German Ormaechea, Dj Moderno, is a recognized composer and musical intepreter with more than 20 years experience in the music industry.

He is a recognized electro/Indie DJ and producer and musician in Spain.

He is currently playing bass guitarr with the bands Igeldo, Amyjo Doh&The Spangles and releasing his own material as Dj Moderno

He was founder of the spanish electropop band HORTHY with whom he recorded 5 CD’s and has been member of different musical projects such as Caballo Prieto Azabache, Grey Souls, Los Hermanos Maravilla, Electrik Disco Noize,Cannonball, Mina Coto

German regularly composes music for advertisements,  film soundtracks : short and long films, documentaries and many other events and has been awarded with different international recognitions:

  • Best Soundtrack for Anamorphosis at New York City International Film Festival 2012
  • Best Sound Design for LODO at Los Angeles Reel Festival 2011
  • Best music and best musical video for “Puedo Sin Ti» at New York City International Film 2011

Find here a video showing an interview with Dj Moderno and a live minimix performing with Live Abbleton + AKAI APC40 + bass guitar + synthtizer at Noise Off Festival, Madrid in February 2014

He continously releases remixes for indie/alternative  bands such as Pixies, Flaming Lips, The Doors, Jesus and Mary Chain, Bauhaus, The Hives, Matt and Kim,Capital Cities, Miami Horror, Miss Kittin, Young Galaxy, We Are Standard, Buffet Libre, Grises, Estereotypo, Igeldo, Edourd Pernot, AngelPop, Columpio Asesino, Algora,  Odio Paris, The Birkins, Pull My Strings, Algora, …. As a DJ he has shared cabin with DJS such as Richard Collburn (Belle and Sebastian), Alex Murray (Chicks on Speed), Peter Hook, EME DJ, Florent y yo (Los Planetas), Amable and a long etc….

Dj Moderno has played in the main indie venues around Spain and also has participated as DJ in different spanish festivals such as Palmfest, Festival ElectroPop, EasyPop Weekend, Electroperra, Tremendo Pop, Sonorama… He has also participated almost every year in different presentation showcases for FIB Benicassim festival

German played and composed music for the Madrid Cibeles Fashion Parade during the years 2007&2008 for the spanish designer Antonio Pernas. He also acted live for the Fashion parade by Roberto Verino during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid in 2017 2018 & 2019.

Dj Moderno also performed several  live acts in New York City during August 2011 including all events related to the New York City International Film Festival´s 2011 edition.

Main venues where German has acted:

Pamplona: Txintxarri, Cavas, Movie Music Club, Sala Doble ERRE Doble PoP (Reverendos),Pub Ensayo, Golden Disco (Artsaia),Singular Club,Subsuelo Club, La Sonora, Kantxa Klub, Festival Expressa (Boca Boca), Tubal (Tafalla), Cafeteria Baluarte, DO DO Club,Nicolette Club de Ritmo, Katos Club, By By Disco, Txuribeltz, Bistrot Catedral…etc

Madrid: 4 Latas, Low Club, Nasti, Clamores (Eclectic CLub) , Algo en Negro, Transmission (Sala Yasta), Dos Gardenias, Espiral POP, Cafe de la Palma, Siroco, No Solo Indie Club, Wharf73, Taboo, Moby Dick, Costello Club, Wharf73

Barcelona: Be Cool, The Sound, Apolo, Sidecar, Generador Indie, Deposito Legal, Lupita Club, Belchica, Koitton Club, Casette Club,Koittin, Continental, Razzmatazz Pop Bar, Bar Viu

Bilbao: Fever Club , Azkena, Image, Superglue, Caos, teatro Campos Eliseos, Momo, Sonora

San Sebastian: Bukowsky, Be Bop, Kandela

Others: Inn Club (A Coruña), Sala Karma (Pontevedra), Sala Universal (Palencia), Plegatin y Sala Radchinge (Gerona), Mercantil (Badajoz), Cooper Club, Habitacion Sonora y Siete Setenta (Burgos), Aftasi CLub (Badajoz), Feria de Andujar (Jaen), Fun Club (Sevilla), Pasarela Cibeles, Sala Brit (Zaragoza), Murray Club (Valencia) , Zeppelin Club , Beat! y Malababa (Castellon), 12 y medio (Murcia), Pilee (Reus), NYCIFF (New York)


German plays bass guitar, piano and sings. He uses musical software such as NUENDO, LOGIC, PROTOOLS, REASON and LIVE for composing, editing and mastering his songs.

Analog synthesizers (Moog, Korg, Nord) and different instruments are used while composing in his own Studio. In addition German has worked as a musical software teacher in different academies, sharing his knowledge about the applications he uses with others.

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