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Podcast 152: Chancha Vía Circuito

No matter how you feel about cumbia digital, there's no denying that Buenos Aires' ZZK crew knows how to hustle. Constantly touring the globe and birthing new music, the Argentinian posse's latest release is Rio Arriba, the second full-length album from Chancha Vía Circuito (a.k.a. Pedro Canale). Known for his deep, loping rhythms and modern explorations of traditional folkloric Latin sounds, Canale has followed a similar path on this exclusive mixtape, which he's entitled Los Pastores. Stocked with tunes from his ZZK compatriots, not to mention several choice selections and remixes from Canale himself, the mix relies heavily on organic sounds, particularly thick, clattering drums and percussion. It's a hypnotic formula, and one that can be witnessed live beginning tonight, as ZZK is kicking off its North American summer tour in New York and traversing the continent over the next couple of weeks. Check the tour dates and complete mixtape playlist below.

01 Chancha Vía Circuito feat. Miriam García "Coplita" (ZZK)
02 Miriam García & Alicia Solans "Pintar El Sol (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)" (ZZK)
03 Villa Diamante "Doña María vs. Italtek" (ZZK)
04 José Larralde "Quimey Neuquén (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)" (Sony/ZZK)
05 Tremor "Caracol (Chancha Vía Circuito feat. Wenceslada Remix)" (ZZK)
06 William Centellas vs. Chancha Vía Circuito "Los Pastores" (ZZK)
07 Black Mandingo "Cumbia Maxonica Rebajada" (ZZK)
08 Chancha Vía Circuito "Río Arriba" (ZZK)
09 K´ala Marka "Florcita del Ande (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)" (Orccus/ZZK)
10 Chancha Vía Circuito "Cumbión de las Aves" (ZZK)
11 Sonidero Cordobestia "Tinku" (ZZK)
12 Doma Tornados feat. Mercedes Sosa "Antiguos Dueños de las Flechas" (Hipidukimuzik)
13 Los Huanca Huá "Yo Sé Que un Día (Fragment)" (Cabal)

ZZK Summer 2010 North American Tour:
07/20 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
07/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
07/23 Martha’s Vineyard, MA @ Martha’s V
07/24 Montreal, PQ @ Divan Orange
07/25 Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
07/26 Detroit, MI @ The Lager House
07/27 Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar
07/28 St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
07/31 Denver, CO @ Biennial of the Americas
08/01 Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge
08/03 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
08/04 Portland, OR @ Rotture
08/05 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
*All dates with Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolón, and El G

23 comments Chancha Vía Circuito

Matthew (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 09:45

I love Chancha's music, and what makes it even better is that he's literally one of the nicest people on the face of the earth. I hope that ZZK finds time to visit Boston while they're in the states....

Torka (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 10:33

Thanks!! ^^

Bootlegumachine (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 12:25

Chancha es genial

gotham (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 20:43

love. this.

ebenoit (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 05:35

so lovely... love Chancha's music... i only wish the Zizek crew were playing a little more central in Boston so I could get to see them...

Paula Duró (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 06:43

chancha, peseame la govinda :)

claux-dement brazil freak (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 09:47

very nice !@

Crazy and deeperrsss tunes bro !!!

brazilian freak

treeline (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 12:49

Hell yeah. Chancha's fantastic. Great mix of related material too.

Niebla (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 15:32

Excelso maestro sos grande!

hola!~ (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 07/26/2010 - 06:07

really beautiful stuff here :)

Aurel (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 01:39

Reminds me of my South-America trip...Thanx

J' the sexiest Letter (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 19:16

Simply beautiful. It's like a natural high. So glad yall' posted the tour dates.

Frikstailers (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 21:15

Congrats Chancha!!
this mixtape is a masterpiece.
and the end of the mixtape (los huanca hua) just made us cry...
we love you pedrito!

Albino (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 06:06


Michel le Gras (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 20:39


Little Lido (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 08/01/2010 - 21:28

Oink oink oink!

dj quilombo (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 03:55

que lindo es nuestro folclore, gracias por valorisarlo de esta manera

Frankie Shuffles (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 01:14

Amazing mix of beautiful sounds. I have never heard of this project, or the label, but I love the mix of folkloric tunes with digital brilliance. I am sorry I missed this guy in Chicago in July, I feel it would have been lovely.

Brianna (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 13:26

My favorite XLR8R podcast so far.

REMO (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 06:20

Chaaaaaaaaaaaancha! sos groso!

RasKamil (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 03:29

good sounds....greetings from Poland!!!

Patricio Corazza (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 07:58

Chancha es excelente!!! Altamente recomendado!!!

AEM26 (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 09/13/2010 - 17:34

GENIAL !!!!!!! muy groso

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