Soul Minority is a musician and dj based in Barcelona, Spain.
Born into a musical family, his passion for electronic music started in 1989, when he discovered the early rave culture and fell in love with Detroit techno and Chicago House.
He started producing and releasing his own tracks in 1995 on French underground techno label Kama Records.
In 1997 he decided to move to London. His production, heavily influenced by Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon’s Space parties, got more and more house orientated, leaving behind the Techno side of his previous work.
He released several EP’s on French house labels, and played live in various clubs in Europe and the US.
After almost 6 years living in London, Oli relocated to Barcelona in 2002.
In 2008 he released his first Soul Minority EP “A soul thing” on Groove Armada’s record label Pack up and Dance.
“A soul thing” was #1 in the Beatport charts for 6 consecutive weeks and was acclaimed by techno and house DJs around the world.
Releasing his second EP, “I Remember House” in May 2009, it was no surprise to see it shoot straight in at #2 on the Beatport top 100 charts.
Representing the deeper side of house, Oli’s acclaimed productions are consistently in heavy demand, doing remixes for labels worldwide like iRecords, Tsuba, Dessous, Dirt Crew, Dark Energy, Night drive Music, Dutchie Music, Savoir Faire, Kommunity, Oh! Records, Peppermint Jam, Atjazz Records, Suol, Large Music, Blockhead Recordings.
Since 2010, his original productions are mainly found either on Kolour Recordings or on his own label Stratospherik.
After a long standing relationship with Kolour Recordings his debut album “Slove” is released in 2012 on the Detroit label, and followed by a series of remixes by the likes of Sunshine Jones, Aki Bergen, Berny, 9Lives, Loz goddard, Secret Souls, Oscar P and City Soul Project.
Slove received amazing feedback and hit several DJ charts. In a radio interview with Craig Stewart, Oli explained what he wanted to achieve with the album: “I didn’t want to have a compilation of dancefloor tracks put together as an LP and also I didn’t want a selection of lounging house tracks with some downtempo interludes and that sort of thing (…) I ended up with a very solid album that really reflects my music taste. The vibe is house, disco and soul and blues, there’s lots of guitars, the tempo is pretty slow, and it works well in clubs or at home or in your car.”
Since the release of Slove, Oli has continued to produce music regularly and to perform in public on DJ sets, making him an important growing figure of the contemporary Deep House scene.