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Steve Arguelles

Born in 1963, an anglo-catalan now living in France, Steve Argüelles during his teenage years started his career in England with youth orchestras which were part of the British jazz scene, later joining groups lead by John Taylor, Lee Konitz, Dudu Pukwana and important associations with musicians such as Steve Lacy, Alex Balanescu, Shirley Horn, Hugh Masekela or Ronnie Scott.

Together with pianist Django Bates he formed the group `Human Chain’ and they became key figures in the big-band `Loose Tubes’ that during the 80s was a shooting star of young British Jazz.

Becoming one of the most in demand drummers in Europe, in 1991 he moved to Paris and began regular collaborations with Benoît Delbecq, Noël Akchoté, Marc Ducret, Corin Curschellas as well as leading a quintet with his brother saxophonist Julian Argüelles.

His experience as a producer developed from recording his own records (quintet, The Recyclers) and then the albums for Swiss singer Corin Curschellas.

In 2000 when The Recyclers began a 5 year collaboration with the French singer Katerine he launches the label Plush, an influential reference for electro jazz and as a result artists such as Dhafer Youssef, Omar Sosa and Ashley Slater request his services to produce their records.

After studio mixing numerous records he can now sometimes be found behind the turntables at various club nights featuring his Plush DJ sets.


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