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Arecio Smith is one of the most versatile musicians in the Spanish scene. This has led him to join in many projects such as Fundación Tony Manero, with whom he recorded the gold album “Looking For La Fiesta” (Virgin, 2001), La Kinky Beat, recording and performing the album “Made in Barna” (Kasbah 2005) throughout Spain and Europe, or Phat Fred, whose album “Do Not Spoil the Soup” was very well received in the Japanese rare grooves market, and was also presented in several Jazz festivals like Jazz-a-luz, Jazz Terrassa or Jazz de Reus (Spain) and St. Paul Soul Jazz (France).
With Astrio, one of his current projects, he has performed through events like Sónar 2008, Cruïlla de Cultures 2008 and 2012 , Senglar Rock 2008 , Festival de Jazz de Vic 2003 and 2012, Black Music Festival ('03, '04, '05), Festival de Blues de Manresa, or Nordlys Festival (Norway) in 2008. In 2012 he started the band Flow Fanatics featuring the famous Spanish rapper Rapsusklei, with whom he again performed through many big festivals like BAM or Rototom among others.
Arecio Smith is of course a well-known fan of Nord keyboards, and he cooperates with Adagio, the Spanish distributor for Nord, in demonstrating and teaching other users how to get the best from the equipment.