Artwork by Tropi Delia


So this is the last post from us for 2016 ! We believe 2016 was a very hard year for some but in general Cumbia has helped us through it and gave us that big smile we hope you are all having whilst reading this. Thank you so much for keeping this blog alive and generally giving us the love to carry on writing about this magical music.



Kazike en Estado de Trance Mixtape 032 – Festival Nomade Colombia

To start my selection I have the pleasure and honour to present this absolute badman mix from a person that is very important to me! Yes: Kazike en Estado de Trance is his name and he is the person who taught me everything I know about classical vintage cumbia. A great person and also a great maestro. Here he presents to us a really well put together mix for the Colombian festival that is “Nomade” organised by Mr Toe. Enjoy!


La Orrorosa Feat. El Hijo De La Cumbia – Infeccion Tropikal

So now let’s get started with the cumbia punk, one of my favourite fusions within this musical scene. New track from La Orrorosa of the disc “infección tropical” with the participation of Emiliano Gomez (El Hijo de la Cumbia). The rhythm and vocals couldn’t go better together to be honest. Really powerful track which I recommend to any Cumbia-Punk lover.


Jota Karloza – Ugate Sooraj (SolSelectas)

So as I might have said before since I saw Barrio Lindo this summer I truly discovered a love for this downtempo minimal stuff and I have to say it is growing J On this particular track Jota Karloza brings us some deep ethnic vocals on a really rounded bassline. The label “Sol Selectas” always brings us the cream of the crop and on this one they have really upped the game once more. Recommended for any time spent on the beach or as my partner in crime would say in any hammock 😉


VIVOTROPICAL – Cumbia De Los Pajaritos (cover De Los Mirlos)

Who has seen “Stranger Things “? Well if you have, this is the Cumbia version of the synthesised soundtrack. Well not really as El Búho brought a version a while back. But you will see what I mean when you press play on this track. VIVOTROPICAL is a producer I have just discovered who seems very fluid and locked on his synth game! The beat is nice but very simple and lineal with this main guiro line, but the main work is in the composition and deepness of the effects. Brilliant vibes and I believe this has already reached our alien friends in outer space!


Metralleta De Oro – Doing Time (Sumohair Remix)

YES! It seems like Sumohair lives in a constant summer state, more productions he brings out, the more I need sun, cocktail and chilling L.A style. This refix of the classical “Sublime” track is all to love. Nicely made bassline rounding up some light drum breaks followed by some ragamuffin arrangements. What is there not to like about this eh? So go on if it is rainy or grey where you are close the curtains, get a cocktail and put volume on full blast!


Fokus – Amazonico

When Eastern Europe meets Colombian cumbia what does it give you, you might ask? Well I will reply with great joy: this is what it gives you. An absolute belter of a tune J a truly inspirational and nice friend has brought me this killer track a few weeks back and wow. He has also asked me to work on a colab with him so watch out in 2017 for the Fokus vs Silly tang stuff to appear. Coming back on this track with an amazing effort from a Jungle producer background and as always a superb construction with deep subs to get us jumping.


SCBdB – Jeden

So while we are in Eastern Europe I got sent this mix via soundcloud by this upcoming artist called “SCBdB” (be careful about the spelling he is meticulous) 😉 So this amazing journey within the deeper vibes of cumbia has totally rocked my world. On a different tip than the previous mix by KAzike, this takes us on a deeper more electro side of the spectrum. The great news is that you will be able to stream his first performance live on our first show of the radio via our: la Selva Radio J


Los Wemblers de Iquitos – Lamento del Yacuruna (Tribilin Sound Remix)

Back to basics children, back to basics. Every time I see a Tribilin Sound track come up I´m like a kid at Christmas, believe me. So when this appeared and I saw “Los Wemblers” and “Tribilin Sound” on this remix, every day is the 25th of December for me now. Really subtle as always but truly refined tune with this amazing guitar, that backs up the Wemblers. Some psychedelic notes in here and some really echoed out instruments: a perfect combination from the mighty Tribilin Sound aka Alvaro Ernesto.


Julio Inti – Cumbia Dub La Venenosa vol7

Here we have another fusion which I love within this Cumbia world, Dub and Cumbia mixed together in a superb mix brought to us by “Julio Inti”. As you may know this is an area of expertise for me and I have to say hats down to one of the best compiled mix of these two genres meeting each other. Run go tell your friends!


