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BIOGRAPHY

Sergio Bermejo, a.k.a "Malevo", was born on the two of June, under the sign of Géminis, in Buenos Aires, the capital of tango in Argentina.

At the year of five he showed deep inclination by music, he studied piano, guitar, drums, bass and learned from early to use sequencers, samplers and computers and he made his first musical recordings in vinyl, a material that now is very apreciate by international djays.

In 1986, when the Buenos Aires musical scene was plenty of rock bands such as new romantic, punk, ska, reagge and heavy-metal tendences, Malevo was only 13 years and became a member of Resurreción, a band integrated by rockers of legal age who recognized in Sergio the potential of a talented composer and entrepreneur, that he surprised them with his creations of symphonic rock, metal and punk.

At the year of fifteen, Malevo recorded "Do not push" his first long play with a rock band called Reverendos Hijos, a recording that marked tendency in the decade of the eighties.

In 1990 he began to investigate diverse fusions between musical rates. The next year he obtained the successful conjunction of tango with electronic music and, in 1992, to commemorate the 500 years of the discovery of America, Sergio recorded his first single album, "Malevo House Music", that turned him as the pioneer of the electronic tango, a musical style that just get its world-wide success after year 2000.

By that time the main distributing chains placed Malevo's cds in the trays ready to electronic music and ten years later the "electronic-tango" style had its own space in the commerce thanks to the influence of Sergio Bermejo and the troupe of musicians that begans to follow his style.

In that same cd Malevo explored indian house, another musical fussion between quechuas words, Andean folklore and electronic beat patterns, as it is appraised in the track Indio that was used by famous disc jockeys from Europe such as from the spanish Costa del Sol to nightclubs of Hamburg and Amsterdam.

In that vinyl record made its debut like guest the international famous djay Hernán Cattáneo.
Three years later, in 1994, when the "teen spirit" of grunge rolled over the planet, Malevo recorded "La Llave" (The Key), published by Del Cielito Records, a recognized lebel from Argentina.

In 1997, Sergio presented "Malevo", a cd of techno-pop which immediately started to run over the most important nightclubs from Buenos Aires. Tango 2090, the most famous hit of that record, was a succesfull mix of hip-hop and techno music, that soon was sampled and reedited in other recordings.

In 1998 Malevo initiated negotiations with jamaican singer Grace Jones, interpreter of the pop version of Astor Piazzolla's Libertango, to make a record together but that finally did not take shape because of differences of obligations between the musicians.

In December of that year, Malevo received the greater joy of its life when her daughter Sol was born.

By the end of 1999, Malevo presented in New York "Evolution Tango", a record where he worked with extinct violin player Antonio Agri (in one of its last recordings) and the bandoneon player Walter Rios. In that show, Malevo presented to the world the new style that he had created and he obteined honorable comparisons with Astor Piazzolla and the artistic recognition in Manhattan.

In the United States, Malevo also have published "A little bit of Tango" by Manhattan Records. That cd was presented after the opening of the mythical Limelight club of New York, and in November he made a special exhibition in the cycle Amnesia, of the Bronx Museum of Arts. Both presentations got praises of the american press as they published in the New York Times and the magazines Village Voice, Time Out and Billboard.

At that time, he also took part in the record "Energy Volume 7" wich has been presented at the famous Love Parade of Berlin attended by two million people.

When Malevo returned to Buenos Aires, on spring of 2000, he integrated a new record "Buenos Aires Energy Parade", with the track "Infinit Love", that was presented in a rave on the forests of Palermo where 200,000 people attended to that outdoors party that became one of the electronic celebrations of greater concurrence of Latin America.

Also in Buenos Aires, Aqua Record sent to the national market Malevo Evolution Tango.

In November of 2002, Malevo headed a great multimedia show at Broadway theater with a giant screen, twelve musicians in scene, lasers and couples of dancers under the orders of the choreographer Mora Godoy.

Godoy also adopted for the succesfull Tanguera, her own international show, the electronic versions of Malevo's tangos.

In 2003, Sergio presented his second videoclip on television programms of the main musical chains of Argentina.

In 2004, its disc Malevo Sound Project was reedited with some new tracks and instrumental versions of its main works by Sony Music-Columbia.

Sony Music also included Malevo in a 2004 record of various artist with its track "Barranca Abajo" between bands as Duran Duran, Fat Boy Slim, Prince, George Michael and Oasis, among others.

Malevo also made performances on the International Festival of Tango, an annual reunion of the capital of Argentine capital, supported by the secretariats of Culture of the Nation and the city of Buenos Aires.

Sergio started 2005 with a special participation in a double CD published in Germany by the companies Lolas World and Clubstar that reunites to diverse world-wide tangos figures called The Tango Night Club.

Malevo, the creator of the electronic tango, presented at the end of 2005 his last album Otario in which he display a sensual fusion of diverse styles like jazz, progresive dance and tango.

The new CD also contains a modern version of two classic ones of national tango: Por una cabeza (a creation of Gardel and Lepera) and the popular Se dice de mi (Pelay-Canaro), this last now in tone of hip hop.
Once again, as he made since the last fourteen years, Malevo had to dazzle with the sophistication of his compositions of new tango.

In December of 2005, Malevo signed contract with Click Productions, an american company of french producer Alain Siritzky, to compose the soundtrack of the film "Emmanuelle Tango" that rolled in Buenos Aires between that year and the begining of 2006.
Also, Malevo returned to show his artistic dowries -that years before took him to participate in tv shows and novels- in some sections of the new version of the Emmanuelle film, a landmark of the erotic movies created in 1974 by Siritzky. -

"The most important is that tango does not lose its essence", Sergio Bermejo.

SERGIO H. BERMEJO

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