Uprooting binary understandings of past and future, Nicola Cruz’s music is his own cosmological journey through sound and space. Pulling deeply from the Andean and African rhythmic sounds of his Ecuadorian heritage, Cruz playfully reconstructs the folkloric roots of the past, buoying them with sun-soaked contemporary electronic underpinnings. His dreamlike body of work is a deeply human-focused exploration on the cultural traditions at the root of South American music and the way that their modernized reverberations echo out into the world.
Organic Afro-Latin textures pulsating with buoyant electronic flourishes, Indigenous instrument sampling, and sun-soaked, cumbia-esque percussive explorations
ZZK Records, Multi Culti
Cruz’s musical career began playing Megadeth covers, a path he has since, and clearly, diverged from
Buenos Aires: 2017