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Pantamuzik celebrates 10 years with compilation feat Jay Haze, Argenis Brito, Monopolar, Razz out December 26th+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2010 by dk

Pantamuzik proudly presents…
Various – 10 Years of Pantamuzik EP
Featuring Jay Haze, Argenis Brito, Monopolar, Signal Deluxe, Pablo Decoder, and more!

ARTIST: Various
TITLE: 10 Years of Pantamuzik EP
LABEL: Pantamuzik
RELEASE DATE: December 26th, 2010

Free download of “Miguel Toro’s ‘Kurduca (Piek Remix)'”

Miguel Toro-Kurduca (Piek Remix) by extramusicnew
Humberto Polar (Pantamuzik founder, member of Monopolar):
‘When I started Pantamuzik, back in 2000, no digital music downloads were sold at all, vinyl distribution was an insane investment in Latin America (still is) and nobody djed with CDs.
So, if you were a musician as I was, trying to establish an ethos about creating a real Latin-American breed of electronic music that didn’t sound like an idiot putting some congas on top of some loops, you had to be really patient and in good terms with your own suicidal tendencies, financially speaking.

Maybe Argentina and Chile had a bit more presence in the alternative dancefloors due to talented musicians and DJs that made a name in Europe such as Franco Cinelli, Pier Bucci or Ricardo Villalobos. But if you were a Peruvian, living in Colombia and heading to Mexico as I was, things looked much tougher.
But here we are. As we said in the very beginning, the world doesn’t need another dance music label, especially the Third World. But we did it anyway.

Eight CDs and 15 digital releases in a decade are not a lot, but they speak clearly about how carefully we choose the music we release. Whenever we believe in an artist or a track, we support that music with all our heart, playing it, spreading it no matter how difficult that is nowadays, in a polytonal world where everybody is able to make himself heard, for the good or the bad.

Now we live in Mexico City. Razz, another ex-pat, from Argentina joined me a couple of years ago and we spend long hours listening to demos from Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Venezuela… sometimes we DJ our catalog in clubs in the city, the country, the continent – and we can’t help smiling when we realize that hundreds of people dance frenetically to this music we Latin-Americans love and understand. It’s very likely that no German or UK label would ever listened to the dudes we release, maybe yes… anyway, we are here for the love of our music and our culture and we hope we can survive many more years doing exactly the same.

01 Razz – Altiplano (Argenis Brito Remix)
02 Monopolar – Me Preocupan Otras Cosas (Original Mix)
03 Miguel Toro – Kurduca (Piek Remix)
04 Israel Vich & Miki Gonzalez – Los Boras (Original Mix)
05 Jay Haze & Guajira – Guajira (Special Edit)
06 Signal Deluxe & Donovan – More Love & Sweet Divine (Original Mix)
07 Pablo Decoder & Capo – Imposible (Club Edit)


Introducing OMBLIGO, new label debuts album from dubstep and electronica artist Guajira+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by dk

OMBLIGO proudly presents…Guajira – Aguardiente LP
A powerhouse of dubstep, rock, and Latin music

ARTIST: Guajira
TITLE: Aguardiente LP
LABEL: Ombligo
RELEASE DATE: October, 18th 2010

Formed last Christmas after an impromptu studio jam, Guajira kicks off the newly formed Ombligo imprint with a debut album that defies comparisons. The core of the band includes the best of the Mexico City techno scene – Signal Deluxe’s Jerga and Valeria as well as Monopolar and Razz of Pantamuzik. Together they’ve concocted a hybrid of electronica, Latin music, and guitar psychedelia that combines the forward thinking elements of techno music with the grittiness of an alternative rock band. According to Monopolar, the main idea [was] to deliver an honest album from Latin-American musicians that love USA/European electronic music. We want to be really rooted on what we are, to show that we come from a musically rich part of the world, to reflect the music we hear everyday in our everyday life. But at the same time we reject all kind of clichés associated with the “latino” rhythmic thing. So basically our compositions try to show that balance. We invited singers and lyricists that belong to very authentic underground scenes in Peru and Mexico, so the lyrics also speak about identity, fears and hopes of our society.” The result is an album that stretches beyond national boundaries and taps into the timeless universal that is music’s greatest gift and still manages to grab listeners by the rump and shake it.

“Guajira is something really blended. Mexico and Argentina are (along with Chile) the least African-influenced countries in América, so it’s natural that Signal and Razz have no black elements in their compositions and playing. What I brought to the Guajira’s sound as a Peruvian is the syncopated use of cajón and its very recognizable wooden sound on the tracks “Colibrí “and “Perla” and the “reggaeton/cumbia” pattern on “Atiza”, “Guajira”, and “Isadora”, heavily processed through the electronic sensibility of Jerga and Valeria [SIGNAL DELUXE]. Besides that, a lot of elements from Peruvian music show up along the record (the voices and the lyrics, the use of charango, a little Andean guitar on “Colibrí” and “Tamarindo”). “Tierra Roja” samples a Brazilian Amazonic Indian speaking about deforestation and “Atiza” and “Macondo” both sample Zapatista leaders. In the end, Guajira is really a tight mix of many, many elements that reflect actually how different we are among Latin Americans from different countries and how Mexico can become a sort of melting pot.” – Humberto Polar

Download Title track HERE Guajira -Guajira (Featuring Licky Moreno y Solar) by extramusicnew

1. 21 Utopias (Featuring Grace)
2. Guajira (Featuring Licky Moreno y Solar)
3. Macondo
4. El King De La Sala (Featuring Eric El NIño)
5. Tierra Roja
6. Aguardiente (Featuring Eric El Niño)
7. Isadora
8. Perla
9. Atiza
10. Silk Also
11. Colibri (Featuring Sofía Butrón)
12. Bonus track: Aguardiente (Dubmix)

GUAJIRA is an electronic band hailing from Mexico City featuring Humberto Polar (Monopolar) (guitar), Jerga (Signal Deluxe) (bass), Valeria (Signal Deluxe) (keyboards and electronics), and Pablo Orsolini (Razz) (percussion). GUAJIRA is a word that can be understood anywhere in Latin America, even though its meaning can change from country to country. GUAJIRA is also the name of a new project in which four talented musicians from three different countries join their skills.
Introducing OMBLIGO

OMBLIGO is a brand new digital label based in Mexico City, an international conduit for a wide spectrum of alternative musics with Latin American roots – ranging from electronic forms such as dubstep and techno to post-modernist expansions of current folk forms, and even some blistering indie rock to keep things diverse.

Expect releases this year from the new electronic supergroup GUAJIRA – featuring members of Monopolar and Signal Deluxe, red-hot Mexican rock band CAPO delivers the goods on Un Corazon Se Quema, while underground techno and dubstep sensations SIGNAL DELUXE drop their long-anticipated full length A Morning Filled with One Hundred Million Suns.