Wally Lopez

Born in Madrid in 1976, Angel David Lopez began his career as radio DJ and presenter at the early age of thirteen. With an innovative programme, specialising in dance music, he broadcasted his sessions in the small hours of the weekends on Top Radio.

Following this first experience, he worked for the best Spanish radio stations, such as Loca FM, Flaix FM and Maxima Fm.

Pioneer of House music in Spain, he soon began touring the major clubs in the world, sharing the decks with celebrities such as Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Sebastien Leger and Mark Knight.

His curiosity and interest in music led him to begin his career as a producer. In 2000 he launched the label Weekend Records, remixing artists such as Tiesto, Marco V, Valentino Kanzyani, Dirty Vegas, Bob Sinclar and Robbie Rivera. Many of his launches have been successfully published on leading labels such as Defected, Underwater, Yoshitoshi and Subliminal.

In 2000 he produced what would be his first international hit "Amman", followed by "Patricia Never leaves the House" and "Disco Night", enthusiastically played by artists such as Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo and Steve Lawler, which led to him being named "Man of the moment".

After working for a whole host of labels and artists, he decided, in 2001, to create "LA FACTORIA DISCOS" (now TheFactoria), initially destined for funky house, as well as a more underground sublabel called Formula Records. Recently he has created a new label called FATXL together with his colleagues Ismael Rivas and Ivan Pica.

TheFactoria currently has over twenty references with huge international impact such as "Love time" (number 1 on specialised programmes and different international radio stations), and "Strike me down", an essential track in the set of artists such as Eric Prydz and Carl Coz, and included on more than forty compilations worldwide including one put together by Steve Angello for MixMag magazine.

In 2004 he began his Pacha Ibiza residency, with Darren Emerson and Tim Deluxe, which he combines with The End (London), where he plays together with artists such as FatBoy Slim and X-Press2. He went on to have residencies in Discoteque (Barcelona), Red Light (Paris), Pacha (Barcelona), Ministry of Sound (London) and The Mix (Paris).

However, 2004 was when Wally Lopez's musical career reached its current dimension. Fate led him to take a slow commuter train from Madrid to Valencia and, to beat the boredom, he got out his laptop and started working on a remix of "Just a little more love". In Wally's hands it became a worldwide hit and the man from Madrid became the indisputable winner of the 2004 DJ Awards.

Considered to be the most internationally renowned Spanish DJ and producer, he has played on the five continents and taken part in electronic music festivals such as Creamfields Liverpool, Global Gathering, Exit Festival and Weekend Dance.

His musical intuition is only comparable to his enormous work capacity. Over the last few years he has made remixes with groups such as Lighthouse Family, Enigma and Santana, and work for Bob Sinclar, Pete Tong, Ame and Soul Seekerz, whose remix "Party for the weekend" was published by POSITIVA, one of the most prestigious labels in the world.

Creator of themes such as DON'T YOU (number one for several weeks) he is a regular broadcaster on Maxima FM, for whom he presents a national electronic music programme tuned into by over 300,000 listeners every Friday. His programme is also broadcast in English on radio stations in Belgium, France, Italy and Russia.

As well as the affection of an unquestioning public which has followed him over the last eighteen years, he has earned the recognition and respect of other professionals in the sector by being awarded many prestigious recognitions.