DJ Rolando

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Biography

  • Rolando R Rocha DJ Rolando R3 Records
    Rolando grew up in south west Detroit, a Hispanic district, he was heavily influenced by his cultural Latin rhythms and percussion. Inspired from an early age by his musician father, he pursued his own interest in music and became well known and respected within the community. It was later when he heard Jeff Mills in 1985 as "The Wizard" that he discovered the innovative sounds of Techno. Through a mutual friend he was introduced to Mike Banks and joined Underground Resistance in 1994. In 1999 'Jaguar' although not Rolando's first release on UR turned perceptions of Techno on their head, breaking into other genres of dance music and becoming a classic in the boxes of DJs such as Tenaglia, Morillo, Oakenfold, and Gilles Peterson. The track has a long legacy of reworking and lives on fifteen years later inspiring audiences from all genres. As of November 2004, Rolando left both Underground Resistance and his Los Hermanos project behind. 2014 Rolando has launched his own label R3 ( Roland Rocha Records) and will exclusively release his own music on his label. Rolando now a Dj for almost thirty years continues to work internationally as a Dj and continues to hold a residency at the notorious and enigmatic Berlin club Berghain; as of 2016 he will also be a resident at the lauded and Seminal Parisian Rex Club.
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    Selected discography

    SINGLES: DJ Rolando - The Aztec Mystic EP. - Underground Resistance - 1996 DJ Rolando and Mad Mike - Aztlan - Underground Resistance - 1998 DJ Rolando aka The Aztec Mystic - Knights of the Jaguar EP. - Underground Resistance - 1999 DJ Rolando aka The Aztec Mystic - Revenge of the Jaguar EP. - Underground Resistance - 2000 Rolando - Hiatus EP. - Delsin - 2008 Rolando - The Afterlife EP. - Saved Records - 2009 Rolando - 5 to 9 EP. - Ostgut Ton - 2010 Nic Fanciulli & Rolando - The Test - Saved Records - 2011 Nic Fanciulli & Rolando - The Lost Mixes - Saved Records - 2012 Rolando - D & N’s EP. - Ostgut Ton - 2013 Rolando - Juu EP. - R3 Roland Rocha Records - 2014 Rolando - Wheesht Ep. - R3 - 2014 Rolando - FGR EP. - R3 - 2014 Rolando - Hot Box EP. - R3 - 2014 Rolando - Undercover EP. R3 - 2015 Rolando - Wheesht The remixes EP. (Ben Sims & Markus Suckut) - R3 - 2017 Rolando - Time To Jack EP. (Marcel Dettmann remixes) - R3 - 2017 ALBUMS: Interstellar Fugitives - Mi Raza - Underground Resistance - 1998 Various - Neglected - Ostgut Ton - 2013 REMIXES: Kraftwerk - Expo 2000 (DJ Rolando remix) - Kling Klang - 2000 Slam - Virtuoso (Rolando remix) - Soma - 2002 John Thomas - Working Night (Rolando remix) - Logistic Recordings - 2002 I Love Aja - Your Light (Rolando remix) - Poussez - 2003 K Alexi Shelby - Peek Time(Rolandos’ I-94 mix) - Superb Entertainment - 2007 Population One - Rush Hour (Rolando remix) - Rush Hour - 2007 Eddie Leader - Give Me A Beat (Rolando remix) - Hudd Traxx - 2010 Vozmediano - There’s A Light(Rolando remix) - Be As One - 2010 Vince Watson - Sequential (Rolando remix) - BIO - 2011 Skudge - Ontic(Rolando Undertsands Remix) - Skudge - 2011 Contakt - Not Forgotten (Rolando Remix) - Local Action - 2011 Ethyl & Flori - Shelter (Rolando remix) - SecretSundaze - 2011 Exium - Complex (Rolando remix) - Pole Recordings - 2011 Magit Cacoon - Higher Point (Rolando remix) - Be As One - 2012 Harvey Mckay - Show Face (Rolando remix) - Saved Records - 2012 Ben Sims - New Blood (Rolando remix) - Theory - 2012 Stephen Brown - Chord Break (Rolando remix) - Indigo Aera - 2013 D’Julz - Da Madness (Rolando remix) - Bass Culture - 2013 Mush - The Descent (Rolando remix) - Technorama - 2013 Rame & Bonora - Pressures (Rolando remix) - Abstract Theory, Manocalda - 2013 Illariao Alicante - M10 (Rolando remix) - Pushmasters Disc - 2013 Unbalance - Voice Dub (Rolando remix) - Rebalance - 2014 A . Sagittariun - 343 (Rolando remix) - Hypercolour - 2015 Joachem Spieth - Under The City (Rolando remix) - 2015 Gary Martin - Galaxy Style (Rolando remix) - 2015 Anton Pieete - The News (Rolando remix) - Rejected - 2015 Cyrk - Tribute (Rolando remix) - Cyrk - 2016 Marcel Dettmann - Let’s Do It (Rolando remix) - K7 - 2016 Ray Kajioka - Retro (Rolando remix) - Kanzleramt - 2016 Hector - Flu Plus (Rolando remix) - Vatos Locos - 2016 Roberto - Persphinctes (Rolando remix) - Fossil Archive - 2016 SDX - The Day She Asks For Forgiveness (Rolando remix) - Suicide Circus Records - 2017 Carlos Nilmnns - Hebbie Jebbies (Rolando remix) - Ornaments - 2017 DJ Mixes: The Aztec Mystic Mix(cd) - Underground Resistance - 1999 Vibrations(cd) - Underground Resitsance - 2002 Nite:Life 16 - NRK - 2003 Sweat Volume 1 - Sweat Records - 2003 From There To Here And Now - NRK - 2006