El Remolon is back. Digital cumbia pioneer, long time member of the Buenos Aires based genre bending ZZK crew, dance floor instigator, experimental tropical alchemist. On his 5th release, Selva is an evolution of both his sound and the Latin American digital scene as a whole.
Selva is an album that is as mature as it is playful. The songs range from the emotive cumbia soundscapes to dance floor bangers. Dipping into obscure Quechua sung digital folk, playful songwriting and collaborations across the board, Selva shows the depth of El Remolon’s musical arsenal. Calling on a cast of who's who in the emerging alt-latino scene, from the Peruvian masked neo-cumbieros Dengue Dengue Dengue, to Kumbia Queers front woman and Mexican multi-faceted Ali Gua Gua to Argentina's current cumbia/dancehall/hip hop starlet, Miss Bolivia. El Remolon even gets on the mic for a couple tracks himself, showing a new side to his many talents. Incorporating slide guitars, Rhodes pianos, Peruvian shamanic ritual chants and a whole lot of bass, this is El Remolon's most intricate and well rounded work to date.
El Remolon aka Andres Schteingart has toured extensively throughout the Americas and Europe, bringing his signature sound to dancefloors and festivals in more than 40 cities, from Austin’s SXSW to Copenhagen’s Distortion Festival, to Bogota’s Festival Centro. He’s collaborated with Pablo Lescano from the pioneering cumbia villera band Damas Gratis, Li Saumet from Colombia’s red hot Bomba Estereo, Ale Sergi from the gigantic Argentine pop band Miranda and even Wendy Sulca, Peru’s adolescent YouTube sensation.
On Selva El Remolon imagines a world where all religions exist under one, where borders dissolve and cultures are united in the search for wisdom, hedonism and peace.
released April 28, 2014
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ZZK Records is a homegrown record label and artist collective born out of the Zizek Club nights in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mostly experimental remixes for Nicola's debut album. To be honest I'm mostly fascinated by his compilation tracks and the new remixes, but these tracks will suit the more adventurous moods. Soma Seb StarShine