A window into the full-blooded, captivating spirit of music from the Andes, ANDINA shines a fresh perspective on Peru’s Andean heritage. A co-release with Tiger’s Milk, the album is selected from records released between ‘68 and ‘78, upending clichéd ideas of Andean music and bringing to light the divergent, exciting traditions to have emerged from Peru’s strip of the iconic mountain range. It’s out now on LP, CD and digital.
Encompassing steady-grooving, Peruvian cumbia rhythms, transcendent folkloric harp recordings and Lima big band groups taking in uence from their highland neighbours, it boasts a diversity that will appeal to fans of jazz and Latin as well as tropical-minded DJs and deep- digging collectors.
Tiger’s Milk is dedicated to uncovering Peruvian music past and present and it has garnered support from the likes of Mr Scruff, Basement Jaxx, Mala, Gilles Peterson, Mr Jukes (Bombay Bicycle Club) and Osunlade. The launch of this compilation coincides with a cookbook release, also titled ANDINA.
The album is compiled by Lima-based record collector Andres Tapia Del Rio, Martin Morales and label co-founder Duncan Ballantyne.