Right on the heels of  lead single “Malania” off her forthcoming album, NYC-based, Venezuelan party starter MPEACH is in Austin at SXSW this week playing a few showcases, starting with a set tonight at Russian House. Brush up on all things MPEACH before the showcase with our Essential Facts/Essential Tracks series, featuring the artists we’ll be covering at this SXSW 2015.


ESSENTIAL FACTS

Known as: Mariana Martín Capriles, a.k.a. MPEACH, a boundary-crushing producer with roots in Caracas’ Changa Tuki scene, now with with more than ten years as a multidisciplinary artist living in NYC.

Background: Caracas, Venezuela.

Sounds like: A raptor house rave on the edge of the apocalypse that’s not afraid to experiment, with one foot in her Internet-age upbringing, the other in Venezuelan regional music, be it folkloric or what might fall into the vanguard. Her newest single from her forthcoming EP on tropi-global label Dutty Artz, “Malania,” dips into a breezy, slowed down dembow with hints of Miami bass, counting on futuristic production love from quite literally all over the map, with Rio’s Chief Boima, Barcelona’s Cardopusher, and Brooklyn/Guadalajara’s Sunsplash on the team.

Take a dip into her discography to see just how comprehensive her sound is; “Boogaloo Mutante” owns up to its promise with a distorted, remixed ’60s sound, “Ritmo Loco” taking a dip into reverb-drenched electronica equivalent to the disorienting feeling of an afternoon of intense equatorial sun with MPEACH chanting “sabor caribeño/ron coco sol,” or her Vengo Por Ti debut EP that truly established her sound, with co-producer credits going to Changa Tuki maestros Pacheko & Pocz.

Why you should see her showcase: MPEACH is the ultimate avant-hustler; with a full-length album in the works, she manages to cut no corners in the production of her live show, taking on performance of her tracks, as well as production/performance of live visuals and styling. Catch her set to be transported through an immersive take on her changa/hip-hop/kuduro/4×4 rave vision, and maybe you’ll even catch a sneak peak of the upcoming release.


 

ESSENTIAL TRACKS


SXSW SHOWCASES

Tuesday, March 17
11:30PM – 12:10AM
Russian House
307 E 5th St

Saturday, March 21
9:05PM – 9:50PM
Speakeasy