Rio Arriba

by Chancha Via Circuito

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Titeuf Splendid Album from start to finish. And one I can agree on with my son, which makes it even more dear to me. :) Favorite track: Jose Larrale - Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito Remix).
michael rütten
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michael rütten what an amazing album. random discovery as it was playin at a local "kiosk" here in frankfurt today. Favorite track: Puente.
Team Oktopus
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Team Oktopus The Pachamama sure knows how to throw a party! Favorite track: La Revancha de Chancha feat. Fauna.
Ruben Davis
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Ruben Davis One of the best albums ever! Favorite track: Jose Larrale - Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito Remix).
Jan Klomp
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Jan Klomp Heard this track in a DJ Set from Acid Pauli. Now I've fallen in love with the entire album. Favorite track: Miriam Garcia & Alicia Solans - Pintar el Sol (Chancha Via Circuito Remix).
Django Doucet
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Django Doucet Deep dub del sur! Favorite track: Jose Larrale - Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito Remix).
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Rio Arriba is the sophomore album from ZZK artist Chancha Via Circuito who molds local South American rhythms into global artistry. Rio Arriba bubbles up from the Andes like percussive lava, seething as it is soothing. Layers of drums play out like water and earth battling heat - heat brought by Chancha Via Circuito, the Pig on the Circular Train.

Chancha has forged a path from his town outside the urban sprawl of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina up across the border with Bolivia and into the Northern hemisphere where he's bringing new fans to native drum traditions. In his first release, Rodante, Chancha took cumbia into uncharted territory retrofitting the Latin rhythm for a worldly audience. With Rio Arriba, South American folklore takes the reins and, under Chancha’s steady hand, obscure backwoods rhythms take on a top shelf lifestyle as folklore hits the club.

Cumbia made Chancha’s first album Rodante a stand out, Rio Arriba takes his sound primal, rooted in rhythm, but worldwide in scope. With recent remixes of The Ruby Suns (Sub Pop) and Gotan Project (Ya Basta/XL Recordings), Chancha proves his production can cross continents and pollinate. Rio Arriba annihilates the obvious - it's a fresh breeze from the city of good air flooding the urban habitat, sending you dancing upstream.

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released April 1, 2011

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