The only true border that lies between personal growth and talent, is imagination. Luckily, there’s an abundance of that in the inventive mind of Miguel Sar. Throughout the past 10 years, the Madrid-based DJ, producer and label manager has continuously challenged himself and his crowd. His daring experiments in both the studio as well as out in the clubs, have redefined the meaning of electronic music, techno in particular. With a complex, powerful sound that bends the genres, Sar has made himself a pioneer in the underground techno scene, veiling under the Tadeo moniker. Having founded Cyclical Tracks, NET28 and Another Intelligence, as well as finding a solid home on Token Records and Non Series, it’s only a matter of time until his musical theory becomes a worldwide understanding. Tadeo has been a beacon to those in search of original and through-provoking tracks. His releases on M_REC LTD, Silent Signal, Semantica and of course his very own Cyclical Tracks, Another Intelligence, and NET28 outlets have more than once proven the significance of his visionary sound. He has cocooned and re awakened tracks by the likes of Alexi Delano, Synthek & Audiolouis, Trolley Route, Djorvin Clain, Deepbass, Elektrabell and many more, part of an impressive remix discography. Blending Detroit and Chicago techno with avant-garde effects has become his trademark. Adding fuel to fire by combining these with a classical and filmic approach in his ‘Terra Incognita’ E.P., has been the turning point in Tadeo’s promising career. The 6 track E.P. provides an otherworldly listening experience, that reflects the same dark but wondrous journey he takes his club audience on. While the future beholds another Non Series E.P., aptly named ‘Chronicles Of The Future’, there’s lots more marvelous sounds to come from the Tadeo studio. Using 3 CD players, a TR-909 and endless ingenuity, Tadeo enraptures clubs like Berlin’s Berghain and Tresor, Rome’s GOA, Fabric London, Concrete & Rex Club in Paris and Womb, Tokyo on a regular basis. His deep, organic sets have moved the open-minded masses of Awakenings, Sonár and FIB, built around his scientific belief that hypnotism and repetition influence the mind. But he also gained ground in less music-minded territories, performing live in Reina Sofiá’s Museo , Madrid’s Dos de Mayo Art Center and at the 12th Spanish Film Festival of Annecy. Being selected for the 250’th ‘Invite’s Choice Podcast’ of Dutch DJ Invite in March 2015 was Tadeo’s chance to show the world his artistic maturity and manifest his sound on an unrestricted and unlimited musical platform, to much appraise. Tadeo uses any empty canvas he can find, only to fill it with brand new musical landscapes that hardly anyone has seen, or in this case heard, before. Tadeo’s the name that brings us to worlds that never were. Stretching the borders of what is possible and what is reverie, he walks the fine line of it all. And yes, he invites you to join him on that journey.
Previous editions –
2016 & 2015