Mata De Mota Feat. Tropa Magica
¿Qiensave? decided to give the song “Mata de Mota” new life as an homage to Chico Che, his music and legacy. The chusca aesthetic and fusion-based musicality of Chico Che has been very prominent influences on both Qiensave and Tropa Magica. Chico’s progressive fusion of Cumbia and Rock ‘n’ Roll was something that was revolutionary for the time, and his playful lyrics, personality, and swagger are what lead to his eventual success and status as one of the most important figures in the history of Latin music. When asked why they wanted to cover the song, ¿Qiensave? stated, “Chico Che was a great songwriter, composer, and possibly a prophet”. Growing up on his music, both Qiensave and Tropa Magica take a very similar approach to their work and that’s reflective in this single, but with a modern twist.