February 2021 will be a MOAI Bookings month. It´s going to be a month full of surprises, additions and collaborations in our professional area.
There couldn´t be a better opening than introducing two outstanding figures of the Spanish electronic music scene. It is a pleasure to welcome Jacobo Padilla and Ismael Rivas to the MOAI Bookings team.
Jacobo Padilla is a disc jockey, producer and radio and television presenter, multifaceted and sometimes difficult to achieve, to be a prophet in his own land. His career in the world of electronic music spans more than two decades. His name was on dozens of festivals line ups, and he has shared the booth with some of the biggest names on the international scene over the last two decades. Exactly the same can be said of his productions, released on various national and international labels, and to add to his CV, Jacobo is also frequently involved as an event promoter.
At the controls in the booth, Jacobo shows he knows how to connect with the audience, thanks to sessions with an eclectic style that has made him be considered the best exponent of electronic music in the Canary Islands. It was and it will be possible to enjoy his musical selection and technique as a resident at the prestigious Tenerife clubs Papagayo Beach Club and Kaluna Beach Club. For sure Jacobo Padilla will be an excellent reference in MOAI Bookings.
Last January, Jacobo gave us one of his last exclusive sessions in a collaborative project of MOAI Bookings with Center Waves radio and Proyecto Espuma. You can listen to one hour of Jacobo Padilla in his pure state here.
If we had to define Ismael Rivas in one word it would be multifaceted. In more than 25 years of professional career, in his curriculum we can find almost all the possible facets in the world of electronic music: DJ, producer, businessman, involved in teaching activities…
A pioneer in many musical styles, he has sailed in his beginnings in the waters of Progressive, to evolve to the Melodic House and Techno that flood his sessions nowadays. Impeccable in the execution, Ismael has demonstrated his good work in booths all over Spain, from Madrid and Barcelona to Ibiza (Pachá, Amnesia, Space o Sankeys), and also around the world, both in the best clubs and in a multitude of festivals (Dream Beach, Arenal Sound, Rock in Rio, Day One…). His national residencies at Space of Sound and Ministry of Sound Spain and his residencies in Paris (Les Bains Douches) and London are worth mentioning. It is also remarkable his work in different radio programmes, something he has been doing almost uninterruptedly for the last fifteen years.
As a producer, his tracks have been released on the most prestigious international labels, the classic ones such as Global Underground, Yoshitishi, Beat Freak o Armada and labels with a newer trend (Radiant, Set About, Asymmetric o Yet Records) . We cannot close this review of his professional career without forgetting his work in various teaching projects related to music production. His time as a teacher in different courses and giving Master classes has extended from 2007 to the present day, leading him to publish his first technical book for FP titled Aprendiz de Dj, in Altaria publishing house
To celebrate his inclusion in the MOAI Bookings roster, and on the occasion of the MOAI podcast number 200, just a few days ago Ismael delighted us with one of his fantastic sessions that you can listen to here.
Jacobo, Ismael, welcome to MOAI Bookings.