FRANCISCO ALLENDES

Genre : Dance

Homecountry : Chile

Francisco Allendes, Chilean DJ and producer now residing in Ibiza, is one of the
hottest talents of the contemporary dance music scene. Active since early last
decade, Allendes has grown over the years, releasing music for some of the
most prestigious labels in the techno / house scene such as Desolat, Kaluki,
VIVa Music, Cadenza, Snatch, Mood and Crosstown Rebels. The Fiebre Amarilla
World Tour 2009 consecrated him on the world DJ platform and ever since, he
has been omnipresent in his home country Chile at Creamfields, Awakenings,
Mysteryland and Love Parade Festivals as well as on the world circuit at major
events such as Tomorrowland, Medusa, MMW, BPM, ANTS and Hyte to name
but a few. His sound as a producer shifts between synthetic house and techno
grooves – always displaying flashes of organic rhythms and percussion. Allendes
has produced several hits of the tech and house scene – the most recognisable
being Caligula, Agility Queen and Eres; and his production has been widely
received and supported by some of the most influential DJs of our time, including
Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano.
Music in the DNA
Francisco Allendes was born in Chile and introduced to music from a very early
age. At the tender age of nine, his parents bought him a violin, on which he
continued to be classically trained for eight years and which took him to play in
numerous chamber orchestras and folk groups. At 17, his musical taste took a
turn when he first discovered progressive rock and synthesizers. The synthesizer
was his initial contact with electronic instruments, and opened his eyes to a
whole new world, which in turn, motivated him into researching new sounds.
Soon after, he began to produce his own music and naturally he also moved on
to discover the art of DJing. In 2001, he laid his hands on his first Technics and
he progressed rapidly to join the circle of professional Chilean DJs. His first
productions soon launched him onto the scene and led him to perform at some of
the biggest festivals in Chile as well as giving him exposure to the international
circuit.
The formative years
In 2005 Allendes moved to Zaragoza (Spain) and started working with DJ and
producer Iñigo Oruézabal on the Monomachine and Garlic projects. He soon
started releasing on European labels Immigrant, Catwash and Paradigm
amongst others as well as playing in some local clubs. In 2007 he took his
experience and returned to his hometown, and in association with his long time
friend Marcelo Rosselot, started the first vinyl and digital record label based in
Chile called Andes Music; aiming to promote upcoming South American artists.
Shortly after this his career received a boost when he released a track he worked
on together with Alexi Delano named “El Coleccionista de Piedras, on Matthew
Dear’s Spectral Sound label – all of which began to cement his name within the
flourishing tech house scene.
Early success and international recognition
Allendes thereafter discovered his identity as a producer and developed his
unique style (tech house and vigorous dance with Afro-Latin influences. He wrote
multiple successful tracks: Espíritu (Kling Klong Records), Llovizna (Cadenza)
and El Ladrón de Mails (Cadenza Lab), releases that caught the attention of
many international and iconic DJs. In 2009 he embarked on the Fiebre Amarilla
World Tour, playing in clubs all over the world, including Japan, the Netherlands,
USA, Spain, France, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay. This tour
put him firmly in the spotlight of the international industry and he soon after made
the decision to move to Ibiza.
Allendes in Ibiza
Francisco Allendes arrived in Ibiza in 2010 and immediately signed up a
residency at Ushuaïa Beach Club, a venue renowned for the underground music
revolution that year and the place that launched the current Ushuaïa Club as it
stands today. That season Allendes released the track Esa Nena Quiere on
Steve Lawler’s label “VIVa Music” – a record that immediately became an
overnight success and received high acclaim from Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos,
Reboot, Josh Wink and Tania Vulcano. In 2011 he was called up by Sven Väth
and asked to be Cocoon resident of their party in Formentera (Tipic Club) – a
collaboration that continued throughout 2012. In 2013 he went on to cement a
monthly residency at ANTS (Ushuaïa) and throughout that summer he played
back to back with Paola Poletto there, as well as performing at Loco Dice’s Used
+ Abused parties and at the Privilege Closing Party. In fact Allendes has become
of course no stranger on the Ibiza scene, having gone on to play parties regularly
every season including at Hï Ibiza, Space, Privilege, Amnesia, Sankeys,
Underground, Heart and also presenting the weekly ANTS Radio show which
airs on weekly on Ibiza Global Radio as well as being syndicated on stations
worldwide.
And now…..
The past few years has seen Allendes continue his presence in Ibiza – still
holding a residency at Ibiza´s biggest underground event “ANTS” at Ushuaia, in
addition to playing parties at several of the islands other superclubs. he´s also
continued his extensive worldwide touring with dates in 2017 spanning the globe
and involving sets at some of the worlds most recognisable clubs and festivals.
Over the past few years he has also completed several huge South America
tours, one of which included an exclusive live performance with his own band –
the “Allendes Orchestra” at Creamfields, Santiago, Chile. To be able to perform
live with fellow musicians in his home city was a dream come true for Francisco
and allowed him to introduce elements of his classical past to his electronic
present. More recently, he was one of the leading forces behind the debut of the
ANTS brand in Chile resulting in a spectacular show in his hometown and
another dream fulfilled. But of course as much as he loves to tour, you will never
find Allendes far from his beloved studio where in the last few years he has
penned releases for Desolat, Kaluki, Sola, 8Bit and Snatch. Never one to rest on
his laurels, Allendes has his own EP already penned and awaiting release on
fast growing label Rawthentic, with further releases soon scheduled on Armada
Subjekt for which he is also an ambassador. In Fran´s own words “music has
always been part of my life – I have never done or wanted to do anything but
music, and I can´t imagine a day when I wasn´t doing something music related”.
This ethic is one which keeps Francisco Allendes in the spotlight and which also
will fuel his commitment to the electronic scene for many years to come.