SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – MARCH

Artwork by Tropi Delia

Here we go with March´s Sexy Saturday Cumbia selection. Summer is coming and there are millions of tropical cumbialistic goodies about. Here is this month´s finest – we hope you enjoy:

 

The Silly Tang selected:

Baja Frequencia – Que Calor

So this month I had to start my selection with this 100% HIT! From start to finish, this piece of music is pure dancefloor attitude and warmth!!! QUE CALOR!!!???

I have to say my good friends Baja Frequencia sent me this on a preview and I had the pleasure of rinsing it out on many dancefloors and oh my god, when that juke madness kicks in people go nutsoid! No joke! This production is getting Baja Frequencia onto bigger platforms and this hit is coming out on a double sided 7inch press on the all mighty Chinese man records.

 

SUPERSAN ft. Princesa – Musica Del Barrio

One of the best Djs I have ever seen out (in Goulash disko festival) and a truely nice person have come in combination between Panama Cardoon (Carnibal) and Mister Kentro (Balkan Riddims). The whole album is called “Half man, Half Clap” and is full of wonder, all recorded across various parts of the world. This particular track is probably the most cumbia orientated one hence why I chose it. A wicked featuring with a singer called Princesa this is for me THE summer hit J

 

Massive Attack – Teardrop (Tribilin Sound Remix)

Hit after hit I´m telling ya! We can definitely see that spring has arrived as all the major and minor cumbia producers are bringing the big guns they have been cooking for us all summer. I think every single post I have made in this blog has contained a track by the teacher aka the Tribilin Sound! This particular remix of his went straight to my heart, being from Bristol this anthem has had a lot of impact within the music panorama in our home city. Also I really love the way this is a pure cumbia but still as so much texture, put the volume up listen to this thin crackle, the heavy bass mid that comes in at the beginning, LISTEN TO IT J enjoy guys!

 

Sonora Machaca – Señora Mamacha (Regional Label)

Now for the first Ep of this month, I present to you the trio Sonora Machaca, the name itself it a hit J This Ep out on the world famous Regional label was cooked by Lufo (Bass), Qechuaboi (Rythm) y Rolo (melodies). I totally recommend, at first listen in the morning for pure energetic effect, the track titled “Ayahuasker”. Pure acid madness rince out. Really really love this Ep big ups J

 

A M A M B A Y 100 000 – El Leones

This producer has been very very consistent in bringing clean, quality and interesting cumbia rythms. On this particular track he has brought a lot of people to work together, here is the list of participants: Worked in the Studios Lauzanette, In France, music written by : AMAMBAY 100 000, lyrics: El Fino / Eskina Qom. Many of a time a I do not get to meet the people I publish on this blog, but this time Amambay 100 000 will be in Europe from May and hopefully we will be able to hear those lovely horns live in our radios how J

 

Ambivalent – R U OK (Kraut’s Minimal Cumbia Version)

Still carrying on with the big guns I have chosen to publish this track because I think the simplicity but the curves on this stems are amazing. I had never come across a Kraut track that had these cumbia fills but I have to say I love it. The very slowed down vocal also adds a lil “rebajado effect” which always hits my inside J Very nice track for a opening tune or maybe a dark after party 😉

 

Thornato – El Oro De La Tolita feat. Grupo Taribo (Wonderwheel Recordings)

One of the biggest players in the game has brought out his musical genius to us once again. I have been a fan of Thornato for years and always loved his work. When I heard he was bringing new material I got very excited and now I cannot stop playing it out or in my home all the time. I think he has really grasped the struggle sound that makes this music so beautiful. In Madrid here we sometimes say that my hermano el Coconutah is the Marimba king, but here he is getting some challenges by the Thornato. Very very big track indeed for everyone to enjoy J

 

Sunka – Colombian Party (Galletas Calientes Rec.)

So Who Knows about the big mighty producer SUNKA now? Who knows about Galletas Calientes? Well I do and you all should to by now! I have posted a preview last month so I wont say to much on this apart from, run go tell your friends.

 

Kazike en Estado de trance – cumbia de la buena para Conspiraciones tropicales en la 88.6 fm.

