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A. Damien Goyenechea

MADQAP head nacho A.D Goyenechea is a Seattle based songwriter, musician and producer. To date, Goyenechea has written over 200 songs and produced over 400 songs for his groups and others. Goyenechea began his career in Seattle honing his chops with his band ‘Cilantro’ then moved to San Diego in 2002 where he formed “Cape May”. While with Cape May, Goyenechea produced The ‘Green’ Album, which recieved favorable reviews: The San Diego reader penned that ‘the production of each track is ‘flawless’ and SD citybeat called the record a ‘coup’. Goyenechea formed “Calico Cartel Records’ to release his bands recordings as well as serve the San Diego community’s production needs.

After disbanding with Cape May in 2007, Goyenechea went into the studio with local San Diego musicians to record his new effort ‘The Calico Cartel’ which SD City Beat called ‘a way-too-addictive dance of uptempo keys, horns, strings and, of course, Che’s dark croon’… The EP was chosen as 1 of the 13 ‘EXTRASPECIALGOOD’ records of the 500 reviewed.

After 6 productive years in San Diego, LA seemed to be the next natural step. He took a job working for Justin Goldberg at Measurement Arts Management (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals) which proved to be short lived as the music biz was crashing along with the economy.

Goyenechea decided to go back to his homebase of Seattle, WA where he took a promotional position at Sarathan Records (Peter Bradley Adams, The Purrs, Feral Children) before starting his own imprint, Madqap Media. Madqap Media has worked on several tech projects as well as booking local and national talent, recording bands and pr duties.

Discography:
Cilantro – Eight is Enuf – 1998
Cilantro – Specialist – 1999
Cilantro – Oh Solemn StrumDrum – 2000
The Mike Sterling Band – 2000
Bell – debut EP – 2003
Kevin Lomet – return of the bluesman – 2000
Dennis Magle – The Long Haul – 2000
Lojak – debut EP – 2002
The Otisturbine – assorted recordings – 2003
Apaulo 8 – assorted recordings – 2004
Half Pound Red – assorted demos – 2004
SuperCupid – Fu*& You album – 2004
Bobby’s Fever – assorted recordings – 2005
2 Tribal – assorted recordings – 2005
Rafael McMaster – assorted recordings 2005
Cape May – Debut album – 2005
Lars Endrigat – assorted recordings – 2006
Brian “Bstee” Steele – Self titled debut album -2006
Cape May – II – 2006
Brian “Bstee” Steele – Album 2 – 2007
Ryan John Waller – assorted recordings – 2007
Bernie King – Assorted recordings 2007
The Calico Cartel – Red Album – 2007
Fernando Robles – assorted recordings 2006
Hook – Debut EP – 2008
Clucks – Scandalous Shambles -2008
Zoe Wick – Lose the Moon – 2012
Panama Gold – The Gold EP – 2009
Panama Gold – Kill the Lights 2012
Clucks – Poor Scores – 2012
BREAKS – On our way, Together – 2016

Studios/producers/labels collaborated with:

Golden Track Studios – San Diego, CA
Art Institute of Seattle – Seattle, WA
Sarathan Records – Seattle, WA
Measurement Arts Management – LA, CA
BLDGS – Seattle, WA
Scott Colburn/ Gravel sounds – Seattle, WA
Blackbox Studios – San Diego, CA
Jose Maldonado – San Diego, CA
Crybaby Studios/ Justin Wilmore – Seattle, WA
RFI Mastering – Seattle, WA
Danny Garibay – Los Angeles
London Bridge studios / Jonathan Plum – Seattle, WA
Jikkou Records – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mike Kamoo – independent producer – San Diego, CA
Matt Brown / Jeff Gossard – Gossard Studios