Born and raised in San Jose, California, Arturo Garces has been surrounded by dance music his entire life. The son of a serious collector of funk, soul and disco records, Arturo grew up listening to the roots of house music. These early influences are evident in his works as a DJ and producer today where his music has helped define the unique and emerging Silicon Valley sound.
Arturo has released music on both established & strictly underground labels including Robsoul, Cross Section, Magnetic Oomph, Smoke City Music, Subliminal Soul, Sneak Classics and many more, not forgetting releasing on and working as label manager for Jump Recordings, Beat Bum Music and Resource Records. He's also licensed tracks to high-profile compilations such as Fabric #62 mixed by DJ Sneak.
Regarding his Gangstercast, Arturo simply states that his mix is, "my vision of how a dance floor should get worked. The House Gangster sound for me is all about driving beats. A beat down if you will. It?s all about movement on the dance floor. I pretty much picked out some tracks that were moving me at the moment. If I was on the dance floor, this is what I would want to hear."
He's a devotee to the House Gangster ethos, "The House Gangster movement to me is all about keeping the true house sound alive. House Music has always kept me moving in the right direction. I live this day and night 24/7. It means the world to me."
"Thank you to my family and friends for the inspiration. Big ups to DJ Sneak and the IAHG fam for having me on the Gangstercast!"