This is an honour, a privilege and of course a pleasure to present this mixtape to you guys. I have a lot to say about this mixtape as it has a lot of angles to be covered. First of all the man behind it is my cumbia teacher. Yes you heard right, before meeting Kazike en Estado de Trance about 6 years ago now I had no idea what cumbia was. So imagine my excitement when he recorded this mix to present different types of cumbias to us. Now then to talk about our posse, crew called Conspiraciones Tropicales. We have started to run a weekly show on every Friday from 21h till 22h. You can get logged in at 88.6 FM. You will hear a lot of quality music and projects from all of us down here in the wild Madrid city.

 

Dj Guaguis (Ali Gua Gua) – FOREVER ALONE

Now now now J A Mexican female producer I have never come across but that I really like. The beat production is amazing and I thought I would post a little something of her works. It seems like she is very female orientated which I believe is a must in the cumbia and all musical world. You can hear a very deep cumbia production with hints of electro resonating in your ears. The vocal is pure protest and romance which I believe is a pure cumbia combo 😉 Big ups Dj Guaguis!

 

El Cifickzer- Kumbia Impresionante (Rebajado Mx)

Mr El Cifickzer and Rebajado mix did you say? Well it seems this way! So here it is this cumbia producer -who I love the simplicity of – is bringing us a very very dark cumbia with hints of murder, blood and satan J A very basic selection for all your sunny summer sets J No honestly this track has a lot of dark vibes and me like it.

 

 

Kaygee selected:

Cerrero feat. Lucía Pulido – Pedacito de esperanza (Nicola Cruz remix) (llorona records)

WAOW ! Nicola Cruz strikes again. This is an absolute tuuuune ! It has a catchy deep & dense bassline with a relatively minimal but potent beat all brought together with Lucía Pulido’s chant !!! And that flute/gaita just hits the spot ! This tune has been on repeat for the past 8 days, and will stay as so for a good while.

(P.S: check out his soundcloud, where he’s dropped some very sweeeeet previews of forthcoming releases)

 

Mr Toé Feat Bima Inuma. – NOSOTROS

We move on straight into another journey, but this time in the hands of Mr Toé. I always love his work, and he has once more shown his skills. He has a very ritualistic and repetitive approach, which brings in a slow trance feeling, bringing you right into the middle of the jungle with all these lovely atmospheres.

 

AUMA – A Thing Called Cumbia (Edmoon Records)

We’ll stay into the deep vibes and travel with Edmoon Record’s forthcoming new release: AUMA.

“AUMA is mestizaje, is water and oil, is traditional ecuadorian music and strange sounds of the future.” This track is a preview single of his upcoming debut album, to be released in april, leaving us eager to hear the rest.

 

ElPeche – Rosas Bandidas (Pigmalião Remix) (Tropical Twista Records)

We’re moving towards a slightly more electronic and dancefloor approach to today’s scene, and this is a great example of how well it can work. It’s part of an ElPeche remix EP that has just been released on Tropical Twista Records, and Pigmalião has really managed to fuse his imprint into an already incredible tune.

 

Álvaro Llerena Martínez – Vaca Paria (Rafael Aragón Remix) [Premiere THUMP]

And while we’re on the dancefloor, let’s keep on skanking with this great remix by our beloved friend: Rafael Aragon ! We’ve all heard him rinse out dancefloors with this massive build up for a good while now, and I never get bored of it. You can finally enjoy it at home, with an exclusive première on THUMP.

 

Lagartijeando – Antofagasta de la Sierra (El Búho’s Diurnal Remix) (WONDERWHEEL Recordings)

Another great release on Wonderwheel Recs.; this label has been dropping some great material recently and it looks like there’s loads more to come. This one is a remix of one of Lagartijeando’s tracks from his forthcoming album by the one and only El Búho and as always, he ‘s nailed it. It’s a really atmospheric yet rhythmical tune, with really pure and crispy sounds; I love it !!!

