PANTAMUZIK only started 10 years ago but their roots go much deeper than that. A decade ago there weren’t any digital sales and everything was released on vinyl. This probably fertilized the underground somewhat. The label and the artists involved didn’t bridge sonics for marketing reasons – they did it for a love of music. Label founder, Humberto Polar describes it best.
When I started Pantamuzik, back in 2000, no digital music downloads were sold at all, vinyl distribution was an insane investment in Latin America (still is) and nobody djed with CDs. So, if you were a musician as I was, trying to establish an ethos about creating a real Latin-American breed of electronic music that didn’t sound like an idiot putting some congas on top of some loops, you had to be really patient and in good terms with your own suicidal tendencies, financially speaking.
MP3: Miguel Toro – Karduca (Piek Remix) ♥♥♥