Nicola Cruz takes from his Ecuadorian roots and uses this region to create a chill blend of sounds. Dubbing his sound as Andes Step, Cruz uses inspiration from rituals and rhythms of the Andean landscapes, blending in acoustic and ambient samples.
A nice downtempo track with a subtle guitar lick and very Latin vibes. When I first heard this, it reminded me of Nicolas Jaar, and as suspected, Cruz did collaborate with him on Jaar's old label, Clown & Sunset.
Prender el Alma, Nicola's debut album, was released on ZZK Records in October 2015.