Future Sounds of Buenos Aires: ZZK Records’ EL G Announces Winter Tour 2012/2013


Pioneering Argentinian label ZZK Records is still hot on the heels of its scene defining compilation ‘Future Sound Of Buenos Aires’ (FSOBA), released earlier this year.  The LA Times praised, “A wildly inventive collection of Argentine music that’s as funky and of-the-moment as any instrumental electronic dance music being made right now.”  Rural South-American-styles fuse with electronic futurism on this stunning snap shot of the burgeoning experimental electronic scene that has emerged in Buenos Aires over recent years.  Label head and American expat El G will be touring the US throughout December and January in support of the critically acclaimed release.  He will be DJing the latest releases from the label and beyond, walking the fine line between eclectic and accessible.

EL G is the DJ name of Grant C. Dull, label manager of ZZK Records, co-founder of Zizek Club and a 8-year adopted citizen & cultural ambassador of Buenos Aires.  DJ sets of El G are powerful showcases of ZZK music: past, present and future.  B-Sides, mashups, bootlegs, official and unofficial releases plus the newest music from the ZZK label is tested on audiences during his fiery, eclectic and intensely fun DJ sets.  El G has commandeered ZZK Records as a global movement, both behind the scenes and on the turntables at festivals like Coachella, Roskilde & Summer Stage in Central Park, NYC.  El G also founded WhatsUpBuenosAires.com & FeatBA.com

El G’s finely curated compilation for ZZK, FSOBA is a collaboration featuring some of the most compelling artists emerging from Buenos Aires’ electronic underground including Mati Zundel, Fauna, Super Guachin and Chancha Via Circuito to name a few.  Learn more on the vibrant ZZK landing page: http://zzkrecords.com/futuresoundsofbuenosaires/

For Future Sounds of Buenos Aires, Chancha Via Circuito, Mati Zundel, Frikstailers, Super Guachin, La Yegros, El Remolon, King Coya and more came together to write the collective work. The end result is a chronicle of the burgeoning experimental dance scene that has emerged in Buenos Aires in recent years. Pioneered by the visionary Latin American label ZZK, Buenos Aires’ music fuses classic rural South-American-style with electronic futurism, creating a style that’s wholly unique.

ZZK is the first label to push the sound of Argentina from the villa (ghettos) to the uptown”, says Diplo, “ZZK is a big part in bringing this to the attention of the people.”

Much like what Detroit was to techno and Kingston was to dub and reggae, Buenos Aires is quickly becoming the focal point for this Latin American cultural movement. Future Sounds of Buenos Aires is the defining work of the new movement.

What makes this album interesting is that all of the artists are influenced by the combination of rural, traditional cumbia and folkloric roots mixed with a contemporary street-inspired sounds. The results offer twelve different interpretations of the past blended with the future.

2012 has seen ZZK form new partners in line with their ethos.  With Waxploitation, best known for their work with Danger Mouse in Los Angeles and Kartel, best known for their work with Soundway in London, enhancing it’s reach beyond a DIY, independent operation.  Recent shows at Boiler Room (http://boilerroom.tv/frikstailers-live-in-the-boilerroom/) and a 2013 full of debut albums from artists like La Yegros and Frikstailers make ZZK a label to watch.  Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of the finest DJs pushing some of the most progressive sounds in Latin America today.  Catch him at a city near you!

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FSOBA Tracklisting:

1. Frikstailers “Guacha”
2. Tremor “Malambo”
3. Mati Zundel “Señor Montecostez”
4. Daleduro “La Poli”
5. Fauna “Hongo x Hongo”
6. The Peronists “Mi Llegada Tu Llegada Nuestro Descanso”
7. Super Guachin “Se Pixelo el Vinito”
8. La Yegros “Viene de Mi”
9. Chancha Via Circuito “Prima”
10. El Remolon “Atras” (featuring Lido Pimienta)
11. El Trip Selector “Coombia del Piano Triste”
12. King Coya “Cumbiatron”

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01/04/12 @ BPM Studios (BomBeat) – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY [LINK]
01/05/13 @ Fox Hollow (Bombon) – Houston, TX [LINK]
01/12/13 @ Elbo Room (Tormento Tropical) – San Francisco, CA [LINK]
01/16/13 @ Eastside Luv (Subsuelo) – Los Angeles, CA [LINK]
01/17/13 @ Zanzibar (Afro Funke’) – Santa Monica, CA [LINK]