Canalh on his cumbia mission ” You can be a Dj and that’s ok. You can be a producer and it’s better. You can be a musican, it’s fun. But when you are everything at once it’s what you do with cumbia: 039″
1. Cero 39
I have been a big fan of Cero 39 since 2008. Not the colombian classical songs in fact, that I must have listen once. But the Cero 39 project, born in 2007 in Bogota under the leader, Mauricio alvarez . I could see them several times in Medellin. One day I crossed the whole city to see them, arrived very late at the hall, musicians where going out. So I went to the famous place “Versalles” to eat an empanada. The band entered and sat next to me and my GF, and ordered a jugo de corozo.
In Versalles, drinking jugo de borojo, you won’t listen to the pop anthems of Bomba Estereo neither to Cero 39. But get into Cero 39 please. Cero 39 goes deep into Colombia and will hit your heart from there with classic tropical touch, crazy beats, excellent melodies and productions, and that crazy twist only real artist have… I am not a big fan of Bomba Estereo, in France, a lot of people think they know about cumbia cause they play “fuego” at their party. I only can listen to this rather champeta remix of them by Cero 39:
Mauricio Alvarez compose songs for more than 6 years and you immediatly feels it. Estate cumbia, still to be release on Polen records, was one of the first track from his new sound named “chucu chucu advance”.
Mauricio spend some time in Baranquilla, then Medellin where “El Velez” joins him to put some more scientific digitalism experimentation and they begin to record the awaited first album. Here is what you can expect:
2. Redgrinblu : is Juan Sebastián Arango pushing artesania digital from the colombian coffeelands, Quindio. He has a lot of projects including graphic design, vidéo edition, web design and applications web. I let you with with this short vidéo cpativating an instant of a colombian street.
3-Dj Stambul: Tzigane and turkish music revisited in an improbable way, with a distinctive note of electro/hip hop music… A burst of mash-ups and remixes to fire up the dancefloor. Of course, it’s not strictly cumbia. Not at all !!