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Meet MPeach, the Rising Venezuelan Artist With a Debut Album on Dutty Artz

She's part of an emerging group of artists merging high-energy dance beats with rhythms rooted in traditional Venezuelan music.

by Michelle Lhooq
Sep 24 2015, 11:50pm

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MPeach (AKA Mariana Martín Capriles) was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela—and she reps her native country hard. Although she's now based in Brooklyn, Capriles was a member of the now-defunct cult electronic band Todosantos, originators of the "tukky-bass" sound. Capriles' debut solo album, Malania—out September 25, via Dutty Artz—is a collection of supremely danceable pop tracks with roots in Venezuela's musical history—including traditional folk melodies, Changa Tuki, and Afro-Caribbean beats, along with broader influences like dembow, grime, hip-hop, dancehall, and kuduro.

Capriles likes to call her sound "Latino Del Futuro," and her bio positions her as part of an emerging group of artists like Pocz & Pacheko, Cardopusher, and DJ Yirvin whose music "profoundly impacted by their individual cultural roots while reconstructed to reflect their global Internet-Age upbringing."

"The album is a multimedia experiences where I layer varied disciplines like vocals, songwriting, video art and design," Capriles tells THUMP. "Sonically, [it] is a representation of my overall aesthetic through sonic cross-pollination of influences from Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. High energy dance beats meet low-end bass, and then flirt with rhythms rooted in traditions from my native Venezuela."

Stream the album above, and watch her self-directed video for "Latino del Futuro" below.

Malania is out September 25, 2015 on Dutty Artz

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