MPeach (a.k.a. Mariana Martín Capriles) is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Her experimental music is strongly influenced by a combination of Changa Tuki (Venezuela’s native ghetto-dance music), Afro-Caribbean beats and melodies rooted in traditional Venezuelan folk culture. She draws from a wide variety of musical inspirations, including "dembow, soukous, heavy bass, spanish reggae, hip hop, 4x4, grime, dancehall and kuduro,” making for a dynamic sound that stands all on its own.
MPeach is part of an emerging movement of musicians (i.e., Pocz & Pacheko, Cardopusher, DJ Yirvin, Sunsplash, Ernesto Pantin, FLYBVK) whose music is profoundly impacted by their individual cultural roots while reconstructed to reflect their global Internet-Age upbringing. Her creations intersect musical and visual art, where each side exists symbiotically as a compliment to the other. "I use visuals just like a musical instrument,” she explains. “They are created as part of the composition. They don't necessarily have a particular storyline but are choreographed to the structure and rhythmical patterns of the songs, displaying a sensibility that relates to each of them."
As a member of the now disbanded cult electronic band Todosantos (originators of the 'tukky-bass' sound), she's opened for headlining acts such as M.I.A and The Beastie Boys, as well as performed at SXSW, POP Montreal and the CMJ Music Marathon.
Working independently as an audio/visual artist, MPeach has completed installations at BRIC Contemporary Art (Brooklyn, NY), One Art Space (New York, NY) and collaborated with the Joshua Light Show, Latin Grammy award winner Los Amigos Invisibles, the tropical bass party Que Bajo?, New York based culture blog Mex And The City, and the electro-dance punk band Heartsrevolution.
MPeach is preparing for a South American tour slated for the fall of 2012. She is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.