CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO
Argentine producer Pedro Canale aka Chancha Via Circuito returns from a three-year sojourn with his long awaited third album, Amansara. Originally coming out of Buenos Aires’s famed digital cumbia scene, Chancha has notoriously broken way outside those boundaries to forge unprecedented mergers between Brazilian rhythms, Paraguayan harp, Andean mysticism and the solitude of Argentinian folklore – all processed through his own futuristic style of post-dubstep. Chancha’s sound is without question truly unique and instantly recognizable to the point he has become a key reference point for an entire crop of artists that have begun to carry his genes.
I$LA is the founder, producer and resident DJ of AZUCAR. This LA grrrl blends her love of island and border sounds with 90s hip hop, pop and electronic beats. She is one half of Las Nenas Rudas with Philly's Precolumbian, taking over dance floors with a mixture of global bass and shameless pop. I$LA has shared the stage with Los Rakas, TECLA, Zuzuka Poderosa, Maluca Mala and Princess Nokia.
PRECOLUMBIAN is a Philadelphia based genderqueer DJ, musician, and media activist. She has been transforming dance floors from Brooklyn to Mexico City, sharing the stage with Big Freedia, Kid Sister, Niña Dioz, Mykki Blanco, and Zuzuka Poderosa. She is one half of popular Philly queer dance party Cutn Paste and resident DJ of AZUCAR. Most recently, Precolumbian was honored with the 2013 Leeway Transformation Award for her innovative work... in the club.
Alfredo is a resident at Social Studies, a disco/house/techno dance night he curates alongside Gabi Aguilar and Brenden Wesley to showcase DJs & producers from cutting-edge labels.