Mati Zundel is a name that is sure to catch onto American audiences this year. Zundel is the newest sensation from Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. He intensifies the dance scene with his electric beats and cumbia style flavor with a dash of Folklore traditional music. NPR Music named Mati Zundel one of their favorite artists of the year, as well as naming “El Alto de La Paz” one of the top 100 songs of 2011.
His debut album Amazonico Gravitante will be released on March 27 through Waxploitation/ZZK Records. Zundel’s current hit, ”Señor Montecostes” is a taste of what you are sure to sample on his upcoming record. Those damn (but oh so sweet!) cowbells, maracas and dub step beats sucker punch the track into high gear. It’s a pleasurable, sultry dancing fiesta. The video features a psychedelic story about the slaughter of bulls at the hands of a butcher. The content consists of animation, captured and represented as bright geometric shapes. Other high adrenaline tracks that can be found are ”Zindud vs Melo De Tabaco”, which features intoxicating vocals by ex-Blonde de Rolle vocalist Marina Gasolina, and “Cumbia De La Loviya.”
In his album, Zundel infuses chacareras, huaynos, and vidalas two-step with electric textures. Zundel, who has been nicknamed as Buenos Aires’ Experimental Dance Guru, brings forth a record that is an homage to the traditions he grew up with, all while combining a futuristic sound for both the newer and older generation to indulge in. Be sure to add Mati Zundel as one of those artists to your end of year 2012 lists!
(Photo and video courtesy of Girlie Action Media)