‘Desde Perú…puros sonidos psicotropicos!’
Toma! is the latest project from Colectivo Auxilar, a collective of musicians, video artists, designers and artists. Following in the footsteps of ZZK Club in Buenos Aires, the Lima based Tropical Bass clubnight marries ritmos y tradiciones latinoamericanos (Cumbia, Chicha, Afro-Peruano) with Dubstep, Techno, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Global Bass and a club aesthetic. The visual/graphic is also well represented with live visuals on the nights and some quality graphic design for the promotion/website design etc.
As far as the music goes, Toma!/Axuiliar unite a new wave of ‘Tropical’ producers and DJs in Peru, offering a showcase for their sounds and the exploration of new musical directions. This group includes the likes of the fantastically named Dengue Dengue Dengue!, Elegante y La Imperial, Deltatron, and Sonidos Profundos (see below for some little musical gems).