Chicola

Lost & Found / MicroCastle / Plattenbank / Replug / Sudbeat / Tenampa || Tel Aviv - Israel

With an illustrious career stretching over two decades, Chico has become one of Israel's most respected and sought after artists. Operating under his Chicola production moniker, Chico has transformed the underground house scene in his homeland, becoming a regular in leading clubs across a global stage. Vinyl collector extraordinaire, Chicola's international DJ appearances alongside domestic residencies at the likes of "Haomann 17", coupled with an early production career that saw successful releases on US imprints, Tommy Boy and KTA, witnessed a rapid rise in the post-millennium years.

 

A decade later, Chicola's passion for the underground sound, so central to his musical DNA, saw him move back into the production arena with renewed vigour and vitality. Already close friends with fellow countrymen, Guy Mantzur, Khen and Sahar Z, 2013/14 saw the release of the hugely successful "Compulsive Disorder" and "Smoothy Moody" EPs for Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat and fellow Israeli, Guy J's Lost & Found.

 

2015 saw no let up in Chicola's path to the underground dance summit. Top selling EPs for both Sudbeat and Plattenbank found personal favour in Sasha's "rekordbox" with further platinum support from Digweed, Tenaglia and Dubfire. Furthermore, gigs across the globe in Europe and Israel lit up Guy J's sold out Lost & Found parties including appearances at Holland's ADE in 2014 & 15 and a London performance with Nick Warren.

 

2016's continued assault resulted in No. 1 status in Lost & Found's Beatport sales charts for "Childhood", supported by Dixon, Ame, Guy J and Cattaneo, while prolific output across microCastle, Plattenbank and Tenampa saw sustained Beatport top 10 chart success. Simultneously, a plethora of sold out gigs across Argentina and India, in Buenos Aries, Mumbai and Goa, plus events across continental Europe in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and his Tel Aviv hometown, have ensured Chicola retains his status as one of the underground industry’s leading lights.

 

With a full-length album for Lost & Found planned for a late 2017 release, continued success sees no sign of abating. The underground experiment continues with Chicola's place in dance music’s laboratory yielding nothing but positive results and aural gold.