Pedro Canale: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pedro Canale is a young producer and Argentine DJ, whose alter ego Chancha Via Circuito (Pig on the Circular Train) is derived from his long rides from south of Greater Buenos Aires on a train nicknamed “La Chancha". Revered for connecting “two different dance environments – those belonging to popular culture and those that have yet to be explored,” Canale’s second album Rio Arriba is an ecclectic arrangement of cumbia songs that reflect the soul of the diverse country of Argentina - from the pristine beauty of the plains and mountains to BA’s beat driven nightclubs. With a background in afro-dance music, colorful murgas (marching bands), minimal dub elements, IDM (Intelligence Dance Music), and downtempo, Pedro seemingly mixes contrasting genres effortlessly to create albums that are both sensual and fantastic. Indisputably, Canale’s body of work has generated such critical acclaim as Rio Arriba being named National Public Radio Music’s Top 50 of 2010 in America.
Go to ZZK Records to download Rio Arriba by Chancha Via Circuito and visit Pedro Canale for much more!
The Concierge Questionnaire: Pedro Canale, Producer and DJ
What is your favorite word to describe Buenos Aires? Big.
What word best reflects the people of Buenos Aires? Diverse.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Buenos Aires?
The ecological reserve.
Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve, or Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, is a 865 acre Argentine National Park, located on the the Río de la Plata riverbank in the district of Puerto Madero district.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Buenos Aires?
Going to the Centenario Park.
Parque Centenario, a lovely 25 acre park in the Caballito district, features several notable institutions, including the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Buenos Aires?
The Zizek Parties.
In 2006, the Zizek Party began as a way for Grant Dull, owner of ZZK Records, to promote his Web site Whats Up Buenos Aires, "a guide to city culture." Today, the Zizek Party is a regular happening featuring the hottest DJs and the hippest sounds.
Please visit ZZK Records for more information!
What is your favorite sound or noise in Buenos Aires? The ducks in the parks.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Buenos Aires?
The tilo trees.
Tilo is Spanish for linden, a tree with heart shaped leaves that flowers and produces a tiny “pea like” fruit. All parts of the tilo tree, most especially the flowers, are known for its medicinal properties and have been used throughout the world to promote health and soothe emotions.
What drink best reflects Buenos Aires?
Apple juice, because it reminds me of my days growing up in the outskirts of Southern Buenos Aires. A great place for fresh juice - El Galpon fruit market.
El Galpon: La Avenida Federico Lacroze 4171
Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-6pm
What song or type of music best reflects Buenos Aires? Remolón Ft. Lido Pimienta – Basta Ya.
If Heaven were Buenos Aires, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Please don’t hurry. Keep calm.
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