for the unorthodox experiments he takes in the studio. It is fair to say that Temudo is one the Portuguese Techno main characters.
LOKA rides a thin line, pushing harder, distorted rhythms balanced by a spaciousness and undeniable sense of sonic fierceness. As a DJ and producer she's equipt with a unique and researched blend of genres that unite the rave diaspora through her conceptual and confrontational approach to sound.
Giovani (Trilogy NYC)
CEO and director of Trilogy NYC events brand!
Dj, Promoter and vinyl enthusiast. For over 15 years Giovani has been actively involved in the NY electronic scene, playing and promoting events from many different styles, from Techno to house and everything in between. In addition he book and manage and develop video projections and mapping and stage design with partner @vjeliq to huge amount of clubs and independent events in the New York electronics music scene.
Giovani shared the stage and presented a great variety of artists such as Jeff Mills, Joseph Capriati, Stephan Bodzin, Moby, Kevin Saunderson, Martin Gore (DM) The Advent, Perc, Markantonio, Pornbugs, Luigi Madona, Julia Niko, Agent Orange Dj, Abe Duque, Ambivalent, Dj Emerson, Pfirter, Sasha Carassi, and more.
Today Giovani is working on his debut album that will see the light in 2022 summer.
Secret Raver Based in brooklyn his sound is characterized by playing the groove with hypnotic psychedelic sounds and soundscape grooves giving a very interesting and quite funny line, to provide sweetness or aggressive moments on the dance floor, in 2020 he released a collaboration with techno Brooklyn Records on the collaboration called Rave pt 2 with the track called Black Holes, the second collaboration Return on May 24, 2021 with planet x label with the track called La Orden de Aro from the album 100 years of Colombia