Gabriel Batz is a progressive house and trance producer and DJ from Montreal, Canada.
He has released records on labels such as Armada, Anjunabeats and Coldharbour Recordings. He owns and operates his own label Ora Recordings.
Born and raised in Montreal from Guatemalan descent, 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.
As long as he can remember, music has played an essential part in Gabriel's life. It had a very healing effect on him. 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's ear and vision to what music should.
Since his father had rare and unique collection of records, the collection was mostly on vinyl. Gabriel would listen for hours on his father's old Technics belt-driven turntable and got the chance to experiment with the gear. At that time, he started to DJ and felt that making people dance was way more exciting than to strum the guitar.
After a couple of years behind the decks, he realized that playing records and making people dance wasn't enough. Producing music was the next big step Batz took in his career. His unique sound quickly made him known to the trance scene. With squelchy riffs and looped rhythms driven by a hypnotic bass line, it's obvious that his tracks were aimed at progressive addicts worldwide but most importantly to the dance floor.
Gabriel Batz's talent as a DJ/Producer earned him his place in the trance scene. Currently supported by Markus Schulz, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Kenneth Thomas, Andy Moor, Andrew Bennett, M.I.K.E., Judge Jules and many others.
Gabriel Batz hosts a weekly radio show 'Reves Numeriques' exclusively on ETN.FM. He also hosts a monthly show 'Montreal Mix Sessions' exclusively on DI.FM. Both shows showcase his new productions as well as the sound of his label Ora Recordings.
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