Mario & Darkside performs live at Erica Synths Garage

Erica Synths Garage is an independent online media based in Riga, Latvia with an aim to bring together the electronic music community, curate a selection of contemporary sonic artefacts and to promote modular synthesizers, experimental, noise and electronic music.

In January 2019 we invited Mario & Darkside -  two blind & incredibly talented and skillful musicians to perform.

Mario is the first visually impaired DJ and electronic live act from Riga, Latvia. In addition to passion of DJ-ing he also plays trumpet and produces music preferring hardware synths and modulars.

He performed intricate and thoroughly imaginative compositions in the form of ambient and drone music. Mario exclusively used a custom made Erica Synths modular system .

Darkside is the live techno output of the blind martian synthesist Aleksei Brjantsev from Tartu, Estonia.

Darkside performed live with his Erica Synths eurorack, Korg SQ-1 sequencer and Synthrotek ribbon controller, Roland Tb-03 driving Korg Monotribe, Arturia DrumBrute Impact for sync and rhythmic side of things and Yamaha ReFace DX for some contrast in sound and at least one thing with keys on it.