Stream: Chancha via Circuito’s Rio Arriba

Halfway through "Cumbion de las Aves," the second song on this album, it sounds like Chancha via Circuito has recorded himself shaking a bag of quarters as a source of clattering percussion—and given the young Argentine's interest in combining mystical acoustics with electronic spells into otherwordly cumbia, that's probably what he did. The second album from Chancha, aka Buenos Aires producer Pedro Canale, Rio Arriba sounds like a futurist's version of what South America looked like 60 million years ago, all swampy and instinctual, its haunting rhythms stripped down to only the necessities. For now, Rio Arriba's only available in Argentina, but North Americans can catch him live on the ZZK Records tour, beginning July 20 in NYC, with fellow ZZK heads Tremor, El Remolon and El G (tour dates after the jump). And as a special treat, Chancha and Tremor will DJ The Let Out, our weekly show on East Village Radio, this Friday, July 16, from 6-8PM EST. Listen live for transcendent tunes and a chance to win tickets to the ZZK show at Brooklyn Bowl!




July 20 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 23 – Martha’s Vineyard, MA @ Martha’s V w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 24 – Montreal, PQ @ Divan Orange w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 25 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 26 – Detroit, MI @ The Lager House w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 27 – Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 28 – St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
July 31 – Denver, CO @ Biennial of the Americas w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
August 1 – Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
August 3 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
August 4 – Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
August 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, & El G

Stream: Chancha via Circuito’s Rio Arriba