June Outlook: Argentina
By Juampa Barbero / indie today
The arrival of winter could not quench the agitation of the Argentine scene. During June we witness the most varied premieres: some hip-hop to stir up the hornet's nest, some electronics to move the body and some pop to calm the waters. As if that were not enough, in addition to the amount of shows international events that filled the country's cultural agenda, the Early Birds of Lollapalooza 2023 have just gone on sale.
Simón Saieg broke the silence with his first official release under the name of Doppel Gangs heading towards the long-awaited Atlas. In Metamorphosis, the musician from Mendoza based in Buenos Aires shows himself like never before; a fresh and renewed version that has no shame in breaking down the barriers to drink from the experimental chalice of a lysergic urban odyssey into the interior of the mind.
Five years after his debut solo album, entitled Saieg (2017), the former member of Perras on the Beach joined forces with Cajú in the production to immerse us in a hypnotic slope of soundscapes as strange as they are amazing. The international single attacks with a chameleonic imprint that amalgamates flashes of hip hop, electronic music and pop. The video that accompanies the song was directed by himself, produced by NAP and shot in Super 8 by Iki Mazza. has a charm trash on an aesthetic level that is hypnotically complemented with electrodes connecting kaleidoscopic dreams and narcotic torments. Intense, mysterious and absorbing in equal doses in order to corrupt the sharpness between reality and fantasy.
Chancha Via Circuit and Loli Molina – To the south: A dialogue between the folktronics of Pedro Canale and the sensitivity of the singer-songwriter Loli Molina to create emotional songs. Made up of four songs, the EP has collaborations with Chango Spasiuk, Mauro Coletti from Los Tekis and Carina Núñez.
Louta and Wos- love me: After hitting it off at different times in life, Louta and Wos joined forces on their first song together. Inspired by the famous work The bedroom in Arles by Vincent Van Gogh, the video was directed by Jaime James himself.
Clay - Slide: A single new, but not really that new. Slide is a resplendent ballad that takes us back to the beginnings of Plastilina to talk about love in the age of technology. We talked to them: “Making songs allowed us to emotionally survive the pandemic"
west- Waves: An elegant ballad, inspired by Prince, William Onyeabor and Yahuaki Shumuzi, who oscillates between pop and funk with a vocal performance that mimics the sentimentality of the lyrics.
Among other notable releases, we cannot fail to mention the publication of Reynols: Minecxiology by Dobra Robota publishing house. The first book entirely dedicated to the experimental rock band led by the drummer, Miguel Tomasín. In turn, edited by Vademecum came to light Irritable Guerrilla Pit by Santiago Segura, the biography of Don Cornelio and La Zona, the mythical gang commanded by Palo Pandolfo in the second half of the 1980s.
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