Renowned for radiating deep grooves and mesmerising soundscapes, NonCitizens are the Argentinean duo that have captivated audiences around the globe with their passionate performances and productions over the last few years. Making their powerful Wired Music debut, the pair introduce their three-track El Gouda EP – out now.
Combining an eclectic instrumental arrangement, the title track encapsulates the essence of NonCitizen’s scintillating sonic palette, keeping the listener hooked with guitar licks, rhythmic percussion and groove-inducing bass. Leading into Split and Dream, the duo craft a mysterious soundscape through hypnotic basslines laced with spoken vocals and signature percussive elements. Closing the EP with Goodbye Red Sea, NonCitizens gradually build their arrangement around chanting samples, finessing the cut with electric guitar riffs and undulating synths. Demonstrating their aptitude for crafting infectious dancefloor heaters that leave a lasting impression on the listener, El Gouda marks their first release of 2023.
Lifelong friends Pancho Rotta and Mateo Moreno embarked on their musical journey in early 2015. Marking their first official EP in 2017, the pair delivered a three-track offering that introduced their magnetic rhythms and reflected their musical alchemy. Moving from strength to strength, 2018 saw the duo secure sought-after residencies at Void Mykonos, Rumors Ibiza and Tox By Night at Destino Ibiza. Sharing the decks with the industry’s most influential acts, including Guy Gerber, Sven Väth, Dubfire, Bedouin, DJ Tennis and Damian Lazarus, NonCitizens enchanted crowds from week to week, becoming a household name on the international dance circuit.
Opening doors to release on some of the globe’s most in-demand imprints, such as MoBlack Records, RADIANT. and Deep Tech Records, NonCitizens also launched their own imprint, Black Circus Recordings, as a home for their hypnotic creations. In 2021, their single Lost Trumpet In Space made a huge impact, gaining worldwide support, including from Pete Tong on his BBC Radio 1 show. In summer 2022, it was handpicked as one of only four tracks to be featured on the MoBlack Gold Vol. 3 Vinyl release.
Entering 2023 in emphatic fashion, NonCitizens performed alongside Black Coffee, as well as Claptone for his Masquerade event. With new music on the horizon to follow their Wired debut, including several new collaborations, they are more determined than ever to share their sound with the planet. Combining their charismatic energy, intrinsic musicality and joie de vivre, NonCitizens reach new heights with every move they make.