LolaManola – Psicosis Fem & Sziget Fest (presentación)

Here she is, our famous local from Madrid, “ Lola Manola”!! Very young on the capital´s scene, she has really made a great effort and impression on us. We have had the pleasure of hearing her a couple of times now and believe me she knows what she is doing. Here is a mixtape she brought us as promotion for the two nights she rocked in Madrid, “Psicosis tropical” and “Conspiraciones Tropicales”. Get your ears around it and it will make you digest a big New Year lunch or brock out to a pre-new year party J


Aslán Dub System feat. Jef Stott – Soñar (Global Barrio)

The label Global Barrio which is new to me has had an amazing impact bringing some quality music to our ears, thank you Aslan Dub. Trust me this compilation is pure gold! I have chosen this particular track to present it to you because as I said earlier Dub and Cumbia I just love it. But this is not any Dub, the production and slickness of these sounds are real soft and marvellous. Really great, great work thank you so much.


RCA & Tropikhongo – Delicia (Bleepolar Remix) (Regional Label)

Our friends from Regional never sleep, FACT. No, only kidding, but they are really active all the time which is a blessing for our scene. Here is a remixed Ep by RCA & Tropikhongo called Delicia. I chose this version because of its dancefloor potential. I can promise you that this track by the Colombian “Bleepolar” well mixed is a killer for the hips!!!


Turbo Sonidero Presenta: Kumbias Macabras en Acetato (Records)

To end my part of the selection for this year and this month who else than Turbo Sonidero! If you know how to get hold of these guys please contact me via “Silly Tang” as I have some projects but never managed to get in touch J To get back to this mix, it is as always very true and generous on the cumbia level. From the first tune you can hear the purity of the music that these boys bring. I´m a real big fan of this collective.



Rio Mira – Adios Morena (AYA Records)

This was released just after our post last month and has been on repeat since then ! The original tune is simply fantastic, and is followed by 4 great remixes by Nicola Cruz, Kaleema & Chancha Via Cicuito, M.RUX, and Midnight Ravers. Adios Morena is the first single of Rio Mira’s forthcoming first album ‘Marimba del pacifico’ so make sure you keep en eye out!


Barrio Lindo & Wende Wen – El Humo del Fasito (Damas Gratis cover)


Barrio Lindo teamed up with Wende Wen for a new ep, which includes this beautiful chilled out cover of Dama Gratis’ tune “El Humo del Fasito”.


Matanza & Oceanvs Orientalis – La Luna Y El Lobo (Jhon Montoya Expedition) (Shika Shika)

Waow waow & waow ! What a great journey !! I love the slow & minimal aspect of the original tune, but I must say Jhon Montoya absolutely nailed it with this remix. The progressiveness and atmospheric violin he adds is just perfect ! That’s another one that has been on repeat for the past month.


El Búho – Mañana En Tepoztlán (Pata De Perro Remix) (Global Barrio)

I’m a big fan of the band Pata de Perro and a huge El Búho fan, so this could only be a winner for me! They have added a proper live dubbed out groove to the original tune and it sounds great! As mentioned above by the Silly Tang, this tune is part of an amazing compilation, Global Barrio’s Vol. 1, so make sure you check out the whole thing.


Mercedes Nasta – Paricutín (El Búho Edit)

The man never stops and it’s becoming a monthly tradition to post about his new tunes and edits, with this one going out to Mercedes Nasta. He’s done it again and manages to take us on a wonderful journey into his world accompanied by Mercedes Nasta’s lovely soothing voice.


LEDA Edits Vol.1 (Fertil Discos & Folcore)

We mentioned their campaign last month and here are the first two versions of this incredible forthcoming double-vynil, which will also include great artists like Chancha Via Circuito, Tremor, Tonolec, Intiche, King Coya, Soema Montenegro, Miriam Garcia and Doma Tornados, among others. For now, here is El Remolon’s deep bass driven remix, and a wicked progressive edit by Barda. You can still support the campaign on:


Bomba Estéreo – Raíz (Nicola Cruz Remix)

This is an absolute beauty of a tune! Nicola Cruz just landed! He brings so much texture and depth to the remix, incorporating Liliana Saumet’s voice perfectly ! It’s part of Bomba Estereo’s brand new ‘Amanecer Remixed’ album so get on it while it’s hot !


