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J//OAKYN

    On a summer day, you are sitting on the park waiting the minutes to pass, for the shadow to come and lay down your skate without bigger concerns. You lit a cigarrete and watch on the horizon some rappers. It’s logical…you know what they will do. Beyond there a group of students drinking some beers are evading legality. The homeless is dragging his midday collection. A dog comes to you and you think: “I have nothing to offer but a cigarette and my company. The dog stays. The buses, the people, your friends, the pilsen and one or another joint to liven up the afternoon. The street, your ecosystem. J//OAKYN portrays his beats on daily figures from the street life. We are talking of such daily portrays, like kicking the ground on your skate, talking about nothing with your friends or run to evade the “pacos”. Even though your mental and daily images connect with thing we are all capable to see, is in the abstraction of this young man from Concepción, that gives some maximized value, sounding nostalgic and so dense. Soundcloud • Facebook By: Pablo Pérez
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The Dagger Complex

There are places and sounds that are waiting for us. The routine of the cities pretend to generate a monotonous system that takes you and drags you. Something like a sea of noise, saturating our ears with unrecognizable sounds and many times, called silence. However, there is a bottle floating in this ocean, waiting to be found by those who are able to stop, watch and breathe. Then…you know what is established, you know what will happen and you know the “rules” of your routine. Maybe now is time to open that bottle and wonder with something new that has benn always waiting for you. Like a debborian invitation, The Dagger Complex comes to change your atmosphere, the way you look and hear your day. That’s right, just like your earplugs and a mid afternoon coffee are the perfect companion to start listening the path that TDC has for you. The march begins with Vibrant (also, the tittle to their EP), song that leaves more than a minute to a soft introduction and opens the door to your ears into the inside of these 6 songs that conforms this beautiful EP  of 21:31 duration. TDC borns as such in march […]
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Valesuchi

Is there anything more that we can talk about Valesuchi? Are you moving your head back and fort?  Is your heart accelerating it’s rythm in every second? Are your feet moving by their own? Can you recognize the ever changing beats of one of our proudest electronic musicians, Valesuchi? Is the andwer is always affirmative then you are slowly turning into a electric monster ghoul. For that, a i thank you Valesuchi, for mixing beats and samples in the middle of the night, for hypnotizing me and my friends in some dark cave i some dubious state. And for you, my friends, who are still in the unknown, not knowing of whom i’am talking about, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! The rythm is only going up and up, as her career and presentations, performing with an steady quality, like every track she plays. So press play on that set and let loose. The best about Valesuchi is that when youn think he is in her best, well, is just gettin’ started. Facebook/ Soundcloud By: Francisco Cifuente.  
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Los Bárbara Blade

Barbara Blade was a character in a terrible commercial deodorant. Something like a Lara Croft shaving her armpits with a knife. So, when you hear the name of the band you understand from the beginning that the thing is not going to go down a very traditional way. Then you start to listen to them and you do not know if you do not understand anything or start to understand the name a little more. You feel as if you’ve gotten a handful of beats and put them in a mixer to the max. With you inside. And with some or another pill, probably not Vitamin C, as they named one of their songs. Electronic, tribal rhythms, cumbia, ragamuffin, anyway, no matter how you listen to them in your house, you are going to want to be in a disc drowned in a sea of ​​bodies that shake, giving life. It’s difficult to cross the line of popular today. And it’s more difficult to go several more lines. But it is the only way to achieve a result as strange as unique. Exportable, importable, renewable and dance on the table. Bravo LBB, now I understand the world less but who […]
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Abismo

Alternative Hip Hop from Valparaiso, how cool that sounds? Is Abismo, slicing his rhymes with no mercy. An interesting approach to a genre ready to take the next step. Making a stand where the streets and innovation can peaceful collide. Sorry, did I say peaceful? In this dimension maybe, cause Abismo’s rap is clearly coming from another parallel reality. Rap so intricate as the streets and hills that watch him born. In a collaboration between beatmakers like Fkrpr and Gumo, (that we are glad that happened), Abismo present us a collage of influences so mixed up that is hard to tell which one is there. Taking the underground to a dark parking lot, beat him the hell up of it and then sending it home with the best impression of that night. Valpo Estado Mental is his first album and we have only but good vibes to what comes next. And as anyone who has been on Valparaiso and has met its people, you know that is only a question of time when something notorious born from the port city. Bandcamp – Facebook By Francisco Cifuentes Rivera
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Maleza

