Matias Aguayo

ROLE: Lecturer

ACADEMY EDITION: Madrid, 2011  //  Profile

DECIBEL SHOWCASE: Kompact 20 Afterhours – 9/28 @ NEUMOS  &&& High & Tight Boat Party – 9/29


A lecturer at the 2011 edition of Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, Matias Aguayo originally hails from Santiago de Chile, but spent the whole oft he 90s contributing to Cologne’s thriving electronic music scene as a club kid and DJ at various clubs. Touring from disco to disco to perform his live sets, he eventually wound up in Buenos Aires where he ended up staying for some time to organize temporary free club spaces. He now splits his time between Buenos Aires and Berlin, where he keeps himself busy DJ-ing, producing, and playing concerts.

Matias Aguayo is notorious for organizing bumbumbox: a series of free, intimate open air raves that he sets up in the streets of South and Central America’s major metropolises. At bumbumbox, Matias lives his own post-minimal dance music utopia – a place where everybody is welcome, and you’ll find him chanting and playing various instruments with his friends to futuristic house music tracks, dark disco gems, and cumbia-fueled techno scorchers.