By Vangelis Related
This June sees the first anniversary of forerunning party series LaGaSta at Dalston Superstore, and they’re pulling out all the stops for this edition with special guests Zombies in Miami (Correspondant)! The brainchild of Mexico City natives Canibal & Jenouise, Zombies in Miami’s releases sit at the intersection of a very interesting combination of influences. Their sound is best described as hybrid techno with strong rock, Miami bass and funk influences and we can’t wait to see what new flavour they bring to the lazerhole at the latest instalment of LaGaSta! Promoter Vangelis caught up with them in between stops on their European tour to chat influences, travel destinations and late night driving!
Hi guys! where in the world are you?
Hey! We are waiting a flight to Berlin starting the tour in Europe.
What’s the story behind your name?
That’s the question we’ve been asked all these years! It’s not a crazy story about Zombies or Miami Beach – it came from music or sounds we were used to play at the moment (Miami Bass) so when we were able to find a show in Mexico City we had to think quickly about our name, and somehow we got Zombies in Miami!
After a few gigs we had some regrets of our name, but now we love it and we can’t imagine having another name.
Where do your musical influences come from?
We have different musical influences. We love all the music, specially rock and reggae music. I think the reggae and dub music is the basis of all our electronic music. We grew up with bass music too like rap and Miami Bass. Artists such as Cybotron, Magotron or Egyptian Lover are some of our favourites ever.
What are three things you must always travel with?
Our equipment is the most important thing, so we normally two carry-on bags plus passports and a small hairball of our lovely cat Frodo as a lucky amulet
Which is your favourite destination so far?
We just came from a tour in Japan last March and we are in love with this country. It’s beautiful and the people are so kind and open with music. We took some days off there spending nice time eating ramen and sushi.
Which are your favourite tracks at the moment?
Hercules & Love Affair – Controller feat. Faris Badwan (Mike Simonetti Remix) – TOP HIT!
Eddie Mercury – Rasura. He’s a master Mexican producer!
Which are your top places to hang out in Mexico?
Mexico is huge.. so we have many cool spots to hang. One of our favourites is in the south of Mexico, specially Quintana Roo. There is a nice area called Riviera Maya and you can find there cities like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal, Holbox and more. We love to be there at least two or three times around the year. The food is awesome and the weather too. For sure Mexico City is always fun, lot of things to do!
Can you let us in on any plans you have in the pipeline?
We are doing a big tour in Europe for three months at the moment! Lot of stuff is coming out throughout the year – new releases on Correspondant, Suara, 2MR and more. We are thinking to start a label in the near future too.
What’s the ideal soundtrack of a night ride in your car?
All the night rides are different! We love night rides with Baile Funk or EBM. Also with reggae dub too.
Catch Zombies in Miami at LaGaSta at Dalston Superstore on Friday 9 June form 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore!