Chancha via Circuito (Buenos Aires-Argentina)
Argentinean producer Pedro Canale aka Chancha Via Circuito returns from a three year sojourn with his long awaited third album, Amansara. Originally coming out of Buenos Aires’s famed digital cumbia scene, Chancha has notoriously broken way outside those boundaries to forge unprecedented mergers between Brazilian rhythms, Paraguyan harp, Andean mysticism and the solitude of Argentinian folklore – all processed through his own futuristic strain of post-dubstep. Chancha’s sound is without question truly unique and instantly recognizable to the point he has become a key reference point for an entire crop of artists that have begun to carry his genes.
Chancha Via Circuito defies even the shrewdest of marketing geniuses. On one hand, he is something of a cult artist within micro-circles of electronic music, having been invited to perform at Montreal’s MUTEK as well as the Roskilde and Vive Latino Festivals. At the same time, Chancha’s music has found broad appeal outside of the avant-garde, most notably his magnificent remix of José Larralde’s “Quimey Neuquén” which was heavily featured in 2013 as part of the final season of the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad. Fans of the show undoubtedly remember Walter White burying his millions in the desert, soundtracked by the wide and gentle grooves of Chancha Via Circuito.
Chancha’s second album Rio Arriba was released by the ZZK label in 2011 and found South American folklore taking the reins under the steady hand of Chancha with its’ rhythms heading deep into the woods, ultimately coalescing into a style of folklore that was primed for soundsystems and dancefloors of the future. Hailed by the Washington Post and the New York Times, among others, the album’s success led to Chancha being enlisted for remix work by Gilles Peterson of the BBC (for the Havana Remixed project), The Ruby Suns (Sub Pop) and Gotan Project (Ya Basta/XL Recordings).
Chancha’s next album, Amansara, is on the way and its first preview “Coplita” featuring the haunting vocals of Miriam García, will appear on June 17. Physical copies of the record will be released by Crammed Discs in Europe and Asia, Wonderwheel Recordings in the US and Oceanía, and Charco in Latin America.
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