Latin America Is Bringing New Life To Electronic Music



check this XLR8R mix tape by Chancha Vía Circuito!

I was taken by some new sounds coming out of Argentina last night as the Zizek Collective came through SLC at the Urban Lounge for a small but appreciative crowd. It was refreshing to hear some new twists on electronic/dance music blended with traditional Latin American folk, dub and rock. Check their website for some really awesome DJ mix tapes and their full story. Here are two videos I took at the show to give you a taste: YouTube 1, YouTube 2.

The Zizek musicians and DJs are producing some of the most progressive sounds in Latin America today, leaders of the global dance craze known as Cumbia Digital, a modern take on the percussive African rhythm developed in Colombia 2 centuries ago. - CNN