"Back in 2014 when Chupame El Dedo first released their self-titled album (CREP 030LP, 2016), one couldn't be sure if people could hold their mojitos while banging to their music. In 2019 one is seriously advised to keep one's hands free while listening to their second album, No Te Metas Con Satan. Formed by psych cumbia master Eblis Alvarez (Meridian Brothers) and Pedro Ojeda (Romperayo), the men that found the perfect cocktail mix for acid + folk + tropical beats, Chupame El Dedo are ready to mess around with Satan. No Te Metas Con Satan is a humorous title for music that expels cartoonish metal-vibes mixed with tropical rhythms. It's a pitch-perfect title for a record that's never at the right pitch. The humor makes way for the funny stories that Eblis and Pedro explore in their lyrics; Souk's fourth release is a daring adventure in global beats. Frequently it calls to mind the universe of Quasimoto, Madlib's abstract hip hop that sounded delicious in the early 2000s. Chupame El Dedo lives in the same kind of power trip, fueled by intense salsa rhythms dressed with heavy metal images - that's where Satan comes into place. The Devil wears many clothes, but none are as multi-colored and trendy as the ones we see in No Te Metas Con Satan. One is advised of that during the first side of the LP, each song dares the listener, with a multitude of ideas (sometimes dissonant ones), to find a way to make sense. An example? The first song "No Te Metas Con Satan" sounds like a perverted version of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and when you think it's over, it starts again, repeating ideas and leaving you extremely confused. What the fuck just happened? Chupame El Dedo happened. Flip to the other side and "Alexandra Candelaria" says hi with a nearly eight-minute long sinful and hilarious soap opera; no one is ready for this. Laughter mixes with intense head banging; is this what would happen if Jodorowsky made a Cartoon Network show? Maybe it's a good idea to not mess around with Satan, but one could find oneself in serious trouble if one doesn't listen to this. Seriously." - Souk .
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.