Over the last decade, Spanish born Hector Couto has established himself as a driving force on the international tech-house scene. His unique take on the genre fuses the jack of Chicago with the atmosphere of old school techno and his own roots, resulting in fresh, compelling productions that always get floors moving and, importantly, feeling.
He is prolific, too, with a steady and standout stream of EPs coming on labels such as Saved, Hot Creations, 20/20 Vision, Moon Harbour, and Viva Music. When DJing, he is just as diverse and he never repeats the same trick twice. It means he is able to skillfully mix up a wide array of sounds that are perfectly suited to whatever club or festival he plays, whether that’s Pacha Barcelona or Amnesia Ibiza (Music On / Together), We Are Festival in London or Halycon in San Francisco. On top of all this, he also heads up his own Roush label, which mixes up established artists including DJ W!LD and Steve Lawler with upcoming talents, and has helped make Hector Couto a respected voice in the global house conversation.
His latest release on Saved Records will hit the digital stores from 9th August onwards. Check out his 5FAV's selection below.
HECTOR COUTO – 1993
“I have loved playing this one everywhere and this track was one of my first songs back in 2010, With a tropical vibe and great percussion."
HECTOR COUTO – DON´T TURN BACK
"The solid track released in 2012 brings me back to my house days with a straight house affair and strong character, love it."
DARIUS SYROSSIAN & HECTOR COUTO - HOUSE IS HOUSE
"I released this track back in the days with my usual partner in crime “Darius Syrossian” on one of the biggest labels to the date, House is House was produced with a killer slice of a bassline-driven house designed for any club in the world. This track was the first that pushed me into my international career."
HECTOR COUTO – LIKE THIS
"Released on my label “Roush” This track ‘Like This,’ it's a wobbly tech house tune that is full of electronic funk. It has great vocals, swollen bass and siren-like synths that really get under your skin and demand you dance. One of my favs for sure !!"
HECTOR COUTO – SALIMO
"One of my latest tracks released on Sola Music, “Salimo” got the vibe with tumultuous beats and grooving basslines that makes everyone dance and for me, it´s a real party started."