Posted May 20, 2010 in Music | 2 Comments

New School DJ Duo The Martinez Brothers

I had the pleasure of playing with this duo at the infamous Stereo in Montreal last January 2nd 2010. These guys actually made me re-think my entire DJing process. That is the power of The Martinez Brothers. TMB are fast becoming the act to book on the international club circuit. When they first hit the scene they were a publicists’ dream come true: a super-talented teenage DJ duo. Just a few years into it, they are established disc-jockeys & recording artists in their own right.

Music always played a significant role in the Martinez home: the boys grew up playing a variety of instruments – keyboards, bass, and drums and percussion. They’d play in church, at home and in various bands around the Bronx. It was their father, a veteran of disco-era clubs like the Paradise Garage, that turned them on to disco and house via radio programs like Timmy Regisford’s Kiss FM show and CDs that he’d bring home in an attempt to expand the boys’ musical worldview.

They played their first gig with Victor Rosado, a veteran NYC DJ who shared the decks with both Larry Levan and David Mancuso back in the day. Their next appearance was at an Ibadan party at Shelter, alongside Dennis Ferrer and Jerome Sydenham. And from there they’ve gone on to rock many more floors worldwide – Warmup at PS1 MOMA (NYC), Pacha (NYC & Ibiza), Cielo (NYC), Karu & Y (Miami), Watergate (Berlin), She Club (Barcelona), Bataclan (Paris), Sasha Beach Club (Algarve, PT), Buddha Club (Porto), BBC (Lisbon), Red Zone (Perugia, IT), and The Powerzone (Amsterdam, NL). The first time they left the country in fact, aside from family trips to Puerto Rico, was to play Cheers, Paris, the longest running soulful house party in Paris.

In 2010 they are already booked to play at the festival Electric Daisy Carnival (Los Angeles), Ministry Of Sound (London), Pacha (Ibiza), Social Club (Paris), Singapore (Zouk) and will also travel to Miami, Sao Paulo, Rio, Milan, Berlin, Tokyo, Lisbon, Amsterdam and beyond.

What sets apart the Martinez Brothers is their sense of flow. Watch them behind the decks: they don’t stop moving. Lean, lanky, all wrists and elbows and ear-to-ear grins, these kids look like they were born to move. They’re practically climbing over each other as records flow together, one brother cueing up a track, the other EQing, the headphones passed back and forth, forearms intertwined, heads bobbing in unison. It’s amazing to watch. It’s even more amazing to hear.

Check out their Myspace page for upcoming club dates near you and for more videos.

Upcoming B’UGO performances:

May 22 – La Ceiba Carnaval (La Ceiba, Honduras)
May 30 – NEW WORLD ORDER @ Circus-Afterhours – extended set (Montreal, Canada)
May 28 – RECESS @ Lotus Bar (Ottawa, Canada)

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  1. HHP Konstantin V says:

    Any one know date of booking for Ministry of Sound in London? Will be it this summer or fall?

  2. Very fluffy

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