Barem

Represented in Latin America

Mauricio Barembuem (aka Barem) perfectly personifies the new breed of electronic musician who has grown up in the digital age, using intuitive software programs like Reason and Ableton to spontaneously express ideas and emotions. Online distribution has also made it possible for them to reach out and connect with audiences across the globe, no matter where they are – Buenos Aires for example, where Barem grew up amid the hustle and bustle of a city on the edge.

His teenage years were spent playing blues and rock guitar in bands but this always meant compromise and he needed something more than that – something that would allow a purer form of self expression. At the time it was hard to hear good dance music in Argentina apart from one or two tracks that crossed over into the commercial clubs he sometimes visited with friends but that was enough to whet his appetite and he immediately got wrapped up in the beats, connecting with the music on a deeper level.

He started exploring the electronic medium and became fascinated by how some DJs could apply their own personal vision to the music, elevating it to an art form. This was exactly the inspiration he needed and he was soon experimenting with loops on his laptop, and buying records (7th City, Plus8, Perlon, Spectral and of course Minus) to dj with. However, deciding to become a techno producer/DJ in Buenos Aires was easier said than done. The equipment was very expensive and gigs were few and far between. It was very frustrating and he was close to quitting a few times but he found the right people at the right time and the solid advice they gave kept him motivated and focused on his goal.

It was to be a defining moment and from that point on his induction into the scene was fast and frenetic. He released the Kleine EP on the free net label Unfoundsound in July 2005 not really knowing what to expect but something clicked, with the track Suki in particular (re-released on vinyl by Phonocult two years later) grabbing the attention of many well known DJs. He soon made the step up to Foundsound (Unfoundsound’s parent label) and released his first vinyl EP Campo Madness in May 2006 consolidating his position as a fresh, emerging talent.

His relationship with Minus began in November 2005 when he met Richie Hawtin in Buenos Aires who also showed a lot of interest in his work and encouraged him to submit some demos, one of which – Opal – appeared on the Min2Max LP to more critical acclaim. Needless to say, that was followed by a period of non-stop touring in the US and Europe as word got around and demand for his live performance grew. Then at the end of 2007, the release of his superb debut EP for Minus – Never Better Than Late – really cemented his strong personal and artistic connection with the label, representing another major achievement in his short but intense journey so far. Listening to the Minus EP, its clear he concentrates most energy into creating the powerful basslines that define his sound. His expansive use of reverb and delay on tracks like Then They and So Serial creates a massive space for the subtle percussive elements to skip and snake while distant, sometimes eerie melodies often occur on a random, secondary level as a result of these interacting elements. For Barem, the bottom line is to keep things simple and stay true to the old school minimalist approach that first got him hooked.

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“Todo lo que haces en la vida afecta tu música si ésta la haces con pasión. Eres tú quien se refleja ahí, con todo, lo bueno y lo malo que tengas dentro.

Mauricio Barembuem (aka Barem) personifica perfectamente la nueva generación de artistas de la electrónica que ha crecido en la era digital, y que ha usando intuitivamente software como Reason y Ableton para expresar espontáneamente ideas y emociones.

Desde sus inicios Barem anhelaba una forma pura de la libre expresión y que encontró a través de la música electrónica, fascinado por la forma en que algunos DJs podían imponer su propia visión sobre la música que tocaban, elevándolo a una forma de arte.

Su inducción en la escena fue rápida y frenética. A partir del lanzamiento de “Kleine EP” en Unfoundsound en julio de 2005, integrando el track Suki que logró la atención de muchos DJs importantes, así logró consagrarse con su primer vinilo EP “Campo Madness” en mayo de 2006. Mientras tanto, su relación con Minus ya había echando raíces y Richie Hawtin le animó a presentar algunos demos, entre los cuales fueron publicados “Opal” en Min2Max, referencia que dio inicio a un período de giras sin parar en los EE.UU. y Europa. En 2008 “Kolimar EP” marcó la evolución del sonido que lo caracteriza al añadir a su etilo texturas orgánicas y un groove de raíces house. En ambos EPs se puede distinguir que la prioridad sonora de Barem se centra en la creación de las líneas de bajo de gran alcance.

Esos instintos, perfeccionados y agudizados, son notables en su álbum debut “The Storm”. Concebido y grabado durante un período prolífico de la creatividad en el estudio de su casa en Buenos Aires a finales de 2010 y principios de 2011. El LP busca evocar una sensación diferente a cada sonido, siendo una amalgama perfecta entre sentimiento, melodía de raíces latinas, cambios inesperados, sonidos logrados para generar el sentimiento de la calma después de la tormenta.

Para acompañar el lanzamiento del disco en junio de 2011 Barem ha vuelto a las actuaciones en directo. Su regresó al formato en vivo fue motivado por el deseo de amoldar su nuevo material a cualquier atmósfera en la que se encontrara. Así, trabajando con artistas visuales de su ciudad natal, Barem ha formado un nuevo espectáculo con motivo del lanzamiento del álbum y una gira que tendrá alcance mundial.

Habiéndose establecido como una pieza clave en equipo Minus, para Barem 2011 promete ser un año de grandes hitos. Después de haber llamado la atención con sus primeras producciones y en los line-ups de algunas de las fiestas más grandes de todo el mundo, Barem forma ahora parte indiscutible de la filas superiores en Minus. La frenética oleada de logros alrededor de este joven productor, es solo el comienzo.

Upcoming Events


05 Aug 2017

Barem @ Cityfox - Brooklyn Mirage, NYC


Available Dates


03 Aug 2017

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04 Aug 2017

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11 Aug 2017

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12 Aug 2017

Barem @ Heart - Miami, FL