Aston Martinez Biography

At the tender age of 12 Astons interest in music became apparent . Three
years later he bought himself a pair of SL 1200's and a mixer and learnt
the skills of a dance DJ. In 1989 he started to play at the first House
events in Berne. In 1993 Aston started to play all the important House-
Clubs like the legendary New York Club in Neuchatel or the Kaufleuten in
Zürich and he played with people like Louie Vega, Roger Sanchez or David
Morales to name just a few. A major change in his career came in 1996 with
the promoters of the Club Take 5 in Biel having him brought in to become
Artistic Director and resident DJ for their club. Take 5 became one of the
finest House-Clubs in Switzerland with international guest-djs every
weekend: C.J. Mackintosh, Little Louie Vega, Mousse T., Erick Morillo,
Grant Nelson, Brian Tappert, Knee Deep, Kerri Chandler and many others. His
residency at Take 5 finally opened him the doors to the international club
scene and helped him becoming one of the biggest Djs in Switzerland. In
Januray 1999, Aston's childhood dream became reality: He was the first
Swiss DJ to play at the legendary Ministry of Sound in the main room and he
also was the resident DJ for all the Ministry events held in Switzerland.
After three years of Artistic Director at Take 5, Aston decided in winter
1999 to start concentrating on his production-career and moved his Studio
from Biel to his home city, Bern. Ever since then, Aston has been busy in
the studio working on various remixes and productions. His work includes
remixes for some of the finest Labels as Soulfuric, Madhouse, Yellorange,
Stellar, Egoiste, Houseworks and others. After moving to Zürich in 2003
Aston started doing a lot of productions for Artists as John Silver, Matt
Caseli and others. But of course Aston has also been working on his own
projects. His latin-house anthem 'Seduction' got picked-up by the worlds
leading house-imprint 'Defected Records' and made it into some of the
worlds biggest DJs' playlists (including Pete Tong's 'Essential Selection'
on BBC Radio 1, Roger Sanchez, Sandy River, Steve Lawler and many others),
followed by 'Star' released on Swiss 'Egoiste' Imprint. 'Star' rocked the
floors around the globe with it's driving beats and a bassline to die for.
On the remix front he remixed a record for DATA/Ministry of Sound UK (DT 8
Project) and for Ministry of Sound Germany (Uniting Nation). 2005 already
turned out to be a very good year for Aston. With a pretty busy remix
schedule for labels like Ministry of Sound / Boss Rec. (Papi Sanchez), GUT
Rec. UK (Uniting Nations' new Single), Egoiste (Alex Neri's monster-track
'Aurora') and Opaque / Dynamic-Music, turning the classic Soul Avengerz
'Love you Feel' into a latin-house anthem, he still managed to release more
of his own productions. His latest bomb 'Twisted' a driving triblal-hose
monster has just been released on Stealth Records, the label of Superstar
DJ Roger Sanchez and is played worldwide by the most important djs. Also on
the DJ front he's been working hard with gigs in Dubai (UAE), Moscow (RU),
Warsaw (PL), Bucharest (RO), Kiev (UA) and much more international top
spots to come. Astons musical taste and feeling combined with his open-
minded musical spectrum will make sure he more and more becomes a key-
player in the house-music worldwide.