POCZ ' EXPLOTALA EP'
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A tropical storm from Venezuela with Pocz and Dj Yirvin offering a taste of the country’s wild underground Tuki scene. The unmistakable rhythm of Tuki music is heard in barrios across Caracas fueling a dance culture every bit as intense as footwork or kuduro from other parts of the world. Very little Tuki music has been released outside of Venezuela which makes this collaboration between Pocz, known for his past work with Pacheko on Enchufada, Tigerbeat and Senseless and DJ Yirvin, one of the godfathers of the scene, all the more exciting. The title, Explotala comes from something to shout at a DJ from the heat of the Venezuelan dancefloor.
Three originals from Pocz showcase his rhythmic flair and dancefloor sensibilities in a style that merges Tuki and Kuduro influences to devastating effect. Yirvin mixes big room sounds with the dark energy of Caracas at night to create a sound that is his and only his, his remix of Explotala is mutant bass madness and Petare is considered one of his classics. The release also features a video with one of the city’s best dancers.