Señor Chancho Meets El Buga – Conga Dub (Shango Records)

Fresh sounds straight out of Shango Record’s oven with this banger by Señor Chancho & El Buga. Pure dubby tropical sounds with wicked flutes and synths to groove up the whole thing, without forgetting a fat beat and a fat bassline: I love it ! This tune is part of the ‘Bora Bora’s Mist’ Compilation, which is full of other great tunes so make sure you check it out:


La Walichera – Sendero (King Coya Remix)

Out on La Walichera Remix Vol. 1, here’s King Coya’s cumbia bass remix of the tune Sendero. He brings an original intake to the tune, with very few drums and nearly no kicks but it works really well.


Eduardo Zambrano – Llamacornio (Edmoon Records)

Let’s travel to the Andes with Eduardo Zambrano’s new album. I had been waiting for this one, and it was definitely worth the wait. His music is hard to describe as it covers many genres whilst incorporating different influences, and that’s part of why I love it! He brings a potent electronic touch to the more traditional and emotional side of his tunes, switching from one rhythm to another so smoothly, and always progressing along the tune.


Lascivio Bohemia – La Cumbia Quitapenas

Yes yes and more yes ! Another great project by the above mentioned Eduardo Zambrano is Lascibio Bohemia, and it’s hot ! He goes back to the more traditional side of things on this one and brings to us this beauty, with heavy guiros and powerful flutes! It’s part of a new 3 track EP so hit play and enjoy the whole thing. “This is a tribute to Sixto Silgado, Paito & Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava, life was better after having seen them live”


VA Hystereofônica Vol. 1 (Tropical Twista Records – 2016)

Very happy to hear Tropical Twista’s first compilation entirely dedicated to female artists: “Here we have artists that come from different branches that ensnare the electronic Latin-American scene in the most variable sonic textures and beats per minute. There are twenty-two women involved in this project – and only women – , some already established and some new potencialities among them, gathered by Ágatha Barbosa (Cigarra) in a big net on the Hystereofônica project.”


The Nu LatAm Sound – Ecuador Episode 3 – The Andes Sounds (ZZK Films)

Here’s the third episode of ZZK’s series on new Latin American sounds, focusing this time on Ecuador and the Andes Sound. It’s always a pleasure to watch these episodes. Enjoy ! The fundraiser they had put in place to continue these audiovisual projects was reached so we can expect more to come 🙂


Paloma del Cerro en Tomate la tarde

Nice interview with Paloma del Cerro + live performance on Argentinian TV.


Don Plok – Mercedes Sosa – La Carta (remix) (La Bicha Producciones)

Don Plok in the place straight from Argentina with a live remix of Mercedes Sosa’s ‘La Carta’.


Chancha Via Circuito ft. Miriam García – Como Noide (en vivo en La Trastienda)

Chancha Via Circuito’s live performances are becoming more and more impressive, and including more & more people to the show; here’s an extract of what went on in La Trastienda


Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Egipcio

Brand new bangin’ psychedelic cumbia by Sonido Gallo Negro, announcing their forthcoming album ‘Mambo Egipcio’


Son Palenque – A PILA EL ARROZ

Son Palenque have just brought out a brand new video clip straight from the beach for us to enjoy.


Festival Nomade 2017

For those of us who couldn’t go to this lovely festival in Colombia, here’s a little glimpse of what went on ! Festival Nomade has another editon coming up in Chile so keep an eye out !


Fania Presents: MANANA Cuba Festival

Great insight into the legendary Fania Records label and the recent Manana Festival which took place in Cuba not so long ago, bringing together both traditional and electronic worlds by including a fabulous list of bands and djs.


As always, here are some of the mixes which I have had the pleasure of hearing over the past month:

Cal Jader’s Tropicalista Mix 2016 – Sounds and Colours

Stream on:


Dr Gato – after temazcal


IST 062\Rafael Aragon – Casa Caos


Shika Shika Showcase en Xaman


Barda Mixtape 036 – Festival Nomade


We hope you have enjoyed the read and we look forward to more cumbia-tropical action in 2017 !

