I got this track from Fat Planet back in April and really feel it needs to get out again. It has consistently been played in my car, home, ipod since then. In all honesty I reckon this tune has got to be one of the sexiest electronic tracks that I have ever heard.
The style of El Remolon (who hails from Argentina) could best be described as electro cumbia.
Over at Disco Shawn there is an excellent post on this scene in Argentina and to me it is so exciting to hear these sounds.
Here is a little background on 'cumbia' from that post:
"Cumbia actually originated in Colombia and dates back centuries.....Cumbia has existed in Argentina for decades, largely in its traditional form. In the late 1990's a new brand of cumbia began to emerge - cumbia villera. Emanating from the swelling villas (shanty towns) in the midst of an economic slowdown that would eventually become the crisis of 2001-02, cumbia villera mixed traditional cumbia sounds with hardcore lyrics detailing a world of crime, poverty and drugs."
The rhythms are so very South American with a sway to them that ooze beautiful movement. What happens in this tune though is that it kicks off (excuse the pun) with a massive 808 drum that eases us into hypnotic melodies, electronic tweeks and some of the most beautiful sounds that I have ever heard at around 4:40 mins.
My hat goes off to El Remolon for this one.
By the way- we are expecting El Remolon to post for our "Under the Influence with..." series so if you wanna see that sooner rather than later (as I do) message him here or leave a comment and I'll past it on.
Get more El Remolon (and other great tunes) over at the pueblo nuevo netlabel.