Matanza – Chilean ‘Postmodern Folk’

Matanza are a Chilean group bringing Andean folklore into into the twenty first century. They mix traditional Latin American instrumentation like Colombian gaitas and Andean bombo drums with electronic beats and effects, drawing instant parallels to ZZK Records’ Tremor, who follow a similar path in Argentina. However, their techno/house influences shine through much stronger than their Argentine companions with the band taking inspiration from DJs like Ricardo Villalobos and Matias Aguayo. Matanza have gained a deserved reputation for their impressive live shows which mix electronica and live instrumentation in a fresh and forward thinking way, simultaneously inventive and danceable.

For a great introduction check out a promo Mix they did for the Gotwood Festival in Wales where the band will be playing this summer.

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