Nguzunguzu


Nguzunguzu is the brainchild of two former Suzuki violin players on a mission to fill the world with music for revolutionary moments in
love, dancing, and sex. In the fifth dimension, Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof exist somewhere between Puerto Rico and India, but currently rest their heads in Los Angeles, where they have been instrumental in building the anti-locale community that surrounds them. Held together by a bond consisting of club music, dark vibes, and out sounds from all corners of the globe, the duo’s chemistry is a unique blend of R&B, Cumbia, Kuduro, Tribal, Reggaeton, and House elements, often derived from improvisations on MPCs and a room full of synthesizers. Outside of the studio, they can be found in multiple live settings, spinning at bars, clubs, galleries, museums, screenings, and fashion shows, often alongside fellow DJ Total Freedom, with whom they ran the Tuesday night Wildness party at LA’s historic Silver Platter. Working with the likes of M.I.A, Rye Rye, Maluca, Brenmar, and Kingdom, they’re no strangers to collaboration, and their creative drive is fueled by community and easy access to technology. In 2010 alone, their output includes a self-titled, self-released digital EP (soon to be pressed on vinyl by Innovative Leisure), the Mirage EP on Belgium’s Silverback Recordings, countless mixtapes, and music direction for Wu Tsang’s documentary Damelo Todo. They’ve remixed for Ratatat, Shanell, Buraka som Sistema, Sam Sparro, Lazer Sword, LOL Boys, Paus, and Pit Er Pat to name a few. Nguzunguzu are a vessel towards the future of both sound and image, channeling something between the virtual and natural worlds to pioneer their own form of Visual House.