NOT IN STOCK
ZZK Sound Vol. 1: Cumbia Digital
"Until recently, cumbia has been anything but cool in Buenos Aires. For decades, Argentinian trendsetters wanted no part of this traditional folkdance music of Colombian origin. With its repetitive percussion, cheesy keyboards, and trite lyrics, cumbia was often dismissed as music for the lower classes and the rural areas outside of Buenos Aires. A new crop of Buenos Aires cumbia DJs and producers has recently emerged with a different perspective, citing the 'M.I.A. phenomenon' as being responsible for the style's emergence. As BA dubstep/grime wizard Daleduro explains: 'In 2005, there was a global movement to look to the third world for new kinds of beats. In Buenos Aires that manifested [itself] as people taking a look at cumbia.' Last year these artists found a home with the launch of Zizek, a weekly night that now takes place at the venerable Niceto Club in the city's ultra-trendy Palermo neighborhood. Serving as the city's unofficial cumbia clubhouse, Zizek is one of the few places to escape punchi punchi, the omnipresent Euro dance music that dominates the Buenos Aires club scene. We are proud to present the 1st release on the new Zizek label, which presents a cross-section of producers and sounds from their 'urban beats club.'"