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Animal Chuki & El Remolon at Tropical Fever
July 28, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - July 29, 2017 @ 6:00 am
:: LIVE ::
16 volumes into their mixtape series, the Argentine dance label ZZK has (once again) dipped its trippy toes into Peru’s electro-cumbia scene. To celebrate the release of Capicua, the debut EP from Animal Chuki, a duo of 22 year old Lima-based producers Andrea Campos and Daniel Valle-Riestra, they’ve given the edition over to the young producers. The mix contains most of the EP– one track, “Amarilla Maracuyá,” is absent– along with two additional songs. The word Chuki is a Peruvian slang term for “something out of the ordinary or playfully offensive.”
True to that name, the EP has the youthful energy of kids messing around. The sound is one-part chicha– the Peruvian cumbia style that became nationally popular in the 60’s– and one part dubby electronica. Without sounding sleepy, the mix is decidedly slowed-down and spaced out- less music for a raucous party than for the late night haziness that might follow it.
El Remolón is the alterego of Andrés Schteingart, a producer who tucks hints of Latin American rhythms like cumbia into a solid base of electronic music.
After ten years in the Buenos Aires music scene producing minimal techno and IDM under the pseudonym Drole, El Remolón or “the lazy one,” evolved creating medium tempo tracks that make great use of space. His sound is laid-back but heavy-hitting with a European dance floor sensibility.
Schteingart´s strength is in his own evolution as a producer, code-switching minimal techno into the dialect of minimal cumbia. The artist borrows off-center audio from exotic sources, streaming innovation and rebirth through his first full-length, Pibe Cosmo.