 

Felipe Granda – Janaxpacha (Canal Dub)

The journeys don’t stop this month ! This track is part of an incredible 2 part compilation, which you can download and enjoy for free thanks to Canal Dub !!! Absolute big ups for these compilations, which always bring out new and different rhythms & sounds from all over the place, and have brought to me many new artists who I didn’t know (thank you!). For example: Felipe Granda, with this track. We enter a darker side of things, with a crunchy and profound vibe, echoed & synthed out to psych-up the whole thing beautifully.

 

Barrio Lindo Feat. Lulacruza (Shika Shika)

http://remezcla.com/releases/music/barrio-lindo-otono-primavera-track-premiere/

Make sure you click on the above link and enjoy this premiere of Barrio Lindo’s forthcoming album on the all mighty label Shika Shika, featuring the wonderful Lulacruza for this track. Keep your ears out for the whole thing, it will be dropping in digital format on April 6th, followed by a limited Vinyl edition.

 

Quantic & Nidia Gongora – Que me duele ? (Tru Thoughts Records)

Aie aie aie ! Pero que me duele ? When my sister sent the link of this tune after it just showed up on the web, my day started with a full buzz of sunshine and positive energy, and I’m sure a lot of you here with enjoy this bit of curulao! The vocal is stunning, the rhythm is insane, the marimba is next level: It has it all !!! This is our first taste of what’s to come on Quantic’s forthcoming album, and it’s looking great.

 

Pata De Perro – Live @ TBF2016

For those who like a bit of live business, here’s an extract of Pata de Perro’s performance last year. A wonderful mixture of afro-caribbean sounds with a lovely dose of dubbed out effects, synths and guitars.

 

La Dame Blanche – Dos Caras (feat. Celso Piña & Serko Fu)

So this one was a great surprise for me. It’s not usually the type of rhythm and vocals that do it for me, but I don’t know if it’s Celso Piña’s dubbed out accordion that did it or what, but it’s FAT !

 

Polymiller- Cumbia Vocoder

And while you’re on youtube, you must check this spaced out disco cumbia business; just enjoy the experience.

 

Yo soy la Cumbia – Teaser – Documental

Here’s another great insight into Cumbia for us to look forward to, with an hour long documentary, which will be brought to us by YO SOY LA CUMBIA.

 

 

Coconutah selected:

Nicola Cruz – Danza De Vision (Multi Culti )

Another tune from Nicola in this month´s edition, I know. However this one is a tasty flute based groovy cumbia – Im sure it sounds banging on the dancefloor! The lovely flute riffs are complemented by a pulsing cumbia rhythm that makes great use of percussion to get the flow going. Check it out!

 

Jin Yerei – Vos Solo (El Remolon Remix) (Fertil Discos)

Part of Jin Yerei´s “Foráneo, Cálido, Pasmoso” remixes (part 1) that features versions from Barda, San Ignacio, dj DJ Karen, and Camanchaca (amongst others), this version of vos solo by El Remolon is a great electro cumbia re-dub of the original that will really get you travelling. Light and airy highs and pounding percussion accompany the arpeggiated synth beautifully, while added synths add to the psychedelic atmospheres. This tune, as well as the rest of the album, is amazing!

 

Jin Yerei – Introspection (Cha.Cho Remix) (Fertil Discos)

So here we go with part two, with killer tunes by another selection of awesome artists from around the globe. Here is Cha.Cho´s of Yin Jerei´s “Introspection”, a deep tribal affair better enjoyed at high volumes and in an inebriated state. Trippy, squelchy synths and syncopated percussion ride rolling high hats; this is fat! Big up to all artists involved.

 

Baru – The white elephant

Travel to a very deep, dark place where the sun is just about to rise with Baru´s white elephant. Didjeridoo, Balafons, and organic percussion create a lovely melodic layer that contrasts with an awesome “underwater” feel. Sexy cumbia beats pulsing underneath round it all off nicely to create a great atmospheric track.

 

Tropikore – Pa bailala en kimono (Feat. Rocko Akordeon & CBass) (Le Ronca Records)

Here is a killer dancefloor cumbia by Tropikore featuring Rocko Akordeon & CBass. This will rock any party with a fat cumbia techno vibe, some distorted, cut up vocals, some dirty mid range growls and wobbles, and a huge sub bassline! Check it out!

