About the Curators
Hi, my name is Juan Amigo. I come originally from Barcelona but I live since some years now in Ibiza, both in Spain. I have been listening to music since I was 14 when I bought my first vinyl as a single edit: “tainted love” from “Soft Cell”. Since then I have accumulated many years of musical experience by listening to a lot of music of very different and eclectic genres and attending to a lot of concerts and music festivals. This passion for music has had always a practical side as well since I have been a DJ since I was in my teens. I play all kinds of music. When I play for the dancefloor, I play electronic music (disco, space disco, funk, house, trance, electronica, Balearic, chill) and indie pop and rock. I do like all music genres, with only very few exceptions. For me the music is a way into spirituality and when playing as a DJ is a way of expressing myself explaining stories through the music and trying to reach the communion and connection with the dance crowd. Here you have my fan link with live sessions on YouTube or on SoundCloud and various recorded sessions in SoundCloud. https://fanlink.to/juanamigo
When my mother wasn’t walking around the house belting out early 60s’ girl-band lyrics, she was collecting compilation albums, specifically from K-Tel. She may not have had the most refined taste, but she enjoyed variety, or at least that’s what I recall. I poured over them all, preferring some sounds to others. And when I found the perfect song, I’d play it over and over until ready to perform my latest theatrical dance incarnation.
With my family all gathered on floral grey sofas in our basement apartment, I’d set the vinyl on the turntable of a brown fibreboard stereo and not-so-carefully lower the needle. It would pop, screech, and crackle before any music spilled from the weaved-wheat speakers. My toes would press, lift, and sweep through the blue-green shag carpet, my arms would flail, and the music would bass and treble through my soul.
I’m no longer that 6-year-old doing private-audience interpretive dance routines, but my passion remains just as intense. I have no special superpowers as a curator — just my love of sounds and lyrics that transport, transform, move, and make your body groove.