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Bienaventuranza

by CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO

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Kamil Bowski
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Kamil Bowski This is a really awesome album combining new deep electronic sounds with the feel of something ancient. Deep and uplifting and just wow! Favorite track: Nadie lo Riega ft. Miriam Garcia.
Chase Bradburn
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Chase Bradburn I've listened to this album over 50 times. Bought it on vinyl after I bought it on bandcamp. Amazing. Favorite track: Sierra Nevada.
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qmanji A joyous trip every listen. This album has simultaneous introspection and exaltation, gravity and levity, and makes everyone dance. Favorite track: Ilaló ft. Mateo Kingman.
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brianwilson101417 An uplifting and unique, combining Electronica, Cumbia and even hints of a Slavic folk song. Look forward to playing it in the summer at parties. Favorite track: Nadie lo Riega ft. Miriam Garcia.
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For the last decade, Argentina has become the epicenter of a musical explosion that characteristically blends folk music from the surrounding Andes and electronic beats. The artist arguably responsible for its emergence on a global platform is one named Chancha Via Circuito- a Buenos Aires native named Pedro Canale whose first album Rodante (2008) opened the floodgates by pushing the borders of Cumbia listeners weren't even aware existed. He's gone on to release other highly acclaimed albums such as Rio Arriba (2010), which Resident Advisor described as 'aural magical realism', and Amansara (2014), which catapulted him onto acclaimed international stages and received praises from Pitchfork to the New York Times.

Four years later, in the midst of some very notable global turbulence, Chancha Via Circuito brings us his highly anticipated new album Bienaventuranza- a word that essentially means bliss. Replete with his signature touches of Andean instruments (think lots of flute and charango), the folkloric elements on this album blend fluidly with danceable and digestible electronic beats. He's been cooking this record slowly, with unprecedented amounts of care and in a much more collaborative manner than his past albums.

Appearing on the album are heavy hitters in the digital cumbia scene, including Mateo Kingman, Kaleema, and Lido Pimienta, all of whom contribute their highly distinguishable sounds to the natural flow of the album. Most of these collaborations came about almost effortlessly. La Victoria is a track that blends cumbia, dancehall, and a bit of mysticism- carried by Lido Pimienta's luminous voice, Colombian Dancehall wizard Manu Ranks happened to be in town and slipped into the song naturally. Kawa Kawa came from an improv jam during rehearsal one day with Kaleema (Heidi Lewandowski) and Federico Estevez (percussionist in Chancha Via Circuito). Niño Hermoso, which is lyrically a fable, sounds the way it does because Pedro saw a video of Gianluz (Gianluca Zonzini), who he knows from dance classes, singing a Pocahontas song on Youtube.

As dancefloor-friendly as it is mystical, Bienaventuranza is as Chancha as it gets- with elements from Cumbia to Dancehall to Andean Folk to Global house, crystal clear production, and collaborations that are evidently natural and genuine, the record holds true to the sound that Canale has played such a huge part in creating. Since the release of his last album, the digital folk scene has also grown exponentially. From a new generation of producers to more listeners in unassuming parts of the globe, Pedro has been humbled to see the sound develop- and proves with this album that he's grown swiftly alongside it.

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released June 8, 2018

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CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentinian producer Pedro Canale has been working on Chancha Vía Circuito, a musical project that has allowed him to travel the world and put his mark on what is now known as latinamerican electronic music, since 2006. His catchy sound transformed him into a notable reference for a new generation of artists. ... more

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