 

Pico Gallo – We Cum In Piss Drownnwu -ściągać, pobierać !!!

Dark and disturbing vibes here by Polish producer Pico Gallo. “We cum in piss” is a take on the famous sample from Mars attack, complete with an original, rolling cumbia beat, and some extraterrestrial synths and basslines. It certainly sounds like Alien abduction – come and ride the spaceship!

 

Saludos a todos, and see you next month for more delicious sounds !!!

SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – FEBRUARY

Artwork by Ze Archnouf

 

So how are we all doing in this cold month of February? Probably freezing for some of you, but don’t worry, we have a nice & varied cumbia selection to warm you up !

 

SILLY TANG Selected:

To start this month I couldn’t have published anything else than this unbelievable acoustic video of Kumbia Boruka. I love the energy and vibes coming of this, I do feel like we miss some original cumbia bands such as this one and it seems like France has been the country many have based themselves in. Lovely, freezing bit of cumbia here, which honestly will make you melt! That trumpet! Come on! Pure love for this!

 

Now this is another real heart warmer but this one is a little hotter on the chillies! Once again Galletas Calientes comes back with an amazing release. This is the first single from Sunka album “Colombian Party”, released March 27 2017 on Galletas Calientes Records, featuriing Mc Jhon Pri (Systema Solar) & Marlen Obregón (Afrotumbao / La Mojarra Eléctrica). I have to say the production is so so tight! These heavy kicks followed by an unreal bassline and then the modern finish with those real subtle mid bass added in! I cannot wait for the whole project to come together because this is going to be off the roof! I´m sure they will be pre-releases appearing soon!

 

Just very quickly, but it had to be mentioned, this amazing live video where you can see the whole power of one of our favourite bands! Sidi Wacho coming to take over the world !

 

 

Hello to some quality tripped out world, with this track from El Peche. Honestly, this is some pure deep down production here. I have to say I have played this track on and on and I still find lots of new added surprises in the mix down. The fusion between these really electronic sounding beats and the Amazonian vocals is just so on point. And then this big fat bassline comes in and all you can do is brok-out hard! Very big tune, which you can grab from his bandcamp.

 

 

Here´s a nice mashup now! I was basically wondering through the internet, when I found myself cruising my whole lounge, dancing at one point and looked down and here it was, the mashup that you are hearing now. It’s from a producer from Mexico called Enrikisimo; it’s a great refix of a Campirana cumbia and the rapper called Comprendes Mendez and a little bit from a Uk band at the end which I cannot remember the name !

 

 

Sumohair always surprises me and I think that’s why I love his music so much. The ideas coming out of this producer´s brain are excellent and always brings me summer before its time ! So once again, Sumo Hair has smashed the granny out of this track, very subtle bassline on a subtle beat, with amazing vocals and this very addictive liquid mid which makes the whole sound very aquatic.

 

 

Ok ok, so I have to admit normally the slower part of this genre is excellent but not my priority to represent on here as my partners do an amazing job at it already. On this particular track I just got hooked at the beginning by its very continuous bassline and guitar groove. Only these two things! I promise to god! I have hooked my brain on it, so you can imagine, that when the flutes kicked in and the bassline doubled I just went mental. Very clean and dark track, coming from JAJA as a remix for the great Nicola Cruz.

 

 

Now onto the big boys with this one killer album from the all mighty Oscilador Bass directly outta Mexico! What can I say this album titled “Native” is a proper piece of artwork. The production is very very tight as always from him, the vocals and textures make you think you are actually within the Amazon forest and the artwork concludes this album by being a great piece of Cumbia history!

 

 

And when I said now with the big boys I didn’t mean only Oscilador! Here’s one of my all-time favourite producers for many reasons! First of all I think his sound are very futuristic and groovy for the cumbia genre, secondly because he is a truly real nice dude and finally because he lives in Britanny where I´m sure it is not the most tropical weather !

