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Pelada, the duo of singer Chris Vargas and producer Tobias Rochman, broke out of Montréal's underground warehouse rave scene in 2014 after uploading tracks to SoundCloud which caught the attention of the global dance music scene. 
Their collaboration is an energetic blend of Spanish language vocals centered around themes of power, control, social justice with hardware samplers, synths, and drum machines. The unique sound has led them to perform in many different contexts around the world, whether it be tours opening for traditional punk acts like Iceage and Shame, to the exact opposite, performing live during peak times at techno clubs such as Berghain in Berlin—dramatically different environments—from rusted out off-grid anarchist compounds in Leipzig, to castles in the French countryside, to most recently colorful and vibrant nightclubs such as WWWβ in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan in 2023.
Pelada have been carving their path in the underground for nearly a decade, on their own terms, unwilling to be ignored.
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