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Friday, January 04, 2008

El Pulpo



'The Octopus' rules for many reasons:

He is so fast on that damn thing his tentacle-like arms become a blur before your eyes.

He has the coolest 80s looking MPC sample trigger pad thing.

He samples his own voice live. And dog woof sounds.

He does Champeta-Trance.

Champeta music sounds like kuduro sometimes.

The Afro Colombians living in Cartagena and Barranquilla on Colombia's northern carribean coast make Champeta music.Traditionally a mix of African zouk and Tropical latin rhythms, it recently seems to be getting a lo-fi electronic overhawl (read as: RAVE) and is even getting blended with Trance and reggaeton. Don't know if I could listen to it everyday but definitely feeling the DIY aesthetics a la baile funk.

5 comments:

wayne&wax said...

awesome. and i definitely hear you on the kuduro/funk comparisons. this mode of performance is not at all unlike baile style.

Vamanos said...

I hear you Wayne. There's some really interesting clips on you tube about this scene.

congratulations for your awaiting arrival by the way. Nice one.

Djstreetsmart said...

When I here the Champeta trance clip I cant help but wonder how long it will take for Diplo to hype the living daylights out of El pulpo?

Vamanos said...

It would be funny/bizarre to see El Pulpo signed to Mad Decent with dubstep remixes or something!

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