Deconstrucción, Maleza’s first EP, is a ritual. Ayahuasca that’s not only seeking to look into the outside, but also into the inside of us, trying to connect us with the purity, with the earth, with the blood. Their psychedelic sounds, combined with alt rock and folk, stirring our head to mix all those preconceived ideas, because in order to see the truth surrounding us, we must have a clear mind, free of them. Rythms that lead us from one side to another, holding us. Beginning  a trance where the music bends with ambient sounds, where we are, nowhere. And lyrics entering in that space, already free and available to be contemplated, with texts trying to open our eyes like the “Puede Ser” ¿Cómo es qué, miles de años pueden confluir, /¿How is that, thousands of years can confluence, En esto que nadie volvería a vivir? / in this that no one would live again? Un grillete para controlar / A shackle to control Un grillete que puedes comprar / A shackle to buy Un grillete hecho para ti / A shackle made for you  Un grillete los/nos hará feliz. / A shackle will make you/us happy. And between that song, mini melodic and experimental tunes […]
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Siempre llueve al atardecer

The songs of “Siempre llueve al atardecer” are like a forest: you do not know where it start, where it end or where you are at that moment. Its instruments create an atmosphere in which it is difficult to concentrate on something specific, and you can only enjoy it as a whole. A place as abstract as special. You get carried away by your changes of rhythm, by those voices that appear and disappear in the thick of the melodies, by those loud guitars that sometimes find calm, but immediately they break it again, by those bursts of battery that wrap your ears, that vertigo that grabs you from the inside and pushes you into the unknown. The first thing you feel when listening the first EP, with the same name as the band, is the 17:44 minutes are made short. Their first three songs accelerate you, make you run through that forest in search of a place to stay, without letting you stop. And then comes the fourth theme, “Siempre llueve al atardecer”, and then you just stop there. Because it feels too good. That forest that was unknown, transforms into familiar and becomes the one you want to […]
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Cuarto Flotante

  With a new album just released, Cuarto Flotante sets the four walls of their music identity. Tracks well made and a music sensibility beyond the national clichés. We invite you to keep enjoying “Insomne” the brand new and shiny EP of this floating room. The perfect room to be in, if I let myself to be clear, setting the coordinates to the clouds. That was our first impression when we listen to this ethereal band from Santiago. A calm pace, taking all the time in the world to lift you up little by little. ‘Cause, really… what’s the rush? We love to listen to bands like Cuarto Flotante, a proposal so different from others band that we always want to hear more from them. A difference based on familiarity, chords and tracks from another time, maybe lysergic, maybe seventies-esque or even kind of soviet at some points. Guitars, synths, voices, bass and drums well aligned just to show that they can do it in the musical scene of the chaotically Santiago. So chill out guys, is Cuarto Flotante’s time and is just getting started. The people inside Cuarto Flotante are: Paulo Cifuentes: Guitar/Voice Sebastian Salas: Synth/Guitar Cristian Zuñiga: Drums […]
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Platillo Volador

[This is not a drill. I repeat. This is not a drill. I repeat, stop whatever the hell you were doing and evacuate your homes immediately].  [This is an emergency]. [Different sightings have been reported from all over the country]. [I repeat. This is an emergency] Flying saucers have arisen from Valparaiso, invading our soundcloud, youtube, bandcamp and media. The message? A record of nine songs remembering forever these events: En el cielo a las 20:00. It’s Platillo Volador, my dear terrestrial friends and they are coming to get you. Making Lo Orozco, album EP debut in 2014 and releasing new album in 2016 (“En el cielo a las 20:00”), Platillo Volador is getting their first recognition as one of the bands with projection in the country. But who cares about that? Music so off of this planet that expectations and recognitions simply doesn’t matter. It’s too terrestrial, man. And that’s why we love this kind sighting, in the middle of nowhere, with the darkest night upon you and the bright light of Platillo Volador leaving you blind and unconscious for three days. What happened in between? You’ll never know. Psychedelic ensemble, noisey aggrupation, lysergic tripulation, called them whatever you […]
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Espiral

Let´s talk about Espiral. How with so few they can accomplish so much. Because that’s the kind of catharsis you get to experience when listening to these guys. A progressive feeling of levitation, Espiral becomes the perfect vessel to an intergalactic journey.  A journey through the quantum space, navigating the galaxies with no clear destiny. Because the trip of Spiral is just getting started and the cosmonauts are ready to plug their instruments and reach the outer rims of the universe. And fuck terrestrial life, in just a few minutes, Espiral can put you in the right mood to start drifting away in the void. We like what we hear. And little by little, song by song, Espiral absorbs you to its center. Always wanting more, always wanting a journey that weren´t too short. So while we expect more from Espiral, you best keep looking to the starry sky. You may get caught in the zone of Espiral. Espiral are: José Luis Cayul on guitar. Ignacio Larraín on Bass/Sax. Cristián “Joven Billy” Hidalgo on drums. Miguel Rodriguez on keyboards. Facebook / Soundcloud By: Francisco Cifuentes Rivera
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