Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta

Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta

Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta rocks the sounds of popular pan-Latin American dance genres—from cumbia to salsa. Recently voted Chicago's Best Emerging Artist of 2015 by the Deli Magazine's Readers Poll, their gritty, grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined tight-knit ensembles that shook sweatbox dance floors with raw and fierce energy throughout Latin America in the 1970s and 80s—honest dance music with no frills and no fear, anchored by piercing guitars, garage organs, and spirited percussion.

The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a diversity of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing. Their visceral sound draws from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence, and is guaranteed to make you move.

After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals. They have made it their goal to provide a much-needed live artistic voice to audiences across the city, expanding the listenership, appeal, and general conversation about Latin@ music throughout Chicagoland and beyond.

In March of 2015, they released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album Dos Santos and subsequently made appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival. Shortly thereafter, they hit the road on their "Corre Caballo Tour." The band is currently working on an EP with producer Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma to be released in 2016.


We are djs, vinyl lovers, lifelong students of good music, children of the drum and groove in all its expressions, we’re collectors with the desire to share with other open minds and ears, the sonic treats that for one reason or another have been forgotten or simply haven’t gotten the credit they deserve. We are music anthropologists interested in discovering and exploring the roots of contemporary music and to explore the diverse world of music in all its expressions.

Somos! dj’s, amantes del vinilo, estudiantes de por vida de la buena musica, hijos del tambor y el ritmo en todas sus expresiones, somos collecionistas con el deseo de exponer a otros oidos a las delicias sonicas que por alguna razon o otra han sido olvidas o que no se han dado el reconocimiento debido. Somos anthropologos musicales interesados en conocer y explorar las raizes de la musica contemporanea y reconozer el lugar de la trayectoria enorme de la musica por todo el mundo.

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