DJ: His pre-teen style war beat street days as a breaker and graffiti writer (a.k.a. Sez) naturally led him to become a DJ, which he picked up easily after years of playing the drums since the age of six. In the early 80’s he discovered Kraftwerk and Afrika Bambaataa. Taking their musical messages to heart, Palomo became a renegade of funk, looking, seeking, finding the perfect beats which led him to the early Detroit techno scene and Chicago’s acid house craze. In 1993, he joined a legion of rave pioneers, hosting some of the city’s most memorable underground warehouse-loft parties. He has since been playing an integral role in keeping Chicago's electronic scene on the map having organized events under his leadership of EnvironMental Sound Therapists, Conjugate Projekt (best known for the unprecedented moving train party), along with 773 Tekno Saturdays (w/ Tim Xavier), D:Section (w/ Meiotic), De:Form (w/ Friction Detroit and Infrastructure NY), In Your System! (w/ Blueline Records and Majestic), and Linear.
Palomo’s drive, skills and dedication have landed him DJ sessions at every major club in Chicago, events across the U.S., festivals and club appearances throughout the world - Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
When out of the studio, and on the decks, Gabriel plays for packed venues of all sizes and types (including having played in a moving train car), Palomo is known to drop anything from techno to dark electro to tribal tech-house to old school acid tracks in any given set to keep the crowd moving and engaged, not missing a beat with flawless transition and key communication with the dance floor. Besides being one of the most respected DJs in Chicago and aside from headlining at many events, Palomo has played events over the last two decades with the likes of Surgeon, Function, Regis, Christian Smith, Speedy J, Chris Liebing, Green Velvet, Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Ken Ishii, Marco Bailey, Frank Mueller (Beroshima), Mark Verbos, Traxx, Joey Beltram, Mike Dearborn, Tony Rohr, Kyle Geiger and so many other musical explorers, the list goes on and on.