Lakino & Deputamadre Club presents:
FAAUNA were early pioneers of the digital cumbia sound, closely affiliated to the foundational ZZK Records since its inception, but they made the short hop over to fellow Buenos Aires-based imprint Concepto Cero to release their third album. The innovative new label promises to take a curatorial approach to its release schedule, and foster artist development beyond the traditional combination of physical releases and shows.
Faauna stand out from the digital cumbia crowd as an MC crew with lyrical content at the forefront, evidenced on their previous full-lengths and guest vocal spots for the likes of Chancha via Circuito (“La Revancha de Chancha”). While hip-hop, dancehall and bass music have long influenced the Faauna sound, Psicodelica Cosa Seria sees them take a schizophrenic, collage approach to genre. Beats, bars, drops and melodies from reggae, trap, drum ‘n’ bass, deep house, and even 60s psychedelia, punctuate the laidback cumbia swing that runs like a spine throughout the album. Artistic production from Matías “El Chavéz” Méndez dexterously negotiates the myriad genre switches on tracks that confound club stereotypes, keeping listeners (and dancers) on their toes.
24 Juni 2015 | Lido