• Mauricio Barembuem (a.k.a. Barem) is a young emerging artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a music student and a guitar enthusiast since the age of 15. By the age of 19 Barem became fully dedicated to creating electronic music shortly after a trip to Berlin. He started exploring the electronic medium and became fascinated by how some DJs could apply their own personal vision to the music, elevating it to an art form. This was exactly the inspiration he needed and he was soon experimenting with loops on his laptop, and buying records (7th City, Plus8, Perlon, Spectral and of course Minus) to dj with. However, deciding to become a techno producer/DJ in Buenos Aires was easier said than done. The equipment was very expensive and gigs were few and far between. It was very frustrating and he was close to quitting a few times but he found the right people at the right time and the solid advice they gave kept him motivated and focussed on his goal. He released the Kleine EP on the free net label Unfoundsound in July 2005 not really knowing what to expect but something clicked, with the track Suki in particular (rereleased on vinyl by Phonocult two years later) grabbing the attention of many well known DJs. He soon made the step up to Foundsound (Unfoundsound's parent label) and released his first vinyl EP Campo Madness in May 2006 consolidating his position as a fresh, emerging talent. In November 2005 he met Minus label boss Richie Hawtin in Buenos Aires, he showed a lot of interest in his work and encouraged him to submit some demos, one of which – Opal – appeared on the Min2Max LP to more critical acclaim. Needless to say, that was followed by a period of non-stop touring in the US and Europe as word got around and demand for his live performance grew. Then at the end of 2007, the release of his superb debut EP for Minus - Never Better Than Late – really cemented his strong personal and artistic connection with the label, representing another major achievement in his short but intense journey so far. Listening to the Minus EP, it’s clear he concentrates most energy into creating the powerful basslines that define his sound. His expansive use of reverb and delay on tracks like Then They… and So Serial creates a massive space for the subtle percussive elements to skip and snake while distant, sometimes eerie melodies often occur on a random, secondary level as a result of these interacting elements. For Barem, the bottom line is to keep things simple and stay true to the old school minimalist approach that first got him hooked. Now that Barem is a household name in the techno world, he will continue expanding his sound while constantly djing and playing live around the world. For the present and future, Barem takes a step forward by focusing his music productions to the only two families where he feels a strong connection, m_nus and foundsound. Noodle has been running since March in the Admiral Bar/Hold with residents Milton Jackson (freerange) and Affi Koman. Past guests have included Jamie Jones (crosstown rebels) Afrilounge (pokerflat) and closer to home Sensu, Driodo and Ronnie (Sunday Circus) “We aim to bring new and exciting artists from today’s underground music scene to Glasgow and try to have fun doing it�
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