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.
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 2015 and 2016, Concret released new material on House of Hustle (Belgium), Nein Records (UK), and on Toy Tonics (Germany), a sublabel of the renowned Gomma Records. 2017 saw an impressive list of releases, however, most notable was the release of the caleidoscopic, Nu-Disco infused, A/R EP on Wonder Stories Records that is vinyl-only.
Concret has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including: Cubenx, Ali X (Azari & III), Métrika, Pepe Acebal, Soni Ceron, Luca C & Brigante (Hot Creations), Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), DJ Rocca (Slow Motion), Tippy Toes (DFA), Sharam Jay (Bunny Tiger), Mijo (Correspondant), Capri, Andre VII, Tronik Youth, Aimes, and many more. 2018 is already proving to be a vigorous year for Concret with the launch of CLOSER, their touring concept party that aesthetically infuses indigenous Mexican and post-punk New Wave sounds with techno, in Tulum. Concret is also debuting its live show this year – CONCRET live – featuring Diego Angelico Escobar, Q-pha, & Soni Ceron, combining music, art installations, and video projections to create a multi-sensory musical journey. Furthermore, Concret is also part of the Mayan Warrior Artist Collective, performing for them at Burning Man and beyond.