In Argentina’s world-famous nightlife landscape, a new club revolution is attracting crowds out of the megadiscos and into small yet intense guerrilla-style parties. Spearheaded by collectives like Hiedrah and TRRUENO, the movement reflects a growing taste for grittier underground youth culture and evolving electronic music trends, all of which collide in the sound of experimental club trio Defensa.
The new kids on the Buenos Aires scene first made a splash with their glitchy asymmetrical self-titled debut EP back in 2016. The group has since collaborated with local collective AGVA, which included Defensa’s haunting instrumental “Staingate” in their Arena 01 compilation, and received an invitation from Mexican powerhouses NAAFI to contribute an original mix for their ongoing CDMX Tapes series on NTS Radio. Now, hot off the heels of joining Lao’s own Extasis Records, Defensa is unveiling the first taste of this new era with the lyric video for “No Me Digas.”
Sleeker and more introspective than previous releases, “No Me Digas” represents a smooth musical departure for Defensa. The song is a slow-grinding, dancehall-influenced jam with a lyric video that depicts a POV turn-up, looking through the eyes of someone cruising on a few too many drinks and an arsenal of party pills. “No Me Digas” is a tease for us to lose control, to let Defensa guide us through a night of beat-heavy decadence with no clear beginning or end in sight.
Defensa’s “No Me Digas” single drops on September 8 via Extasis Records.