Andres Ordonez


Andres Ordonez aka Specter developed and crafted his signature style of the Chicago house sound over a span of 22 years. Specter’s ambience-driven, organic touch exudes an infectious groove that is deeply soulful, sensual, earthy, warm and nocturnal with a good measure of sublime disco, acid house, jazzy inflections and pure funk.

Specter’s interest in house music piqued in the 80’s, when the wunderkind genre blew up in the city of Chicago. Specter would tape and devour the novel, often raw and eventually legendary mixes from radio stations like WBMX, WCYC, WCRX, WKKC and WGCI. Early influences include DJs Farley Jackmaster Funk, Mickey Oliver, Bobby Q Bobby, Lee Collins, Lil louis, the Hot Mix 5 and the inimitable Ron Hardy. Specter started DJaying at 15 playing house, disco and italo . Spinning at basement parties around the city and suburbs. When Chicago’s loft-party and rave scene started to take off in the mid-90s, Specter began incorporating the edgier, minimal heat of Detroit techno into his sound.

By 1999 and 2000, Specter had established himself as a respected DJ through his many mix tapes and playing loft parties around the city, He Also co-founded a production label with Damon Lamar aka Baby pop called Tetrode Music. The first EP release from Tetrode dropped in 2000 and became a underground classic. “For All the Music/Mystery”. Following up with the second release “Mediterranean/Defining Moment” in 2002. Tetrode 03 came out two years later in 2004 titled “The Deep Theory Ep”. Years later after taking off some time for personal reasons, Specter returned in 08 and released a track on Deep Explorer out of spain (Windtalker) and another track on Chicago label Eargasmic Recordings (I don’t need). The track was licensed for a harley and muscle mix comp called Deep house part 1. Recent releases on labels DownBeat(madrid) Sistrum recordings(Detroit), Altered Moods Recordings, Exquisite Music, Sequencias, and Sound Signature (Detroit) have etched his name as one of chicagos top djs/producers.

Like his music, his sets are unpredictable. Leaving no genre untouched and creating a sonic collage that appeals to both the dancer and the head nodder alike.