This track came out to help a great project, of which I will now talk about:

So this is something I do not really do, publishing my own work but this time it is to present this amazing idea by Fertil discos records and Folcore records. Please listen to the track but pay more attention to this:

Here is a sample of what we can make. Help us make history by reversioning the work of the Argentine musicologist, Leda Valladares, in a double-vinyl phonographic edition that will take you across the sound universe of ‘canto con caja’ from the Andean highlands to the electronic music perspective, through covers and remixes by featured producers and singers of the Iberoamerican scene such as Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, Tremor, Tonolec, Intiche, King Coya, Soema Montenegro, Miriam Garcia, Qechuaboi, Cherman, Nixtamal, Doma Tornados, among others.

 

 

Oh hello! Did you say cumbia? Did you say Dub? Well here I am then ! This mix is from the well-known Bombombum, and is true pleasure to the ears; trust me daddy! I do not know what this artist uses for his mixtapes but honestly they just flow out of his hands and into my ears. He has now released a couple of them in the last month so I present to you this one but go check his soundcloud for more delights!

 

 

Here´s another player in the game I would love to meet up as he seems to be a proper legend! Here’s a mixtape from Secta Selectah for our great friends from Radio Rebajado. I have been rinsing this mix for the last couple of weeks and I can truly say it’s a grower! At the beginning it sounded nice but nothing special but then after many listens now I can testify it is pure fayah!

 

 

And to finish this month I wanted to ask our readers: Who knows about Acid techno? Well I can tell you that Lascivio Bohemia has definitely heard something about it. This track has been staying in my mind for weeks now and I cannot wait to play it out to a mad crowd. I have to say that I truly believe he has magic in his hands and this is just the beginning of his musical career and life. I cannot wait for more works from him, for me one of the greatest cumbieros to come out in the last couple of years.
KAYGEE Selected:

What a pleasure to start my selection with a new edit by El Búho. When you think you’ve already heard his best edits, he strikes again and comes up with this type of soothing progressive cumbia version. It evolves very slowly and subtlely, catching you on the way, and bringing in these beautiful touches and atmosphere he has.

 

 

Here’s a little taste of what Festival Nomade must have been like, in shape of a lovely compilation. This tune in particular is by M.RUX, a producer who I first heard of on Frente Bolivarista & Voodoohop, as well as in several wicked mixes he’s been uploading, and I must say I’m a big fan! This is another great example of how effective and powerful a repetitive and progressive approach can be.  It feels like a slow tribal ritual of some kind, in a thick, humid and smoky environment: I love it!! Make sure you check out the whole compilation; it’s full of absolute gems, moving towards a slightly more electronic & deep side of the tropical jungle! Get the whole comp. on: https://nomaderecords.bandcamp.com/

 

 

I didn’t know the original tune but I absolute adore what Barrio Lindo did to it. It feels like he’s added some kind of deep underwater bassline to this moving voice, with a hint of shakers and flutes to top it up. It’s always a real pleasure to hear his new productions.

 

 

Another beauty has just landed on Shika Shika, and this time it’s by Guazu. His new Ep is amazing, but I must say that this tune got me in a different way. The percussions really create a powerful atmosphere with a set of emotive synths & melodies, and a beautiful marimba to top it off! It’s got the whole package: the vibes, the groove and the emotion!!

 

 

This is proper tropical African vibes straight from Toulouse with the all mighty Yeahman back with another banger! His productions are so tight and groovy; he just nails it every time! Keep an eye out for the badman, and check out the rest of this beautiful EP out on Carnibal Records with tunes from Nirso, Timboletti & Hammond Classics. You can purchase the full EP on: https://carnibalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/carnibal-016

 

 

Here’s a wicked preview of Lagartijeando’s forthcoming album – El Gran Poder – out soon on Wonderwheel Recordings. They describe his works as “psychedelic dance tracks (which) latch onto everything from traditional folk sounds from the Bolivian altiplano to the jungle beats of Brazil.” The charango loops give the tune a great vibe, accompanied by a beautiful sounding flute and chant, combining this traditional root with a wicked light & sunny dancefloor orientated beat. This album will be released on vinyl; you can pre-order you LP on: https://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/el-gran-poder

 

 

There’s been a whole set of remixes of this tune floating about for a while now, but this one brings in a new and different flavour: it gets even deeper!! This is exactly the type of tune that deserves to be heard on a big sound system, to appreciate the full experience of how deep Eduardo Zambrano has just gone, with a feeling of old school Deep Medi vibe.

