Who Are We?

Endemika began with a blurry vision: to showcase Latin America’s burgeoning Pop and Club scene to a global audience. Spearheaded by musician, biologist and social entrepreneur, Tatsu Jones, Endemika is the result of a decade of collaborations between great friends. Scattered across the globe in places like San Francisco, Santiago, New York and London, we provide an alternative to the recycled sounds of the mainstream – we are an incubator for tomorrow’s global artists and beyond.

Why Are You Called Endemika?

En•de•mic [/en'demik/]


1) In ecology an organism that is restricted or peculiar to a locality or region [Uniqueness].

2) From the Greek endēmia, which means ‘dwelling within’ [Heritage].

Endemika is about discovering one-of-a-kind artists scattered across the Earth and connecting listeners to their music and stories. We celebrate cultural diversity in a world obsessed with following the mould.

Artists

DJ Caso

An integral part of the Chilean turntablism movement in the late 90s, DJ Caso – AKA Sebastián Rojas – entered Chile’s booming hip hop scene at the age of fifteen. Having participated in the production of over forty-five separate musical projects, his list of collaborators includes Latin American A-listers such as Los Tetas, DJ Raff and Bitman.

Kali Mutsa

Summoned by the voices of the Atacama Desert, Kali Mutsa is the divine reincarnation of Chilean actress and visual artist Celine Raymond. Celebrated as the Latin response to M.I.A. and Die Antwoord, Kali Mutsa fuses Baltic, Indian and traditional Latin American sounds to produce her own provocative blend of electronic Global Pop.

Lainus

Lainus is an Andean electro-pop project headed by Chilean multi-instrumentalist Alfredo Ibarra.

Out with a self-titled LP composed in New Zealand, and subsequently recorded in Chile, Lainus specialises in creating psychedelic audio landscapes full of misty vocals and vintage analogue synthesizers.

Miss Garrison

Francisca Straube´s voice is beautifully haunting, not to mention she also plays the drums like a midnight monster. Together with her band mates, Tomás Rivera, Rodrigo de la Rivera and Matías López, Francisca leads Santiago’s genre bending electronic post-rock project, Miss Garrison.

The band began back in 2008, and have literally not stopped moving. After releasing their debut LP, “Tira y Empuje”on Sello Azul and touring the hell out of Argentina and Chile, they spent a year playing in Spain.

In between rocking venues around Europe, they somehow found time to record a second album, “deAaB”, which was accompanied by two remix albums, featuring some of Chile's most prominent musicians.

Picnic Kibun

Picnic Kibun (PK) is Japanglish for picnic “vibe” or “feeling”. Musicians by day and DJs by night, PK have a dirty reputation for bringing heat to the dance floor.

Best friends and musical partners since 2007, Tatsu Jones, Juan Necochea and Miss Garrison's Fran Straube, have been pushing Santiago’s underground scene to its limits with their genre-bending cocktail of rave rap and sticky electro pop.

Tatsu Jones

Born in Japan and growing up around the world, Tatsu Jones is a scientist, writer, musician & media specialist based in London, UK.

A vocalist and producer at heart, Tatsu also DJs house and bass music from around the world. After forming the genre-bending experimental pop act Picnic Kibun in 2007, Tatsu founded Endemika in 2012 as a way of spreading globally-conscious sounds to a wider audience.

Tunacola

Tunacola is a Chilean electronic hip-pop project formed in 2010 by producer and frontman, Richi Tunacola, singer Pau Arismendi and turntabalist DJ Caso. Their sound is a dancefloor ready a mix of tinny 8bit melodies and sexy Spanglish lyrics.

They released their first self titled album "Tunacola" in 2011 scoring their tracks in six international films as well as sharing the stage with the likes of “The Ting Tings” and “Girl Talk”. Tunacola has just finished touring extensively through Mexico and New York in 2013, and are putting the finishing touches on their second LP out in late 2014.

Zebra 93

Zebra 93 (formerly just Zebra) was born under the hot Santiago sun when DJ & Producer, Roman (MKRNI/Roman & Castro), and two members of Treboles, Miguel Irarrazaval and Enrique Escala, got together to form something unexpectedly beautiful.

One decadent summer later, the result was a sophisticated combination of new wave, synth pop and electro funk putting them at the forefront of the new wave of Latin American electro pop.


Ooh La La Records

Endemika collaborator from across the pond, Ooh La La Records is a Brooklyn-based, boutique record label founded by producer and composer Theo Aronson. With a rich roster stretching from Los Angeles to London, Ooh La La is home to the White Arrows, GO WOLF, Ace Reporter and more.

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