Federico Aubele is an Argentine singer and composer whose music blends Jamaican dub and reggae, American ambient and hip-hop, Mexican bolero, and Argentine tango. He describes his music as a synthesis of styles from throughout the Americas. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, he started playing music at 12, with his early musical influences coming from his mother, an amateur guitarist and a notary by profession. He moved to Berlin in 2001 during the Argentine economic crisis, where he lived for several years. After submitting a demo via email to Thievery Corporation's Eighteenth Street Lounge Music, he was signed quickly to the label and in 2003 released his debut album Gran Hotel Buenos Aires , produced by Thievery Corporation. In 2006, he played at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. His song "Esta Noche" was featured in the 5th season of the TV series Alias. After Berlin, he moved to Barcelona where he began working on his next album, Panamericana, which was released on September 18, 2007, also produced by Thievery Corporation. He now lives in Barcelona, Spain and he frequently returns to Buenos Aires.