Friday, October 19, 2012

What is Changa Tuki?

"For a few years, Pacheko and Pocz have been making their own, spiffed-up version of changa tuki (see “Tuki Love,” above) and helping spread the word about the sound. So far it seems to be working. Pocz & Pacheko have a tuki release coming out Buraka Som Sistema’s Enchufada label in Portugal as part of their “Hard Ass Sessions” series. Pacheko is also helping Mental Groove Records put together tracks for an upcoming compilation titled Changa Tuki Classics.

As for DJ Yirvin, he says he’s getting emails and calls from around the world every day since the documentary hit YouTube. “We’re pushing the sound, and hopefully it will be good for everybody,” says Pacheko, who says he’s committed to bringing up the real-deal tuki producers and dancers with him if the sound blows up internationally. “We started as fans of theirs, but we’ve become friends. It’s like ‘ok, this is our scene now. As long as we keep it original and Venezuelan, we want to be part of it.”

Watch Quien Quiere Tuki? below and if you like what you hear, they are offering the film’s all-tuki soundtrack for free download in description.  For translation click the "cc" button.

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