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King Coya

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King Coya, from the Northern Argentine Andes, is the digitalized, imaginary version of Gaby Kerpel, who blends traditional Colombian cumbia and Argentine folklore with electronic music.

Gaby Kerpel is a renowned Argentine composer whose credits include the score to De La Guarda and Fuerza Bruta and a soundtrack on Island Records of the same. His anticipated release, Cumbias de Villa Donde, on ZZK Records is a collection of original down-tempo, electro folklorica that bridges indigenous music out of South America with global dance. Through King Coya, Gaby Kerpel reinterprets classic Colombian and Peruvian cumbias in the Zizek sound. The album includes guest appearances from Grammy-nominated Petrona Martinez and the renowned Cucu Diamantes. It’s the kind of record that rede nes world music, allowing the listener a personal stake in audio globe trotting: King Coya’s music is both accessible and timeless, taking you home to the Andes mountains and beyond.

King Coya tracks came out of live sets at Zizek Club, performing in front of dancing crowds in Buenos Aires. With Cumbias de Villa Donde, his vision of cumbia and electro folklorica is an original take on the genres, in the Zizek spirit, where world music hits the global dance scene. Rich, layered compositions blend new world with old, the East and the West, in an exercise in digital cross-global pollination that has made the Zizek sound famous.

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