The mid-eighties, Madrid. The Spanish capital is teeming under the grip of a musical explosion the likes of which has never been seen before. In the midst of that rabid swirl, a teenager, unknown and unassuming, enters a record shop to blow his savings on an album, Standing on a Beach, by The Cure.
Little did he know that this was to be his first step on the long and difficult path to becoming one of the country’s essential DJs.
He soon became a familiar face in the DJ booths of the most exclusive underground clubs of Madrid, but the best was still to come and the first chapter was called New World, his first proper job. New World sessions were soon all the rave and Oscar entered the studio for the first time to collaborate in the making of the club’s official record, Nuclear Zone. His was a backseat involvement, more as a sound advisor than as a producer. It wasn’t until later on that producing and deejaying became his livelihood. The record went on sale in 1993 and was quite a success, going on to get included in many of the national compilations of the time.
And so to the year 1996 and the third Sonar, a festival which had by then become established as one of the most important in the world.
For the first time, the name of Oscar Mulero appeared among the list of national invitees, alongside others of his generation such as The Frogmen, HD Substance or Resonic. Sonar 96 served to officially confirm a whole new scene that had until then been in an embryonic state, but which was now being taken seriously for the first time and coming to be viewed as the seed of something solid. At Sonar 1996, Oscar held his own against stars of the stature of Richie Hawtin, Garnier and Mills.
Already a well known name on the underground circuit among the most faithful clubbers, Oscar Mulero now started to appear in media headlines in the specialised and general press alike. Thanks to him, the DJ was now a figure taken seriously by the media who had until then viewed them as just another of the many night works. As he had done so on many previous occasions, Oscar was again opening up doors and blazing trails…
His second work was released in 1999. It was done with GROOF, an experienced producer from Madrid. The two formed the duo Quite Unusual, on the GROOF label Brainwaves. They were well received by critics and also enjoyed good sales. His first release with an international label came in 2000 on the French label Kobayashi. It was his first away match and first away victory!
The most important musical projects of 2013 were the launch of the remixes of his album Black Propaganda, the project Spherical Coordinates with Christian Wünsch, as well as other releases for labels such as Semantica, Modularz, Blank or Detroit Underground and an audiovisual venture alongside Fium, called Biolive. As for live performances, Oscar appeared in festivals such as Tomorrowland, Sziget, Neopop and the Mayday Club gigs, as well as in legendary clubs like Berghain, Gare Porto or Trouw. 2013 also saw the launch of the Unknown Landscapes mix, plus a series of other releases and remixes.
In 2014 Oscar Mulero’s international career was definitely secured,
which meant going back to some of the best festivals and clubs, and expanding his area of influence to North and South America with a second appearance in Detroit’s Movement festival, and gigs in New York, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. 2014 was also the year of the alliance with Perc Trax and the creation of their joint showcases. The Warm Up Pattern Series label division was also created. As for releases, Oscar’s activity focused mainly on remixes for artists such as Pfirter, Lewis Fautzi, Jonas Kopp or Tommy Four Seven, amongst others.