Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
DJ Bitman, originally part of the group Bitman & Roban, made his solo debut in 2007 on Nacional Records, a Latin alternative label for which he'd previously recorded as part of his former group. Born José Antonio "Toto" Bravo in Santiago, Chile, Bitman is a DJ/producer/songwriter whose style is deeply rooted in hip-hop, though his music also draws influence from Latin and electronica, as well as other music styles. Initially, Bitman's music featured a lot of sampling (hence the name Bitman & Roban -- that is, "robbing," as in sampling), but over time he began relying primarily on guest vocalists, most of whom sang in either English or Spanish, and live instrumentation. Following a couple early Bitman & Roban releases, namely Hurtos (2000) and Robar Es Natural (2002), Bitman's international breakthrough came with Musica Para Despues de Almuerzo (2006), his third and final group effort, which featured the popular song "Tatita." Latin Bitman (2007) was his first solo effort, billed to DJ Bitman; the album includes "Tropilove," for which a promotional video was filmed.