Having posted many times over the last year on the current movements in the Argentinean music scene, I’d be entirely remiss if I didn’t give our North American readers a heads-up on the imminent Zizek tour. The Buenos Aires party palace has played host to many of the artists that we’ve come to know recently; blending cumbia, hip hop, electro, raggaeton, dancehall flavours ‘ artists such as Villa Diamnate, El Remolon, Frikstailers, Oro11, Sonido Martines, Princesa and swathes more. In March, the Zizek tour bundles up some of those players and drops them in SXSW, LA, San Francisco, NY and Chicago (with more to be announced). Full details at whatsupbuenosaires.com.
If you, like me, are scattered too far around the world to jet into the U.S. for the party season, then we can more than make do with the Zizek Tour 2008 EP ‘ download, burn, play and check the photos on the Zizek site for a semi-immerse experience.
Download: Zizek Tour 2008 EP (zipped)
AXEL K SOUNDSYSTEM Cumbieton Rutero
EL TRIP SELECTOR Cumbiancherita
FRIKSTAILERS Foonkie Boogie
KING COYA Petrona Martinez Remix feat. PG13 & Axel K
ORO 11 Pum Pum Cumbia
EL REMOLON Andres Se Fue A La Villa