Who Wants Tuki? Full Documentary + Soundtrack // FREE D/L!
First it was called Changa, popularized house music that spread like wildfire through the barrios of Venezuela. Small sound systems called Minitecas would battle each other in the streets of Caracas. Heavily influences by the early 90′s dance music craze in North America, Changa was the sound of a young generation of Venezuelans hungry for some heavy dance floor beats.
In the late 90s, DJ Baba took the idea behind Changa and started to invoke darker, more progressive sounds. Influenced heavily by Techno music, this new Changa sound was an interpretation of European rave music for Venezuelans. It was so fresh and so new that they gave it a new name…Raptor House.
Sadly, as the genre started to grow it started to face hardships from lack of respect and attention from the mainstream and from copyright issues (as many of the popular tracks borrowed heavily from European techno records). Eventually, many of the original DJ/Producers in the scene left to make reggaeton or electro house music.
Those that remained in the scene continued it’s evolution, turning Raptor House into Tuki Music. Tuki is a word used to describe something lower class or of little value. The marginalized youth who were part of the underground music scene adopted this term to describe their music, Changa Tuki.
Who Wants Tuki? is a brand new documentary that goes into the barrios of Caracas to interview the originators and current producers of Tuki music. You can watch it in full below and scroll down to D/L the soundtrack!