Cooptrol is the main musical project of electronic musician Hernan Gonzalez (Johannesburg 1976) based in Montevideo, Uruguay. After some years of experimentation into industrial music and other genres, Gonzalez started Cooptrol as a dubtechno project in 2000.
Subsequently and into the 00´s, the project got more into experimental abstract electronic music and audiovisual performances, producing several releases and participating in many festivals in Latin America and Europe.
By the beginning of this decade Cooptrol returned to the dub realms, combining the more esoteric sounds cultivated before with the more accessible tropes of dance music. Releasing dub, techno and house Lps and Eps on labels Spezialmaterial (CH), Kizi Garden (CA), Astelaguel (DE), on personal imprint Tiredbeat, and participating in various international festivals such as Live Performers Meeting in Southafrica and ICAS Festival 2015 in Germany.
Present activity includes producing techno and dub releases for various labels, extensive club gigging locally and internationally, collaborations and remixes, and releases on Tiredbeat such as the Amigos de Cooptrol compilation series showcasing Uruguayan talent.
More information about Cooptrol here.