Jonathan Castro
"Know who you are at every age"

Digital offset press printing on velin white Natural Evolution paper, 145 grs stuck on painted wood block (50 x 50 x 5 cm)

Inspired by the record "Armando - 151 (Speedy J mix)"
from Armando – 151 -The Remixes-
Djax-Up-Beats – DJAX-UP-152

Artwork on block : 270€ (shipping included, in fine art crate for free)

Delivered with a full hanging system (see the notice down below)

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Visual artist

Jonathan Castro (born in 1984) is a graphic designer and musician from Lima, Perú based in Amsterdam. He graduated from Toulouse Lautrec institute in Lima.

Using graphic design as a colourful depiction of living spirit, his projects always move in search of possible futures under the concept of “design fiction”.

As a graphic designer he worked for Studio Dumbar, The Rodina and Metahaven. 

Nowadays his attention is currently focused in the research of ancient cultures and shamanism in the digital age proposing the idea of visual and sound experiences as cosmic rituals.

Jonathan’s work has been featured in 032c, Boiler Room, Ssense, Hypebeast, Borshch Magazine, Super Paper, Tunica Magazine, NXS, It’s Nice That and exhibited worldwide.

Record producer

Armando Gallop is one of the youngest pioneers in the Chicago House scene.

He’s also one of the first alchemists of Acid House, with artists like Dj Pierre. After the discovery of the Roland TB-303 Bassline, some producers decide to include it in their tracks to shake up the established mythology in House Music (based upon the idea of party hedonism). Productions then grow darker, repetitive and come often without vocals. If « Acid Tracks » by Phuture in 1987 is commonly considered as the foundation of Acid House in Chicago, « 151 » by Armando can easily pretend to its title in the pantheon of the most famous tracks of the genre. This remix by Speedy J, released in 1992 on the Djax-Up Beat Imprint, looks already like an early tribute from Old Europe to the Chicago House scene. It’s been released four years before Armando Gallop passed away of leukemia, aged 26.