It’s looking hot and tasty so get ready for it!

Happy New year to all of you from La Selva



Punto Rojo – Origen – Mixtape


This mixtape has been blowing my mind tonight!!!!

Punto Rojo which translates as “Red Dot” is the new project of Adrian Lopardo and as the label says:

“In mixtures reflects the explosive combination of Roots contrast of modern rhythms, Afro-Latinos and urban beats using sounds wrapped with a powerful Groove. Since the end of 2014 currently writes notes on the blog

Currently he is integrating the Family Records Wakan Tanka, consisting of La Dame Blanche, Los Reyes de la Costa, El Barba Dub and El Hijo de la Cumbia.”

I haven’t heard a mixtape as hot as this emanating from the so called old skool “Global Bass” scene for quite some time. This is absolute Fyah!


01 Pie de hierro
02 Grito al sol
03 Veneno de serpiente
04 Sed de camello
05 Country jungle
06 Dembow rabioso
07 Acordeon del diablo
08 Baile en el manicomio
09 Sonriendo (Final Feliz)

Produccion musical: Adrian Lopardo Aka Punto Rojo
produccion ejecutiva: Wakan Tanka Records
Mastering: Emiliano Gomez
Diseño: Fiela

Zona Norte – Conurbano [Cumbia]


Really interesting work here, the first track alone and its vocoderism’s blew me away.  Loving the whole thing, be sure to give it some time!

This is what it is about:

This is an album that reflects the different rhythms commonly heard in the neighborhoods of the province of Buenos Aires, all in the same “Zona Norte” concept.

Produced by “El Hijo De La Cumbia” and “Punto Rojo” this rhythms are born, mixed with elements of dub, “down bpm” cumbia, electronics “murgas” and a bit of “trance” why not?
All this soundsl lead us to a trip around the streets of the slums of Buenos Aires, what could be any emergency neighborhood in Latin America.

Emiliano Gomez and Adriano Lopardo joined their rhythms and melodies reflecting their influences from the cumbia “bailes”.

La Dame Blanche EP


This EP was almost part of last week’s Sexxy Saturday Cumbia but I chose to keep it for a separate post. Because this one needs some extra attention. When I saw this EP appearing last week on my Soundcloud stream I was immediately in love with everything about it! But who is La Dame Blanche?

La Dame Blanche is the new solo project of the Paris based Cuban latin-jazz vocalist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez who features in many tunes from the reggae and cumbiamuffin artist Dj Sargento. A familiar artist for early followers of Generation Bass!


For this first EP, released on the label Wakan Tanka Records, she teamed up with the Argentinean nu-cumbiambero El Hijo de la Cumbia and with the experimental hiphop producer Babylotion. The result is an excellent EP with high-quality music, accompanied by poetic, socially conscious lyrics.

‘La Revancha’ is an energetic organic cumbia-hiphop tune with powerful vocals reminiscent of La Mala Rodríguez.

‘XVII Estrellas’ is a track where the main emphasis is on the lyrics, supported by a minimalistic but mesmerising ‘synth-hop’ beat.

‘La Frontera’ is a thoughtful, emotional song with a classic soulful hiphop beat and skillfully performed protest message, continuously switching between singing and rap and any area in-between.

‘No Tengo’ is the last track of the EP, where a cumbia dub beat subtly brings back the cumbia element!

The four original mixes are supplemented with an instrumental and an acapella version of the main track ‘La Revancha’.

Get the EP on the artist’s bandcamp!


Sticking with the Native American Indian theme, image wise, cause they’re soo beautiful 🙂

So who’s playing today, here’s the LINE – UP:

1. Drop Out Orchestra

2. Irie Maffia

3.  DJ Javier Estrada

4. Mr Vega Music

5. Stereotyp

6. Zuzuka

7. Knight Magic

8. Rot10 Music

9. Maria y Jose

10. Frikstailers

11. C.R.S.T.

12. The Probretons

13. El Hijo De La Cumbia

14. Panchitron

15. Yelram Selectah

16. Barriobaeat

17. Schlachtofbronx

Let the game commence!


It was my Birthday a few days ago and I rocked out to this all

Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (Drop Out Orchestra Rework) Edit by Drop Out Orchestra


Some great mash ups here by our Hungarian friends taking in Ghana, Afrohouse, Cumbia, Dancehall, Busy Signal, Busta rRymes and Christina Aguilera!

