Argentina has never been so hot, and with a decent number of quality groovers released over a couple of years, it was just a matter of time for fellow-Buenos Aires long time friends, groove aficionados, and b2b partners in crime Mateo Dufour and Cosenza to make their takeover on the worldwide scene. Their “Space Runner” on the mighty Key Records is just the perfect example. Fusing early ’00 house melodies with more modern stripped-back bumpy minimal rhythms, they exactly represent what South America is all about: driving rhythms, positive vibes, and a looot of energy! Today, we have invited them for our usual not so serious chat, vamos!

  • The best mix of 2021 was…

MateoIn my opinion the best mix of 2021 was The Ghost at The Mudd Show Hoppetosse, a perfect vinyl set with music that I never heard before. I have really good memories with this one, driving on my last travels. It has a perfect start with deep vibes to get out of the city and take the highway with more groove, always housey & fresh 🙂

CosenzaI’m not that guy who listens to house music when having a free time, but The MUDD Show has really good ones. I like the S. Moreira & Band podcast for example. For me that’s perfect when I want to chill, some Jazzy and instrumental beats. But there are many good ones when it comes to set the night, as the one from Giammarco Orsini or The Ghost. It depends on the mood and the daily momentz!

 

 

  • A night that went out of control?

Mateo: Ush! it’s hard to choose one after the funny weekends that we had with the Key Records fam in Uruguay, but well, If I need to choose one, I would say the night of “SOMOS”, the party where I played with Dyed, Lutz, Ricardo and Franco. What a crazy and long night this was! A lot of friends from Argentina were there and that made it different and special. The music was one of the best nights of my life, all the sets were perfect and hearing Franco closing with Ricardo was epic, national pride! The night went out of control when we left the venue and went to the afterparty at mid-day. We arrived, connected everything in 15 minutes and then we played till 4am on Monday b2b dyed.

Cosenza: All parties have their own things but for me one of my best party was the recently one from Key and Somos with Dyed, Franco Cinelli and Ricardo. Really good vibes with the local people from Uruguay and the music, just perfect! Now it’s a must for me to come back there 🇺🇾♥️

 

  • Craziest thing you have seen in a party?

Mateo: Haha, definitely the craziest thing that I have seen is a naked boy dancing on the dance floor, too crazy, he tried to climb the speakers too. That was at my first electronic festival, Creamfields Buenos Aires 2011

Cosenza: With no doubts the craziest and the funniest thing I’ve ever seen was Ricardo playing a 29 minutes track to not finishing the after party at Somos x Key 😂

  • The next music trend will be…

Mateo: I think that we are coming back to the 90’s, 100%, using the samples and synths from this time, trying to bring the colours that only you can make with analog stuff.

Cosenza: I think it’s gonna be more 90’s vibe, trying to recreate the imperfections of the old times when the music was made just jamming with machines.

 

  • If I just had 24 hours left on this planet, I’d…

Mateo: If I just had 24 hours left on this planet, I’d roll a big joint, call to my family and friends and drink a mate with them, seeing the sun going down <3

Cosenza: Really good question here, I would stay with my friends playing table tennis, and drinking some beers waiting for the end. Hope to have a large stock of beers!

 

  • Tell us a funny story that happened to you while partying or playing music.

Mateo: I remember we went back to a friend’s house after a party, some years ago, maybe 7, and when I was going to the toilet I saw a friend, making pee all over the front door. I went running and when I saw his face, he was smiling with his eyes closed, like in heaven haha. I said “Go to the bathroom bro” and he didn’t understand much, he opened his eyes and continued making pee.

Cosenza: You always hear a lot of crazy stories when the party comes to an end, but I have a good one from a few years ago. My friends from Clap Music here from Argentina were having their 2nd Anniversary party with a lot of friends and proper music. This night was one of the nights you know it’s gonna be long, and I was just playing there when I realized a friend was burying bottles in the ground for the after party, never seen this before! Also this guy dropped his phone in the toilet the same night 😂

  • One record that can be played over and over again to torture someone?

Mateo: Push – Universe Nation , or any hard-trance record haha.

Cosenza: Sarude – Sandstorm. A mustn’t for the bag.

 

  • How do you deal with a hangover?

Mateo: Nothing better than eating good Chinese rice and veggie arumakis with a spicy beer these days!

Cosenza: We all know this, to deal with the hangover you have to open up another beer, rest in peace on Monday 😝

  • When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Mateo: When I was 5 years old I remember that I wanted to be a farmer, in Argentina we say it ‘Gaucho’. I remember that I used farmer clothes on my days and loved to dance folclore. I have really good memories from these times, maybe because they were the best years of my life, living in the countryside with all my family.

Cosenza: To be honest I have no memory of what I wanted to be when I was a kid but let’s say I wanted to be an astronaut. Not this time Elon Musk, you’ll have to wait!!

  • What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Mateo: “If you try everyday, with love and respect, one day it will arrive” I remember this phrase that a friend said in a rehearse with a band, and I never forget … and he added   “its mathematic!” and I can say that is real (:

Cosenza: I always try to take all the advices that everyone gives me so I can do everything better, but I think one of the best advices that someone ever gave me was to enjoy the process and I’m taking it very literally.

 

  • What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Mateo: We had a friend’s birthday party in an unknown place, in the countryside. After 2 hours after the party started, I was playing and the police kicked down the door and entered. They were like 60 policemens really angry and violent, searching for the owners of the party and me and my friend were really scared. After some hours, we found out that the house that we rented had some legal problems and not the best background…

Cosenza: We were coming back from a boat party, when it suddenly lost direction and we hit a sailboat! We had to wait 1 hour for the police to come and rescue us, a very epic ending.

 

  • Can you think of a movie title that best describes your life right now?

Cosenza: Better Call Saul.. cause I’m on the aftercito 🤣

 

  • Favourite track from your recent Space Runner EP?

Mateo: “Data Move” I love all the tracks from the EP, and these things don’t always happen, but this one has the perfect balance between my taste and Cosenza’s. I really enjoyed the process of this ep, we learned a lot together, using the machines and when we were mixing it.

Cosenza: I love all of them but I think the one that came with a fast flow and more dynamic was “Space Runner”. We had so much fun making this one with Mateo, always a pleasure to work with my brother, learning new things together and sharing all the stuff with each other. That’s the best way to grow up!

 

Words by Monika Zander & Francesco Quieti

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