Barrio Lindo "Libres"*Bad Panda *
The Argentine city of Buenos Aires has produced an impressive array of producers in recent years, many of which take a hybrid approach to using traditional Latin instruments and rhythms within the context of modern electronic music. Barrio Lindo is a new artist adding to that lineage, with his particular slant set to be again displayed in the coming days on his sophomore EP, Libres. Here, the record's title track gradually sinks into a subdued cumbia pattern as handmade percussion and a slow-churning bassline fill out the foundation of the effort. This gives Barrio Lindo just enough room to gently unroll a handful of flute and synth melodies which play off each other, at times even appearing to indulge in a bit of call and response with their cascading notes. The six-track Libres EP, which features a collaboration with Argentine luminary and ZZK affiliate Chancha via Circuito, is set to drop very soon via the Bad Panda imprint.