In Portuguese, “saudade” is a profound emotional state often described as the love that remains after someone has gone. It’s this feeling that Chilean producer Valentina Montalvo Alé a.k.a. Valesuchi, taps into with her evocative productions. Her dark, smoky dancefloor detonators brim with love, desire, machines and danger, and they yearn for a time when club music was raw and indebted to the rhythm. She describes one of her tunes as what a “heartbroken Dam-Funk driving into a sunset” might sound like, while others owe more to Belgian EBM and Omar-S’s deep Detroit house but with rawer sampled atmospheres. After years of being booked at psych rock clubs, she’s found an affinity with Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme camp, who share Valesuchi’s vision of a pan-tropical, proto-disco future. Outside of DJing and music-making, Valesuchi has worked in film post production, concerts production and directing videos.
Since 2014, the year in which she was part of the Red Bull Music Academy held in Tokyo, she's been playing on many important stages such as Sónar Festival 2015 in their Barcelona, São Paulo and Santiago editions, Primavera Fauna Festival, Dekmantel São Paulo, Boiler Room and has been an active member of Santiago, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro’s underground electronic scenes.