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ARTIST
TITLE
Que Jue?
FORMAT
LP

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SOUK 002LP SOUK 002LP
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RELEASE DATE
2/15/2019

Second release on the newly minted Souk (sub label of Discrepant), coming swiftly after the mind-blowing Palestinian beat LP Inkanakuntu (SOUK 001LP, 2018). For the second release, Souk chose someone who is already part of our Discrepant family: the Colombian tropical masters Romperayo, aka Pedro Ojeda. Back in 2015 Discrepant released their self-titled debut and now it's time for the follow up, Que Jue?, ten up-tempo bangers filled with the unique sounds of psychedelic 1970s Cumbia. Whilst the first Romperayo LP united several musicians around Pedro Ojeda's frantic drum style (CREP 020LP, 2015), Que Jue? sees him take the reins solo, armed with instruments, samplers, and his trusted drum skills. Que Jue? is a fever rhythm joy, an intense voyage to the diverse landscape of Colombian folklore and psychedelic scene. It's also a combination of old and new, an exploration of sample techniques that throwback to classic cumbia but with an electronic minimal vibe that seeks the intense repetition of some dance music produced recently. All for the sake of pleasure, Romperayo's music is magnetic, impulsive, and addictive. The repetitive patterns are mixed astutely and sweaty percussion changes the rhythm whenever it's needed: you don't know that, but they do, and they deliver it frequently with awe. Tropical fusion, new cumbia, or salsa on acids? You decide.