For the past few months, Venezuelan-born, New York-based artist MPeach (aka Mariana Martín Capriles) has been busy spinning sets across the city and hosting her summer series Brunch Gozón. She returns with original music today in the form of “Alarma,” a club-ready bop produced by Brooklyn’s Copout.
“Alarma” is all apocalyptic club instrumentals and sharp vocal delivery, an urgent call to wake up, get moving, and get active in this wild, messy world. “Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente,” MPeach assures. The old dicho feels just as pressing as ever. “Alarma” comes with a gritty, self-directed visual to match its dark club vibes.
A metal door opens and fog billows out of a gritty warehouse – a reference to the Brooklyn spaces where MPeach and Copout first met – in which pink and blue neon light drenches the room. MPeach and dancers Bembona and Richard James glisten in the lights, wearing jackets that read “Latinx del futuro” in all caps.
At a time when so much of our world is darkness – both in the United States and Venezuela – “Alarma” feels like a call to action and a shred of hope that, no matter how dark and apocalyptic the future may be, Latinxs are survivors who are shaping futures as expansive and beautiful as we need them to be.