Electronic music chameleon, Béla Gábor, pka Belocca, has garnered widespread acclaim over the course of his illustrious career, which now spreads across two decades.
Electronic music chameleon, Béla Gábor, pka Belocca, has garnered widespread acclaim over the course of his illustrious career, which now spreads across two decades. Famed for his driving DJ sets, Belocca fuses dark and industrial tones with a funky and sometimes soulful blend of techno, carving a niche signature sound which has seen the Hungarian amass the support of the finest names in the scene, including Carl Cox, Marco Carola, Joris Voorn, Richie Hawtin, UMEK, Spartaque, and A*S*Y*S.
The Belocca name was born in 2000 with the producer soon releasing on esteemed labels such as Suara, Kraftek, 100% Pure, Noir Music, Stealth Records, Yoshitoshi, 1605 and Toolroom Records. Heading up his own imprint Mainground Music in 2012, the Hungarian’s first release Chupakamra shot all the way up to #1 in the Beatport tech-house chart, with Back To The Old School proving a firm fixture in that same chart for 4 consecutive months. But it was 2017’s After 10 Years… career altering release which showcased the sumptuous blend of tech-house and melodic techno that initiated the wind of change. The 8-track album sparked a transition slowly shifting Belocca towards a deeper and harder techno sound. Nowadays, his acidic, funky, yet pounding solo singles like All I Want To Do (Cox’s favourite throughout the 2019 festival season), Dreams, Mental Cinema and Chemical Substance and his more recent collab Under Pressure with A*S*Y*S are favourites in many RekordBox folders and top various international playlists.
Playing high-profile gigs worldwide for Resistance Seoul & Beijing, Sziget and Balaton Sound in homeland Hungary, Sunrise Festival in Poland, Fantastic Festival in Mexico and the SoulVision Festival in Brazil, Belocca has also performed club gigs across global locations such as in Russia, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Indonesia, South Africa and in London’s iconic Ministry of Sound club. 2020 also saw Belocca perform online for Carl Cox’s Playground stage on Burning Man and for Dr. Motte’s Rave The Planet, whilst also hosting regular online streaming sessions himself.
Making a rapid and far-reaching impact on the techno scene, Belocca has received a wealth of support releasing on his own Mainground Music imprint with great succes on Spotify’s Techno Bunker playlist. He was also voted 2019’s #6 techno DJ of the year by Traxsource and has successfully re-launched his Mainground Music Session Podcast. Belocca has firmly established himself as one of techno’s true tastemakers.