It was great. There was electronica to jump around to. There were strange and trippy visuals on the back wall. There were people smoking long cigarettes that they very kindly shared around. But at this point my vocabulary fails me. Like R2D2, I know I have an important message to deliver but I either need a good bang on the head or the right person to put my vague impressions into the appropriate street argot. So I asked my good pal Grant Dull -- one of the DJs and organisers -- to help me out. Over to Grant.
There's something happening in the underground BA club scene, a transformation of ideas, styles and rhythms . Buenos Aires is returning to its roots. What's fresh is that after years of looking to Europe for inspiration and sounds, BA's hippest beat makers are now looking to places like Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and right here in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Cumbia, Reggaeton, Dancehall and Hip Hop en Español are elbowing their way into the clubs with serious attitude. The "Paris of the South" has changed. Now it is just simply Buenos Aires, Argentina, Latin America. And it's off the hook.
Where to catch all these DJs? Zizek, Wednesday nights at Niceto Club. Other gigs around town as the genre grows. And of course, Myspaceando.
That make sense to you, kids? Jolly good.
One thing to remember. Like all club nights in BA, Zizek doesn't get going until around 2 or 3 in the morning so you should, er, drink plenty of strong coffee before you go.
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