Pelada are a Montreal -based duo comprising of vocalist Chris Vargas and producer Tobias Rochman. Together they have come through with a brand new album titled Movimiento Para Cambio, gaining international acclaim through their take on the city’s underground warehouse rave scene.
The projects starts off with “A Mí Me Juzgan Por Ser Mujer,” containing a thumping beat, synths and vocals that sound menacing and highly infectious. The drum n bass rhythm that kicks in makes for an energetic groove, one which continues throughout the album. The energy throughout “Ajetreo” is hard-hitting, with a high-paced rhythm that just hits hard. The synth-heavy “Granadilla” is another highlight for me, as the slower-paced tone to the record makes for a more of a reflective and somewhat meditative listen. Overall however, the album brings heat and infectious grooves that are just brilliant throughout. I don’t usually listen to drum n bass and this kind of electronic music, but I thoroughly enjoyed the vibe throughout the entire project.
Listen to Pelada’s new album Movimiento Para Cambio below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via PAN.