MPeach (a.k.a. Mariana Martín Capriles) is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Her experimental music is strongly influenced by a combination of Changa Tuki (Venezuela’s native ghetto-dance music), Afro-Caribbean beats and melodies rooted in traditional Venezuelan folk culture. She draws from a wide variety of musical inspirations, including "dembow, soukous, heavy bass, spanish reggae, hip hop, 4x4, grime, dancehall and kuduro,” making for a dynamic sound that stands all on its own.
Now based in Brooklyn, New York, MPeach’s experimental work dances at the intersection between music, vocal, and visual elements, all of this is compiled into her first solo release, Vengo Por Ti. An EP co-produced with with dynamic Venezuelan duo Pocz & Pacheko, who have released on labels such as Buraka Som Sistema’s Enchufada (Portugal) and Senseless (UK). The EP also reconnects her with Barcelona-based Venezuelan producer Cardopusher, famous for his genre-bending releases on Hyperdub, Tigerbeat6, Trouble & Bass, PeaceOff, and Lo Dubs, and Raptor House legends DJ Yirvin and DJ Baba.
Vengo Por Ti goes deep into Venezuelan culture and its boiling energy, exploring underground styles created at the crossroads between traditional and modern, local and foreign. The influence of Venezuelan folk and Afro-Caribbean vocal styles is evident on “La Hora”, which takes influence from Un Solo Pueblo as well as early reggaeton legends TheNoise, Yvy Queen and El General. "Fuerza" cops vibes from merengue hip-hop godfathers Proyecto Uno and merengue house queen Lisa M. Of course, the entire EP is influences by Venezuela’s native ghetto-dance music, the style known as changa tuki, coupling that raw and infectious sound with Mpeach’s Caracas-meets-Brooklynflair.
With lyrics both in Spanish and English, this blend of sounds echoes Ramadanman, Warrior Queen, Daddy Yankee, Chrissy Murderbot, and Tambor Urbano all at once, adorned with MPeach’s original artwork, style, and shake!
released October 25, 2011
Label Abstractor -
Produced by Pacheko & Pocz + MPeach
All Vocals by MPeach
Lyrics by MPeach
Music by MPeach + Pacheko + Pocz
Mixed by Pacheko & Pocz + Cardopusher
Master by Cardopusher
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cover art by MPeach
Recorded & Produced between January and April 2011. www.abstractor.net
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