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 Vía 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. Chancha Vía Circuito just released “Bienaventuranza” (In English – bliss) – a smooth blend between Andean folklore and electronic beats. We’re looking forward to welcome them when they pay at ALICE with his trio.
“Aural magical realism” – Resident Advisor
“Chancha Vía Circuito […] offers an intriguing mix of past and present.” – Pitchfork