HC Studio by Hugo Cantarra

House & Techno Music Producer

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House & Techno Production/Mixing/Mastering studio with jobs done on tracks released on labels such as Universal, Warner, Sony, Armada, Spinnin, Pacha, Size, Kontor to say a few... Worked for Multi Gold and Platinium artists signed on Defected, Toolroom, Spinnin, Armada, Drumcode, Ultra, Glasgow Underground, CR2, RCA... Only House & Techno genres

Hey, my name is Hugo Cantarra, I'm a french music producer with actually 16M streams overall on Spotify.

I've worked with multi platinium selling artists and shared stages with the greatest such as Roger Sanchez, Fatboy Slim, Steve Angello, Artbat, EDX, Andrea Oliva, MEDUZA, HUGEL, Charlotte de Witte, Adam Beyer to say just few...

I'm the owner of HC Studio, a specialized House & Techno genres music production and mixing/mastering studio.

I worked for many years on projects for majors and indie record labels such as Universal, Warner, SONY, Armada, Spinnin, Pacha, Size, Kontor, Defected, Toolroom, Subliminal, Spinnin, Drumcode, Ultra, Glasgow Underground, CR2, RCA to name the biggest ones and I've been remixing artists such as Adam Beyer, Ariana Grande, Duke Dumont, Technotronic, The Weeknd, Brando, Billie Eilish, Tiga, Foushee, Saint Jhn, Dennis Ferrer...

*Update :
- Charted Dance TOP 2 Germany with my new single "4 To The Floor" (10M Spotify).
- Official remixer of Technotronic - PumpUptheJam
- Last release on "Paradise" on Thrive / Virgin (Acraze Do It To It Label)

Me and my team are here to help you to craft the best of your ideas to make it as your next record.
We are also doing mix/mastering (only house & techno).

Looking forward to work with you on your next project!
Hugo

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Hugo Cantarra
  • Hugo Cantarra
  • The Wooden Cross & Hugo Cantarra
  • Hugo Cantarra
  • Hugo Cantarra & Jinadu
  • Ali Bakgor & Hugo Cantarra
  • Hugo Cantarra & Stub (3)
  • Hugo Cantarra & DUNE (36)
  • Hugo Cantarra & Alas (7) Ft. Sarria
  • Selva & Hugo Cantarra Ft. Jodie Knight
  • Hugo Cantarra Ft. Shyam P* & Emmanuel Diaz
  • Hugel, Stefy De Cicco, Hugo Cantarra Feat. Nikol Apatini
  • Hugo Cantarra, Stone Van Brooken Feat. Diana Miro
  • Thomas Gold, Jex (6), Hugo Cantarra
  • Technotronic
  • Technotronic
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26 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by jillstanley
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    This is my second time working with Hugo and it was just as excellent as the first---he's responsive, creative and a great listener-- no ego!! Hugo and his team killed it with this track. I cannot wait to release it. If anyone is having a hard time figuring out with whom to work with all the great talented people on Sound Better, I can tell you to stop looking--Hugo is AMAZING!!!

  2. Review by jillstanley
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    Great experience working with HC Studio!! Professional, creative, collaborative and efficient. Working with them, especially Hugo was a 10/10. Initially I was concerned about working with someone in Europe due to the time difference (I'm based in LA) and potential language barrier but both were non issues. Hugo was always available and explains things perfectly! And, most importantly, the final products is fantastic. I wholeheartedly recommend them and can't wait to work with HC Studio again.

  3. Review by offrami
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    Great work as always

  4. Review by James M.
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    Working with Hugo, was a pleasure! He really understood what we was looking for and asked us grate detail on how we wanted the finished product to sound. We will defiantly be using Hugo's expertise/services again!

  5. Review by ARMANI
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    Hugo was great through all the production steps. He took the time to listen to my track and get it from an idea to a full record. Highly recommend for anyone, especially those who are doing house/electronic.

  6. Review by Loïc A.
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    A real pleasure to work with Hugo.
    I can only recommend it!

  7. Review by Charlie U.
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    A great talent to work with. Prompt and a very good ear to

  8. Review by Anonymous
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    Really fast delivery and such a professional! Highly recommend

  9. Review by Thomas J.
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    Great working with Hugo

  10. Review by Corey E.
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    Helped remix our track. Solid work.

  11. Review by ALI
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    Goof job
    thank you for your time,easy to comunicate and Hugo try to fit your taste. thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Review by Darren Keen
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    This is the first project I've undertaken with Hugo.
    The way he approached the brief and collaboration was first class and showed he really got under the skin of what I was after.
    The outcome is release ready - both in terms of production quality and the specific contemporary sound I was eager to achieve.
    Already planning my next project with him.
    Highly recommended.

  13. Review by Dobrondi L.
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    Amazing guy and amazing producer!
    He delivered the job really quickly, and the quality is out of this world!
    Can't wait to work with Hugo again :)

  14. Review by Marco
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    Excellent sound quality. Great communication. Anytime again. Awesome work!!

  15. Review by Ryan Fontana
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    Hugo is a pleasure to work with. Highly professional in terms of communication and deliverables. His ability to help me determine my sound was really helpful, and his expertise around working with labels and what they are looking for as well is very valuable. Highly reccomend.

