Magazine article The Fader

Tribal Guarachero

Magazine article The Fader

Tribal Guarachero

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Ricardo Reyna, "Cumbia Tribal"

youtube.com/watch?v=Ct3kFYKzPwQ (2008)

When Jace Clayton pitched us his story on tribal guarachero, he described the genre as coming from "Mexico's first post-YouTube generation," which is probably not a reference to videos people post of themselves dancing to tribal tracks in their rooms. Too bad, because Arturo is extra killing it with his tecktonik routine to this early Ricardo Reyna tribal song. The resolution is so low it's impossible to tell if he's wearing a hat or if his hair is a giant goth mess. If tribal weren't a million BPM, it might become the new Mexican teenage vogue.

DJ Erick Rincon, "El Alacran"

youtube.com/watch?v=J7zaoo-kWcs(2010)

Imagine being Erick Rincon for a second. You are 16 and you are DJing your own songs in a genre for which you are the kingpin and 3000 freaky teenagers are grinding. Of course your go-to jam is "El Alacran," which sounds somewhere in between a Pitbull instrumental, a Jersey Shore anthem and tech-house salsa. …

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