Cocotaxi are Alex Rosso and Fredrik Lindén, Swedish childhood friends turned production and DJ duo. Their love for Caribbean and South American flavored bass music got them into music production and organizing club nights. Since then, they’ve released a long string of original productions and remixes, supported by DJs and radio shows from all over the globe.
The Sucre EP is a dedication to the hometown of Alex’s father Sucre, Bolivia. It’s a city they visited together some years back, and were inspired by the mix of Andean Folk and Latin American pop music they heard while there. The title track, Sucre is an electronic cumbia number that utilizes indigenous sounds in the instrumentation. The second original Cielos is a little more Caribbean Reggaeton in feel, but retains some Andean elements as well in the instrumentation.
The two original tracks Sucre and Cielos are accompanied by three remixes. Submitting a cinematic, finger-snapping, boom-bap-ish version of Sucre is Texas’ Sonora, seminal member of the Peligrosa crew out of Austin. Italy’s The Clerk turns in a more trap inflected version, placing it firmly within the zeitgeist of the current global electronic music moment. Keeping with the hip hop vibe, Dutty Artz’ Chief Boima enlists Afro-Mexican rapper Bocafloja, and puts him on a Afro-Bolivian Saya version of Sucre, bridging Africa, South, and North America in an African diaspora pride anthem.