Definitely that… “What we dreamed as children someday begins to materialize”.
And because I begin this review with this phrase, since all our childhood we were born in a salsero home we woke up with a musical background of the Sonora Ponceña, Gran Combo, Ismael Miranda, and when we went to sleep we would listen to a bolero by La Lupe, Celio Gonzalez or something by Joe Cuba, where we saw the cassette and acetate records so close and yet so far away because for us children that was untouchable, but we never lost faith in having what we longed for so much.
After almost 5 years of having emigrated to Chile, one Sunday shopping my husband Julian Rangel and I were walking through an antique fair and we saw a used turntable, but in good condition and at a tentative and affordable price so we both looked at each other and the language of our eyes spoke for itself… we bought it! and with them a couple of records to test the recent acquisition, that day we were super excited and decided to share this achievement with our friend Juan Joseph, who did not hesitate to come to the house to share some time with us, after several purchases and purchases and more purchases of vinyl because it became a passion was born:
PRODUCCIONES VINILOS PLATER EN CHILE (formed by Julian Rangel, Juan Joseph and my person Nairoby Plater).
A personal project to revive part of our childhood and that was taking shape when we started looking for a place to make a family party called El Arepazo Plater (where arepas are distributed and salsa dancing all night), after several months looking for a local call us and offer us a place called Club 440 to make our first salsa event in original format which was a challenge first because Chile is not a very salsero country and the strong Venezuelan public here is the salsa trunk or alcoba called in other countries, On the other hand, the place offered did not have a kitchen, it was small and so we could not realize what we had in mind in principle, however we reinvented ourselves and managed to do on October 17, 2021 the first Vinyl salsa matinee in Chile, which was a success and an appetizer for the contemporary salsero with a good ear and taste, dancer and who likes to enjoy and listen to less of the same and of course in Acetato.
So we began to see the meaning of our dreams, on January 1st of this year we made the first International Arepazo Plater in Chile under the production of Vinilos Plater in original format, in a place called Caracas Club, which was something extraordinary first because it was the first time that such a party was held here, and because we gave our countrymen exquisite Arepas and good salsa.
Thank God doors have been opening with other musicians such as Nohel Farias, producers such as Dj. Alexander Navas, Jorge from The Brooklyn Sound and venues like the Salsoteca where we have been invited on several occasions and we have left high the name of our beloved Venezuela, reviving and rescuing the format of the acetate, we also made an appearance at events such as Salsa Woman, Integration Salsera (audition of music lovers and collectors between Colombians and Venezuelan), private birthdays, Guateke and Salsa for Adults among others.
We know that this is just the beginning of a long way to go, to learn and to improve, but we thank God for guiding us and humbly continue working on new projects in the short, medium and long term, grow as collectors, music lovers, producers and continue to contribute and highlighting the invaluable of Vinyl, as music is very broad and infinite.