After five years of doing Tormenta Tropical, it would be really easy to just slip into cruise control and let the party run itself. But that would be boring, right? Tormenta Tropical has always been about exploring the latest sounds generated in the hazy zone with classic Latin and tropical rhythms meet modern technology and electronic techniques - we're certainly not going to give up on that and just keep playing the same old tunes.
That's why we're kicking off 2013 with a bang and bringing in two major-league headliners to rock the party. DUBBEL DUTCH is someone we've admired for a loooong time, a shape-shifting producer who turns out quality product regardless of what tempo he's working at. Lately, he's hooked up with Dre Skull's Mixpak crew and has been dabbling heavily in the world of dancehall, and especially after he dropped last year's "Self Help Riddim," we knew that we finally had to have him at Tormenta Tropical. Now based in NY after a long stint in Austin, we're excited to see what kind of special set he puts together for the Tormenta dancefloor.
Also coming through is none other than ZZK bossman EL G. Longtime followers of Tormenta Tropical and Bersa Discos know that our party/label have roots in Buenos Aires, and this man was a big part of those inspirations. ZZK is sort of a sister operation to what we're doing, and its early parties in Buenos Aires were sound laboratories where cumbia and other Latin rhythms mutated and modernized to stunning effect. All these years later, their label and party are still kicking as well, and El G is touring the US this month in support of ZZK's new compilation, The Future Sounds of Buenos Aires. Like us, ZZK is always looking ahead, and we can't wait to hear the unreleased tropical heat El G will be bringing to the table.
Of course, Bersa Discos badmen and Tormenta Tropical residents will also be in the house, bringing plenty of jams of their own.
Shake off the post-New Years haze and come out to Tormenta Tropical. 2013 is going to be a good year.