Concret is an art & music project founded and directed by Italo-Mexican musician,
DJ, and artist Diego Angelico Escobar, produced together with Italian sound designer and keyboardist Q-pha. The project was born when the two began working together in 2012 on material for Diego’s urban soundscapes art project, which was presented in New York City’s 3rd Ward Gallery. From that point on, they decided to start producing club tracks with a unique and very personal approach. Their sound mixes house beats with dark Spanish vocals, techno atmospheres with disco synths, and deep bass sounds with ethnic percussions.
Diego Angelico Escobar hails from Milan, however he is currently based in Mexico City in an effort to discover more about his family’s origins and experiment his work on what he deems is the most fascinating up and coming city. In addition to the Concret project, Diego is the manager and owner of the Trafico Music, a label that celebrates the love of eclectic sound, mingling current trends with its own tropical electronic wave. He has also played frequently at Rollover in Milan, a party that has gained quite the legendary reputation. Diego met Q-pha when they were in an Italian New Wave band called “Yut!,” where Q-pha was the keyboardist. Since that time, Q-pha has been a sound designer for design brands, an audio engineer for different clubs in Italy, and now a music Producer.
Concret’s debut album, Play the City #0, came out on Truth Underground Records (Los Angeles) in 2013. After releasing Concreta/mente EP in 2014 on In Textures Music (Mexico City), they spent the remainder of the year focused on remixing for various Mexican musical acts. In the summer of 2015, Concret released new material on House of Hustle (Belgium) and on Toy Tonics (Germany), a sublabel of the renowned Gomma Records. London-based label Nein Records released their latest work, First of All EP in 2016.