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Lagartijeando has been back in the studio to record a very special EP with the choir from an indigenous tribe called Coro Qom Chelaalapi. The choir formed as a means of passing down their culture to future generations in the absence of any formal records. They have been declared a living cultural heritage by UNESCO. 

Blending traditional songs with brooding beats and big grooves, The Revisión EP is a unique and special collaboration exploring the tribe’s rich musical heritage with contemporary production. 

The original songs have a mythology and their bespoke instruments have deep significance. The nivike is a single string violin (representing the sounds made by a jaguar sharpening its claws on a tree trunk) and was used as a form of communication to contact loved ones or to find love amongst the mountain dwellers. 

'Antiguos Dueños De Las Flechas' (Ancient Owner Of Arrows); the dark brooding bass and haunting vocals tell the sad story of the Spanish conquistadores destroying local tribes’ agriculture & way of life. 

On 'Lapacho' Lagartijeando lays down a big groove to accompany the choirs’ infectious vocals. It is about a tree that when in bloom signifies the start of marriage season. 

'Zorro Zagas' is about a fictitious character who takes advantage of other people. A rambling beat and the playful nivike are a reminder to the young not to take advantage of their fellow tribesmen. 

The remixes

Intiche Remix gives Antiguos Duesos De Las Flechas a minimal, bass heavy make-over that wouldn’t be out of place on the Drive movie soundtrack. 

Klik & Frik Remix (who have previously released on Waxploitation) have produced a down-tempo dreamscape around the choirs’ vocals.

Ohxala Remix switches things up on Zorro Zagas and turns it into a deep house stomper. 

Coro Qom Chelaalapi meets Lagartijeando

- Revisión EP

Released 16th Nov 2018


  1. Antinguos Dueños De Las Flechas

  2. Lapacho

  3. Zorro Zagas

  4. Antinguos Dueños De Las Flechas (Intiche Remix)

  5. Lapacho (Klik & Frik Remix)

  6. Zorro Zagas (Oxhala Remix)

This special EP is available on digital and limited edition 12”.

...atmospheric grooves and towering beats fused with hand-me-down tales of conquistadors, traditions and fables.
— Sounds & Colours

A cultural and ancestral journey through sounds and rhythms...
— DJ Mag Latin America

This stunning collaboration between Lagartijeando & indigenous tribe Coro Qom Chelaalapi pairs ancient melodies with psyched-out beats.
— Bandcamp

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