Chancha Via Circuito has forged a path from his town outside urban sprawl of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina up across the border to Bolivia and into the Northern Hemisphere where he's bringing new fans to native drum traditions. In his first release, Chancha took cumbia into uncharted territory; retrofitting Latin rhythm for a worldly audience. With Rio Arriba, South American folklore takes the reins and, under Chancha's steady hand, obscure backwoods rhythms enter the club.
Nicola Cruz invokes the landscapes and rituals of his homeland, Ecuador. His music is an exploration of folkloric traditions and ancestral mythologies in a modern setting. From this musical connection between past and present, traditions and modern, an ongoing South American movement has arisen, exploring indigenous and Afro-cosmologies through a carefully crafted analogue sound.