wouldn´t guess that the guy selling CDs in the back of Buenos Aires´s
Zizek club is one of the scene´s most respected producers. Other
Zizek producers craft new school cumbia beats for dance floor whomp;
Chancha takes the mystical / tropical route, emulating both Martin
Denny and hip-hop´s pursuit of the perfect loop.”
Jace Clayton (DJ/Rupture)
"Rio Arriba is a dreamy, neo-primitive mix of chopped-up pan flutes, folk guitar, Coke-bottle percussion, and booming, electronically treated drums-- an almost shamanistic sound that carries its own landscape: underbrush, riverbanks, campfires."
"traditional South American drum music may have found its Dilla."
His 2010 XLR8R mixtape (which you can download for free here), is one of the best explorations of any musical genre I've ever heard: the nightingale-cry-surround-sound-nature of indigenous, rootsy cumbia running head-on with the throbbing structures of beat-heavy modernity. It's a brilliant love affair that your ears will have with this man's sound.