Frikstailers (pronounced freak-stylers) rose from the eclectic Buenos Aires cumbia scene, turning the genre on its head with their unique style that saw Fader magazine describe them as “cumbia circuit-bent through neon dance tunes that interpret the most electric side of South America.”
Bringing their inimitable brand of South American rhythm to London in December 2012, they headlined the taste-making Boiler Room and played a hyper-animated show at the New Empowering Church.
The duo of Rafa Caivano and Lisandro Sona recorded En Son De Paz in Mexico City where they now reside.
Their first release, the Bicho de Luz EP garnered critical acclaim, with Resident Advisor describing them as having taken “a sound as old and ‘Western’ as hip-hop and fleshed it out brilliantly with regional touches.”
Notching up further plaudits via their inclusion on Modeselektor’s recent Modeselektion Vol.2 and the just-released Future Sounds of Buenos Aires compilation, the Frikstailers are primed for the inter-planetary big time.