Babasónicos

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 1980s and early 1990s, Babasonicos became one of the banner groups of the "sonic" underground rock movement in Argentina in the late 1990s.

Babasónicos
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Background information
OriginBuenos Aires, Lanús, Argentina
GenresAlternative rock, pop rock, rock, psychedelic rock, funk rock, experimental rock
Years active1991–present
LabelsSony Music
Bultaco Records
Pop Art Music
Universal Music
MembersAdrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez
Diego "Uma" Rodríguez
Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón
Diego "Panza" Castellano
Mariano "Roger" Domínguez
Past members"DJ Peggyn"
Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli †
Websitewww.babasonicos.com

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

The lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and the keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a new style, which would not 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 Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli (bassist, deceased).

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 longtime manager Cosme.

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

In 2001, the band released Jessico, their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album up to that point, reaching a broad mainstream audience with singles like "Los Calientes", "El Loco" and "Deléctrico".[1]

The following records, Infame (2003), Anoche (2005) and Mucho (2008) continued with a streak of critical praise and commercial success, each one being selected by several media outlets as one of the best Argentine albums of their respective years.[2]

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 died as a result of Hodgkin's disease, which he had been suffering since the tour supporting the album Infame. Multi-instrumentalist and long-time friend Carca joined the group in replace of Manelli in their 2011 album A Propósito. [3]

They released their latest album Trinchera, in 2022.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Latin Grammy Awards 2002 Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal Jessico Nominated [4]
2004 Best Alternative Music Album Infame Nominated [5]
2006 Anoche Nominated [6]
2008 Mucho Nominated [7]
Best Short Form Music Video "Pijamas" Nominated
2009 "Las Demás" Nominated [8]
Best Alternative Music Album Mucho + Nominated
2014 Romantisísmico Won [9]
Best Alternative Song "La Lanza" Nominated
Best Short Form Music Video Nominated
2016 Best Long Form Music Video Desde Adentro - Impuesto de Fé (En Vivo) Nominated [10]
2019 Best Alternative Music Album Discutible Nominated [11]
Best Alternative Song "La Pregunta" Nominated
2022 Best Pop/Rock Album Trinchera Pending [12]
Best Pop/Rock Song "Bye Bye" Pending
Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2002 Best Group or Duet Babasónicos Nominated
Best Rock Artist Nominated
Best Artist — Southeast Nominated
2003 Best Group or Duet Nominated [13]
Best Artist - Argentina Nominated
2004 Video of the Year "Putita" Nominated [14]
Best Group or Duet Babasónicos Nominated
Best Rock Artist Nominated
Best Artist - Argentina Nominated
2005 Best Rock Artist Nominated [15]
Best Artist - South Nominated
2006 Best Rock Artist Nominated
Best Artist - South Nominated
2007 Artist of the Year Nominated [16]
Best Group or Duet Nominated
Best Rock Artist Won
Best Artist - South Nominated
2008 Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Group or Duet Nominated
Best Rock Artist Nominated
Best Artist - South Nominated
Best Fanclub Nominated
Video of the Year "Pijamas" Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 Best Latin America South Act Babasónicos Nominated [17]
2014 Nominated [18]
2016 Nominated [19]
Premios Gardel 2002 Album of the Year Jessico Nominated [20]
Best Rock Group Album Nominated
2004 Album of the Year Infame Won [21]
Golden Gardel Won
Producer of the Year (with Andrew Weiss) Won
Best Rock Group Album Won
Song of the Year "Irresponsables" Won
Record of the Year Won
Best Music Video Won
2006 Album of the Year Anoche Nominated [22]
Record of the Year Nominated
Best Rock Group Album Won
Best Cover Design Nominated
Song of the Year "Yegua" Nominated
Best Music Video Nominated
2008 Best Soundtrack Las Mantenidas sin Sueños Nominated [23]
2009 Album of the Year Mucho Nominated [24]
Best Rock Group Album Won
Best Cover Design Nominated
Song of the Year "Microdancing" Nominated
Best Music Video Nominated
2012 Album of the Year A Proposito Nominated [25]
Best Rock Group Album Nominated
Best Cover Design Won
Best Music Video "Muñeco de Haití" Nominated
2013 Best Catalog Collection Album Jessico Carolo Nominated [26]
2014 Album of the Year Romantisísmico Nominated [27]
Best Rock Group Album Won
Best Cover Design Won
Best Recoding Engineering Won
Song of the Year "La Lanza" Nominated
Best Music Video Won
2017 Best DVD Desde Adentro & Impuesto de Fé Won [28]
Best Cover Design Won
2018 Best Rock Group Album Repuesto de Fé Won [29]
2019 Album of the Year Discutible Nominated [30]
Record of the Year Nominated
Best Rock Group Album Nominated
Song of the Year "La Pregunta" Nominated
Best Music Video Nominated
2021 Song of the Year "Suficiente" Nominated [31]

InterviewsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards – Winners". Latin Grammy Awards. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. September 18, 2002. Archived from the original on December 1, 2002. Retrieved December 1, 2012.
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  6. ^ "7th Annual Latin Grammy Winners List". Latin Grammy Awards. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2006. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
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  8. ^ "Conoce a los nominados a los Grammy Latinos". Terra Networks (in Spanish). Telefónica. September 19, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  9. ^ "Calle 13 lidera las nominaciones de los Grammy Latinos". Billboard. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  10. ^ Cobo, Leila (September 21, 2016). "Latin Grammys 2016 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  11. ^ Ryan, Patrick. "Latin Grammys: Camila Cabello, Alejandro Sanz, Rosalía, Luis Fonsi score 2019 nominations". USA Today. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  12. ^ "23rd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Final Nominations" (PDF). The Latin Recording Academy. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  13. ^ "MTVLA:: VMALA 2003 :: Prensa". 13 December 2003. Archived from the original on 13 December 2003.
  14. ^ "Resumen de los MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2004". Radio Aktiva (in Spanish). October 22, 2004. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  15. ^ "Shakira Leads Nominees For MTV Latin Awards". Billboard. September 1, 2005. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  16. ^ "Babasónicos, reyes del rock en los premios MTV". infobae (in Spanish). October 20, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  17. ^ "Latinos nominados a los MTV Europe Awards" (in Spanish). Infobae. September 18, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Alkilados, Don Tetto y Nicolas Mayorca se enfrentan en los MTV EMA 2014" (in Spanish). El Espectador. September 16, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  19. ^ "Lali Espósito, reconocida en los MTV Europe Music Awards". Infobae (in Spanish). 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Los Premios Gardel, en las gateras". Clarín. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  21. ^ Micheletto, Karina (April 1, 2004). "En la noche de los Premios Gardel, Babasónicos se llevó hasta el oro". Página/12. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  22. ^ "Los nominados a los Premios Carlos Gardel". infobae (in Spanish). March 11, 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  23. ^ "URUGUAYOS NOMINADOS A LOS GARDEL". Montevideo Portal (in Spanish). February 21, 2008. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  24. ^ "¿Quiénes son los nominados a los Premios Gardel?". infobae (in Spanish). April 8, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  25. ^ "Todos los nominados de los Premios Gardel 2012". Teleshow. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  26. ^ "Los Premios Gardel cumplen 15 años". Prensario Música (in Spanish). June 17, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  27. ^ "Premios Gardel 2014: todos los ganadores". La Nación. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  28. ^ "Premios Gardel 2017: todos los ganadores". La Nación. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  29. ^ "Premios Gardel 2018: todos los ganadores de la fiesta de la música". Todo Noticias. 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  30. ^ "Premios Gardel | CAPIF | GANADORES & NOMINADOS 2019". Premios Gardel a la Música. Retrieved 2022-03-13.
  31. ^ "Premios Gardel | CAPIF | GANADORES & NOMINADOS 2021". Premios Gardel a la Música. Retrieved 2022-03-13.

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