A key part of the new hot latin american techno scene, Roman & Castro are well respected figures in the Chilean local scene by their own means. The former as a member of tropical psych pop band MKRNI and DJ, and the latter as a radio host, music blogger and also a DJ. They started making music together in 2013, motivated by the respect they had for each others selections as DJs. Soon came along remixes for heavy hitters like Gepe, Dënver and Sanfuentes, as well as their very well received debut EP, called Bueno Ya, on local legend DJ Raff’s label Pirotecnia.
2015 saw them hit not once, but twice, with EPs both on Disque Discos (Mijo and Eddie Mercury’s label in Mexico) and Sanfuentes Records, locating them as a must see act in the techno latino environment. Seeing them play together is a must in Santiago’s nightlife, with sets that will regularly make you sweat and – as they say on defining track “Bajo” – , go all your way down.
This 2016 they expanded their quest on a regional level with a successful first tour in Mexicio, and the Fauna Primavera lineup, this time as the main act in the local electronic stage. In that festival they released their fourth EP, and second for Pirotecnia, with collaborations with Mijo, colombian Dany F and fellow Chileans Valesuchi and labelmate Guerra.
2017 saw them conquering the electronic stage in Lollapalooza Chile, normally reserved for EDM acts, playing in front of 8,000 people, and also debuting their live act later in the year, which made them play for the first time in Barcelona and Paris, and also come back to Fauna Primavera as well as playing in the first version of Dekmantel Festival.
In 2018 they came back to Lollapalooza, this time on an open air stage, and brought with them former Hercules & Love Affair singer Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6), with whom they will release a EP of original songs in the near future. Before the end of the year they will also
team up with mexican Iñigo Vontier to put out a collaborative EP on San Francisco’s Roam Recordings.