This Friday, if you’re in NYC or anywhere near it you’re going to want to make it out to Brooklyn for Chancha Via Circuito’s Rio Arriba Tour stop at iBomba!
His sophomore album, Rio Arriba, has been receiving co-signs far from his native Argentina – The New York Times, Pitchfork, Fader – with XLR8R and NPR naming it Best Album of 2010. He’s performing live with support from label boss and Digital Cumbia bad man El G.
There’s A LOT more though. ZAKEE, that quiet Philly producer who’s work with MIA and explorations of Kuduro brought him Worldwide attention is now releasing his debut full length on Green Owl/Warner Music this summer. He’s performing live with backing band support, playing all new material mixing African influences with Pop, dark Electronic with Hip Hop and plenty of Global Bass
NYC’s Cumba Mela Collective will be represented by Thornato, 2Melo, and Atropolis – the latter just released his debut record with Dutty Artz this week!
Listen to some tracks from it right here and here:
Still not enough for you? This is how we do it in Brooklyn…Navegante, “the artist that will carry the torch into the future” (the legendary Carlos Santana’s words, not mine) will be rounding out this spring kickoff with their blend of heavy electronic beats, guitars, live drums, and a light show that would make NASA proud.
Check out their EP FOR FREE right here >> NAVEGANTE
One of my favorites from them, We Ridin: