Gustavo Sandoval aka TAVO was born in Colombia in 1977 where he started his career at the beginning of the 90's. Passing through the usual steps of classical DJs, he mastered the mixing techniques of the time by playing at garage parties and later on in the top clubs of his city. In 1996 he performed a DJ Set on a local Station for over 127 hours, earning a Guinness world record and some great deal of domestic and International attention for the first time. Due to his exceptional skills, he was offered a tour outside of his native country, which would eventually give him the experience and guts to make a permanent move from his land. From then on, he travels to several countries and holds residencies in some great clubs in Europe and Asia where his skills made him one of the most popular talents in the area, performing on extensive tours for brands such as Heineken, Chivas Regal, Absolute Vodka, ELLE Magazine, Ferrari and Formula 1.
TAVO is today recognized as a unique performer, his flawless and original mixing techniques complemented by a clear understanding of the dance floor and the crowd that feels and dance with his energetic musical beats, carefully selected for every performance, create the perfect atmosphere for people to understand that music has a message and he knows how to deliver it.
His unique, uplifting sound is his trademark, a personal vision that has positively contributed to the worldwide scene of electronic music and the image of the Colombian DJ over the planet. His recording capability has given him as well the opportunity to take his love for music even further. In the form of original productions and remixes, his classic house formation and Latino influence are readily palpable. His tracks are available now in some of the most significant labels in dance music such as Armada, Juicy, Erase, Suka, Avenue, Muzik X Press, Take Away, Heavenly Bodies, Deepartment, Cassa Rossa, Mjuzziek Digital, TeddyBear, KULT Music, Housesession, Vamos Music and on his own label, 3Star Deluxe.
The feedback for his work is outstanding, with singles reaching top charts of the key digital music distributors in the industry, elevating his name to the top 100 most successful House music producers on Traxsource and the Top 200 of Beatport. His tracks continuously appear on the radio shows and charts of relevant artists as Richie Hawtin, Nic Fanciulli, Luciano, Dave Seaman, Freemasons, Roger Sanchez, Dubfire, Judge Jules, My Digital Enemy, Sander Kleinenberg, Peter Gelderblom, Kryder, Abel Ramos, and many more including massive industry brands as DJ Times, iDJ Magazine, Music Choice USA and Promo Only Music.