For El Conductor, music has always been around. His grandfather blew the horn as a touring jazz musician, father a percussionist and eventually he too was drawn to the drums. From an early age he did not discriminate or fixate on a specific genre. His love for the core elements of hip hop eventually led to an intense study of the legendary DJ’s and artists who came before. In the early 90’s El Conductor started digging in the crates, collecting gear and absorbing everything he could about music culture. This obsession has carried on ever since with focus shared equally between creating and performing.
A northern Cali kid through and through, life called him to Phoenix AZ, playing house parties, raves and regularly attending the renowned Bomb Shelter ( DJ’s Z-Trip, Radar & Emile ) functions. His time in Arizona proved to him that it could be done, and his passion grew more focused and intense. El Conductor returned to California, finding a home in San Francisco with the Compression Crew, SF.
Scratch, juggle, blend and mix, a well-rounded arsenal of sonic weapons is necessary. El Conductor has played on the national level both as a solo artist, and as a member of the dynamic DJ duo N.A.W. & Low Brow Beats DJ HAVOC , and was an integral part of the progressive psychedelic electro funk band, Set Theory.
He has shared the stage with groundbreaking artists and musical legends including: Talib Kweli, RJD2, Los Rawkas, The Grouch, De La Soul, ?uest Love, Kid Sister, Grand Wizard Theodore,The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Collie Buddz, Z-Trip, Qbert, Craze, Eligh, Egyptian Lover, Jazzy Jeff, Dizzee Rascal, Brother Ali, Goldie, Disco D, The Cataracs, Cesar Comanche, Hollertronix (Diplo & Low Budget), J Boogie, Foniks, Mystik Journeymen, Planet Asia and many more.
Eclectic sets and mixes maintain a vibe that cross and interbreed genres while always keeping the dance floor funky, keeping the heads bobbing, and keeping his peers scratching their chins in respect.
El Conductor – “AND NOW” EP
Bandcamp Bonus Track