Named after a character in the popular Don Gato y Sus Gang ’80s cartoon, Matute is a band that delivers nostalgia and positive vibes reminiscent of an era passed.2 The group formed in 2007 as the brainchild of Jorge D’Alessio. D’Alessio was working as a coordinator for brand-sponsored musical tours and brought together a group of musicians he met along the way to pay tribute to the music and energy of the ’80s. Matute made their debut to an audience of just 14 people but quickly established their first live theme show at a nightclub south of Mexico City called The 80’s Box Show.
In 2009, the group recorded their self-financed debut studio album, Ochenterizzimo, featuring covers of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon” and more. Between The 80’s Box Show and the new album, Matute caught their big break. Mexican singer Anahí, formerly of pop group RBD, had become a fan and invited the band to open for her on multiple tours throughout 2010 and 2011. In 2013, Matute released the concert album En Vivo!, which earned double gold status in Mexico. Matute’s fanbase continued to grow, and they won opening spots on other tours and their own self-titled Matute Show in Acapulco. Since then, they have released multiple chart-topping records, including 2016’s duet album Poderes De Los Duetos Fantásticos ¡Actívense!, and will embark on their 15th anniversary Quinceañera World Tour in 2022.