Babasónicos is an Argentinian rock band from Buenos Aires. Formed in 1991, the group is part of the "new Argentine rock" movement, which includes bands like Juana la Loca, El Otro Yo, Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. Their name is a play on words between the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba and the animated Los Supersónicos series.
The leader Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and the keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón wanted to create a sound that did not follow the parameters of the already established Argentine music scene. Adrián and Diego are joined by Dárgelos' brother, Diego "Uma" Rodríguez (guitarist and vocals), Diego "Panza" Castellano (drummer), Mariano "Roger" Domínguez (guitarist) and Gabriel "Gabo" Mannelli (bassist).
After leaving the "new Argentine rock" movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Babasónicos became the leading group in the "sonic rock" movement. Babasónicos' debut album, Pasto, includes the hit track D-Generación, featuring Gustavo Cerati and Daniel Melero. In 1992, they play in support of Soda Stereo.
In 1994, they played with INXS at the Vélez Sarsfield stadium. That same year, they released their second album, Trance Zomba, in which they involve DJ Peggyn, who will become a member of the group until 1999. Babasónicos becomes the first band in the history of Argentine rock) to incorporate a DJ. As a result, in Trance Zomba, the musical style takes another turn, mixing hip-hop, funk and hardcore punk, with psychedelic sounds. They played at Estadio Obras Sanitarias in August 1995 accompanying Los Brujos and Peligrosos Gorriones.