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“Tribal House, Pan Flutes galore, tremendous hypnotic shamanic music […] from this unique band from Chile! This is truly amazing!” -Generation Bass

 “Those three give a pure and hard tech-house sound, where inbetween the beats, you can feel the Latin flavour in the roots of Matanza” -Rolling Stone Magazin

Impulsive drums, damp ground, dancing charangos and colourful masks. MATANZA, the South American Tribal Tech House Band returns with an entirely new live set. The trio – who have already shared stages with internationally acclaimed acts such as Justice, Mr. Oizo, Modeselektor, Boys Noize, Booka Shade and many more – is going on tour again.

MATANZA’s extraordinary performances showcase the musicians rhythmic prowess analogy which they position amongst the cosmopolitan tech-house-sound and the pounding folk music of their indigenous cultural heritage. The band reflects the musical spectra of the tribes that are still fighting hard for their rights and acknowledgement in society today. MATANZA merges traditional melodies with the different styles from the European Techno scene of the 90’s and creates something consequently new: Tribal Tech House.

Surprisingly, MATANZA trusts in a remarkable way the importance of free digital downloading and resigns the sale of physical sound recordings. Yet, or maybe because of their attitude, the three musicians from Santiago de Chile perform as headliners on numerous important festivals across the continent, collaborate transnational with various producers and tour now the third time in Europe to celebrate their intrinsic understanding of electronic dance music. MATANZA is currently working on a new album to be released in 2014.

“Their collective fascination with the vast array of weird and wonderful instruments they hoard is what really makes their live performances extraordinary in a club setting. Bringing relics of their Latino history into the present day, Matanza give them a new meaning when played harmoniously alongside the pounding techno baseline – inventing a totally danceable amalgamation of pure originality and explosive fun.”

  • Label: Antartek, Anabatic, Dubnoir
  • Based in: Santiago, Chile
  • Band/Crew: 3 on stage/4-5 travelling
  • Territory: WORLDWIDE (excl. Chile)
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