Atropolis Releases New Video for 'Reza Por Mi' Feat. Lido Pimienta
Check out the Video for 'Reza Por Mi' Here!
Adam Partridge, also known as Atropolis, his electronically global infused alter-ego, mixes his degree and knowledge in music composition and ethnomusicology throughout his own productions and DJ sets. Atropolis will be presenting his album debut, Transitions (out August 13th on Cumba Mela) during his upcoming tour, hitting Chicago, IL on August 17th where he'll be performing at Unisono After Party in Chicago, IL along with DJ Panamami, DJ Juanderful, Peligrosa DJs Sonora, El Dusty and Chorizo Funk and more.
It makes sense that a lifelong New Yorker has created a sound that encompasses the best of a number of musical influences the city has to offer. Since the age of 8, Adam was introduced to the classical piano, progressing to hardcore metal music at 14, and then falling in love with jazz guitar at 16. Soon after, Adam was digging into sounds from West and North Africa, the Balkans, the Caribbean, and South America, while simultaneously beginning to study music composition. Adam grabbed his first scoring gig for Eurovision at the age of 22. Years later, he created a fresh amalgamation of nueva cumbia, dubstep, moombahton, Afro-Colombian house, kuduro, and other styles, catching the ears of studied future world music professionals, Dutty Artz label heads Jace "DJ/Rupture" Clayton and Matt Shadetek. This led to his debut self-titled album, Atropolis, which made it to #2 on the KEXP World Music charts of April 2011.
As an accomplished arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Atropolis became more drawn to DJ culture, as it compliments his growing tastes, allowing him to constantly incorporate new sounds in his productions and express his diverse and international tastes within his performances. Adam's intentions in music are community, operating on a local scale and connecting sonically on a global level. Such are the intentions of Cumba Mela, founded as a DJ collective by Adam, Mike Tummolo (2melo), and Adam's cousin Thor Partridge (Thornato) in 2010. Born among the Brooklyn underground warehouse scene, Cumba Mela lead the trio on a three-month tour throughout Colombia where they collaborated with a local artists such as Son Palenque, Sexteto Tabala, Los Alegres de Ambulancia, and many others. Palenque Records Remixed (recently released on Dutty Artz with Geko Jones) is one of the fruits from this trip. Cumba Mela has also teamed up with Nickodemus, the father of infusing global influences with electronic elements. Together they throw the event, Bombeat, drawing large parties to a wide range of dancehalls, from clubs in Manhattan to raw warehouse spaces in Brooklyn. Cumba Mela's most recent move of becoming a label is to further explore the various sounds from the world.