Irish-born, Spanish-based electronica DJ and producer, David, a.k.a. GuyRo got swept up by the electronica steam train back during it’s early beginnings. Harking back to his younger years, with fond memories as a pre-teen, armed with a Sony Walkman and a collection of acid house mix tapes in his backpack to keep him company on bike journeys to torturous 6AM swim sessions, it is fair to say not many discover their passion quite as early as GuyRo. It wasn’t long into his teenage years before he’d develop an insatiable thirst for crate digging -- flipping through record after record picking out the dancefloor gems that would further ignite his passion for music.
With an open mind and fierce curiosity for anything and everything electronic music-based, he has spent the past two decades soaking up a multitude of genres and styles ranging from Detroit techno, breaks, house, trance, drum and bass and hip-hop. Artists like 808 State, Bassomatic, Blake Baxter, Public Enemy, Alex Reece, Photek, DJ Rap, Andrew Weatherall, BT and Carl Cox are just some of the artists and DJs that went on to shape GuyRo into the tastemaker he is today.
Today, GuyRo focuses on pushing an infectious fusion of synth-laden techno and progressive house. With recent influences such as Danny Howells, LSG, Boston 168, Saeed and Palash, Sasha and Charlie May, you’ll be hard-pressed to argue for a lack of diversity within his sets, which comprise of both his own productions and others. His tracks go from the deeper end of downtempo and breaks through to the tougher grooves of house and techno. Not one to pigeonhole himself into one style, GuyRo traverses the BPMs and moods and focuses on telling a story through progression with his DJ sets. A typical hour-set would see him build from laid-back ambient sounds, to proper “hands-in-the-air” techno and everything in between. To GuyRo, good music transcends genre, race, creed, artist popularity or social media standing. Good music is simply good music and good music needs to be heard by the masses.
With over 20 years of crate digging, and turntable spinning on the odometer, Guyro is no stranger to the electronic music scene. These days, he can be regularly found locked away in his studio, jamming together ideas and carving out his deep signature analog synth-line sounds and groove for an upcoming release. While a relatively new venture for him, the challenge has without a doubt seen him progress successfully into the next phase of his music career. With a slew of releases already under his belt, and a constant release schedule in the pipeline, Guyro has set the bar high for his work ethic and continues to dedicate himself to the craft.
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