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
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.