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Introducing… San Ignacio

South America unites to tell the story of Argentine folk dance.

Kicking off 2022 by giving shout outs to musicians making fantastic waves at the end of 2021, San Ignacio is a new addition to the South American experimental electronica parade. The Argentinian producer weaves all kinds of natural sounds into tuned percussion melodies with electronic beats and unusual instruments to boot. I love the idea that San Ignacio approaches each album like a map to follow and each song is an unmapped road on a journey to somewhere or something.

This rings most true with San Ignacio’s new album “sencilla es mi canoa como mis afectos”. The album explores the history of the chacarera – an Argentine type of folk music and dance. Along the way, the album has 15 collaborators with each song bringing along different artists. I found my route in via Chancha Via Circuito who worked on the single “el ritmo de las cosas que frenan”. The track, like the album, has a deep percussive shuffle to it, like a naturistic tango, but from a folklore perspective. The idea of the album is that if we explore the roots of chacarera, maybe we can work out back there and become less territorial and segmented.

Enjoy the sample of single “el ritmo de las cosas que frenan” below. The album came out at the end of last year and is available everywhere to stream and buy.

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