Sparrow & Barbossa is a dj and producer duo formed by the Swiss Bryan Coletta and the Uruguayan Emiliano Haberli.
Bryan is a pianist and comes from a musical family, his father is the legendary guitarist Francis Coletta who worked with artists like Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones or Frank Sinatra among others. Since very young he’s been influenced by soul, jazz and funk until he took it to the plates with remixes like Fictionalise from Cubicolor with his strong capacity of improvisation and versatility.
Emiliano was born and raised in a region of Uruguay dominated by African colonials and got widely influenced by what’s called “The Culture Of Candombe”, pure african tribal rhythm coming from the colonialism. Very young he moved to Europe where he connected with the music there, starting to give a form to his style in the electronic music world with Chus & Ceballos and Joesky (USA).
Together they form Sparrow & Barbossa, producing a fusion between organic and more electronic progressive sounds. The age difference between the two make their sets and productions sound unique. While Bryan brings the freshness of modern sounds and melodies, Emiliano fine tunes the rhythmic part. Globe-trotters, they’re true lovers of ethnies and lost cultures, devoted to transmit this legacy through electronic music.
Sparrow & Barbossa are most known for their track Yeke that charted number 1 on beatport afro house together with Enzo Siffredi’s remix. Recently they’ve also released Shakara on Radiant which is has been charted by numerous top notch afro-house players.