Rolando R Rocha grew up in south-west Detroit, a Hispanic district. He was heavily influenced by his cultural Latin rhythms and percussion. Inspired from an early age by his musician father, he pursued his own interest in music and became well known and respected within the community. It was later when he heard Jeff Mills in 1985 as “The Wizard” that he discovered the innovative sounds of Techno. Through a mutual friend he was introduced to Mike Banks and joined Underground Resistance in 1994.
In 1999, ‘Knights of The Jaguar’, although not Rolando’s first release on UR turned perceptions of Techno on their head, breaking into other genres of dance music and becoming a classic in the boxes of DJs such as Tenaglia, Morillo, Oakenfold, and Gilles Peterson. The track has a long legacy of reworking and lives on over fifteen years later inspiring audiences from all genres.
As of November 2004, Rolando left both Underground Resistance and his Los Hermanos project behind.
2014 Rolando has launched his own label R3 (Roland Rocha Records) and will exclusively release his own music on his label.
Rolando now a Dj for almost thirty years continues to work internationally as a Dj and continues to hold a residency at the notorious and enigmatic Berlin club Berghain.
LABEL TITLE MATRIX NO.
UR AZTEC MYSTIC EP. UR035
UR AZTLAN EP. UR015
UR MI RAZA (interstellar fugitives album) UR045
UR KNIGHTS OF THE JAGUAR EP. UR049
UR REVENGE OF THE JAGUAR EP. UR2000
UR AZTEC MYSTIC MIX CD
UR UR Z TRACKS vol. 1,2&3 UR ZT1,2,3
UR AZTEC MYSTIC MIX CD URCD049
UR VIBRATIONS MIX CD URCD 3000
UR AGUILA EP. UR059
LOS HERMANOS BIRTH OF 3000 EP. LH1
LOS HERMANOS A: QUETZAL, B: TESCAT LH2
LOS HERMANOS TRES LH3
LOS HERMANOS INFLUENCE EP. LH4
430WEST JAGUAR EP. 4W350
430WEST JAGUAR CD 4W CD4049
SWEAT RECORDS SWEAT MIX vol.1 (HOUSE) SWEAT CD 1
NRK ROLANDO (MIX CD) nite:life 016 NRKMX016
NRK ROLANDO “FROM THERE TO HERE
AND NOW” (2CD MIX) NRK025 NRKMX025
CROSSROADS IN-TRANSIT NRKMX025
DELSIN HIATUS EP 73DSR/ RLD1
SAVED RECORDS THE AFTERLIFE EP
KLING KLANG EXPO 2000 KRAFTWERK
SOMA VIRTUOSO SLAM
LOGISTIC BLACKSTAGE RE-WORKS “WORKING NIGHT” JOHN THOMAS – LOG 026
POUSSEZ! MUSIC YOUR LIGHT NEXT EVIDENCE
PARLOPHONE/EMI COMING UP FOR AIR SIOBHAN DONAGHY
2. BEATSTRUMENTAL MIX
SUPERB ENTERTAINMENT PEAK TIME K-ALEXI
ROLANDO’S I-94 MIX
RUSH HOUR RUSH HOUR POPULATION ONE
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