Fabián Valdés

Alpha Stronggah releases new EP on Barcelona-based label Folcore

By 19 November, 2015

Obtaining notoriety on digital networks as the future dancehall and Latin rhythms outfit Tecla De Oro, Chilean Baltazar Solar Russ is better known by his alias Alpha Stronggah, a musical adventure driven by his intention of blending dubbed-out beats with futurist genres like trap and experimental hip-hop.

The defining sound of this project can be heard on albums Spiritual Stoner and Nuestroh, both released by Santiago label Discos Pegaos, and a couple of collaborative tracks on compilations by the Future Frequencies family and the British digital zine Groovement. On this new material, Alpha Stronggah gets closer to a more South American folkloric sound, previously heard on his single “Pedacito De Cielo”, from the Regional label catalogue.

Released by the Barcelona-based Folcore record label, “Partes” consists of four tracks that flow between ancestral sounds and elements of club music, with this being his most dancefloor-friendly material to date. Starting with “Templo”, a dramatic introduction massively sampling pre-hispanic sounds mixed with electronic synths and a slow house rhythm. As the album continues it gets deeper and heavier, coming to an end with the percussive “Primera Respuesta”. Track by track, the album is a progressive ascension through the tropical Andes.

Free download at Folcore.

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