E.L.O. vs Busta Rhymes-Hustler Cumbia by Irie Maffia

E.L.O. vs Busy Signal-Buy Me Out by Irie Maffia

E.L.O. vs Christina Aguilera-Ain’t No Other by Irie Maffia


Some mo’ Hurrache and Prehispanico Tropical vybz from our friend from Monterrey, Mexico!

Twice in one day and several times in the past few weeks!!!


Well apart from being totally D.O.P.E….watch out for his release on Generation Bass Digital soon!

Dj Javier Estrada – Aztechminimal Vs Cumbia. by djjavierestrada

Dj Javier Estrada – Ixchel (Prehispanik) by djjavierestrada


A couple of mean Tropical Bass tracks here by this dude who hails from NYC!

01 – Fat and Ugly – Indian Giant (Mr. Vega REJECTED Remix) by Mr_Vega_Music

Mr. Vega & JSK – Baile Mas Bajo – Free Download by Mr_Vega_Music


Some mo’ Barefoot Badness from the trusty Stereotyp!

Pen feat chuck fender by stereotyp ©

Zuzuka Poderosa

This one, from our Baile Funk Princess, is from way back in 2005/2006 but still sounds fresh maan!

Zuzuka Poderosa & DJ Sujinho – “Tecnoeletrico” by Zuzuka Poderosa


I’ve been in touch with this dude since early last year and was pencilling in a couple of his tracks for our general Generation Bass compilation that was due out last year but which has been held back for a bit.

I can’t believe that I have not blogged about him before but I guess that was because I was trying to keep his stuff secret until the release, which never happened 🙁

Anyway, better late than never.

Seems that he got on a compilation already, which makes me happy for him.

An off the wall cover of a Grupo Nectar track. This song was released last month on the Dutty Artz compilation, New York Tropical.

Knight Magic – El Baile de La Cumbia by knightmagic


Rot10 Musik strives to always bring you the quality house/dance music you want to hear. So with that being said, we give you Four Four’s Africa Face. The track is a juked out tropical balkan banger. Hard pounding bass drums with huge sets of percussion and bleeps for your ears and feet. Four Four has done remixes for us here at Rot10 Musik and had his remix for Gash Digital featured in a print issue of DJ Mag this past summer. If your in LA you can catch him weekly at The Bunny Hut as he is a resident dj there.

Link –


We’ve been covering releases by Maria y Jose since the start of Gen Bass man and I’m really chuffed thathis stuff is being picked up by all peeps now including Mad Decent.  I hope it keeps on happening cause the dude is quality!

Maria y Jose – Violentao (Sunsplash rmx ft Patafunk & ILL Pharaoh) by sunsplash


Some great new tracks here by the ever reliable Frikstailers!

Bart B More – Make Some Noise (Frikstailers Remix) by FRIKSTAILERS

Mochipet – Banana Split (Frikstailers Remix) by FRIKSTAILERS


Amazing remix from my boys from Cardiff:

A ‘Future Garage’ Remix we did for The XX. Big Ups to Jamie XX on this one ;0)

After way too many messages asking for a copy, here it is for free! just make sure you follow us on twitter also @crstdemos have a good Xmas folks n a happy new year! ;0)

The XX – Shelter (C.R.S.T Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD!!! by C.R.S.T


PSYCOTON….Well, LOVING the vibe on this, more please 🙂

The Pobretons – Bolsa Tropical by The Pobretons


One of the main geezers of the Nu Cumbia scene, goota be quick cause his downloads go faaast!

Alternative link HERE

Niña Dioz- Criminal Sound (El Hijo De La Cumbia Remix) by ElHijodelaCumbia


Been a while since we had any Panchitron on here, glad to have the old raver back..:-)

Crystal Castles- Baptism (Cumbia Bellaka) by Panchitron

Panchitron-Everyday by Panchitron


Yelram Selectah, amongst some other dudes, who follow the movements on our blog was one of those guys who was doing a lot of cumbia only 6 months ago and I blogged loads of his tracks.

In the past 6 months he has made a transition from Nu Cumbia to Moombahton, Tribal Guarachero & 3ball.  It shows the adaptability of some of these young boyz and I’m glad to see them embracing these fast changes and also doing it so well.  It needs additional encouragement because that’s how scenes/movements start!

