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YRB (USA)
“LET THE CONTINENT UNITE! Ernesto Che Guevara's dream of one continent has finally been realized and it's coming out February 16th From the overpriced Fernet at Niceto to the spontaneous drum circles erupting around the bazaars of San Telmo, the streets of Buenos Aires are like a giant FAO Schwartz piano erupting with music! Zizek has expanded rapidly in the past several years cultivating a style and aesthetic that has redefined the limitations of international musical interaction. By meshing classic Cumbia  and tropical influenced Rhythms with electro melodies the collective has put the deep south on blast! Before Zizek the mixing of genres in Argentine clubs was almost strictly forbidden, but after all of the noise the DJ and artist collective have made between El Sur y Aqui it's hard to imagine what night life in BSAS would be like without them.”

DJ MAG (UK) – March 2010 in Print
POIRIER - LAS AMERICAS VOL 1(ZZK)
Big Dada signing, Poirier explores a typically South American ‘Cumbia’ sound on this one off release on Argentian label ZZK. No stranger to these territories, the Canadian, handles the production with characteristic aplomb. Rapper Boogat is as fiery as the beat and hits the mark, as does Douster on remix duties, his a typically quirky offering. 4/5.

PELIGROSA (USA)
“ZZK Records does it again without skipping a beat. In fact they added beats, remixes for Ghislain Poirier’s Kalima Shop Titi track from four reigning champions of sounds from North America to South America, are currently being pushed to support the Ninja Tunes artist and his collaboration with ZZK. I think what amazes me most about this audio splurge is it’s visual counterpart. NASA, the responsible graphic designer in question, hits the nail on the head with the triangular representation of the Americas. It reminds me that a diaspora has no chance of keeping us separated with these advancements in our universal sound.”

XLR8R (USA)
“Here, the reggaeton-inspired track gets the treatment from Argentina's Lagartijeando, who keeps the original's dancehall stems but pumps up the bass and adds some seriously jamming secondary synth harmonies. Take these tweaks and pair them with an explosive loop-based peak and you have dancefloor gold. Poirier's Las Americas V.1 EP drops tomorrow.”

RCRDLBL (USA)
“Evidently, "Kalima Shop Titi" is about the priest in The Temple Of Doom that rips the dude's heart out with his bare hand.It came out today on Argentinian label ZZK with refits from Uproot Andy, El Remolón, Douster, and this guy, Lagartijeando, who made everything sound dirtier and scrunched-up and veritably awesome.”

 GHETTO BASSQUAKE (UK)
“Not content with his bashment-soca-dancehall maelstrom, Montreal's excellent Poirier takes his dancefloor armageddon to South America for some latin tinged hammers with the ZZK crew.”

SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY (USA)
“Recently, Argentina's Lagartijeando took a stab at remixing Poirier's "Kalima Shop Titi feat. Boogat," from his recently released Las Americas V.1 EP, with fiery results.

Poirier's fellow Canadian, MC Boogat, takes the vocals on the track--although if you don't speak Spanish, he could be singing about puppies and lollipops for all you'd know. His vocal work sounds especially dirty amongst Lagartijeando's dense electro timbres and bouncing reggaeton beat, not to mention the stabbing, hyper-active synth melodies and woozy soundscapes floating in the background. Lagartijeando's disparate, tweaked elements come together perfectly on a single that could just as easily soundtrack a raucous weekend in Mission bars as it could an all-night, outdoor dance party in Buenos Aires. It's crank-it-loud, sweat-inducing proof that co-opting another culture can sometimes be used for good.”

SLUTTY FRINGE (GLOBAL)
In the words of people that wear baseball caps, it’s a hot joint, and I’d have to agree. Heavy soca rhythms, backed up with the kind of low end sub sonics that will have the whole dancefloor doing the booty clap. As you’d expect there’s a whole set of remixes to ensure every flavour of dancefloor is catered for, my picks being the Lagartijeando and Douster mixes. Douster in particular is a new name to me but based on the few tracks I’ve had a listen to is going to be a big name this year.

THE FAST LIFE (USA)
“Actually we’re no fans of anything that contains the term reggae, regardless of which connection, but the Lagartijeando remix is just a killer on the dance floor. He’s combining the most obscure South American folklorico with heavy bass and debuts his first track on this release.”

LA CHOP SHOP (MEXICO)
“ZZK Records es uno de los centros neurálgicos de la nueva cumbia argentina. Desde que empezaron con sus fiestas Zizek hace varios años, se convirtieron en uno de los lugares más importantes para la experimentación con cumbia electrónica en el Cono Sur. Pero la cumbia fue solo un punto de partida, los tipos ahora le meten mano a todo lo que sea bailable y tropicalón.”

WALMER CONVENIENCE (GLOBAL)
“ZZK Records aka the best damn label from South America…”

BUBBLE GUM MACHINE (MEXICO)
Who is this Lagartijeando guy that everyone is taking about? That is what the ZZK crew wondered in their Twitter so after it I started to ask myself the same question, who is this LAGARTIJEANDO guy who is twisting this great track from Mr.POIRIER, in something thats sounds like ""Reggaet-on-drugs," powerfull and filled with intelectual phrases as "lalala la la lala lalala!" and my favorite one: "todita mi boca...en tu pechuga" (All my moth.. over your boobs") uh!.

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