2005 marked the introduction of a talented Canadian, from Guatemalan descent, new comer to the electronic dance music scene, Gabriel Batz.
Originating from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Gabriel Ernesto Batz-Hernandez opted for a career as a professional tennis player, but his love for the game of tennis was quickly replaced and pushed aside by his other passion: music.
As long as he can remember, music has played an essential part in his life. Raised by deep melodic new age music, it is electronic dance music that captured his heart the most. From a very early age, his father introduced him to ambient and atmospheric music, styles that would eventually shape Gabriel Batz's ear and vision to what music should. He would listen for hours to his father's vast collection of records on old belt-driven Technics turntables. At that time, he started to DJ and felt that making people dance was way more.
His admiration for dance floor driven baselines, progressive house, techno and atmospheric breaks soon led him to the studio where he discovered his own unique style. His sound can be described as a fresh, sophisticated blend of looped rhythms, deep melodies, hypnotic grooves and pounding progressive electro baselines.
Gabriel Batz's initial bootleg remix of "The World Is Mine" by David Guetta received enthusiastic responses from many Global DJ Broadcast audiences and provoked Markus Schulz to personally contact and comment on the quality of his remix. Markus Schulz wasted no time in commissioning Batz to remix Dave Dresden's side project Attention Deficit for the track "What?" for his label Coldharbour Recordings.
This slowly led to the signing of more productions and remixes for record labels such as Armada, Anjunabeats, Club Elite Recordings, Coldharbour Recordings and Neuroscience Recordings to name a few. In addition, international support was received from some of the world's top producers and DJ's.
In 2007, Gabriel met Ritmo Del Sol Recordings label owner Omar "Cito" Perez. Omar wasted no time in signing Batz to his label and quickly took him under his wing. Now with a four track exclusive deal with Ritmo Del Sol, Gabriel will explore the latin side of progressive house music.
Currently with 15 released productions and 17 signed remixes, Gabriel Batz has a very promising future ahead for him. With more productions and remixes already in the works for the new year, you can listen for a deeper refined sound from Gabriel Batz who will continue to grow and thrive in the music industry.