NGUZUNGUZU announce US tour this March with Salva, including SXSW dates

March 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos*
March 8 – San Francisco, CA – Monarch*
March 9 – Vancouver, BC – The Waldorf*
March 10 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey*
March 11 – Portland, OR – VENUE TBD*
March 14 – SXSW
March 15 – SXSW – Barcelona Friends of Friends Day Party ^
March 16 – SXSW
March 17 – New Orleans, LA – Buku Arts and Music Fest #
March 19 – Philadephia, PA – The M-Room (Mad Decent Mondays)*
March 21 – Boston, MA – Wonderbar *
March 22 – Montreal, QC – Blue Dog *
March 23 – New York, NY – 287 Kent *
March 24 – Miami, FL – Electric Pickle (Winter Music Conference) *

*with Salva
^with Salva, Shlohmo, Ernest Gonzales, LOL Boys
#with Salva, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex, Sepalcure, SBTRKT, Yelle + more

Nguzunguzu’s (prounounced en-goo-zoo-en-goo-zoo) bubbling, otherworldly productions stitch percussively forward experimental sounds into a club-friendly framework. Alongside kindred spirits in the Fade To Mind crew (Kingdom, Total Freedom) Nguzunguzu seamlessly cross genres, tempos, and atmospheres to create a new emotive electronic club realm that immerses body and mind. It’s something that has to be experienced to truly understand. Describing their own sound as “sad, sexy, scary”, making you move isn’t their only mission…they want to make you feel, maybe cry, and then dance the pain away.

Raised on 90s R&B/Hip-Hop radio and underground club music, the Los Angeles based duo (Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda) revere contemporary, radio-friendly producers like The Dream or Bangladesh to be cutting edge as many of the current fringe electronic movements and trends. While they reference the explicitly experimental modern sounds of Footwork and House-inflected UK Bass, Nguzunguzu dig deep to compliment those sounds finding some of the freshest urban pop happening now domestically and globally, both obscure and mainstream.

WIth just a few EP and mixtapes circulating the internet Nguzunguzu have gained a fervent following among fans and the press. Pitchfork Media called their recent Perfect Lullaby Mix “the most unique and evocative DJ mix of the year”, while publications like The FADER, XLR8R, Stereogum, LA Times, and the NY Times have are singing their praises looking towards Nguzunguzu to lead us into the future.

Best known as a versatile solo producer and owner of the revered Frite Nite label (B. Bravo, Eprom, Ana Sia), Salva promotes complexity through a synthesis of contrasting styles. His label, which has emerged as one of North America’s premiere sources of West Coast electronic bass music, explores all corners of the electronic soundscape and harnesses diversity to produce composotions that transcend genre boundaries.

A Chicago native who developed his craft in San Francisco and currently resides in Los Angeles, Salva is an alum of the Red Bull Music Academy Class of 2011. He has produced exclusive mixes for Mary Anne Hobbs, The FADER, and XLR8R, while being asked to remix the likes of Miguel Migs, Rainbow Arabia, Om Unit and others. Honing his talents as one of the cornerstones of the Friends of Friends label alongside Shlohmo and Mexicans With Guns, Salva has released his debut full-length, ‘Complex Housing’, and the ‘Yellobone’ EP, both to critical acclaim (Pitchfork, FADER, FACT, and many others).

Salva’s audacity results in a complex collection of dips into house motifs, grooves in smooth boogie funk, and audience roiling massive bass waves. With support from BBC’s Benji B, the UK’s Night Slugs imprint (Bok Bok, Girl Unit), and the Low End Theory residents (Gaslamp Killer, DJ Nobody, Daddy Kev), it’s The FADER’s Julianne Shepherd that sums up the man best: “Paul Salva is a funky motherfucker”.

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