Zizek may have started out in 2005 as a weekly Buenos Aires dance party for DJs with a shared penchant for cutting up cumbia and fusing it with electronic sounds, but it’s become something of a movement, having already spanned two compilations and inspired bedroom spinners from all over the world to concoct their own multi-culti mixes.
ZZK Sound Vol. 2 (Nacional Records), which drops today, continues to push the boundaries of traditional Latin American music with a collection of tracks by producers from Argentina (Chancha Vía Circuito), Chile (Sonora Point), the Netherlands (Sonido del Principe), Brooklyn (Uproot Andy) and elsewhere.
The CD is a crazy hodgepodge of sounds (I heard barking dogs and cawing birds) and varying genres (dub, hip-hop, dancehall, etc.) that collectively make sense. My favorite track is Alex Pasternak’s remix of Lulacruza’s “Soloina,” which is loungier and jazzier than everything else. So even if you haven’t quite warmed up to electro-cumbia, you’re bound to find something you like.