Long gone are the days when the periphery sat down, eagerly waiting for the Western tastemakers to let them in on what’s the cool new rhythm to dance to. Bands like Buraka Som Sistema have proven with great success how the infectious rhythms from the ghettos of Luanda have taken over the global stage, setting the tone for a new breed of producers to incorporate kuduro and world rhythms in their ever-widening spectrum of influences, thus paving the way for the emergence of the Global Bass phenomenon. But of course you already know all about that, so we’d like to tell you about something new.
All the way from Caracas comes a new high-octane bass-heavy genre called Tuki, born and bred in the slums of the Venezuelan capital. Just like the people who created it, it is energetic, larger than life and 100% focused on the dance floor. After growing for a decade inside the impoverished neighborhoods of Caracas, producers like Pocz & Pacheko are finally bringing Tuki to European dance floors and ‘Changa Letal’ proves it’s here to stay.
On their quest to spread the Tuki virus worldwide, Pocz & Pacheko teamed up with one of the pioneers of the genre, DJ Yirvin, on the single Muévelo. This fiery new track will serve as the lead single of their brand-new Enchufada record ‘Changa Letal’, which will be released on November 12th along with a brand new video. Muévelo will also be available for free download.
Tracks like Aguas Calientes, Excalibur or the Cardopusher collaboration Los Rompediscotecas also serve as a feverish introduction to the hard-hitting rhythms of Tuki, by showcasing the 90s techno influence that permeates the style, as well as the modern influences of the Dutch bubbling and fidget scenes. All these styles are sped up and spiced with a wild South-American flavor, making them ideal for any thrill-seeking globalized dance floor.
On the collaboration front, the pair also teamed up with the kuduro ambassadors Buraka Som Sistema, who were probably the first outsiders to recognize the importance of the Venezuelan phenomenon, and couldn’t help but wanting to get in on the action in the hypnotizing Perrenke. Last but not least, the Venezuelan dynamic duo enlisted the remixing skills of Barcelona residents Disco Duro, whose appetite for dance floor destruction is bound to become common knowledge very soon.
Like Buraka Som Sistema and kuduro, or Bonde do Rolê and baile funk, we’re witnessing a sonic revolution that’s bound to rock the foundations of the Global Bass scene. Artists like Addison Groove, Brenmar and Toy Selectah were quick to show their support, so come meet us and Pocz & Pacheko on the front lines.
released November 26, 2012
all rights reserved