DJ Lengua mixes Peruvian 45s, with offerings to the epic South American mountains.
This special edition of Open End is a high-elevation affair celebrating the Andean spirit. We soar to the massive mountains spanning much of South America to discover the sonic diversity emanating from the range. Fine artist and sound explorer Eamon Ore-Giron, AKA DJ Lengua, celebrates his Peruvian roots by collapsing the space between his paternal homeland of Ayacucho and the bustle of Lima. He shares a blistering mix of vintage chicha 45s that vibrate with Andean energy brought down to the city by musicians seeking an economic way up. Soaked in nostalgia, the tunes sizzle with electrified vibrations and ancient soul. Snatches of Quechua lyrics flash like ghosts amidst live-wire guitars, oscillating organs, bird calls and buoyant basslines. Lengua’s set is nestled between song offerings from Capitol K, Chancha Via Circuito, Cosmic D’Alessandro, Iarahei, Kaleema, Natureboy Flako, Sanfuentes, Sonido Martines, T-Kay, Tropicaza and Xandão, who share tracks from South American countries bordering the Andes, including Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.