MATANZA is a South American Tribal Tech House Band. Impulsive drums, damp ground, charangos and colourful masks.MATANZA was formed in 2009 by three musicians and producers: Luis Galvez, Vicente Vasquez and Rodrigo Gallardo.
What started as an experiment mixing acoustic instruments with electronic music and samples, soon turned into live performances where various Latin American instruments such as Colombian percussions, “charangos” and “quenas” join synthesizers and electronic beats.Their fusion of traditional melodies with the different styles from the European Techno scene of the 90’s and creates something consequently new: Tribal Tech House.Since their breakthrough at the Maquinaria Festival 2010, MATANZA keep refreshing not only the Chilean but also the international musical stage.
Born in the rolling hills of northern England, El Búho found his musical home in the forests, rivers & mountains of Latin America. His sounds blends together the rhythms, traditions and melodies of Latin American folk with the organic sound of waterfalls, birdsongs, crackling leaves and modern electronic music. The result is a dreamy, deep, melodic journey that entrances as much through headphones as it does on the dancefloor.
SetRe-live an hour-long live set of remarkable downtempo Andean electronics from Ecuador’s musical treasure, Nicola Cruz.
Nicola Cruz is an electronic producer, musician and DJ. Born in Limoges, France, to proud South American descent (Ecuadorian parents), he currently lives and works in Quito, Ecuador, in the heart of the Andes mountains. Nicola started his career as a percussionist, thanks to which he developed an early interest in electronic music. His work draws from a broad variety of sources, in particular a deep passion for the Andean landscapes, their cultures, rituals and rhythms. Because of this, his music radiates an intimate understanding of nature, from the organic exuberance of his sound to the soft cadence of his songs. In this mix a delicate balance between forces always prevails: his music is deeply rhythmic without losing the melody, and even though it is formed in collaboration with artists from different times and spaces, it remains personal and intimate.
From this musical connection between past and present, traditional and modern, an ongoing South American movement has arisen, exploring local indigenous and afro cosmologies through a carefully crafted analogue sound.
Nicola Cruz’s music invokes the landscapes and rituals of his homeland, Ecuador, a country that is home both to the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle. His music is an exploration of ancient mythologies and folkloric traditions in a modern setting.