Home for artists of the likes of, just to name a few, In Flagranti, Eliezer, Curses, Roe Deers (SXDNS138), Claap!, and Golden Bug, one of the label bosses by the way, the Paris-based outlet La Belle Records wide opens its doors once again for the Spanish virtuoso Carlos Calderón aka Azaria. After his well-received appearance on the third installment of the VA series “One Night Stands”, Carlos comes back with his very first EP on the acclaimed French imprint. For the occasion, he partnered with the rising & shining Venezuelan producer, singer, songwriter, composer, and DJ Andrea Lacoste. “Hexagrama”, the result, is an eclectically delicious five-track journey through the many an influence of the duet – and yeah: all originals!
Named after the cultural expression Jayeechi (a sometimes-guttural singing that seems like a groan, a lament) of the Wayúu ethnic group of the Guajira Peninsula in the northernmost part of Colombia and northwest Venezuela, the track premiered here brings ancestry and tradition to the dance floor through upbeat percussive elements, emotional synth leads, and stunning vocals sung on Wayuunaiki. Magnificent!
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.