José Manuel Alvarez, also known as Dubbyman, made his debut as a DJ in 1992, hidden under the name of José Vertice. Acid house, funk, drum&bass and hip hop were just some of the ingredients of his firsts sets, backed up by his collective Dogs Connected.

Latter incursions into dubbed house and electrofunk sounds took him to visit most important clubs in Madrid like Deep and Danzoo, while maintaining his own club, Freak. By 2002, and thanks to his new facet as a producer he became Dubbyman, moves his residency from Freak to Café Bar Las Descalzas and expands his sessions across Madrid, in clubs like Morpheus, Ohm, Taboo, Deep, Danzoo,or Goldfield and outside, in places like Le Club (Valencia), El Sol (Salamanca), Telefunken, House café, Foxx (La Coruña), La casa de la música (Badajoz).

In 2006 he finds the most highly recognition for his participation in Sonar festival 2006 making a powerful session mixing dub with black music. 2007 was a year of consolidation with his showcase in Observatori Festival in Valencia and a great comeback to Sonar 2007 sharing turntables with the cream of the Dubstep UK scene (Kode 9, Oris Jay and Mary Anne Hobbs.

The next years, he was playing and “exploring” in many different clubs around the world  (London, Lisboa, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava…) and festivals as Freerotation 2010. Before the summer break of 2011, he finished the tour in a sucessful week in Chicago sharing decks with Bjak & Julio Bishop from RealDeep, Daryl Cura from Eargasmic  and Specter (Tetrode music).

Nowdays he and his brother Above Smoke still running the Deep Explorer Music label since 2003, where release their music and other recognized artists as Larry Heard, Mike Huckaby, Nick Sole, Specter, Kai Alce, Rick Wade…and the list goes on and on….

Also his latest gigs over the world spreading the word, he keeps producing for other labels as NDATL, Ornate music, Altered Moods…

Nicholson has been producing music since 1992, first coming to fame when he met Ron Trent and started releasing records under various pseudonyms such as Urban Sound Gallery and African Blues on the hugely sought after and influential Prescription & Clairaudience labels.




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