Meet the talented young DJs and producers behind Peru’s captivating tropical bass sound.
Meet the talented group of young DJs and producers behind Peru’s captivating tropical bass sound.
Deltatron and Tribilin Sound have been mining Peru’s rich musical archives and creating new highly danceable chicha and cumbia-based tracks. Shushupe uses her own field recordings of the Peruvian Amazon, and of folk musicians and every day hubbub, to create her unique sound. Their music is proving highly popular, and not just in Peru: Deltatron now spends half his time Dj-ing in clubs around the world.
The music reflects a new pride in all things Peruvian. As Deltatron puts it, his middle class parents were listening to music from the US and Europe and thought the best thing to aspire to was leaving the country, but he disagrees: Peru is a paradise, with everything you could want, including amazing music.
It’s not just producers who are riding this wave of optimism – and making feel good danceable music inspired by the past. Bands such as Olaya Sound System, La Mente, Hit La Rosa and La Nueve Invasion are also a major part of the movement and each of these has recorded a session exclusively for Global Beats.
Produced and presented by Catherine Fellows.
(Photo: Peruvian DJ and producer Shushupe. Credit: Catherine Fellows)