In our latest In Short, DJs Pareja celebrate their debut release on Honey Soundsystem…

“Pareja” is the Spanish word for couple, or partner, and thus the name embraced by Mariano and Diego aka DJs Pareja – a couple and duo that have been working together for more than two decades, after meeting at a party all the way back in 1993.

DJs Pareja’s monthly queer club night, Fun Fun in Buenos Aires, promotes, like the duo’s music, a safe inclusive space to party, with diversity and inclusiveness at the fore. Fun Fun provides a platform to shine a light on local, upcoming talent.

Inspired by heady Buenos Aires basement parties, The After marks a debut release for DJs Pareja on Honey Soundsystem, the San Francisco collective and label also home to the likes of Octo Octa, Patrick Cowley and Bézier. The After delivers four tracks for a peak time dance floor; driving, percussive electro for fans of Paranoid London.

The After is out now via Honey Soundsystem. In celebration of the release, get to know DJs Pareja In Short…

Three words to describe our music
Energy, freedom, dirt

The first artist you saw live
Mariano: Tears For Fears
Diego: Nirvana

Favourite label
Honey Soundsystem

The best venue to play
Our own party, Fun Fun at Shamrock Basement, Buenos Aires

The best venue to party at
Dengue Dancing, Buenos Aires

Most underrated producer

Best track to save a flagging dance floor
Energy Flash‘ – Joey Beltram and ‘Unga‘ – Diegors

An artist you’d recommend to fans of your own music
Argentinean DJ and producer Betas.

A track you’re listening to on repeat
Mariano: ‘Out There‘ – Friends Of Matthew
Diego: ‘LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)‘ – LFO

A record that cheers you up
Mariano: The Martyr Mantras – Jesus Loves You
Diego: Energique by Bizarre Inc.

Three artists you’d book to play your birthday party
Dj Marcelle, Aphex Twin and Paranoid London

DJs Pareja The Afters EP is out now on Honey Soundsystem.