Rhythm knows no borders to Argentine Ernesto Ferreyra, whose exotic musical journey got a head start as a 13-year-old radio DJ in his hometown of Córdoba. He’s since consistently sought out sonic enlightenment, initially moving to Mexico City, where he was schooled in production before relocating to Montréal, drawn by the city’s vibrant electronic scene and MUTEK’s talented local stable – namely Guillaume Coutu Dumont, with whom he has recorded and performed jazz infused micro-house under the Chic Miniature moniker. His intricate approach to recording and DJing, at the confluence of Latin grooves and taut Northern minimalism, attracted the interest of Cadenza boss and tech-house mentor Luciano, who invited him to release material on his heavyweight label – including his percussively funky debut, El Paraíso De Las Tortugas (2010). Since setting up shop in the epicentre of electronic potency that is Berlin, Ferreyra has also ferociously globetrotted his way through the planet’s most iconic venues, frenetic basslines in tow. After last gracing the MUTEK stage in 2009 for Cynosure’s 10th anniversary showcase, Ferreyra returns to EM15 with a crate full of new, luminous techno thrills that may find their way onto his forthcoming sophomore album for Cadenza.
Hailing originally from Argentina, Berlin resident Ernesto Ferreyra’s musical journey is as exotic as fruitful. Holding down residencies in Mexico and Montreal, Ernesto took the next logical step and discovered the unearthly wonders of the recording studio. His open approach to recording and DJing, which blurs the boundaries between South American Latin groove, and Northern minimalism, has recently led to him securing releases on Luciano’s Cadenza imprint.
This year, Ferreyra joins MUTEK for a Cynosure 10th anniversary showcase, paying tribute to Mike Shannon’s label, which helped bring Ferreyra’s brand of techno to a larger international following. When he’s not globetrotting as a DJ or live act, he somehow finds the time to produce spicy, jazz infused micro-house with Guillaume Coutu Dumont under the Chic Miniature moniker. As the man himself says – his music best savoured at sunrise.