Following the path opened by Yirbin, Pocz & Pacheko in terms of Tuki,which has been one the most ghetto genres in South America, normally banned by media and “posh” people, it grew basically out of sight from the conventional media.
Tuki, in case you haven’t heard about it, it’s a variation of “Changa” which basically is a venezuelan slang word from the 90s that means “House music”.The people that danced to this music and partied to it were called “waperos” (pronounced “wape-ross”). The word came from “PUMP UP THE JAM” (people would understand the lyrics as “pump wapejam, wape-ross, wape-ross, wap wape…”). So the Wapero fashion was huge.
Then this sound developed into something called Raptor house, and then it became really ghetto, giving birth to TUKI, Tuki is a blend between Changa, Raptor house, Hard Fusion…
But then, Pocz, Pacheko, Jairo Mendez, Mr Ioso, and few more took it to the next level: THE BASS LEVEL!!
Tuki Bass gets this elements and blends it with Bubbling and new elements such as dubstep, moombahton, breakbeat, digital cumbia without losing its raptor house explosion, and mixed with many venezuelan pop culture elements that they grew up with, Crazy style, and do not forget about the real shine!!! all the dancers are just amazing !!
Buraka Som Sistema fell in love with tuki and they teamed with some of the producers to push it further.
This is the preview of a documentary about tuki
Malandro is a WHOLE ALBUM set for FREE.
Also this Damian-Skrillex Tuki version is included in the free album! so make sure you download the album!
It features Jairo Mendez, Carnnibal and Caballo! DOWNLOAD IT HERE
Not everyone is happy to see the raise of the changa-tuki as a cultural movement. Most people see tuki as a social phenomenom that shouldn’t be exposed to American/European audiences.
Mainly because poor and violent neighborhoods were the first cradle of the movement. And the dancers really stood out!
I am working on a new dance style for disco music in Belize. The new Disco has so many bad parts, builds; breakdowns; too many changes; my new dance style incorporates many house elements though, only more laid back I would say. I use gestures and postures when I lose “the beat” and feel for the opportunity to get funky; maybe for 4 bars, or 8 if you are lucky. only now and then is there 16 good bars it feels like.. Thanks for sharing this.