The cyber world which we inherently occupy has developed a uniqe quality of randomness. Something that has continued to quantify into an amalgamation of genres, styles and information in general. Brooklyn-based, Altopalo, is a perfect example of this. Their debut single, "Picchu Machu", is a wonderful experiment of genre-mashing; the song is incredibly hard to explain, yet exists in an oddly familiar world. Listening to "Picchu Machu" feels like riding a pogo stick through RnB vocals over down-tempo, house beats with breakdowns that border on ambience. Most impressive is that they're a live band, combining live drums and guitar with samples and synths providing a surreal analog vs. digital landscape. You can catch them live this Wednesday July 16 at Radio Bushwick. - Jake Saunders
This band submitted their music for coverage here. We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Electronic songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!