Back in 2008, after reading many blogs about a happening party in Buenos Aires, Argentina that played Electro-Cumbia music, one of the persons responsible for that party showed up at Amoeba Hollywood with CD copies of The ZZK Sound Vol. 1-Cumbia Digital. We were the first U.S. store to carry any of their product and it quickly became one of my favorite releases of that year. Since then, ZZK Records has released many great CD/LPS/Downloads from such artists as Chancha Via Circuito, Fauna, Tremor and last year's excellent compilation, The Future Sounds Of Buenos Aires, which was my favorite release of 2012.
The sound of ZZK Records combines several electronic movements, such as Electro-Cumbia, Dubstep and other forms of experimental Electro with a sound that goes back to the folkloric groups of Argentina's past. If Atahualpa Yupanqui and Mercedes Sosa grew up listening to Dancehall Reggae, Cumbia Villera and Electro, maybe it would sound like this.
That person that came into the store back in 2008 is Grant C.Dull, also known as El G. He is currently on tour promoting The Future Sounds Of Buenos Aires and has three shows in the Los Angeles area. Be sure to check out one or all of them.
You can check out El G's shows at:
Wednesday, January 16th
In-Store Performance at Espacio 1839
1839 E. First Street
Los Angeles, Ca. 90033 (Boyle Heights)
Live broadcast on radiosombra.org
After the event at Espacio 1839, the party moves two doors down at Eastside Luv for one of L.A.'s most happening club nights, Subsuelo
@Eastside Luv (Subsuelo)
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
1835 1st. St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 ZZK RECORDS’ EL G @Zanzibar (Afro Funke’) Thursday, January 17th, 2013 1301 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 9pm / $7-$10 / 21+
9pm-2a21 & Over/$5
With Oro 11 (Tormenta Tropical)
+ residents El Canyonazo, Gozar, Gazoo & Ethos
Thursday, January 17th
With Afro Funke residents Glenn Red & Jeremy Sole (KCRW)
ZZK RECORDS’ EL G
@Zanzibar (Afro Funke’)
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
1301 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
9pm / $7-$10 / 21+