Meet Beatport’s New Central & South American Ambassadors (Pt. 1)
Meet Beatport’s New Central & South American Ambassadors (Pt. 1)September 20, 2023
Beatport’s Ambassador program is a community-centric initiative to highlight emerging talent globally while fostering connections with local dance music culture. The Ambassador team serves as a crucial link to regional scenes, offering insights into the unique tastes, trends, and key players shaping each region’s musical landscape.
Meet our first round of Beatport Ambassadors below! We will announce more Central and South American artists joining our roster later this year, along with additional artists from continents around the globe.
Brenda M is a renowned DJ and music producer originally from the Dominican Republic, whose career began in 2011. Since then, she has managed to establish herself as a prominent figure in the underground scene of electronic music, with a growing fan base and significant influence on the new generations.
She has shared the stage with some of the world’s most renowned DJs, such as Supernova, Yaya, Joeski, Juliet Sikora, Paco Osuna, Marco Carolla, Stacey Pullen, amongst many others, while also releasing records through celebrated labels like Great Stuff Recordings, Happy Techno Music, Underground Berlin, and more.
Committed to the development and growth of electronic music in her country, Brenda M has decided to create a community of DJs and producers. Currently, she runs an academy called INNERTONE ACADEMY, where she shares her knowledge and experience with local aspiring DJs and producers who aim to become professionals in their field. Her dedication to the training of new talents is a testament to her love for music and her desire to drive the growth of the electronic music scene in the Dominican Republic.
Listen to Brenda M’s Beatport Ambassador chart below or check it out on the store here.
Ecuadorian DJ/Producer Andre Bass is the co-founder of Kankari Music Lab (alongside Mike Jaguar), the premier DJ school in her home country that also holds many events to promote and publicize the new emerging talents coming out of Ecuador.
She has shared a booth with international artists such as Del Fonda, Lexlay, Macassi, Gocci Bosca, Oostil from Afterlife, and she performs regularly at the #25 ranked club in the world by DJ Mag —Lost Beach Club in Montañita, Ecuador.
Her music has traveled the entire country, standing out in each of her presentations with her own style of underground electronic music. Her productions have been picked up by numerous international labels such as Oceanic Recording, Natural Soul, Tres14 Music, Arawak Records, Ride Music, and she continuously releases music on her own Kankari Records imprint.
Listen to Andre Bass’s Beatport Ambassador chart below, or check it out on the store here.
Mike Jaguar started in the world of electronic music when he was 15 years old. Since then, the Ecuadorian DJ/Producer has dedicated all his time and effort to the scene’s growth in his home country. In 2016, he created Kankari Music Lab — a school dedicated to training DJs and producers that hosts underground electronic music events for many of Ecuador’s new and emerging talents.
He has been a resident DJ and performs regularly at the storied Lost Beach Club in Montañita and has shared the decks with artists like Giorgia Angiulli, Deborah de Luca, Boryana, Del Fonda, Gocci Bosca, Simon Baker, Manuel Sahagun, Lexlay, and more.
His productions have been picked up by a whole host of international labels such as Cachai, New Violence, Little Herpers, Hatching Creatures, and Ride Music — imprints that have helped see his distinctive Deep Tech sound travel far and wide on dance floors around the globe.
Listen to Mike Jaguar’s Beatport Ambassador chart below, or check it out on the store here.
Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, one of DJ/producer Majo Orellana‘s main mottos is “love what you do.” This mentality has helped make her one of the most relevant DJs in her country. Her passion for electronic music has led her to share a booth with international DJs and producers such as Boryana, Jose M & Tacoman, Alexi Delano, Gocci, Edu Imbernon, Exos, Julia Govor, Stefano Noferini, Marc Houle, Valentino, ANOTR, Bushwacka, and more.
Majo has performed at her country’s beloved Rotofest Festival and has regularly hit the decks at Lost Beach Club in Montañita while also playing the club’s ensuing city takeovers in Quito, Guayaquil, and her hometown of Cuenca.
Majo Orellana studies Musical Instrument Performance (violin) at the José María Rodríguez Superior Conservatory in Cuenca. She is also an alumnus of the Kankari Music Lab in the city of Guayaquil, resulting in the release of her Subliminal EP on Kankair Recordings, peaking at #48 on the Top 100 Minimal Deep Tech Releases on Beatport.
Listen to Majo Orellana’s Beatport Ambassador chart below, or check it out on the store here.
MARÍA THE GRACE
Trained at the school of the renowned electronic music club in Guayaquil, Monovox, María Gracia González (aka María The Grace) has always been part of the scene for her passion for house music, which has now led her to be behind the DJ booth. Since 2020 she has performed at one of DJ Mag’s top 100 clubs, Lost Beach Club in Montañita. María has toured the coast, highlands, and rainforests of Ecuador, being part of line-ups with artists like Steve Bug, Hector Couto, Ninetoes, Nathan Barato, and Felipe Gordon with the house, tech house, and nu-disco style that characterizes her.
Currently, she is co-founder of the Audia Collective, whose mission is to position and promote female talent in the electronic scene. Audia Collective is a meeting point, link, and visibility for talents and the female audience in the country. Audia’s mission is to create a support and collaboration network between Ecuadorian women in the electronic music industry, fostering solidarity and the exchange of knowledge and experiences.
Listen to María The Grace’s Beatport Ambassador chart below, or check it out on the store here.
Nicolle Meng is a DJ/producer from Guatemala. By loving and exploring art in all its forms, she has found freedom and a creative shelter in music. In her short yet rather accelerated career, she exhibits an excellent and solid technique with an electric musical selection performing very dynamic sets, accompanied by a coherent development in her sessions with organic components mixed with acid and retro sounds that make her one of the most sought after DJs in her country and all over Central America.
Having only just recently embarked on her first South American tour, she performed at some of the continent’s best clubs in cities like Quito, Lima, Piura, and Cusco. Her defined style of sound leans in the camps of Minimal, Electro, and Acid House, but her drive to explore a vast spectrum of genres takes her to incorporate Indie Dance, Techno, Breaks, and Disco into her thrilling sets that have set dance floor ablaze.
Having emerged from such a small scene, driven by her talent and passion for performing internationally, Nicolle Meng is an artist to look out for in the underground electronic music circuit.
Listen to Nicolle Meng’s Beatport Ambassador chart below, or check it out on the store here.