Of Mexican and Paraguayan descent, Boogat (whose real name is Daniel Russo Garrido) was born in Québec City. His music blends hip hop and Latin musical styles such as cumbia and reggaeton. He began his career in his home town with the underground hip hop group Andromaïck. In 2001, he moved to Montréal to build momentum and joined the Movézerbe collective. Next, he brought about a major shift in his career: while his productions up to then had been in French, he began singing in Spanish, notably when he took part in the recording of “Soy Panamericano” with the Latino music group Roberto Lopez Project. It was also at this time that he had a decisive encounter, with electronic music producer Poirier, with whom he would engage in collaborations and recordings, such as the EP Pura Vida in 2011. Boogat’s first album in Spanish, El Dorado Sunset, came out in 2013 and won two Félix awards at the ADISQ gala, for best world music album and for best producer of the year. In 2016, he won the Juno Award for world music album of the year for his work Neo-Reconquista, released in 2015 and including collaborations with La Yegros, Sonido Pesado and Pierre Kwenders. The year 2017 marked the release of his new album, San Cristòbal Baile Inn, on which he collaborated this time with Andrés Oddone, Frikstailers, Miss Bolivia, Nina Dioz and Lemon Bucket Orkestra.