Through online radio and podcasts, the internet has made internationally recognizable DJs out of local heroes.
For the past 4 years, I’ve followed a group of house/techno/progressive DJs from Argentina. The most well know Argentine export to EDM listeners is progressive house DJ & producer HERNAN CATTANEO.
One DJ who isn’t given as much recognition but whom i’m a big fan of , is DEEP MARIANO (Mariano Marcial Pérez) who is from the town of Rosario.
I came to know of him – and other Argentine DJs – by way of the FriskyRadio podcast ‘MELTING RANGE’ hosted by Victoria R. In general the Argentine DJs have a VERY tight fluid mixing style, influenced directly I’m sure by seamless mixers I’ve mentioned previously: Sasha & Digweed. In fact, one of DEEP MARIANO’S most well known sets is from 2007, and is a guest mix on DIGWEED’S TRANSITIONS show.
In 2009 he released the full length artist album ‘TOOLBOX’. He’s currently giving it away for FREE (!) from his site. Here is a direct download link.
He doesn’t market himself very strongly outside of his home country, and thus his SoundCloud page is devoid of any mixes, also his facebook fan page is mostly in Spanish. You can however download his mixes from the subscription EDM podcast site I wrote about 2 months back called FriskyRadio.