PRICE:
$15.00
PREORDER
Ships When IN STOCK.
ARTIST
TITLE
Sabroso Y Espooky - El Encuentro, Vol. 2
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
PEACE 45013EP PEACE 45013EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/9/2024

El Encuentro - Vol. 2, the recent "scary good" 45-RPM single from Texas-based dynamic duo El Bigtoe Y El Guámbito, is a 7" DJ-friendly double-sider great for Halloween and El Día de Los Muertos. "Sabroso Y Espooky (Cumbia Espooky)" is a dark "sonidero cumbia rebajada" (a slowed-down cumbia done in the Mexican sound system style), full of menace and spooky subterranean sounds, while the flip, "Mantequilla Y Mermelada," is a much brighter up-tempo psychedelic tropical number that feels like a galloping horse ride clear across the Texas desert into Mexico and beyond. El Bigtoe y El Guámbito is a partnership between Beto "El Bigtoe" Martínez (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Money Chicha, The Los Sundowns) and Victor-Andrés "El Guámbito" Cruz (Nemegata, Bulla En El Barrio, MAKU Soundsystem). A long time in the making, the project is fresh as today, forward-looking to tomorrow, but rooted in yesterday. Martínez and Cruz bring a unique, collaborative blend of analog and traditional instrumentation with electronic implements from guitars to synths to samplers. What they've created here is an experimental exploration of psychedelic tropical music from Colombia and Peru, engaging with but also moving into deeper palates than the ubiquitous cumbia. The four-song suite of music that emerged from the two's encounter at El Bigtoe's Lechehouse Studio after the pandemic lockdown incubation period chronicles an evolution of both musicians' sonic histories, the result being a quartet of tunes made with freedom and abandon, combining and reinterpreting solid traditional influences and flighty whims alike. This 45 is the second volume, the first being released by Chicago's Sonorama Discos. If you're a fan of Afrosound, Chicha Libre, Money Chicha and XIXA, you'll dig El Bigtoe y El Guámbito!