FRIKSTAILERS / ZZK RECORDS

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Grant Dull, label manager and co-founder of ZZK records in Argentina. Grant also doubles as a DJ El G, which is what brought him to Miami. I caught one of his sets at an outdoor festival and I immediately knew he was onto something when I saw a 60 (70?) year old abuela dancing next to a family dancing next to some hipsters dancing next to some security guards. The sophisticated blogger bro would be quick to generalize and say his sound is that of moonbahton, but I heard everything from tropical Afro-Cuban influences to jazz, cumbia, hip-hop, and a large portion of electronic, not just a few Dave Nada mp3s he found on hypemachine. Once I got to digging, I realized he’s sitting on a gold-mine with a whole host of ZZK artists that filled his set, most noticeably was Frikstailers. They just released an EP titled ‘Bicho de Luz’, and are giving away ‘Dancehallete’ for free. They are also embarking on a US tour right now, and will be playing in LA Sept. 28 at The Echo. The other track I’m posting is a remix by Douster. Originally from France, he spent a few years in Argentina and obviously fell in with the ZZK dudes. He hit it big once Aoki got behind his ‘King of Africa’ track, and I’m sure I probably broke a few of your hearts because you thought it was a Lion King – Steve Aoki Remix o_O.

Frikstailers – Dancehallete
Fauna – Gauchito Gil (Douster Remix)

FRIKSTAILERS US TOUR

Sept 25 @ Chicago World Music Festival, SmartBar, Chicago IL w/ El G
Sept. 26 @ Beauty Bar, Austin, TX w/ El G
Sept. 27 @ Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA w/ El G
Sept. 28 @ The Echo, Los Angeles, CA w/ El G
Sept. 29 @ Nectar, Seattle, WA w/ El G
Oct. 1 @ Coco 66, Brooklyn, New York, NY w/ El G
Oct 2 @ VIA Festival, Iron City Brewery, Pittsburgh, PA w/ El G

Oct 4 @ Beat Research, Enormous Room, Cambridge, MA w/ El G

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