Fernando Cerviño

Fernando Cerviño

An electric music scene pioneer from Mallorca (La Boite – Palma de Mallorca)

In 1979, discoteques had without a doubt, a very different environment, to the one that we know today. A much less ludicrous public, but that did ask for the same quality in music and the best hits from the American disco music lists, including break for ballads, in which couples would have an erotic moment. A young Cervino, would debut that same year at the Bocaccio lounge in the Condal City. After several years without a steady spot and mixing in different discotheques of the Mediterranean coast, in 1987, he returns to Barcelona and joins the Otto Zutz team, being responsible for the cabin, of which was one of the most representative lounges of the modern Catalan center. Fernando would develop a unique and distinct style, which included the groove that he, got from black music. In his sessions, you could listen to dancefloor jazz, soul, funk & reggae and in the lounge you could hear Loose Ends, Curtys Mayfield or Gill Scott-Heron, etc. At the same time, the novel producers from the US start joining as well, mixing disco sounds with sequences. This sound would later be known as “House Music”.

 

“Esta loca, dale huevo”, could be heard in the discotheque, “Luna”. Fernando had landed on the island. It was the summer of 89. The discotheque, which was located at the Maritime Pass of Palma, was the center of the first electronic nights on the island. It was here, that many local artists, like Kiko Navarro, Fernando Gullon and Cesar del Rio, began their careers. They would propose, along with Cervino, a new concept that would soon be heard all over the island. This phase would be followed by others, in lounges of great historical importance, such as Factory, Bellmon and later at La Boite, which is probably the most relevant of his entire career.

 

An antique tablao bar in the middle of Maritime Pass would turn out to be the best and most entertaining House Music lounge. In 1994, “La Boite” would open its doors, with a red carpet and a tremendous sound. People would vibrate to the sounds that Fernando would create every single weekend. The nights would never end; people would go crazy on the dance floor. There is an urban legend that states, “if you remember Boite, it means you were not there”. Once La Boite closed its doors, Fernando would become partner and responsible of the cabin that Nacho Velasco had started working on in EL Garito Café. From here, he would return to BCN and begins working for Café Royale, where he would change the electronic chip and return to his jazz-soul & funk origins. He would also play at other local establishments, like Hotel Omn, Lobo and Luz de Gas.

 

At the same time, he has appeared in radio shows (Top Radio, Club FM), as well as managed several music stores (Acufase, Cocote Minute, Think Music). His producer phase, has led him to produce for labels such as, Stereo Cool, Serial Killer, Vinyl and Sterolovers, which was his last project for the digital platform. 

 

 

 

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