Magnificent Sunday Villero

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Well.. Caballo finally doing a Villera post!!
i have to admit it is not easy for me to write about cumbia villera because i have to contextualize how i discovered this type of cumbia, and like many…i hated/loved it.. to me it was really fun to watch and dance, but i never took it seriously as a musical style until living in the US in where i had to work doing incidental music.
i was mainly doing a lot of music from all over the world and villera was Really hard because it has this strong influence from Argentinian CUARTETO, which to me was a tropical variation of Milonga & latin grooves, specially in the Bassline, but Villera added this Chichera psychedelic Guitar and a really strong Bass Drum pattern that was really hard to get in sample/loop so i had to loop 80’s rock. ( Read the Story after the post)

CUMBIA VILLERA

This is la Cumbia de los Trapos from Yerba Brava

La Repandilla doing a great Villera version of Colegiala

PIBES CHORROS

RODRIGO EL POTRO singing to DIEGO

Damas Gratis

Repiola

PS: if u are Aregntinian Hope you like my Selection of Cumbia Villera and if you want to know how i discovered!!

THIS IS MY STORY!!
Back in ’97 i was very into Death Metal on one side and Noisecore- Ragga Core on the other..
Basically i was a long haired, barely shaved, dark person.
i also felt like my own family’s black sheep who played in a band.
Someday my aunt, who always liked the posh side of life, comes over my place and invites me over her club in where i could either play golf or go swimming.. (there’s no human power to make me play/watch golf) so i chose it was time to get my annual bath..

Hours later i was in this club when an Argentinian girl also in her 20’s came over asking if i had a lighter.. (i have never smoked ..anything..lol) so i said no.. but as soon as she opened her mouth i had a crush on her accent!!! and on her as well..
I invited her a beer.. (no smoker..but i was a WORLD CLASS HEAVY WEIGHT DRUNK!!) and obviously if you are musician. you’ll understand me, in less than 3 seconds the conversation turned into music..
i Said i was in a band.. and she replied: A CUMBIA VILLERA ONE?
How on earth this girl thought i was in a Cumbia band? i had long hair!! sort of beard, and love dancing!!
DO NOT LAUGH AT ME.. this is the way i looked back in 97-98 HAHAHA ..
caballo villero

The next day i turned my TV on and saw a Villera band.. they all look like my band mates.. even same guitars!!!
AND THEY ALL HAD BLACK TSHIRTS with SKULLS AND LONG HAIR..lol
Everyone but MY FAVORITE !!
LOS SULTANES!!


THIS SONG MADE ME SOO HAPPY!!! for Years!!
And i wont even dare to post Mayonesa from Chocolate.

4 comments

  • Birdseed August 29, 2010

    Thank you!! for sharing a good slab of Villera, which to me is one of the more interesting Cumbia variants. Any idea what’s happening to the scene right now? Any new trends?

  • Gianko August 30, 2010

    Yo descrubrí la cumbia villera en la tele por cable…

    Pasión de Sabado… claro, al principio lo veía por las argentinas bailando, pero poco a poco la cumbia villera fue creciendo dentro de mí.. jeje…

    …y cuando ví a los sultanes casi muero!… demasiado geniales.. jaja…

  • red revolt August 30, 2010

    ♪♫tan-taka-tan taka-tan…♪♫ :)

  • Tommi August 30, 2010

    ah Alberto please for the next time also post Mayonesa =P

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