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|Origin||Buenos Aires, Lanús, Argentina|
|Genres||Pop rock, rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock, Funk rock (early), country|
Pop Art Music
|Members||Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez
Diego "Uma" Rodríguez
Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón
Diego "Panza" Castellano
Mariano "Roger" Domínguez
|Past members||"DJ Peggyn"
Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli
Babasónicos is an Argentine rock band, formed in the early 1990s along with others such as Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. After emerging in the wave of Argentine New Rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s, Babasonicos became one of the banner groups of the "sonic" underground rock movement in Argentina in the late 1990s.
The lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and the keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a new wave style, which wouldn't follow the established Argentine music. The other official band members are: Diego "Uma" Rodríguez (guitarist and lead singer), Diego "Panza" Castellano (drummer), Mariano "Roger" Domínguez (guitarist), and recently deceased Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli (bassist).
For their second album, Trance Zomba (1994), they incorporated a guest DJ, "DJ Peggyn" who would eventually remain as a band member until after releasing Miami (1999). This same year the band saw the departure of their longtime manager Cosme.
Although the band has never been afraid to experiment with various diverse styles throughout their career, since they recorded Jessico (2001) their songs have become simpler and more in tune with current trends in music. Some believe this to be a contradiction with their original tenets, and that Babasonicos has turned into a mainstream marketable band.
On January 12, 2008, the band posted an entry on their official site in which they informed that their longtime bassist, Gabriel Manelli had died as a result of Hodgkin's disease, which he had been suffering since the tour supporting the album Infame.
Their album Mucho, was released in 2008, and was a more straight forward rock album than their predecessors. Phil Brown (Bob Marley, Robert Palmer, Talk Talk, Roxy Music) worked with Babasonicos just like he did in their previous album, Anoche. It is unknown who will be their new bassist, but in the meantime, their long-time friend Carca is playing with them.
They released their latest album "A Propósito", in 2011.
|2002||MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2002||Best Rock Artist - Best Artist South||Nominated|
|2003||MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2003||Best Group or Duet - Best Artist Argentina||Nominated|
|2004||Premios Gardel 2004||Album del Año & Mejor Album Grupo de Rock "Infame" - Canción del Año & Grabación del Año "Irresponsables" -||Won|
|2004||MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2004||Best Group or Duet - Best Rock Artist - Best Artist Argentina - Video of the Year "Putita"||Nominated|
|2005||MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2005||Best Rock Artist - Best Artist South||Nominated|
|2006||Premios Gardel 2006||Mejor Album Grupo de Rock "Anoche"||Won|
|2006||Premios Gardel 2006||Album del Año - Interpretación del Año & Canción del Año "Yegua" - Producción del Año||Nominated|
|2006||Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2006||Best Rock Artist - Best Artist South||Nominated|
|2007||Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2007||Best Rock Artist||Won|
|2007||Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2007||Best Group or Duet - Best Artist South - Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|2008||Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2008||Best Group or Duet - Best Rock Artist- Artist of the Year - best song of the year||Nominated|