ESTANIS FIGUEROA, The creative mind behind SOME OF THE MOST WONDERFUL music

Estanis Figueroa has achieved remarkable music accomplishments under his name and many of his alter egos (aka Larry Capolla, Satanis, Dani Otero, est4nis)

He recorded his first EP, as a drummer, at age 17 for the band ASH. Besides being the drummer for the band, he was also the manager and he landed the band in reputed magazines like Heavy Rock or RIP. They also performed in local High Schools.

Later on, Estanis moved to Los Angeles to keep his career going and worked as an assistant 2nd engineer for Red Zone Studios in Burbank, where Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny G and L.A Guns were regular recording Artists. He also studied Recording Engineering and Album Production in this city and after went to the prestigious UCLA to study “Music Business Certificate Program”. By 1995 was already being mentioned and credited in albums by awarded artists like Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Babsónicos or 2 Minutos. He worked for a top Latin Artist agency and got experience as an artist manager, record executive producer and concert promoter.

Photographer: Txus Veneno

Just a year later he was organizing his own tours and shows from Latin bands like Los Auténticos Decadentes, Todos Tus Muertos at Hollywood legendary clubs like the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

Since 1998 and for a couple of years, he was managing, signing and promoting the Mexican Artist TITAN. Under his belt and direction and at the young age of 24, Estanis Figueroa was touring the world as opening act for multi-platinum artist Moby, licensing their songs to commercials in Japan, including their tracks in Oscar nominated movies like “Amores Perros” (Iñarritu) and getting six figure contracts with Warner Chappell while taking the European Festival circuit by storm as the first ever Latin electronic band to reach such goals.

In 2001 his USA label, Virgin Records America had to close and this made Estanis decide to re-invent himself. It was then when he decided to fly to the island of Ibiza.

His knowledge acquired through this last years as an electronic music artist manager, landed him a job as a Label manager for the iconic brand PACHA. During this 3 years, he was able to produce 8 albums and 2 DVD’s with the world’s best DJ’s and house labels. He also organized launch parties in cities like Manila, Zurich or London.

During his stay at the island he also wanted to go back to his origins of Latin electronic music, and started an FM Radio show called Electronic Latin Beats (elb). This was done under one of his alter ego’s Larry Capolla. This Radio show lasted 8 years, was broadcasted at 3 different radio stations in Spain and the US. Out of this pioneering crusade for Latin electronic music, Estanis Figueroa was also able to produce another album under the same name (elf) through Spain’s top leading indie label, Subterfuge Records.

When he got tired of the island, Figueroa flew back to Barcelona where he kept producing radio shows, booking artists like The Pinker Tones and doing interviews for well-known publications like The Herald Tribune (New York), El Pais (Madrid) or TRAX Magazine (Barcelona).

Soon enough while placing music on a major film named GOAL 2 (directed by Jaume Collet-Serra) he decided to get back to L.A and in 2007 he flew back to California to keep working for the renowned director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, The Shallows, Non-Stop, The Commuter, House of Wax).

It was here where he jumped to a wonderful opportunity and created, co-wrote and hosted a TV Show named “Sonidos De Ciudad” for Discovery Channel. This process gave him a very close insight of what it was like to work for TV and definitely made a great impression on him as he was called to co-write in Spain another TV show named “Rock The Kitchen”.

During his 3 year stay in Los Angeles Estanis Figueroa was also able to compose, record and produce another album for his own band, this time called LA HOSTIA. The album was recorded at the Studios of Latin Grammy winner Randy Ebright from the multi-platinum selling band Molotov. He played a few shows in California and released the album under another one of his alter egos Dani Otero.

Estanis Figueroa kept moving where the opportunities were. In 2009 he landed in Madrid and started the Madrid office of Live Nation Spain (the world’s biggest concert promoter agency) as the right-hand man of the President, Robert Grima. Within the first year back in Spain, Estanis Figueroa was already a recognized and well respected name in the Spanish capital music business circuit. Not only he was working with/for the Spanish tours of artists like U2, Madonna, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, etc. but he also created a National artist department and his first signing was The Zombie Kids. At that time, the artist was performing at small clubs and had no original music released. By the time Estanis ended his management with them (2012) he had booked the band in every possible European festival, signed them to a major label (Universal Music), placed their music in films and commercials in Mexico and Spain, and overall make them the hottest artist in the country winning an MTV European Music Award.

By 2014 Estanis felt like it was time to grow in a different direction and left the company to work as a Freelance Entertainment sniper (aka est4nis), as he likes to define himself nowadays. In the last 5 years, the accomplishments for him have grown even more dramatically. Estanis has since then, booked several important music festivals, negotiated the likes of John Fogerty, Iggy Pop or Chris Issack. He has curated international artists like Jorja Smith, Franz Ferdinand or Simple Minds for a primetime National TV Show in Spain (La Hora Musa) and worked on the broadcast of legendary artists like The Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of The StOne Age or The Cure for Spanish biggest cultural national TV channel “La2”.

Besides working for these TV projects, Estanis Figueroa is also a prolific music video producer, and to this date he has over 40 music videos produced for labels like Sony, Universal and Warner and their international artists like Becky G, Abraham Mateo and Mala Rodriguez.

Estanis is currently working in many different projects that we are excited to be sharing soon!

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