ernando Zapico - Z@P - is a young DJ and producer hailing from Montevideo, Uruguay. He..s one of the Label Managers of Ouzomusic (www.ouzomusic.com) netlabel with artists such as Monoblock, Matias Muten, Mateo and Tinitus. He is currently enjoying success at some of Uruguay's most important clubs both with his infectious live set-up and DJ sets full of groovy house and techno..
His first interest in music was realized playing guitar at the age of 14. Continually experimenting, always learning and ever in contact with new technology and the influence of local DJ's Koolt, Bruno Gervais and Nicolas Lutz - Z@P began to DJ and create a sound of his own.
Since then he has gone on to share billings with many inspiring DJ's and producers like Guido Schneider, Pier Bucci, Paco Osuna, Renato Cohen, Jorge Savoretti, Matias Muten, Monoblock, Franco Cinelli, Jonas Kopp, Bruno Monteverde, Denise, Sr.Replicante, Andres Zacco, Lucas Mari, etc.
His passion for DJing rapidly led him to the world of production; he has since released productions for labels and netlabels like Vinyl Club, Immigrant Records, UNE Label, Esperanza, etc. In 2006 alongside friend Matias Muten, Z@p has created the Zapmuten project, as well as producing together the two improvise and mix their live sets into a wall of groove and texture not to be missed!
In 2007 his ‘Plumonito EP' on Immigrant Records gained support from artists like Tim Xavier (Clink, Klikhaus), Jorge Savoretti (Igloo, Esperanza, Telegraph), Pheek (Archipel, Minus), Franco Cinelli, Ángel Molina, Jonas Kopp (Spectral, Traut Muzik), etc.
In 2007 he also starts a new project under the name of "Anikana", wich shows a more organic and experimental side of this artist, Anikana releases can be downloaded for free at www.ouzomusic.com