September 5th, 2007

Dancefloor Friktion, Almost From Any Font

The Frikstailers first came to my attn via DJ Ripley and Stu FatPlanet, both of whom seemed to admire their “fidget groove” (thx, stu!). I too was instantly enamored with their glitched-up, tech-housey (blog-housey?), syncopated dance traxx. They helped me to imagine Argentina in a different way, hearing Córdoba as another outpost of the EDM whirl, even if one would be hardpressed to place Frikstailers on a map based purely on their transnat’l sound.

Their theirspace offers the following enlightening description:

The music of Frikstailers has mainly a very high level of energy. This is the super rhythmic and sampladelic project in which Rafael Caivano and Lisandro Sona work their taste for the freestyle dancefloors. In their compositions pieces of artists that shake the group unconscious of all the world like Britney Spears, Madonna or Justin Timberlake, are dismembered in microsounds that mutates until they get to another dimension, they reach another aesthetic and meaning This tunes, mainstream hits, pass thru the multiprocessor of Frikstailers, they are mixed with noises taken almost from any font. The final result of all this touches for moments styles like dancehall, reggaeton, hip hop, funk, house and techno. Sometimes they become strange, schizophrenic, but yet they keep the glamour of the original pieces. Frikstailers is part of the catalogue of the promotion label Pino Rec, based in Mexico and Argentina, which objective is to promote latinamerican artists that compose electronic fusion music.

Recently the Friksters have been mixing in (and mixing up) some styles emanating closer to home but resonating widely abroad — namely, cumbia and funk carioca. As they put it,

“Baile Frik” is our way of making a funky carioca dancefloor track and “Sudaka Invasor” is some powerfull Dancehall-Cumbia track. We are shure you’ll enjoy them.

I definitely enjoy these, esp “Sudaka Invasor.” I’m shure you will too!

Frikstailers, “Sudaka Invasor”

Frikstailers, “Baile Frik”


  • 1. rupture  |  September 5th, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    FWIW, ‘sudaka’ is used as a derogatory term for south americans & also (like nigger, sort of) often reclaimed, as in the spain-based ‘mestizo’ type band, Che Sudaka.

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  September 5th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    hmmm. u don’t say? i had no idea. gives this an interesting slant, makes cheeky sense of invasor, too. cumbia connotations?

  • 3. Raffa  |  September 6th, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Thanks for posting us Wayne! We’ll be touring Europe in October. For those who want to come and see us playing live. All the gigs are in our myspace. .
    Thanks again. greetz to LA RIPLEY!

  • 4. » S&hellip  |  October 9th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    […] The ol’ blogosphere radar has been registering lots of blips from that southmost outpost in South America. I mentioned the Frikstailers a little while back, for instance. And of course, there’s the whole cumbia rebajada movimiento, which seems to have strong routes thru Buenos Aires. […]

  • 5. g-love  |  October 12th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    dropped sudaka invasor at zizek followed by villa diamante´s frikstailers vs. calle 13 temazo and it went off like dulce de leche, sweet and saucy.

    aguante lo frik loco!

  • 6. animal  |  November 2nd, 2007 at 7:24 am

    i keep my mind straight what “sudaka” means “fucking kamikaze” in this sectarian world.
    “sudaka invasor”could sounds racist ,are you?

  • 7. Raffa  |  November 16th, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    I’m proud to be Sudaka


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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