Alumni Mix

RBMA20: Valesuchi

60 minsFirst aired 8 Aug 2018Next Alumni Mix Tue at 6:00pm EDT
Marcelo Mudou

Shimmering Latin-indebted club tracks, raw funk and dreamy pop melodics from the Chilean house producer.

In Portuguese, “saudade” is a profound emotional state often described as the love that remains after someone has gone. It’s this feeling that Chilean producer Valentina Montalvo Alé taps into with her evocative productions as Valesuchi, where her smokey dancefloor tracks are raw and indebted to rhythm. She once described her music as what a “heartbroken Dam-Funk driving into a sunset” might sound like, while sometimes it owes more to Belgian EBM, Omar S’s deep Detroit house and cumbia. After years of being booked at indie rock clubs in Santiago, she found an affinity with Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme label and crew, which shares Valesuchi’s vision of a pan-tropical, proto-disco future. Outside of DJing, Valesuchi works in film and makes music videos for Chilean electronic label Discos Pegaos.

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