Get to know Vato Gonzalez
Vato Gonzalez has been around ever since with a streak of radio and club hits accumulating millions of streams worldwide. His breakthrough was in 2011 with “Badman Riddim”, sliding in the top 10 of the UK main chart.
His unique sound in house music lends elements from deep-, future-, fidget-, UK- and bass house. With that, he balances on the thin line between underground and main stage. Leading DJMAG top 100 artists support Vato, as well as underground innovators alike. Vato has been commended by the founding father of house music, Chip E., for his groove. On BBC Radio1 MistaJam praised him for his unique sound and legendary DJ Pete Tong praised his perspective.
His signature ‘riddims’ enjoy broad radio support on BBCR1, Kiss FM, 1Xtra, Rinse FM and have led to more than 2.000 gigs worldwide in the last decade, ranging from several editions of Tomorrowland to touring through Europe, the US, and Asia. An unparalleled energetic stage performance combined with a highly technical and adaptable style of mixing made him a welcome guest at any time slot, knowing how to balance perfectly between the new and the known.
Dirty House mixtapes
In 2007 he launched ‘Dirty House’ as a series of mixtapes amassing upwards of 15 million streams. Soon he expanded the brand with a monthly podcast that syndicates across several radio stations, a respected record label amongst fellow artists, and a series of sold-out club nights and festival areas across Europe.
Vato is a unique and outspoken character in a world full of pre-fab artists. He’s as passionate about music and the business behind it – as he’s witty and humorous about it all. His energetic personality and open-hearted nature on and off stage gained him a loyal following that will pop up wherever he appears.