Originating amidst the still and majestic mountains of Ecuador before transforming into digital modernity, this is a story of unity and how these two elements came to be fused together through music and sound.
Pioneering the digital revolution that is rapidly spreading throughout Latin America is the Ecuadorian producer Nicola Cruz who, eager to explore the ancient folkloric traditions of his homeland in a modern setting, blends electronic experimentation with traditional local rhythms and sounds. It’s a process that Nicola Cruz has learnt to perfect with a respectful understanding of its origins, gained only by extensive travel, investigation and exploration.
“Ecuador is ‘a small place full of natural spaces”, appreciates Cruz whose music recreates this sense of beauty and expanse within its percussive rhythms and electronic beats; bringing the mystic sound of the mountains to a new digital audience.
Nicola Cruz releases his self-produced debut album ‘Prender el Alma’ on ZZK Records on October 30, (that’s later today but I am still writing this for the 29th!), and I must say that I’m really looking forward to giving the whole album a listen because if “La Cosecha” is anything to go by, it will be well worth checking out. Listen above.
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