When Miguel Padrón García, better known as ‘Miguelito’, formed latin-metal band Laberinto in 1989 with his friends Pablo Minoli, Raymundo Ceballos and Marco Toro, he could have never known his career would turn out the way it did. By moving to Amsterdam in 1992, he and his fellow Laberinto-members suddenly found themselves in a completely different position. No longer were they just another metal band, they now had something no other band had. With their mix of latin and metal they had something unique on their hands, and it didn’t take long before they got the exposure they deserved. Miguelito clearly understood what set the band apart in these new surroundings and switched from guitar to percussion, thereby emphasising the latin and Afro-Caribbean influences. Soon major festivals and venues throughout Europe saw their energetic live performances. To this day, Laberinto formes the central part of Miguelito’s work. Even though he has never been the kind to crave the spotlight, he has always been one of the most solid, equable and on-point musicians in any band. His latest project TenTemPiès is turning out to be something of a international phenomenon. It features the talent of (among others): drummer and former Musician Of The Month, Daniel Camacho (Kenny Bogan & The Lads, Little Mary, Ruben & The Jets) and bassist Nathaniel Klumperbeek (Nate Dizco). The success of this latin-ska band took them all the way to China and all across Europe. But Miguelito’s pure love for his profession can also be seen and heard every Monday, when he and his pals from Mosquito form the house band for our weekly open jam session, Magic Monday.