  16. Review by Mani S.
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    Great working with Hugo. He is focused and expert. Top quality.

  17. Review by Sergey P.
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    Hugo helped me a lot with mixing and sound design. Thank you Hugo!

  18. Review by Joseph Won
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    Hugo sat down with me for our first mentoring session and gave me tons of great feedback on what I could do to improve. He covered everything from general career advice, to how to nail important stylistic elements that specific labels are looking for. Hugo leverages his enormous industry experience to give you relevant, actionable feedback that is sure to lead to success. His attitude, energy, and passion for music shows through the way he teaches, and is a source of creative inspiration.

  19. Review by Xenia G.
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    Absolutely amazing! Incredibly talented, very communicative, a true musician!!! 1000% recommended!

  20. Review by Emily Kocontes
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    Hugo is an awesome producer and was really great to work with!

  21. Review by Ryan N.
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    Easy to work with, very communicative!

  22. Review by Ridley
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    Hugo sets the standard for production with his amazing ear, professionalism, and talent. He's an awesome collaborator who listens to what you want, and then takes the idea even further than you imagined. It was a pleasure working with him, and I will absolutely collaborate with him again!

  23. Review by Ryan N.
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    A pleasure to work with Hugo again. Efficient and talented producer / mix engineer

  24. Review by Ryan N.
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    Knows exactly what your track needs! Could tell he had a lot of production and mixing experience, especially with house music. Clear and very fast communication. Will be returning for another song.

  25. Review by Toray
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    Hugo has an amazing ear and is such a great guy to communicate with. He knows what he is doing and knows how to pin point specific aspects of a song to make it pop.

  26. Review by Ridley
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    Hugo is a consummate professional - extremely dedicated to his craft, and it has always been a pleasure to work with him. His knowledge of production and mixing is top-notch, and his close attention to detail ensures that every collaboration exceeds expectations. I am excited for our future work together, and I highly recommend him!

Interview with HC Studio by Hugo Cantarra

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I've worked on a track which has been played millions times on one of the biggest electronic music label ever...

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Serious records for myself !

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Hmmm No ! Just amazing clients around ! Thanks to all of you guys.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital, because You can already do amazing stuff.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To do the best I can for his/her project.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: House music is for what I wake up every morning.. Easy !

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: What did you produce before ? I can't answer about that mostly because it's a confidential process but I can tell that I've worked for the biggest labels of the industry.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Hmmm.... I don't know !

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What's your project ? What you wanna do with this song ? Why do you need that song ?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Let's have a chill chat and if we feel comfortable, I'll be super happy to make cool songs together. I'm here to help you to grow, that's why i'm doing it ! Passion before everything !

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Macbook Pro with Ableton Live Suite, Yamaha HS7 Monitors, My Minilogue and a drum !

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I've been doing DJ and producer/remixer since 15 years... Touring the world and enjoying producing for me but also for other artists to lift up carreers !

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style ? If we are talking about clothes, all black everything ! Haha If we speak about music, I always think that electronic music is made to make the girls dance.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Camelphat, Prydz, Steve Angello as they are artists which inspired me a lot during my carreer.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Put a vocoder on any synths or sounds... You'll be impressed !

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: House Music Only.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I think I've got a pretty good ear for mixing stuff and also drums as I've played drums for 20 years.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Inspiration and creative process.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Starting from bassline to FX... Depends a lot on the needs of my clients.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Yamaha HS7 monitors, Apollo Soundcard, Korg Minilogue, Ableton live and bunch on vst/vsti gems.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: As I'm a very eclectic person, I'm getting inspired by all kind of artists from Supertramp to Camelphat thru Kanye West or even Chopin.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Full session (one day) to deliver a demo for the client in order for him to record vocal or find a guideline he need for a targeted project.

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Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Hugo Cantarra Remix)

I was the Producer, Mixing, Mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

- Half fee requiered if the project is not done
-2 revision allowed (50USD/additional revision)
-Provide remix stems
-Daw projects not provided
-20% publishing rights

GenresSounds Like
  • John Summit
  • Vintage Culture
  • ARTBAT
Gear Highlights
  • Macbook Drums Yamaha HS7 Genelec Korg Minilogue Sub37 MiniMoog Jupiter 8Korg Monopoly Akai Mpk III
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  • Hugo Cantarra, Stone Van Brooken feat. Diana Miro - What About YouFeb 03, 2022

    https://open.spotify.com/track/4r1CYxaX6SM58QabYRbTnM?si=2fc384c71609471a

  • Hugo Cantarra, Honeyluv feat. Omem - Paradise [Thrive/Virgin]Jan 18, 2022

    https://open.spotify.com/track/6S8QooXikGI3RqJcarCcrY?si=706448677a9b47b5

  • Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Hugo Cantarra Official Remix)Jan 18, 2022

    https://open.spotify.com/track/1lYnlzVo0DDUPjfqGJRggA?si=67453e94bde34738

  • 4 To The Floor feat HUGEL, Stefy de Cicco (WARNER/Spinnin)Jan 26, 2021

    https://open.spotify.com/track/4SkmZvciMZmMinCeEA7g5L?si=a97b4271b5c4456e