RARO 10: Serpente Tigre

By | 12 February, 2021

“Thrilling” is an apt term to describe Serpente Tigre‘s trademark sound. The Paulista DJ and producer leaps between such an inexhaustible array of sounds during sets – and such at breakneck speed – that whiplash is an occupational hazard. Jolting from synthwave, to gabber, to disco, to hardcore and techno, the acrobatic artist is interminably inventive. Taking influence from BADSISTA and the hard-edged dance duo Gabber Modus Operandi, live sets are no-holds-barred adrenaline fixes. Nothing is off the table as, fuelled by a fascination with technology, he forges sounds out of mechanical and electrical hardware, such as a Nintendo 3DS and an Arduino Board. Accordingly, Serpente Tigre – real name, Marco Aurélio – is part of RE_VOLTA, an artistic movement that explores the relationship between humanity and technology, preaching hacking as a form of self-sufficiency and autonomy.

As a producer, Aurélio has worked with “ciborgue voodoo queen”, Alma Negrot, developing beats that work to build post-punk, industrial and techno “sound narratives”. Meanwhile, in partnership with sound artist Hikke, the boundary-breaking producer has worked in analogue improvisation. Ever-inventive, it’s a real treat to have Serpente Tigre sit in for this week’s Raro Mixtape.

“The construction of this set was very interesting because I had to start from the idea of only songs by artists here in South America, which made me arrive in a very deep search to find the songs that made the most sense with the type of sound that I approach in my sets. The result comes in a great mix of styles guided by a high bpm to not really stand still.”

Tracklisting

Akin Deckard – Gettin’ Grimy
177TH, Laza – 38
BADSISTA – Dakele Jeitão
Retumba – Fap Fuck Fap Ass
Linn da Quebrada – Coytada (Tayhana Remix)
Martinelli – Snitchin Bitches
Delcu – Sorry if i Make u Cry
BADSISTA – Tu Me Satisfaz
Serpente Tigre – Against Time
Serpente Tigre – Pursuit
White Prata – Cyborg Capitalista
Sheefit – Paredes
Adame – Socah
Kakubo & JGB – Dzyan
Zopelar – Hard Drugs Tool
Kauan Marco – Dança das Máquinas

This mix series plays on the Hispanic and Lusophone homonym, “Raro”. “Raro” holds two meanings in Spanish and Portuguese: “rare” and also “strange”. Sounds & Colours’ Raro Series is a crate-diggers’ mix series which embraces both meanings. Over the course of on hour, our guest DJ will delve into Latin America’s unknown, underappreciated and unbelievable music and reveal its hidden gems.


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