Zizek Collective began as a weekly party destination for experimental DJs to collaborate and fuse hip-hop, dancehall, electronica, and cumbia sounds within Buenos Aires’ rich underground music scene. Named after the Slovenian philosopher with a penchant for pushing the envelope, it made sense that Zizek came out of the cosmopolitan cultural capital of South America. As the buzz quickly crossed borders, the New York Times reported, “No wonder ClarÃn, Argentina’s largest newspaper, nominated Zizek as one of the best parties of the year – it was awesome.”
With the word spreading about their emerging scene, the DJ collective decided to record their first album in 2008 and bring their sound to the world. The press started piling in as rave reviews and feature stories ran in internationally-renowned outlets like Newsweek, NME, XLR8R, The Fader, Urb and The Wire. Following multiple successful tours across North America and Europe, Zizek Collective is returning to the U.S. for an extensive tour which culminates at the Coachella Arts & Music Festival 2009.
New album, ‘ZZK Sound Vol. 2’, is a cross-continental adventure in international beat exchange. The record grew organically out of extensive touring in 2008 and resulted in Argentine, American and European producers collaborating on an album of urban party bangers. What grew out of the city dirt is pure cross-pollination; Montreal fine-tuning Buenos Aires with a layer of Mendoza mountain Ragga-Cumbia, Minimal Techno Cumbia firebranding a Nuyorican acapella, France taking Chile to task while it misbehaves. Fluid-mixing, mashing, and refitting to craft a multi-cultural sound exposition. The record becomes the intersection where cultures clash and the results make you dance like mad.