In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week Super Guachin gives the scoop on Mendoza, Argentina.

Mendoza, located at the foot of the Andes mountains, is one of the most important cities in Argentina. However, we wouldn’t really say there is a full fledged music “scene” there technically, or at least not yet. This could be for a number of reasons, but mainly because there aren’t any really great stable venues here and also not much media support, especially for new and progressive types of music. People in Mendoza can often be very conservative in all aspects of their lives but especially musically. They prefer to look back to the past for the music they listen to daily instead of looking to the future for new sounds.
We have performed as Super Guachin in Mendoza twice in three years. However we have played a lot throughout Argentina, Chile, and as we write right now we are currently finishing up our European tour where we have played to packed houses in Germany, Sweden, Spain, Scotland and Belgium! When we are in Mendoza we lock ourselves in our studio producing new music, creating new devices and instruments to make music with, and sharing our creations and new ideas with our friends and family. We love it as it’s a major part of our creative process.
What’s more interesting to describe is the Argentine scene we are involved in in the capital city of Buenos Aires, which is where our label, ZZK, is based. ZZK is one of the few labels in Argentina that enables Argentine artists from Buenos Aires and all over the country to have their material exposed not only on a national but also international level. At the ZZK Club nights they invite the artists from the label as well as other local and international artists on the cutting edge of creating the most progressive digital sounds to debut their latest projects. Buenos Aires is where this electronic scene started brewing in Argentina, however as opposed to being an exclusive bubble, it’s a place where all different genres and international cultures converge in unique ways that has been getting a lot of attention from all over the globe.

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