Along with giant active volcanoes and a controversial clown named Tiko Tiko , Ecuador is home to some really good electronic music. With a recent uptick in on-the-ground booking agencies, avant-garde labels, event production companies, and clubs with high-tech sound systems, there's almost too many good up-and-coming producers to count—along with a loyal local audience ready to cheer on everyone involved in the perpetual zapateo, a key slice of Ecuadorian slang that means nothing else besides a damn good party. Below, in no particular order, we bring you 10 of the country's most exciting electronic artists. From the mountainous capital of Quito to the crowded metropolis of Guayaquil, and from ghetto tech to ambient music inspired by the rolling green hills of the Andes, this is music bubbling up from the equator, so you know it's hot. After a recent EP on Multi Culti, the artist's debut album, Prender el Alma, drops October 30 on ZZK recordings, and promises to be another showcase of traditional root rhythms interlaced with slick, modern electronic sounds.