So here’s some cool 3ball & Tribal Guarachero stuff from him!

3bassline (2011) by yelram selectah

threball jazz (super refixxx) by yelram selectah

Bam Bam (tribal guarachero refix) by yelram selectah

Tribabylon (threeball REMIX!) by yelram selectah


Yes, Nu Cumbia production has slowwwed down the past 6 months or so but it ain’t dead.

It will be re-born again soon.

For now here’s a reminder of the good ole times that happened ony as late as 6-8 months

05 Cybercuba by Barriobeat


Schlachthofbronx – Ayoba! feat. Spoek & Gnucci Banana [Tommie Sunshine & Figure Brooklyn Fire Remix] by tommiesunshine

So quite awhile ago @Figure and myself remixed this track for @MANRECORDINGS. It was too much for them and somehow it just sat on our hard drives, going up on a few blogs and @Figure playing it at just about every gig. This remix is nutty in the true sense of the word. It changes BPM like 4 or 5 times from 130 to 75 to 140 to 148 and back to 130. Enjoy.

Too right man, this is NUTZ but I LOVE IT, Daniel did you lose your mind, how come you never released THIS!!!

Musica Donum Dei (Caballo’s Cumbia Highlights 2010)

Musica Donum Dei is a series of posts that I (Caballo) started last December and it’s my picks for 2010.

It is not a “the best of” necessarily; because it’ll be totally unfair with hundreds of producers, djs and artists who dropped amazing tracks during 2010..

This is my second MUSICA DONUM DEI. and it is a CUMBIA !!!

Before starting with the countdown.. i’d like to drop a cumbia called or Cumbia Rebelde (REBELSOUNDS), because it is dedicated to all the people/artists/deejays who still drop free music with attittude
Caballo & TMFK-Rebelsounds (Cumbia Rebelde) by caballo

OK.. back to the DONUM DEI CUMBIA

I didn’t want to base this post in only my i asked one of the most active (if not the most) cumbia commentator on soundcloud and DOS MUNDOS RADIO host DJ LINTERNA, to help me out with making a dope top!!!

so here it is!!!

15 La Cumbia del Tigre by Jairomendez & mr. ioso
Jairomendez & mr. ioso – intergalactic cumbia of the tiger by mr. ioso

14 Perfume de gardenias-santos
Perfume de gardenias-santos rmx by santos

13 Yo Me Llamo Cumbia– Kinky Electric Noise
EPHNIKO, Kinky Electric Noise and Carlito Sway – Yo Me Llamo Cumbia by Kinky Electric Noise

12 Broken Via– Los Reyes de la Milanga
Broken via-Sandro Dalepedro (Los reyes de la milanga remix) by losreyesdelamilanga

11 Fever (la cumbia)– Juan Pablo Shuk
Fever la lupe cumbia by jp shuk

10 Coral – Dany F
Dany F – Coral by Dany F

09 Portobello– Sandro Dalepedro
Sandro Dalepedro – Portobello (St. germain keys) by Peppa – Sandro Dalepedro

08 Sudor de cumbia– Acorde On
Sudor de cumbia by Acorde On

07 Champion Cumbia– Gameboy
Champion Cumbia by Gameboy

06 Cumbia Voladora Bleepolar
Cumbia Voladora by Bleepolar

05 Cumbia Gorilla by Jairo “campesino” Mendez
Cumbia Gorilla by jairomendez

ZZK & Copia Doble Systema
– Doble Troble feat. Catar sys
Copia Doble Systema – Doble Troble feat. Catar sys by zzkrecords

03 Made in China– Copia Doble Systema
Copia Doble Systema – Made in China (PREMIX) by COPIA DOBLE SYSTEMA

02 Wepaje Fish! by Gux Swadharma
WEPAJE FISH by Gux Swadharma

01 Bacardi Cola-El Hijo De La Cumbia
Bacardi Cola-El Hijo De La Cumbia RMX by ElHijodelaCumbia


Frente Cumbiambero meets mad professor

El Hijo de La Cumbia new EP!! & Let’s help TREMOR


Two good news from Argentina:
The first one:
El hijo de la cumbia is Back!!!! yes!! and he is also back with all his power!!!
Argentinian cumbia god drops an impressive EP,
Yo soy el control ( i am the Control) feat Venezuelan comedian Chavez, plus one of the sickest scratch displays in any cumbia track!

