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ARTIST
TITLE
No Te Metas Con Satan
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SOUK 004LP SOUK 004LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/29/2019

Back in 2014 when Chupame El Dedo first released their self-titled album (CREP 030LP, 2016), one couldn't be sure if people could hold their mojitos while banging to their music. In 2019 one is seriously advised to keep one's hands free while listening to their second album, No Te Metas Con Satan. Formed by psych cumbia master Eblis Alvarez (Meridian Brothers) and Pedro Ojeda (Romperayo), the men that found the perfect cocktail mix for acid + folk + tropical beats, Chupame El Dedo are ready to mess around with Satan. No Te Metas Con Satan is a humorous title for music that expels cartoonish metal-vibes mixed with tropical rhythms. It's a pitch-perfect title for a record that's never at the right pitch. The humor makes way for the funny stories that Eblis and Pedro explore in their lyrics; Souk's fourth release is a daring adventure in global beats. Frequently it calls to mind the universe of Quasimoto, Madlib's abstract hip hop that sounded delicious in the early 2000s. Chupame El Dedo lives in the same kind of power trip, fueled by intense salsa rhythms dressed with heavy metal images - that's where Satan comes into place. The Devil wears many clothes, but none are as multi-colored and trendy as the ones we see in No Te Metas Con Satan. One is advised of that during the first side of the LP, each song dares the listener, with a multitude of ideas (sometimes dissonant ones), to find a way to make sense. An example? The first song "No Te Metas Con Satan" sounds like a perverted version of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and when you think it's over, it starts again, repeating ideas and leaving you extremely confused. What the fuck just happened? Chupame El Dedo happened. Flip to the other side and "Alexandra Candelaria" says hi with a nearly eight-minute long sinful and hilarious soap opera; no one is ready for this. Laughter mixes with intense head banging; is this what would happen if Jodorowsky made a Cartoon Network show? Maybe it's a good idea to not mess around with Satan, but one could find oneself in serious trouble if one doesn't listen to this. Seriously.