i realise this is becoming borderline obsessive, but i couldn’t leave argentina alone without a mention of frikstailers. if you’ve been lapping up the fidget groove of italy’s crookers or the sample hatchets of pittsburgh’s girl talk, you’ll find something to love in corboda’s duo of ralf and sandro lee.
the power of inter-cultural translation shores up some interesting conjunctions on their bio: “pieces of artists that shake the group unconscious of all the world like britney spears, madonna or justin timberlake, are dismembered in microsounds that mutates until they get to another dimension”. if only all puff blurbs could read that well.
sampled above, ‘looperamida’ keeps the bpm at midtempo, injecting swathes of vocal micro-edits and deep bass, however it’s ‘foonkie boogie’ ups the electro ante, bleeping its way to the heart of the dancefloor. to keep pace with audio drops from the duo, the frikstailers blog keeps the tunes coming at regular intervals – check frikstailers.blogspot.com. head there to find their twitchy, bleeping refix of the current bloggers delight – justice‘s d.a.n.c.e.
frikstailers’ ralf, aka rafael caivano, also releases solo material under his own name – a selection of tunes are available to stream on his murdochspace. a world apart from frikstailers, he uses his solo space to inhabit a world of crunchy downtempo electronica and miniature melodies. the ever-prolific ralf is also currently recording another project in collaboration with andres oddone from argentinean trio, zort titled – straight forwardly – andres y ralf. download a track as part of a compilation from hungarian netlabel surreal madrid, titled ‘hande hoch! vol. zwei’.