1. Soy el Control by ElHijodelaCumbia

He moves into a more Peruvianesque Cumbia
2. Para Bailar (Alika y Nueva Alianza remix) by ElHijodelaCumbia

Now he goes to the Colombian Cumbia sound
with his Latin
3. Latin No Plastic by ElHijodelaCumbia

And finally a full ♪♫ ♪ ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılı♪♫ Caballo marks this as: BANGER ®
4. Cumbia Regional by ElHijodelaCumbia

Now the second one
TREMOR (via zzk records) made it to WOMEX
But u need to see this video

In case u don’t know TREMOR
Tremor is hands down one of the most exciting bands in all South America. There is a reason there is only one live band on the ZZK label, and seeing Tremor perform you will quickly understand why. Tremor is Leonardo Martinelli, a multi-instrumentalist and composer with ten years of experience scoring film and theater in Argentina. Together with Camilo Carabajal and Gerardo Farez, Tremor deftly combines IDM with the sound of Northern Argentina where guitars, drums and other instruments breathe to the beat of computer bleeps. Tremor performs live with native Argentine instruments like the charango guitar, the bombo legüero drum, keyboards and synthesizers.

Help Tremor realize their maximum potential. Help Tremor get to Copenhagen! (Click here)

TREMOR – Tarkas from DEATH BY ELECTRIC SHOCK!!! on Vimeo.

From their Viajante EP
Tremor – Viajante (Bandish Projekt mix) by zzkrecords



Barcelona’s Fusion DJ – EL TIMBE- goes NU-CUMBIA!!

He drooped not long ago an amazing DUMBIA Mixtape (slow cumbia/crossover tunes) which received a good response!

And NOW he is Dropping this cumbia TIMBERISM!!


From El Hijo de la cumbia’s (Bacardi cola) to Faith No More’s argentinian Cero 39, el remolon, dante, and many sweet tunes you wont stop dancing!! CHECK Super Guachin’s tune!!!!! IT’S WICKED!!!!




So another Saturday, some more LoveSexxY…

Cumbia Hipsters:

1. El Hijo De La Cumbia

2. Irie Maffia

3. Leanardo The So Nasty & Trappigio

4. Doble Gota Sound System

5. J P Shuk

6. Mixterpan

7. Canalh

8. AleManiaTica

9. Deluxmaniac



Bacardi Cola-El Hijo De La Cumbia RMX by ElHijodelaCumbia

It’s like rollin through Monterrey in a bashy car, smoking marijuana, arm out the window, dark glasses and speakers pumpin…

Cumbia Groove 100 % Barrio Style!!!




These dudes are a big band in their native Hungary. We’ve blogged them before with their brilliant Lady’s Embassy track HERE.

We met up with a couple of them when we were at the Pecz Festival in Hungary as one of them came over to us after spotting our Generation Bass t-shirt on Vince 🙂

They rocked it over there and have a big and fanatical following!

Check out their new EP..Stream only.

Not strictly Cumbia but there is one remix by El Hijo De La Cumbia of the same track we blogged above but the one here is a different version.

I love the whole EP!

Here’s what they say:

This is a dancehall tune from our latest album, What’s My Name. We asked a few briliant fellow producer to remix it for us. Here are the results for promotional copy please contact me ( contact them, not me)!

Irie Maffia Bacardi Cola Remix Project by Irie Maffia



Italy meets Argentina meets Cumbia meets Reggae meets Electronica meets Pop!

El Elocuente – Trapiggio feat Leandro the SoNasty! by Leandro The So Nasty!



Another cool Cumbia Reggae track!

Doble Gota Sound System – Coombia Roch! by Doble Gota Sound System



2 tracks here from our resident actor turned part-time Cumbia Beat Maker!

The first track below is a return to form.

However, the second track with our Caballo sounds unfinished man.  Guys, it needs more work, sounds half-baked and also not sure what you are trying to achieve with it.  Sorry it’s negative but they don’t call me BRUTAL for nothing!

