An electronic performance with samplers, synths, pedals and traditional South American instruments from the Brazilian noise-punk trio.

DEAFKIDS are Douglas Leal, Marcelo Dos Santos and Mariano Sarine, a three-piece from Brazil whose cross-genre experiments take influence from punk, noise and industrial sounds, combined with hypnotic polyrhythms that draw from Brazilian music.

The trio’s extensive discography spans music that has appeared on legendary US independent label Neurot Recordings and on Rocket Recordings in the UK. DEAFKIDS have also collaborated with recent Fact Live guests Petbrick as DEAFBRICK, whose first album of metal and electronics was released last year. In 2019, they released a collaborative two-song EP with São Paulo duo Rakta, and last year, they appeared on the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack.

In this episode of Patch Notes, Fact visited the trio at a studio in São Paulo, where they set aside their guitars for an hybrid performance involving samplers, synths, pedals and drums as well as traditional percussion and wind instruments.

DEAFKIDS’ next release will be another collaborative release with Rakta, a live album recorded at São Paulo’s SESC Pompéia in 2019. Pre-order it here ahead of its release on May 21, and find more of DEAFKIDS’ music at Bandcamp.

Filmed, edited and graded by Pedro Küster
Recorded by Bernardo Pacheco and Felipe Pato
Mixing by André Leal and Kleber Mariano at Estúdio Jukebox
Produced by DEAFKIDS

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