When: Fri., June 12, 9 p.m. 2015
Though regional character perseveres in pockets, electronic music has embraced the aesthetic consequences of global connectivity: As in, it’s not uncommon for one album to feature transcontinental collaborations and influences drawn from styles once anchored in, say, Detroit, London, and Ibiza, Spain. Xuxa Santamaria, a local duo scheduled to perform at The Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) on Sunday, dealt that sort of amorphous techno on its eponymous 2011 debut. With snappy melodic phrases sung in Spanish, Sofìa Cordòva’s lyrics grappled with colonialism and the Caribbean diaspora. On the group’s most recent release, Billionair Rainbow, “Conquistador” confronts a chief enabler of global connectivity: the internet. In the song’s music video, Cordòva plays a webcam girl looking alternately bored and perky on six separate screens, singing to the viewer about the politics of power and commerce in the digital age.