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Cities Of Gold: Santamaria Bros + Loki Berry + Itsi


  • locura 6 Lawson Street Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 Australia (map)

The Santamaria brothers’ musical journey is a long and storied one. From a suburban childhood soundtracked by the family’s cumbia records, to holding down the rhythm section in cult indie band, Lost Valentinos, to their work in establishing the warehouse techno institution that is Motorik; It’s no stretch to say that the brothers have been a significant part of Sydney’s music community for well over a decade.

This musical journey has seen the brothers play the roles of musician, DJ, producer, promoter, record label A&R, removalist and janitor... sometimes all at the same time, sometimes failing spectacularly, but always fresh as hell, and always looking forward.

In recent times, the Santamarias have turned their curatorial expertise towards their “Cities of Gold” residencies (Sydney & Byron Bay); a home for their patented, long-form DJ sets which range wildly from latin jazz, to acid techno; encompassing all the rhythmic shades in-between. In their spare time, the brothers contributed as co-founders of Sydney’s Output festival in 2017 and to cap it all off, are on-air every Friday evening, hosting FBi’s radio’s coveted Sunset program.