Mates Mates proclaim Vida animal (“Animal Life”) to the high heavens. Vida animal means going back to our roots, behaving like an animal with an instrument in your hands, paws, claws or whatever. This is music in its essence, sincere and seminal. It is also the title of the debut album by these five kids from La Plana de Vic. Their main source of inspiration: 60s Catalan music made in that area. Although few traces remain the psychedelic sounds of those days, and Latin percussion has disappeared completely. Influences also come from other places. What happens when, at a party disco, a track by El Ultimo de la Fila is followed by The Jesus and Mary Chain? Well, either the DJ is bipolar or you are at a barbeque in the outskirts of Vic.
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