On a summer day, you are sitting on the park waiting the minutes to pass, for the shadow to come and lay down your skate without bigger concerns. You lit a cigarrete and watch on the horizon some rappers. It’s logical…you know what they will do. Beyond there a group of students drinking some beers are evading legality. The homeless is dragging his midday collection. A dog comes to you and you think: “I have nothing to offer but a cigarette and my company. The dog stays. The buses, the people, your friends, the pilsen and one or another joint to liven up the afternoon. The street, your ecosystem. J//OAKYN portrays his beats on daily figures from the street life. We are talking of such daily portrays, like kicking the ground on your skate, talking about nothing with your friends or run to evade the “pacos”. Even though your mental and daily images connect with thing we are all capable to see, is in the abstraction of this young man from Concepción, that gives some maximized value, sounding nostalgic and so dense. Soundcloud • Facebook By: Pablo Pérez
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There’s no excuse in today’s Chile to make a bad hip-hop album and Ensecreto is the living proof of that. With two long duration records well acclaimed by critics, (and by critics I mean all the youtube, soundcloud and facebook comments) EnSecreto comes as one of the promises of chilean hip -hop, with a serious musical proposal and well-thought lyrics. The true base of hip- hop focus on that, more than choreza and being street-wise, is how you can make something good with your rhymes and smooth beats. And not only that, EnSecreto has been accomplished quite a reputation on freestyle competitions, being jury, contestant and of course, winner. But is not that what we are trying to make clear on this article. In The Chileans Undergrounds we are more than proud to listen these Chileans undergrounds making tunes with such quality and seriousness. The importance of being more than just an actor on the scene, but instead, being a moving force of hip -hop. This is proved not only in both of his records, 12 inútiles temas para no escuchar and Cada hoja con su viento, also in all of his collaborations, featurings, live presentations and event participations. So […]
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Portavoz, Andi Ferrer Millanao, or the most stinging voice of Salvaje Decibel, has became one of the most important icons of national rap of all time; whom at 12 years old, was already shyly writting his first verses and producing his first beats. Today us about to concrete almost two decades bound to music. Which he relates directly to concienticize and educate society about this country we are all inmerse. The conchaline has dedicated his music career to take down the spirals of silence, that we as society, keep in nothing. Surrounded by 90’s beats, jazzy samples such as Roy Ayers, The Modern Jazz Quartet or Melba Moore, summed to his scathing flow, getting recognyzable more and more in the international escene of Latin America, inspiring many emerging rappers, looking to continue his musical legacy. Today, ad portas of the release of his next album, “Witrapaiñ” , his proposal goes in rescuing the legacy of Mapuche communities, ancestral authorities and native political prisoners. All becaming his principal chant of war and flag of combat. That Andi, from the people, is still wielding his mic. Portavoz is ready to keep shooting. Facebook • Soundcloud By: Álvaro Salinas
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NFX transform the air in a commodity luxury. Their lyrics flow one after the other like a river, where you can see clearly where it ends and where it begins. In the middle, everything is agitated, angry and honest. Ups and downs in a mixture of flows, smashing each other. Rhymes connected to each other with the solidness of chain links. His last LP, Skills of Shaolin, starts with an strong S.O.S. and the rest of the record takes care of ratifying these initial expectations. Like Breaking Walls, Bounce or the up upbeat “Yapla”, their closing track. A record full of collaborations that make every song fresh and different. Fast hip hop, with streets as landscapes and reality as clay ready to mold. A project that has been rising as fast as an oil well. Facebook • Soundcloud By: Sergio Negrier.
