Breakbeat, Latin, progressive house and folkloric deconstruction are but a few of the terms used to describe LA-based electro outfit, Palenke Soultribe's music. I like folkloric deconstruction best. It's a description that bears razor-fine precision. And it reminds me of Top Chef, minus the foams and emulsions. The trio is comprised of two Columbian producers by the names of Insectosound, Popa and drummer/percussionist Andres Zuluaga, whose parents apparently couldn't come up with as colorful a moniker as his future bandmates'.
Four years after the group's inception, Palenke Soultribe has already earned critical acclaim, thrilling critics and fans alike with their creative use of Afro-Columbian rhythms over modern, underground electronica, and won an award in the Dance/Electronica category of the Independent Music Awards for their 2007 debut Tropic an Heaven. This year saw the release of their sophomore effort ORO, a slick progression in the otherwise uncharted waters they began to navigate on their first record.
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Catch them live in Miami this week when the L.Aliens come to the Magic City for a little Transit-style fun.
Palenke Soultribe performs live at Transit Lounge (729 SW 1 Ave) this Saturday, October 3. No cover.