The release of CAF’S first single is accompanied by 2 remixes “Hemos Vuelto del Abismo” (Mixhell Remix -featuring Laima Leyton and Sepultura’s founding member Iggor Cavalera) and; the second remix “Hemos Vuelto del Abismo Dub” is a dubmix by iconic Jamaican dub producer, Scientist.
CAF was formed in Santiago in 2006 and is made up of Koala Contreras (voice), Cristian Gallardo (sax, flute), Felipe Metraca (drums) and SebaBala (bass DJ Sp@cio: samples, scratches). They have released 8 unconventional, but brilliantly arranged albums. They began and continue as a five-piece ensemble that draws from an eclectic range of hip hop, rock, classical and jazz, interpreted through a signature that is uniquely their own: saturated, technicolor hues of sound painted on a dark psychedelic canvas, against a backdrop of post-Pinochet Chile.
The band last album “Naturaleza Muerta” (2019), elevated them even further in the Chilean scene, as an inspirational and ground-breaking act. They dominated Chile’s prestigious Pulsar Awards of 2020 by winning both “Album of the Year” and “Best Urban Act”. Considering that their competition was against the country’s most commercial performers, it was nothing short of a David vs. Goliath victory. The album notably featured the track “Disparan (Fill the Skies)”, a collaboration with Deftones’ Chino Moreno.
It is on the heels of this achievement, and in the midst of serious national unrest, that sets the stage for “MMXX” (Potoco Discos / Koolarrow Records / PIAS), a new step in a career for which challenge and change is the band’s religion.
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