Founder of Dancentric events and podcast, and member of San Antonio’s house music collective S.O.U.L. Family, Lando Morales evokes the feel-good fun of soft socks sliding across a freshly waxed floor. Weaving through disco, funk, soul and house, he activates the senses like a time capsule, with a playful, driving narrative that makes even hot Texas back roads seem cool. Inspired by the Houston club scene in '99, the synth-music enthusiast first tried his hand at DJing with a series of CDs for Zoom Vacation in 2006. Then, during his military travels the following three years, Lando jumped on opportunities to play house parties and small venues in Germany, France and the UK, as well as an intimate sunrise set in Ibiza. By 2012, he was a local regular, hosting Deco Drag Brunch before kicking off a three-year stint as resident DJ with E:MERGE at Southtown 101 (2013-2016), during which he guested at Wreck the Decks and Sunset Sessions (2015), and played Vinyl Fridays, Sunday Social, and the Summer Collective Festival (2016). He’s also been a three-time guest for San Antonio collective Muve, was recruited for the Maverick Festival in spring of 2017, featured DJ for the Burning Man regional event, Alma Burn in 2017 and 2018, and headlined with Glass Slipper at 2017 NYE.
Not motivated by exclusive genres or rank, community-driven Lando prefers to share the spotlight. So the Game Day DJ for the Urban Soccer Leadership Academy (since 2014) started Dancentric Open Decks at Web House in 2016, where any DJ — whether aspiring or old school — is invited to work their skills. He’s also been involved with Travis Park events and the Deco Arts and Music Festival, where he performed in 2014 and served as Entertainment Chair in 2015, introducing the first house music stage with artists Kenny Summit and Glass Slipper. That same year, Lando was the featured military veteran DJ on San Antonio Living, and spearheaded “The House that NYA Built,” featuring Kinn, Todd Wilson, Nathan Stewart and Trey Garcia, to benefit the Network for Young Artists.
No stranger to nearby Austin, Lando spent a summer as resident DJ of Café Mueller (2013) and was a guest DJ for Machine's Moon Landing at Plush (2014). He tapped into global channels through podcasts House Nation and NueMatic in 2015, and over the years, has opened for pioneering Texas-bred DJs such as Spettro and Red Eye, as well as for notable globetrotters like Saeed Younan and David Alvarado.