Braille Satellite 2018

La Redada

The sound of an oar in the water, the wail of a stream train, the roar of cars, the mambo, the chachacha, rock and roll, all of these have shaped the sonic landscape of the world’s fifth largest city, Mexico City in the Valley of Anáhuac. This megacity has been one of the great repositories of the latinamerican musical tradition and musical exiles.

La Redada, a sextet of tropical psychedelic music from the capital of Mexico consisting of Carlos Icaza, Julian Huerta, Daniel Llermaly, Oscar Ojeda, Feike de Jong and Fernando Caridi references Latin American from the 30s to the 70s, reinventing sounds hidden in crates of secondhand vinyl. La Redada takes these songs with the goal of revisiting an imaginary past of the Mexico City, where musical adventure, the energy of dance and the variety of human experience contained in this city of 20 million people reigns.

The sound of La Redada Is determined by its instrumentation, drums, organ, base, percussion, woodwinds and theremin. The composition of the band is cosmopolitan; numbering two Chileans, a Dutchman and three Mexicans. The band’s members have played in distinct scenes in Mexico City, such as surf, garage, free-jazz, noise, electronic music and tropical music among others.