In order to maintain exclusivity of tracks played on each pico (and thus gain loyalty of the public who has to go to the party to listen to specific exclusive hits), it was common to tear away or paint the label sothat no one could read the original track. The result is some really unique beautiful pieces, but also some unidentified hits (everyone knows the song but no one knows who was the artist, so the track is only known by his spanish surname). That's the case with the following 7" played by the pico El Dragon, but originally from the famous pico El Coreano.
(a scratchy african balafon, a psyche cumbia with catchy guitar, an afrocolombian track, a latinfunk version of El Manicero, a guaguanco)
To be followed here :
►► Pico Culture #04 (Soundsystems aesthetics)