Caracas, early 1980s. A radio flickers on and crackles the introduction to John Paul Young’s “Love is in the Air”. For one boy, the moment marks the beginning of a life-long love affair with music.
The pages on a wall calendar fly off in quick succession as the young man, a one Argenis Brito, delves into the world of performance. We see him pick up a bass guitar, adjust a microphone to capture his voice and suit up to front band after phenomenally successful band. But it’s at the tail end of this formation, leading up to the turn of the century, that we witness Brito finally come into his own.
Latin, hot-blooded and with decidedly tropical tendencies, our protagonist tries his hand at the bleeps and blops upon which club culture is built—thus becoming a key figure in the cross-pollination between techno music and Latin rhythms. A new underground sound is born, with Brito at the helm. Think Mambotur, Señor Coconut, Los Refrescos and many other rum-fueled collaborations held within the confines of slick studios. These are our main character’s playgrounds.
Portuguese born, Mexico based DJs Moses & Nuno have shared a passion for spinning records for many years. Living in Tulum, Mexico, promoting parties, and of course DJing, their musical center is house music but their sound takes on influences from jazz, disco, hip-hop, techno and beyond. After years planning a record label, this summer will see them drop their first release and embark on their first European tour together.