Thursday, 12 May 2022

Verraco is a Colombian exponent of Latin American braindance. Tired of the lack of sonic plurality in his home city, Medellín, he co-founded Insurgentes and TraTraTrax, labels that have become key platforms for sonic hustlers creating records that range from atmospheric sounds for the mind to breaks and dembow for the arses. He is amplifying Latinx artists and expanding towards a philosophy they have called mestizo–futurism, one that meshes techno, South West England’s legacy, and traditional rhythms of his region.

In 2020 the Colombian artist released his debut album, Grial. Reviews and journalists have described it as “Colombian electronica of the highest order. A bold, colorful and inventive statement of polyrhythmic beat-making and lush atmospheres” and “a cue from the well-known legends of this style, but makes it his own with subtle details and an outsider mentality. Elements of IDM, D&B, ambient and techno collide on Grial.” In 2021 he participated in the 30th-anniversary compilation of the Berlin institution Tresor. His dynamic and diverse DJ set blends techno, bass, breaks and dembow with surgical intensity.

Repair Manuals and Cosmic Sounds is an expanded exhibition proposal that looks to the past to find experimental and collective forms of self-publishing. Besides printed publications, the exhibition also includes sound editions. So, in the context of Let’s sound with…, we will invite various artists to create a sound activation of the show reinterpreted through their own practices.

Let’s sound... with Verraco

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