Chilean DJ and Producer Francisco Allendes is a key player in the world of underground dance. Not only one of the names at the forefront of the ANTS family, a residency he's held for the last 7 years, Francisco also boasts an illustrious hold over the white isle holding previous residencies with brands like Cocoon and performing in clubs from Hï Ibiza to Amnesia to Sankeys. In terms of production, his creations in his signature Afro-Latin influenced tech house style have made their way to labels like Loco Dice's Desolat, Kaluki, Sola, 8Bit, Rawthentic and Snatch!.
"Music has always been part of my life – I have never done or wanted to do anything but music" Francisco explains, "I can't imagine a day when I wasn't doing something music related" - and it's this ethos and passion that seeps through Francisco's live performances and productions. Descending on London's mega-venue Printworks with his ANTS family this weekend, Francisco selected his favourite tracks from the artists he'll be bringing the party with - including Andrea Oliva, Davide Squillace and Solardo.
Andrea Oliva - "Rosa"
"It's hard to choose my favourite track by Andrea since he always delivers amazing tunes. At the moment though, this is the track that I'm playing the most and it destroys every dancefloor"
Davide Squillace - "Ezikiel - Trinidad" (Davide Squillace Remix)
"Davide's groove is just different to everyone else's.. smart beats, unconventional elements and his tribal cuts set the place alight"
Eli & Fur - "Coming Back"
"I've had a few closing sets where I've finished with this track.. It's so emotional and yet powerful at the same time, people go nuts!"
Solardo - "Tango Wango"
"This track is powerful from the sound of the first beat - it's a great weapon to be used in your sets and I love it"
ANOTR - "Hypnosis"
"The Amsterdam kids are back with some heavy rhythmic pad action here - it's a great track to take the set in a deeper direction"
Emanuel Satie - "Fade feat. Nanghiti"
"Emanuel is another artist and producer that only creates hits, but this is the track that I've been digging the most these last couple of months"
Tickets are available for this weekend's ANTS Printworks takeover via RA