With recent releases and remixes on Ninja Tune, Tirk, Brownswood, Wah Wah 45s, First Word, Body Work and our own Keep Up the production unit known as Lopez (or LPZ for their more dancefloor output) has been recently described as Latin America’s hottest export since Gisele Bundchen. And even though we are fans of the Brazilian model it’s easy to see why the Paraguayan trio has build such a reputation gaining fans from the likes of Groove Armada, Mr Scruff, High Contrast, Sinden, Gilles Peterson and Toddla T with their soulful music that’s been making waves in the underground scene since their single Barrio came out in 2009.
With more than a dozen releases in the last 3 years it’s clear that they 3 amigos from Asuncion, Paraguay don’t mess about when it comes to getting locked down in the studio and proof of that are the 9 releases and co-releases on Keep Up Records.
It doesn’t end with the beat-making. Lopez are also prolific on the UK DJ scene playing underground hits, creating an AV set alongside Tom Central for their recent gig with Hexstatic and Plaid at Koko in London, plus past and forthcoming appearances at festivals such as Soundwave, Creamfields and Nova in Croatia, Argentina and the UK respectively as well as DJing alongside Luke Vibert, Bonobo, DJ Marky, Coldcut, Laurent Garnier, London Elektricity, Roots Manuva and Little Dragon.
The future looks bright for our Paraguayan Amigos with their ever expanding role of Dance Music ambassadors from the hottest country in Latin America.