Aitor Ronda’s concrete roots can be traced back to 90’s techno. His personal commitment to the mutant and clubbing techno has been in force since 1996, when he began to play his first vinyl records. It was a few years later, in 2001, when Aitor decided to release on that format for the very first time, while he decided to create his own Drakos (where he signed “Trilogy” alongside DJ Rush) and Upfront imprints too. Since then the Barcelona-based DJ/Producer has built a real solid music career -accumulates 20 years of experience- that culminates now with its new brand / project: WHACK.
WHACK it’s a fantastic two-headed monster. A label and events, a double shelter ideal for his greatest passion ever: techno sounds in its widest range of styles and forms. Important to remember at this point Aitor Ronda’s mastery and skills both in the recording studio – in the middle of nowhere and where he spends hours and hours- and the DJ booth. Accurate techniques acquired throughout all these years playing his sounds at massive festivals and venues as Sónar, Monegros, Privilege, Space-Ibiza, Florida 135, Egg London and many more. In the same way as critically acclaimed published on record labels such as the founded by Reinier Zonneveld, Filth On Acid (“Beyond the Edge” it’s an essential 4 original tracks EP), Terminal M (Monika Kruse’s label), Octopus (Sian’s label), or the mighty Tronic (Christian Smith´s label) without forgetting Pig&Dan’s own Elevate imprint, where he has been piling up a quite good bundle of absolute bangers and fantastic EPs. Including “Tweezer”, this track became #1 of world techno best sellers in 2018. All this has consequences: a constant presence in all the techno / clubbing charts around the world, including essential platforms like Beatport.
Quite an ‘orchestra director’ of the 21st Century. All this hectic life has led him to a constant evolution as a producer, DJ, label manager… and of course increased his passion for what he loves most. A true leader of a barrier-free techno sound, with a respectful but winning philosophy always.
Aitor’s personal quote is «Work hard, the impossible only takes a bit longer«. Smart.
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