Javier Santos, known professionally as Against All Logic, is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Madrid, Spain. Born in 1991, he developed an affinity for music and production at a young age, and by the age of 17, he was spinning regular sets at Madrid's Ebano Club and other local venues. After some time, Against All Logic began to gain recognition from other DJs and labels due to his unique style of production and unpredictable track selection--a blend of electro, hip-hop, and house.
Santos released his first EP, 2005-2010, in 2012 to much critical acclaim. Featuring seven tracks produced between 2005 and 2010, it was a collection of vintage sounds split between rap, disco, acid, and broken beat improvisations. The project was very well received by listeners and critics alike, and it brought Santos to the attention of labels such as Ed Banger and Diynamic.
In 2013, Santos released the single â€œThis Old House Is All I Have,â€ his first solo release for the label Other People. This single quickly became one of the label's most popular songs to date, and was widely praised for its innovative production and unpredictable sampling.
The following year, Against All Logic released his debut album, 12 Reasons to Die. This album was praised by critics and fans alike, and it quickly cemented Santos' reputation as one of the premier electronic music producers. Over the next five years, Against All Logic would continue to build an impressive discography, with releases on labels such as Young Turks and Ninja Tune.
In 2017, Against All Logic released his second studio album, You Are Going To Hate This. Building on the groundwork laid by his earlier releases, this album further explored the range of styles and sounds that Santos was capable of producing. It was widely praised for its adventurous production and songwriting, and it brought Against All Logic even more recognition within electronic music circles.
In 2018, Against All Logic released a four-track EP, Illusions of Shameless Abundance. This EP focused on vintage samples from funk, soul, and hip-hop, and it was accompanied by a complex and sparse production style. This EP showcased Santos' ability to craft engaging songs while still maintaining a certain cohesiveness that he has become known for.
Throughout the years, Against All Logic has continued to be active as a live performer. He has performed at festivals such as Primavera Sound, Sonus, and Brain Matter, and he has been a regular performer at venues around Europe.
Even after a decade in the industry, Against All Logic is still pushing boundaries and crafting new sounds. His work stands out as some of the most daring and unique electronic music being made today, and he has cemented his place as one of the genre's most promising and innovative artists.