eduardo mateo

Mateo Alone Licks Himself Well

By 14 July, 2014

I first heard Eduardo Mateo thanks to a bald-headed man on a Vespa in a small Uruguayan town called Tacuarembó. There was really no reason for me to be there, other than the fact I knew that a... Read Article

MIXTAPE ¡Oyé, Oyé! Candombe Uruguayo Mixtape

By 24 January, 2014

Last month we got an email from the Brazilian music/graphic design collective coletivoACTION telling us about a mixtape of Uruguayan candombe-influenced music they’d put together. Well, it’s been a busy month and so we only just got round... Read Article

Vincent Vega – El Piso Se Va a Manchar

By 07 December, 2011

Vincent Vega are not named after the John Travolta character in Pulp Fiction but actually after the combined names of actor Vincent D’Onofrio and Vega (the Spanish cage fighter from “Street Fighter”). They are a Uruguayan duo Matías... Read Article

Guarco – Fiebre

REVIEW Guarco – Fiebre

By 17 August, 2011

I was really disappointed upon first listening to Guarco‘s debut album Fiebre. The press release spoke of an artist who had learnt his craft in Montevideo, perfecting Afro-Uruguayan rhythms on guitar. I expected an album bringing the complex... Read Article

In a Nutshell: Candombe

By 28 November, 2010

It’s impossible to spend anytime in Montevideo, Uruguay, without suddenly feeling like you’re in the middle of a parade. The sound of drums are everywhere … maybe even more so than in Brazil. It all has to do... Read Article

Esto es Sudamerica Mixtape

MIXTAPE Esto es Sudamerica Mixtape

By 17 September, 2010

We thought it was about time we celebrated South America as one, bringing together some of the artists and styles we’ve featured so far on the site, and that we still have to look forward to. We’ve chosen... Read Article

City Sounds: Montevideo

By 20 May, 2010

In many ways Montevideo is seen as synonymous with Buenos Aires. They are both capital cities of countries that lay claim to being the originators of Tango (Carlos Gardel, the master of Tango, was born in Uruguay yet... Read Article