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Hernán Cattáneo was born in Buenos Aires, where he grew up listening to bands like Simply Red, Level 42, Depeche Mode and New Order while carefully studying Billboard magazine, the only source of information that was readily available at the time. In 1987, one of his friends visited New York and returned with some vinyl records. These records were Hernán’s first exposure to Chicago House. During that period, Frankie Knuckles, who had a huge influence on Hernán and his career, broke into the scene and quickly became an icon of the house genre. The way Frankie Knuckles and artists like Inner City and Derrick May brought together the energy of European electronic music with the soul of North American music left an impact on Hernán and set the foundations for his career. Hernán describes the music he plays as deep, progressive, funky and tribal house.