Cansao by jp shuk

Son unas ratas a caballo by jp shuk



Mash-up: Damas Gratis – Alza la mano vs Gorillaz – Stylo
(+ un Loop de Chancha Via Circuito)

Gorillaz vs Damas Gratis (mixter pan cumbiastyle) by mixterpan



Great remix, I really hope he wins 🙂

a little bit of this (electropop)
a little bit of that (cumbia)

All sounds are taken from Two door Cinema club “What you know”, except 1st cumbia loop: courtesy of El Hijo de la Cumbia / Emayocutz.

As soon as I’ll know I’ll have lost the competition, you’ll get the free download !! 😉

Two Door Cinema Club – What you know (Canalh RMX) by Canalh [kanaj]



Had my new friend from Mexicoooo on yesterday on Trackfest with some coool Latino Indie Rock vybz.

Got her back today with some of her Cumbia experiments 🙂

Kumbia iNesperada by AleManiaTica

Technologia by AleManiaTica



Not bad!

Plastilina Mosh + Chancha loop – Enzomoneda by Deluxmaniac



It’s Saturday & it’s CUMBIA TIME!

The soundtrack to your lives starring:











This dude is churning out some awesome Cumbia, check what he has to say:

Music involves all the senses and create a mental state, a trace in your mind that leads you to unknown places and situations.

I love the balance between dark and light, hot and cold, bitter and sweet and I try to put those contrasts in my tunes to create an ambivalence sound.

Cumbia Voladora by Bleepolar


Cumbia Voladora

Faithless – God Is A Dj (Bleepolar Remix) by Bleepolar


Faithless – God Is A Dj

Canto de Zafra (Bleepolar dreaming remix) by Bleepolar






No stranger to this blog:

dj/producer/all-around music fantatic—interested in global fusion music with hiphop foundation


Una Mujer Bonita (wav) by dj avatar



M.I.S. are making a habit of this, appearing here now 3 weeks in a row but it’s a habit I’m really enjoying & long may it continue…

Gratis (Mexican Institute of Sound Remix)-Babasonicos by MexicanInstituteofSound



WHO??? Exactly!!!

Listen and then you’ll know who…..

Kraftwerk Cumbia….!!!!!!

Aurita Castillo – Chambacú (Knight Magic’s Cumbiando Remix) by knightmagic



The ORIGINAL Nu Cumbia Godfather, TOY SELECTAH!

Half Colombian Half Mexican Bandit



Oscar from Chilango is my DEALER and that’s all I’m gonna say about that!

He supplies me with the freshest product not from Colombia but from Mexico and it’s La Super Cumbia Futurista!

Here’s his new Chilango dj set!

This is the dark side of cumbia, cumbia for 3am.


1. El Remolon – La Bonita
2. El Trip Selector – Coombia del Piano Triste
3. Villa Diamante – El Remolon vs Chingo Bling
4. Sabo & Cassady – Kuff Kumbia
5. Black Mandingo – Black Is Back Mix
6. Fauna – El 04 (Adrian Giordano Remix)
7. Villalobos feat. The Updates – Baile (Doma Tornados Rmx)
8. Sonido del Principe vs Coki & Benga – Night
9. El Remolon – Zapatillas Galacticas
10. Atom Heart & Original Hamster – Apache
11. Black Mandingo – Cumbia del Heavybass
12. El Remolon – Pikatxu
13. Fauna – Mira (Hongo x Hongo)
14. Black Mandingo – La Danza del Hombre Churrumay (Extended Mix)
15. King Coya – Trocitos (El Remolon Mix)
16. The Peronists – Acepta de Amor
17. Sonido del Principe – Cartagena
18. The Binary Cumbia Orchestra – Ydyay
19. Mr. Ioso feat. Sonotech – Da Cumbia
20. Animal Collective – My Girls (El Remolon Cumbia Mix)
21. El Guincho – Kalise (Frikstailers Remix)
22. El Remolon – Vem Que Tem (feat. MC Marina)
23. Atom Heart & Original Hamster – San Juan Atkins
24. Toy Selectah – Half Colombian Half Mexican Bandit
25. Sonido Changorama – Del Gusto Por Sonido Changorama (Demo Version)
26. Dead Menems – Taliban del Amor (El Remolon Remix)
27. Atom Heart – El Cumbiaton