Componentes: Roberto Perez, Raúl Berrueco.
Conciertos destacado:Primavera Sound 2009.
MENEO is a 2-man A/V band based in Barcelona.
The word itself means "bootie sway" in spanish.
It's formed by:
-VJ Entter (Raúl Berrueco, Santander-1977) Widely known for his visuals focused on retro arcade and low-fi gaming graphics from the first era of home entertainment consoles such as the Commodore64, Spectrum and Nintendo's NES and Gameboy. He triggers his images using a selfcoded
program for VJing. He often surprises the audience with special setups such as MIDI keytar, wireless controllers, double VJ sessions over 3 or more screens and on LED (light-emitting diode) walls. Entter artworks and performances has been presented in several festivals, clubs, art
centers, and galleries across Europe, Asia and North America.
-Rigo Pex (Roberto Perez, 1978) was born in Guatemala, where he enrolled for Orchestra Director in the musicology dept. at the Del Valle University. After organizing festivals in the installation and performance fields, he spent several months in cities such as Paris, Toronto,
Miami, Mexico DF and Barcelona doing workshops on “soundworks for white cube spaces”. His curiosity in mixing latin rhytms other styles such as hardcore rock, electro and lounge led him to produce a personal blend between reggaeton beats and chiptune/8bit melodies, developing a special sound that has received praises from Diplo and others djs from the international club scene.
Basically, a MENEO gig implies playing 8bit songs directly on a gameboy running the lsdj software with simultaneous projections. The shocking blips and epileptic retro based computer era visuals lead to a hot and spicy atmosphere that sometimes has motivated the two performers and some of the crowd to experience disorderly conduct, like taking off their clothes completely while playing and dancing, zooming the attendants into a deep and full flavored rhythm vibe.
The MENEO performance can be file under "club dadaism", because it investigates artistic concepts that imply the surprising, unforeseeable accidents, mistakes and coincidences as a means to alter the dynamics of creative performance aimed to discover new aesthetic presentations. Intentional coincidences between their electropical sound and vintage computer imagery produce paradoxical irritations that allow for a re-enchantment and sensualisation of abstract structures – whether applicable to technological systems, social situations, or communicative and collective processes in an open venue or space. MENEO plays with the
unpredictable also as a method of conscious disorientation, of asserting a provocative independence and as an immunization against the growing desire of public and commercial organizations for security and control.