Atropolis – Atropolis

Posted on 19 July 2011 by Jelka

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One of the latest additions to the Dutty Artz family, Queens-native Adam Partridge aka Atropolis is not unknown to the Big Apple’s Tropical scene. Playing sort of everything from Nueva Cumbia to Moombahton via Afro-Colombian House as a member of the Cumba Mela DJ Collective in the inner as well as in the outer boroughs of NY, he can also draw upon a degree in composition and training in classical piano and jazz guitar.

Atropolis self-titled debut album (already out on Dutty Artz and available at major beat retailers) is a sweaty trip through the jungles of ethnomusicology and/or through the layered soundscapes of New York City, as the cover art suggests, and the name Atropolis (a=to (spanish polis=city (latin); “to the city”) hints. Sometimes that trip is a dark one, driven by heavy percussion and synth, and most importantly it is a trip without an actual destination. Although straight-forward vocals by collaborators like Vienna-based Anbuley or Urugayian Noelia Fernandez put you on track for a certain time, the sound is meandering through your brain endlessly – but always addictive and totally made for the dancefloor.

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To get you in the mood check out the free downloads over at Atropolis’ soundcloud, one of them a brandnew take on the classical Cumbia “La Peluca” by Colombian legend Pedro Ramaya Beltran:
Pedro Ramaya Beltran- La Peluca (Leon Murcia-Co- Produced) (ATROPOLIS LITE EDIT) by Atropolis

Funky remix of Rita Indiana’s ubertune “Los Poderes”:
Rita Indiana- Los Poderes (Atropolis RMX) by Atropolis

This one is taken from the album, “Asi Asi Asi” feat Noelia Fernandez:
02. Atropolis – Asi Asi Asi (ft. Noelia Fernandez) by Atropolis

Finally this mix for Clustermag should fit onto every iPod:
Atropolis – Mix 001 by Cluster Mag