It was a really exciting time, the scene wasn´t all too big yet, but we got to play on all these small festivals, and even HipHop al Parque in the Media Torta, Reggae Colombia in Downtown 727 or la Fete de la Musique in Medellin. . Television was a thing back then, so we played all the urban TV stations in Medellin and Bogotá, including Musinet TV on Teleantioquia, Mucha Musica on City TV or Ciudad Sonora on Telemedellín.
It was also during this time that I had my first studio experiences. I was called to record scratches on several records, mostly in small studios in the hood. One recording session though turned out to be very special. First of course it was a pure coincidence that we would run into Subcantante, lead singer of Doctor Krapula, who were recording their first album „Bombea“ on this day. So we followed them into the studio, which turned out to be Audiovision Estudios, one of Colombia’s most prestigious recording facilities. I instantly fell in love with this world.
Stunned by the consoles and faders, and the grammy-winning operator Mauricio Cano, who recorded Doctor Krapula´s record, I realized this is an actual career, and that this is what I want to do.
I decided to go back to Germany to pursue my studies in audio engineering. During the time of studies at SAE in Munich, I worked as an Instructor in Vibra DJ School and also as a sound operator in Les Babacools Studio.
My big dream though was to get some of my friends from home to play in Germany, at least for a few shows. After spending countless hours burning and sending demo CDs and building up a Myspace audience, nobody in Germany would really care about Colombian Music.
It wasn´t until 2008 when Culcha Candela was blowing up with their hit song Hamma. One of the Colombian Members of the group called me to ask me if I can get one of my groups to support them on their tours.
I couldn´t believe it. These guys were filling up 5K venues 5 times a week in any city in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, and thanks to this Profetas and I played more than 50 shows supporting Culcha Candela.
It became this unrealistic experiences, an incredibly stressful operation, with lots of drama but also so many unbelievable moments.
This was the birth of my independent Label Nutibara Records.