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ZZK pres. Nicola Cruz, Chancha Via Circuito & Miss Bolivia (AR/EC)

Every musical genre needs it’s trojan horse. In the case of digital cumbia and digital folklore, ZZK Records has been at the epicenter of the movement. One of the founders of ZZK records is Grant C. Dull ( pronounced Duel), also known by his dj-alias, El-G. El-G, who grew out of the inspiring club, culture and street life of Buenos Aires, came to Argentina in 1999. The man behind the decks has reinvented himself more than once, going from musicologist and online magazine editor, to visual artist for events and finally to curator and DJ. He founded the bilingual cultural website WhatsUpBuenosAires.com, and co-founded ZZK Records and Zizek Club with his Argentine partners. In his ever expanding search for culture, music and adventure, Grant has founded 4 projects from his hub in Argentina, the most recent being ZZK Films.
Grant as a DJ has performed in more than 80 cities around the world including stops at Coachella, Roskilde and the Modern Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.

ZZK Programme:

22:00-22:45 El-G
22:45-23:45 Nicola Cruz
00:00-01:00 Miss Bolivia
01:00-01:30 Chancha Via Circuito
01:30-03:00 El-G

Line-up

DJ El-G

Every musical genre needs it’s trojan horse. In the case of digital cumbia and digital folklore, ZZK Records has been at the epicenter of the movement. One of the founders of ZZK records is Grant C. Dull ( pronounced Duel), also known by his dj-alias, EL G. El G, who grew out of the inspiring club, culture and street life of Buenos Aires, came to Argentina in 1999. The man behind the decks has reinvented himself more than once, More >

Chancha Via Circuito (AR)

– Hypnotical digicumbia with the jungle’s beating heart
The soft-spoken tend to have more to tell. Among the three artists who will perform at ZZK Records’ label night during this year’s festival – Nicola Cruz, Miss Bolivia and Chanca Via Circuito – the latter seems in particular to channel the sound of his record label’s ideology. After the latest in a long line of Argentine stock market crashes, Grant Dull, Guillermo Canale and Diego Dulacio from Buenos Aires’ club music scene decided it would be worthwhile to More >

Miss Bolivia (AR)

– Twisted tropipunk from the back alleys of Buenos Aires
“Argentines have no idea what “queer” means and Europeans have no idea what “cumbia” means,” rapper Ali Gua Gua claimed in an interview with the radio station NPR. We’re not reluctant to say this: Hadn’t Gua and her girlfriends in Kumbia Queers crossed the boundaries for who and what is allowed to be part of the Argentine cumbia scene, their dear friend Paz Ferreyra wouldn’t have made music as Miss Bolivia.

Cumbia has its origin in African slaves’ chained march, More >

Nicola Cruz (EC)

– Woozy club music of lost innocence
There is something magical in the heart of South America. It’s not a simple task to point out what exactly this consists of, but one thing feels certain: The Western world’s entry into the New World is about to destroy the Latin American mystique for good. An example of this is seen in novelist Gabriel García Márquez’ magnum opus A Hundred Years of Solitude, where colonial powers gradually ruins everything that used to be vibrant about the Colombian village More >