Tuki: The undiluted sound of Venezuela's barrios

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Thu Nov 22 2012, 09:19:09

Much of the world's most popular music is homogenised in its sound with virtually no identifiable local influences, which is a shame but typical of our increasingly inter-connected cultures. From house and techno, through to the music in the charts, listening to most of it you'd be hard pushed to identify exactly which country it originated from. However, there are still plenty of very localised sub-genres that have developed within some countries and display very strong local influences and differences. Tuki is one such form of music, stemming from hard house and techno it primarily existed within the slums of Venezuela - only recently being discovered and shared around the world by DJs such as the Portuguese Buraka Som Sistema. It's fascinating movement and one which I thought was more than worthy of some attention. Here's an interview two recent exponents of the Tuki scene, Pocz and Pacheko, who shed some light on the music's history...

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