Makina – Potro

The fourth release from future looking Latin American netlabel Antartek comes from Amsterdam based Argentine born producer Makina. Potro (which translates as horse) consists of four prime cuts of ‘Ghetto Folk/House/Pisco Sour/Cumbia’(!) Makina takes house music foundations and layers them with slices of chicha guitar, cut up cumbia rhythms and even a drop of swaggering […]

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Peruvian Ritmos Psicotropicos

‘Desde Perú…puros sonidos psicotropicos!’ Toma! is the latest project from Colectivo Auxilar, a collective of musicians, video artists, designers and artists. Following in the footsteps of ZZK Club in Buenos Aires, the Lima based Tropical Bass clubnight marries ritmos y tradiciones latinoamericanos (Cumbia, Chicha, Afro-Peruano) with Dubstep, Techno, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Global Bass and a […]

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INFOPESA Peruvian Cover Art

This one comes from those excellent folk at Listen Recovery. Infopesa, the Peruvian imprint responsible for launching ‘Chicha’ back in the 1970s has a selection of its cover art from across the last forty years up on their Facebook. I have picked a selection of my personal favourites (click on them for a little audio […]

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VA – El Sonido de Tupac Amaru

El Sonido de Tupac Amaru, released through the Massachusetts based Masstrópicas label, is another Peruvian chicha retrospective which this time concentrates on the sound’s evolution during the 70s and 80s. The album is well-informed and meticulously researched by Masstrópicas label head Mike P with in-depth sleeve notes, including material taken from interviews conducted with some […]

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