Campo‘s “La Marcha Tropical” was one of Remezcla‘s most obvious picks for our best of 2011 list, and in Uruguay it became a summer hit of sorts getting a lot of airplay on radios and TV and on the sound systems of the most exclusive Punta Del Este beaches, of course. So, next step, order some remixes.
Knowing Juan Campodónico‘s hip-hop background it shouldn’t be a surprise that for this task he approached local rap legends La Teja Pride. You see, before being a founding member of the internationally successful Santaolalla-directed Bajofondo collective, and way before cutting his name in half for his solo side-project, Campodónico was part of Uruguayan Molotov-sound-alike rap group El Peyote Asesino. So he was well immersed in the local hip-hop scene during the ’90s and from that scene the only survivor currently active is La Teja Pride.
For their remix of Campo’s hit single, La Teja Pride didn’t change much of the track’s original music, they kept all the instrumentation, only moving it around to make place for their vocals and DJ Mattioli‘s scratch. On their blog, they confess that for the lyrics they got inspired by the beauty of Swedish singer Ellen Arkbro, who lent her vocals for the original Marcha.
There’s no official announcement yet regarding the nature of this release, but we can easily speculate that is just the first of many more remixes to come and possibly a collection of remixes bundle to be released later this year.