Jace Clayton’s feature on cumbia in our summer music issue discussed the insane fervor Buenos Aires has for the music in all its forms. He stopped by the Zizek club night, met with some of architects, and found the genre to be as supple and diverse as hip-hop or rock. Cumbia sounds immediately grinding and loud, as if all rap was automatically Wu-Tang, all rock was necessarily Black Sabbath. But as this mixtape — volume five in Zizek’s “ZZK” series — shows, it can be lulled to its itchy base while still being fertile. Tremor, who falls more along the experimental side of the genre, has reworked, reedited and remixed a host of tracks (beginning with MIA’s “Boyz”) into tiny guitar and electronic accordion conglomerations. Lovers of chacha subtleties and digitized shakers have found their hero.
Download: Tremor ZZK Mixtape Volume Five