Playback Maracas

  • Friday 16 14:00 - 15:00

    Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

Tropical Psychedelia

Officially existing for just a few months, the duo from Mataró, Playback Maracas have garnered the attention of the public, press and promoters alike with their Latin electronic pop, jam-packed with analogue drum machines, ethereal keyboards and exotic guitars. Their innovative and infectious sound draws from a number of sources (indie, house, psychedelia, cumbia) to form the perfect music to dance to on the green baize of SonarVillage.

Although the rich detail in their songs suggests a larger group, there are just two people behind Playback Maracas, Eloi Martínez and Álex Pérez; The first being responsible for drums, percussion, synthesizers and a vocoder; the second handling samplers and synthesizers, in addition to an amazing instrument that plays the bass and lead guitar simultaneously. With just two songs, “Las Palmas” and “Welcome Latino Alien” they have already captured the world’s attention, with many more in the pipeline. For the moment, their latest material includes an incredible version of “Nightcall”, by French artist Kavinsky, which became extremely popular thanks to the movie “Drive”. For them the future looks bright.