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Alternative Hip Hop from Valparaiso, how cool that sounds? Is Abismo, slicing his rhymes with no mercy. An interesting approach to a genre ready to take the next step. Making a stand where the streets and innovation can peaceful collide. Sorry, did I say peaceful? In this dimension maybe, cause Abismo’s rap is clearly coming from another parallel reality. Rap so intricate as the streets and hills that watch him born. In a collaboration between beatmakers like Fkrpr and Gumo, (that we are glad that happened), Abismo present us a collage of influences so mixed up that is hard to tell which one is there. Taking the underground to a dark parking lot, beat him the hell up of it and then sending it home with the best impression of that night. Valpo Estado Mental is his first album and we have only but good vibes to what comes next. And as anyone who has been on Valparaiso and has met its people, you know that is only a question of time when something notorious born from the port city. Bandcamp – Facebook By Francisco Cifuentes Rivera
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TOMASA DEL REAL
Neon lights, palm trees, wild nights and a never ending summer. The beaches and sunsets of Iquique are the perfect landscapes for Tomasa del Real´s neoperreo. With provocative lyrics and hypnotic sounds, the northern reggaetonera wants you to move your hips, light the blunts up and show off the bling bling. So pimp out and get nasty, there is no room for modesty and good manners here. The party is just rising up and the piscolas are getting down. An open invitation to enjoy the tropical pleasures. Tu Señora or Prendelo reflects the direct influences of latino underground pop and the most bold reaggeton. Because Tomasa del Real is not here to talk you about swag, either you learn to bellakear and frontear in español or go back to your tourist package in the middle of the desert. Pure latino identity and a fierce maleanteo, Tomasa del Real is becoming the main female singer in the scene. Getting more recognition across the frontiers, you are cordially invited to explore the north reggaeton scene. And my friends never forget that for Tomasa, the night is far from over. Facebook · Soundcloud By: Francisco Cifuentes.
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Caraslargas cuts right through the chase. No rodeos, no misunderstandings and no filter. The rawness of universal truths lies behind funky and jazzy progressions. A message spoken through smooth whisperings and belligerent rhymes. Pretty much like Jack Kerouac sitting in the same couch with Rage Agains the Machine, without losing the smoothness. Can you expect a better combination? With a debut album (Caraslargas, 2016) masterfully crafted by Ariel Noname dropping the mic, Salde bombing the bass, Feli on the funky guitar, Mati in the restless drums and Pancho on the sneaky keyboards., Caraslargas is definitely, the jazz band with the furious attitude owned by these guys. So we recommend you to listen. And listen carefully, because every verse of Ariel Noname is a sharp knife, and every time the drums speed the rhythm, that knife gets closer and closer. Meanwhile a smooth guitar drinks martini amaretto watching you bleed. So get a big incinerator and slowly light some candles. Caraslargas brings us acid rhymes on acid jazz. Facebook · Bandpage Record Label: Gatoruso Records By: Francisco Cifuentes.
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Clave Baja or Low Key is a photograph aesthetic that enhances darkness and diminishes light. Under this concept, these Hip Hop group was born. Inspired by black tones and high contrasts, Clave Baja is the musical photography of the dark alleys, shady squares and cold nights in Santiago. Their debut album is homonym, and is by far, one of the most interesting projects of 2016. An experimental mixture of rap with trip hop, rock, jazz and electronic tunes. But is not this mix what draws the attention, is their atmospheric sound that drift you away. Guitars drifting in the streets (Rene Villablanca), harsh rhymes whispered from the shadows (DeyasKlan, GabrielaFatima & IsaDeyabu), a restless bass waiting for you behind every corner of the beat (Ricardo Bass), haunting samples (Manuel Orellana) and beats so naturally made, that keeps you awake during the darkest nights (Dj Gaudeamus). Lights off and shades on. Clave Baja´s sound gets real every time the sun goes down. check them before dawn comes. Facebook · Label: Gatoruso Records By: Francisco Cifuentes.
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Hard beats, raw lyrics and clear convictions make Salvaje Decibel one of the most notorious hip hop groups in the scene. Who would know that a group of working class guys from the most traditional and humbles places from Santiago would get together and become one of the most radical voices of their generation. With well-armed rhymes that jump rapidly from social injustice themes to introspective reflections, Salvaje Decibel is now a synonymous of organized struggles and third world pride. Salvaje Decibel are Ezer, Revilo, Flu, Portavoz and Dj Cidtronick, five guys and five pair of fists that are always raised on every gig. “Poblacional” (2007) and “Radical” (2013) are the two long durations albums that holds the group´s message. If you want to take a look at the Chile that doesn´t appear on your local news or your social network feed, you are more than welcome to check Salvaje Decibel´s page. A Chilean reality judged by the eyes of the underdogs. Underdogs with dangerous lyrics like sharp fangs. And as Zack De la Rocha would say, let the riot be the voice of the unheard. Facebook By: Francisco Cifuentes.
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