South America Meets Gnawa Via Uruguay’s Selectorchico

By | 16 March, 2015

Uruguay’s Selectorchico has just unleashed a new bomb of a track uniting South American electronica with the sounds of gnawa (a music with origins in West and North Africa). While comparisons to artists like Tremor and Maga Bo may seem entirely appropriate, this is also definitely very much Selectorchico’s thing.

“Gnawatek” was recorded as a commission during Buenos Aires’ Latinarab Film Festival in 2014. It’s the kind of fusion that’s typical of Selectorchico – who organises the Club Subtropical party in Montevideo and whose tropical bass productions reference candombe, dub, cumbia and a variety of other Latin American styles.

Listen/download “Gnawatek” below:


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