Eric Estornel, under the names MAETRIK, MARIEL ITO, and simply ESTORNEL - has been contributing to his musical world around him since '93. First a dj, and later developing his skills as a producer, Eric has always searched for the future of electronic dance. Not being confined by rules of styles or genres is most important to Eric, as he makes his way through a political and fickle industry.
Eric as Maetrik has released music on such respected labels as Treibstoff, SubStatic, Morris Audio, Onitor, Immigrant, Iron Box Music, and many others. 2001 first saw him appear with releases on Immigrant and Treibstoff. Then in 2002 he took it further by helping label owner Bernhard Pucher (Brian Aneurysm) launch the label Iron Box Music, which has done extraordinarely well as of late. Eric also apeared on Chalant and Intrinsic Design in 2002, but really made his mark with the release of his debut album on Treibstoff titled "Quality Exertion".
Then in 2003 more stunning releases and remixes followed on Treibstoff, IronBox, and Morris Audio City Sport. Then in 2004, after a couple of high quality releases on Sub Static, Iron Box, and Onitor, Eric layed low to concentrate on his 2nd album under the moniker Maetrik for Treibstoff.
Titled "Casi Profundo", Eric's 2nd full length album proved to be an amazing release in 2005 with charts and mixxes everywhere supporting the ever growing Maetrik sound. Up untill this point people had only Seen Eric record as Maetrik, Estornel, and Jell Cell (w/ b aneurysm), but 2005 also marked the beginning of a new chapter in Eric's production - MARIEL ITO. With a punishingly precise release as Mariel Ito on the very collectable label Modern Love, Eric proved once again his love for foward thinking techno and now electro
Electro has always been Eric's true passion, and to demostrate his skills as a new Electro artist, Eric as Mariel Ito released a brutal yet thoughtful debut LP on the world reknown SCSI AV label in October of 2005. Titled "My Cyborg Depths", it's a stunning journey into Eric's mind as an electro operator and discoverer of the deepest corners of the electro sound.
With many other releases and remixes due out later this year and in 2006 on various electro and techno labels, Eric is keeping busy honing his Mariel Ito and Maetrik monikers. Be looking out for releases on Treibstoff, Affected Music, IronBOX, Morris Audio, Tic Tac Toe, Scsi AV and Modern Love in the weeks and months to come…
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