Born out of an underground Buenos Aires party and first launched in 2008, ZZK Records has spent more than a decade at the forefront of Latin American music, carving out space for artists putting a futuristic (and often electronic) spin on classic rhythms and folklore traditions. Along the way, the label spread across the globe and helped launch a few stars Nicola Cruz, Chancha Vía Circuito, La Yegros and Son Rompe Pera among them but ZZK’s search for new artists, sounds and perspectives is never complete.
ZZK Sound Vol. 4 brings together a fresh crop of talent from across Latin America, along with a pair of choice selections from veteran acts Maga Bo (Brazil) and Tremor (Argentina). Compiled by ZZK co-founder DJ Nim the compilation’s origins can be traced back to the early days of the pandemic. As the world went into lockdown, he put out a call for submissions, and within three months, he’d received more than 1000 tracks. ZZK Sound Vol. 4 was quickly put into production. At this point, few music fans need to be sold on the appeal of Latin music, but ZZK, which has been operating in this sphere long before the genre became the “next big thing,” is dedicated to the idea that the potency of these sounds extends well beyond the pop charts. Hopping between continents and recontextualizing rhythmic lineages that date back centuries, ZZK Sound Vol. 4 is both an arresting snapshot of Latin America’s electronic avant garde and a thrilling preview of its next wave.
SIDE A: Pawkarmayta – QAAQ, QOQEQA – Xi, Sebuky - A Que No Me Lleva el Alcatraz, Mangle – Cacerola, Cruzloma - Brisas feat. Humazapas.
SIDE B: Selvagia - Flores feat. Corina Lawrence, La Color - El Baucha (Yoyoyo Remix), Akilin - Guaca Amarilla feat. Bomani Armah, Maga Bo - Cadê Zé feat. Rosângela Macedo, Galo Vermelho - Domingo Cura, Tremor - Subibaja
Label: ZZK Records
Catalogue Number: ZZK047LP