Chancha Via Circuito

Argentina
Electronic Folk Latin
Chancha Via Circuito

Pedro Canale alias Chancha Via Circuito is a symbol of sonic unity across South America, his stage becomes a custom-made experience to deploy his massive array of downtempo, cumbia-style minimalism and Latin American beats.

He processes Brazil rhythms, Paraguayan harps, Andean mystic, folklore from the Argentinian Pampa and - of course - cumbia.

Chancha Via Circuito is regarded as a cult artist for the most avant-garde electronic music circles. This characteristic has led him to be part of the program of festivals such as Mutek Montreal, Roskilde (Denmark), Sonar (Spain), Calvi on the Rocks (France) and Vive Latino (México). Besides, he has gotten the attention and applause of prestigious media like Pitchfork, NPR, BBC, KEXP, Radio3, Earmilk, MTV Iggy, Vice, and The Fader.

His last album "La Estrella" released in November 2022 brought him to tour Europe in Mai/June 2023, where he played with fellow DJs like El Buho. The tour brought him to Spain, Italy, Ireland, England, Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Netherlands.

The album moves between lush instrumental soundscapes, as seen in the first track "Dandeleon," and upbeat vocal pieces, all linked by Pedro's signature production style. Joining him as guests: the well-known Colombian-Canadian singer Lido Pimienta, who has often collaborated with Pedro. She sings on the track "Amor en Silencio" to syncopated xylophone chords. Argentine folk-fusion trio Fémina continues the album's heavenly theme in the song "Cometa," with its harmony vocals over percussion and xylophone chords, linking it to themes of spirituality, love, transience and nature.

His seductive formula became a key reference for many artists of the Latin American electronic music scene. With the album "Rio Arriba" (2012) Chancha brings South American folklore to the dancefloors across the world and his iconic remix of José Larralde’s "Quimey Neuquén" was chosen for the TV series Breaking Bad.
"Amansara" (2014) was released by the Belgian record label Crammed Disc in Europe and Asia, and by Wonderwheel Recordings in the US and Oceania. In 2018, four years later, in the midst of notable global turbulence.

The Highly anticipated album "Bienaventuranza" - a word that essentially means bliss is replete with his signature touches of Andean instruments (think lots of flute and charango), the folkloric elements on this album blend fluidly with danceable and digestible electronic beats.

His dreamy streak continues with the "Cereminia" EP (2021) in collaboration with Luvi Torres who brings ancestorial and sacred sounding vocals as well as the "Al Sur" EP (2022) with the upcoming Argentinian singer songwriter Loli Molina.

Videos
  • Chancha Via Circuito ft. Fémina - Cometa (Official video)
    Chancha Via Circuito ft. Fémina - Cometa (Official video)
  • Chancha Via Circuito & El Búho - Oruga (Official Music Video)
    Chancha Via Circuito & El Búho - Oruga (Official Music Video)
  • Chancha Via Circuito - Sueño en Paraguay (Live at Ozora Festival 29/07/2019) 3/5
    Chancha Via Circuito - Sueño en Paraguay (Live at Ozora Festival 29/07/2019) 3/5
  • Chancha Via Circuito - Ilaló (Ft. Mateo Kingman) [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
    Chancha Via Circuito - Ilaló (Ft. Mateo Kingman) [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
  • Chancha Via Circuito - La Victoria ft. Lido Pimienta & Manu Ranks (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
    Chancha Via Circuito - La Victoria ft. Lido Pimienta & Manu Ranks (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
  • Chancha Via Circuito Boiler Room Buenos Aires Live Set
    Chancha Via Circuito Boiler Room Buenos Aires Live Set
Images
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Press
Pedro Canale alias Chancha Via Circuito ist einer der originellsten Kreativköpfe der argentinischen Digital Cumbia-Szene. Von den Anden über die Tropen bis zur Elektronik: Die Klanglandschaften dieses Mannes sind einzigartig.
WDR, 08.19.2021
„South America’s answer to Massive Attack.“
The Guardian, 05.27.2018
„His music became the gold standard by which the rest of the artists in the scene [are] judged.“
Resident Advisor, 11.20.2018
"Canale gehört zu den Großmeistern der argentinischen Cumbia, die er mit argentinischer Murga, aber auch indigenen und sogar afrikanischen Stilelementen fusioniert."
TAZ, 06.05.2023
Discography
La Estrella
La Estrella
2022
Wonderwheel Recordings
Al Sur
Al Sur
2022
Loli Molina
Bienaventuranza
Bienaventuranza
2018
Wonderwheel Recordings
Amansara
Amansara
2014
Wonderwheel Recordings | Crammed Disk
Rio Arriba
Rio Arriba
2012
ZZK Records
Line up

Pedro Canale/Chancha Via Circuito - Vocal, DJ

Chancha Via Circuito B2B El Buho

Availability

Territories:

Europe

except:

Spain

2024 June, July, August
Contact
Allegra Boothman
Allegra Boothman
Booking Agent
allegra@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 23

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