Listen To: Chancha Via Circuito

I only came across Argentinian producer Chancha Via Circuito (real name Pedro Canale) and his Buenos Aires based label ZZK Records a few months back with the release of his sophomore album “Rio Arriba”.  It’s so beyond magical that I’m ashamed for not having heard of him before, and I’m mortified at the lack of it’s presence in emerging Top Records of 2011 lists, thus far.

This album, especially when listened to from start to finish, is such a deeply rewarding and inscrutable experience. It’s layered drumming is, for me, reminiscent almost of the Baka water drumming people and is so accomplished in taking you to another place, somewhere deep in a forest. In the ‘Info’ section of his Facebook page it say’s “Genre – Unknown” which is pretty spot on but I guess cumbia/electronica may be apt. Listen to his album on soundcloud here, and then buy the album either here at ZZK Records page or on iTunes.

– Kaity

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