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Attack of the Apes

MTV Español stars Sóniko want to take you to their planet

Things are starting to fall into place for Sóniko after two years of dirty work with little compensation. "Don't get me wrong, it's not that we've made it or anything," says Guell. "We're pretty much in the same place, but at the same time we can see that this band is doing things seriously, and that we've progressed a lot musically."

When asked what the highlight of their brief career together has been, all of the group members say it was opening for Venezuelan funk band Los Amigos Invisibles in front of 1500 people at La Covacha last September. Izaguirre confesses to a serious case of the shakes before going onstage that night, overwhelmed by a crowd ten times bigger than Sóniko's normal audience. The others laugh at Izaguirre, remembering when bodyguards were needed to get rid of an overly passionate male fan, and, minutes later, to almost surgically separate an obsessed female who was trying to kiss Izaguirre a hundred times. "At some point we had like three different mosh pit areas spinning in front of our eyes, and it was unbelievable," gushes González. "I said, 'We don't have that many friends to create such a situation! They must really like our music!'"

All for one, one for Sóniko: Toto González (left), Jorge 
García, Javier Guell, and Alex Izaguirre
Jonathan Postal
All for one, one for Sóniko: Toto González (left), Jorge García, Javier Guell, and Alex Izaguirre

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