Infobox musical artist
Name = Babasonicos

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Origin = Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genre = Pop rock
Rock Alternative
Years_active = 1991 – present
Label = Sony Music
Bultaco Records
Pop Art Music
/>Universal Music
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Current_members = Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez
Diego "Uma" Rodríguez
Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón
Diego "Panza" Castellano
Mariano "Roger" Domínguez
Past_members = "DJ Peggyn"
Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli

Babasónicos is an Argentine rock band, formed in the early 1990s along with others such as Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. After emerging in the wave of Argentine New Rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s, Babasonicos became one of the banner groups of the "sonic" underground rock movement in Argentina in the late 1990s.

The band name refers partly to Sai Baba, the Indian guru, and partly to The Jetsons, whose Spanish version is called "Los Supersónicos".

The lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and the keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a New Wave style, which wouldn't follow the established Argentine music. The other official band members are: Diego "Uma" Rodríguez (guitarist and lead singer), Diego "Panza" Castellano (drummer), Mariano "Roger" Domínguez (guitarist), and recently deceased Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli (bassist).

For their second album, "Trance Zomba" (1994), they incorporated a guest DJ, "DJ Peggyn" who would eventually remain as a band member until after releasing "Miami" (1999). This same year the band saw the departure of their long time manager Cosme.

In 1999, they collaborated with Ian Brown on a song that bears their name on his album "Golden Greats".

Although the band has never been afraid to experiment with various diverse styles throughout their career, since they recorded "Jessico" (2001) their songs have become simpler and more in tune with current trends in music. Some believe this to be a contradiction with their original tenets, and that Babasonicos has turned into a mainstream marketable band.

Their last two records, "Infame" (2003), and "Anoche" (2005) are proof that they have reached a broader audience.

Babasonicos also composed the soundtrack for Vera Fogwill's movie "Las Mantenidas Sin Sueños" ("Kept and Dreamless"), which was released in 2007. The album was composed in 2003.

On January 12, 2008, the band posted an entry on their official site in which they informed that their longtime bassist, Gabriel Manelli had passed away as a result of Hodgkin's disease, which he had been suffering since the tour supporting the album "Infame".

The band is in London mixing what will become their ninth album. This new album will be called "Mucho", and it will be a more straight forward rock album than their predecessors. [] Phil Brown (Bob Marley, Robert Palmer, Talk Talk, Roxy Music) will work with Babasonicos just like he did in their previous album, "Anoche". It is unknown who will be their new bassist.




* [ The Scenestar - March 2007]


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Official MySpace]

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