Sudbeat, the label owned by Argentinian dance music pioneer Hernan Cattaneo, is combining forces with the renowned Balance Music series to deliver a double-disc compilation of entirely unreleased material. Balance Presents Sudbeat Mixed by Hernan Cattaneo will release digitally on February 24, 2017, and physically on March 3, 2017. Hear a preview of the compilation below.
The compilation will include a collection of funky house beats and airy downtempo tunes, all of which help to express Sudbeat’s signature: “Global in ethos; South American in spirit.”
Founded in 2009 with Graziano Raffa, Sudbeat is Cattaneo’s outlet for releasing music from both established producers and rising stars. With over 100 releases, the label has made a major mark within electronic music, extending past the borders of South America to include artists from across the globe. The three-decade house music veteran explains that he and Raffa “both think that musical identity is crucial,” which is clear in the pair’s selections for the upcoming compilation. He explains, “All music on the compilation is exclusive and unheard before, so I’m sure all our followers will be very pleased to find so many fresh tracks to discover. Both mixes are the perfect example of Sudbeat’s identity that of course is also mine as a DJ.”
Selecting unreleased, exclusive material for a double-disc compilation was a profound feat by itself for Cattaneo. “Working as a DJ, I get hundreds of links with new music every week,” he says. “It is a great opportunity to discover really interesting stuff to put on the label… When you have a clear music identity and so many great artists on the label, it’s really enjoyable to put together an album like this.”
Following the release of the compilation in March, Cattaneo will tour North America with dates that include Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Montreal, Miami Music Week, and Lightning in a Bottle. See the dates below.
North America Tour Dates for Hernan Cattaneo
March 16 Washington D.C. @ Flash
March 17 Brooklyn, NY @ Output
March 18 Montreal, Canada @ Stereo
March 21 Miami, FL @ Biscayne Lady Yacht – Never Get Out of the Boat
March 24 Miami, FL @ Treehouse Miami
March 25 Chicago, IL @ Sound Bar
May 24-29 Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle
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