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2005 marked the introduction of a talented Canadian, from Guatemalan descent, new comer to the electronic dance music scene, Gabriel Batz.

Originating from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Gabriel Batz opted for a career as a professional tennis player, but his love for the game of tennis was quickly replaced and pushed aside by his other passion: music.

As long as he can remember, music has played an essential part in his life. Raised by deep melodic new age music, it is electronic dance music that captured his heart the most. From a very early age, his father introduced him to ambient and atmospheric music, styles that would eventually shape Gabriel Batz's ear and vision to what music should. He would listen for hours to his father's vast collection of records on old belt-driven Technics turntables. At that time, he started to DJ and felt that making people dance was way more.

His admiration for dance floor driven baselines, progressive house, techno and atmospheric breaks soon led him to the studio where he discovered his own unique style. His sound can be described as a fresh, sophisticated blend of looped rhythms, deep melodies, hypnotic grooves and pounding progressive electro basslines.

Gabriel Batz's initial bootleg remix of "The World Is Mine" by David Guetta received enthusiastic responses from many GDJB audiences and provoked Markus Schulz to personally contact and comment on the quality of his remix. Markus Schulz wasted no time in commissioning Batz to remix Attention Deficit's track "What?" for his label Coldharbour Recordings.

This slowly led to the signing of more productions and remixes by several record labels. In addition, international support was received from some of the world's top producers and DJ's, such as Elevation, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Nick Thompson, Johan Gielen, Niklas Harding, David West, Kenneth Thomas, Matt Rowan, M.I.K.E., Matt Darey, Sasha, Santiago Nino, Above & Beyond, Benz & MD, Andrew Bennett, Basic Perspective and many others.

Currently with 15 released productions and 17 signed remixes, Gabriel Batz has a very promising future ahead for him. With more productions and remixes already in the works for 2007, you can listen for a deeper refined sound from Gabriel Batz who will continue to grow and thrive in the music industry.