In a world when DJs and producers are ten-a-penny and the hype machines peddle mediocrity as if it were something special, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. As such, the currency de jour is consistency & recommendations.
From London to Lisbon, Sheffield to Sao Paulo, Manchester to Miami and more global hot-spots than you could shake a rhythm stick at, Timo Garcia is consistently rocking dance floors and sound systems alike.
His consistency in the studio has culminated in ‘Wonderlust Bug’; his acclaimed debut artist album with some of the world’s biggest names queuing up to recommend it…
“The Hang Drum track is amazing - as is Release, Wonderlust and Lady Luck and the mixed album flows wonderfully too, keep it up mate” [Sasha]. “Great work…Great for big room business.” [Laurent Garnier]. “Great album...v trippy and great variety!” [Timo Maas]. “Solid collection of tracks. Well done!” [M.A.N.D.Y.]
But talk is cheap, action stands out, and Timo comes up trumps again! June 2010 saw the release of a double CD, littered with remixes from his album tracks by production heavyweights that include DJ Pierre, Onionz, Eric Kupper and James Harcourt. It is a testament to Timo’s calibre that such big names are ready to remix his work and is a pleasant shift from him doing the remixing – his deft touch can be heard on remixes of such luminaries as Justice, DJ Pierre, Louis Vega, Danny Howells, Leftfield, and Ian Brown and he is constantly on the lookout for ways to add his inimitable sound to wide-ranging projects.
His razor sharp productions and great experience have seen him become as in-demand an engineer as remixer and producer. This demand is not confined to mere mortals like you and I, nor is it restricted to his own successful label, Berwick Street Records. His infamy has spread among the label bosses who set the trends and create the future-heroes of our worlds. Yoshitoshi, Nervous NYC and Toolroom Records are but three of the world-famous imprints who have clamoured to get a piece of Timo’s brilliance.
He sees his Berwick Street tag as a means to champion other talent too and has proved this recently with the signing and backing of Smokin’ Jo’s Trnsstr project, as well as support for Sasse, Yousef, Kenny Hawkes and other established and new artists.
It seems incredible that he still has time to DJ around the world and hold down his residency at the globally revered Ministry of Sound club, but this is a man who has both a dedication and a love for his craft and this is something that he exudes, whether behind the decks or in the studio.
Whether you like your music to be played in the comfort of your own home, in grimy underground sweat-holes, or in extravagant and celebrious locales, the sublime and sensual sounds of Timo Garcia are guaranteed to deliver.