Clubland eventually attracted big-name DJs, such as Sasha, John Digweed, Dave Seaman and Paul Oakenfold who played alongside Hernan. Oakenfold was impressed and signed Hernan Cattaneo to his Perfecto Records label and they toured together in Europe and the United States from 1997 to 1999. By 2000, Cattaneo was a major name on the world club circuit. Underground releases entitled Clubland Vol. 1 and Vol.
2 created an underground buzz. Also, a DJ magazine released one of his mixes called Funky, Deep & Tribal in 2001. In 2002 he produced the international hit "Deep Funk", released his first mix compilation entitled "Perfecto Presents South America" on Paul Oakenfold's label, and won the "Best Newcomer DJ" at the Pacha Ibiza Awards. Since releasing his first compilation, he has played about 200 shows a year on every continent around the world.
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