 

 

Yes yes ! I hadn’t heard anything from these guys in a while and I was glad to hear this wicked dubbed out new release. I love Dub in general, and have had the pleasure of hearing many different approaches to it, but these guys really nail it! They manage to mix all of these dubbed out little details, skanks and synths to a different beat & atmosphere than the one usually found in dub; these sounds take you deep into the tropical jungle rather than towards the usual Jamaican vibe, and it’s a really nice change!

 

 

Stream on: https://rolandobrunoysuorquestamidi.bandcamp.com/

Big ups to Rolando every time! For those of you who like us have had the pleasure of seeing his shows, guitar moves and beautiful shirts live, here’s a reminder of what it sounded like! And for the others: enjoy Rolando Bruno & his guitar, accompanied this time by ‘El Grupo Arevalo’.

 

 

We’re clearly moving away from the traditional cumbia here, and going towards the more electronic & housy part of this scene (which I am absolutely loving at the moment), with this new release on Tropical Twista Records by Kraut, which definitely deserves to be listened to; and here’s what Kraut has to say about his own work: “It doesn’t matter where you come from, music is the universal language to move, to feel, to dance without cultural boundaries. Universo sin Fronteras is a story about blending rhythms, melodies and cultures.”

 

Big ups to all the producers out there who bring out so many new sounds every month for all of us to enjoy, travel, dance or relax, and big ups to all you readers with whom we really enjoy sharing this post with every month.

March is just around the corner, and we’re already looking forward to hear what it has in mind for us.

 

Saludos from La Selva,

 

 

Sexxy Saturday Cumbia – January

Art by Tropi Delia

 

As we enter 2017 to the uplifting sounds of the cumbias of the future, we have been accumulating new tropical beats with more hunger than ever before. Below is a selection of this month´s cumbia orientated releases. We hope you enjoy:

 

 Silly tang selected:

 Dj Elwood – Live Set

To start this month is cold winter I wanted to introduce a Dj which I have never had the pleasure of seeing or meeting but always heard great feedback from his sessions! Actually a home bred Dj from France, Rennes. A city I have plenty of time for as I lived there for 2 years! This mix is a subtle blend between cumbia – Tropical bass and more modern beats such as global footwork. Really smooth from start to finish you can enjoy it whilst sipping on your hot wine!

 

Sauvage FM –Tropical Thug

Staying in the same region of the world here is an absolute killer mixtape by Sauvage FM called Tropical Thug. As I said this mixtape is badboy proper going in on the tropical bass and global madness, always with a hint of South America? I really dig his tunes and his production it’s always bass orientated to make you groove it hard!

 

Henry Cruz – Ta encendio el beeper

Now then I know this track is not totally cumbia, and I do apologise for the purists before they kill me J but all in all, this entire track has made my month a brighter and warmer place. Henry Cruz is his name and make you dance is his aim! This semi acid, footwork and salsa track has come out with perfect timing for us to get the aguardiente out, and forget about the winter.

 

Universal Sound – Dinamita

Universal Sound out of Buenos Aires is a new producer which I have come across and I have to say what a good pleasing surprise! This cumbia is simply based and very humbly put together but has so many little details that it comes together as a hit. Those vocals and breakdowns and real smooth and the 2nd drop is bass heavy trust me! Very groovy tune indeed big up yourself!

 

Club de Baile CD’M – Cumbia in Lab (Latin Bass Mexico Records)

I´m not sure if you have come across this huge Latin Bass Mexico records compilation? Every time they appear you know you will have a shower of amazing tunes for the rest of the year J On this note big up señor Oscilator Bass every time for his works within our cumbia world. Coming back on this track, first word is spacey, bubbly and fresh. The notes and works on the mids are wicked, like a wah-wah pedal for guitars if you know what I mean. Then a nicely garnished bassline and some sweet, discrete drums to help put this piece of art together.

 

Amambay 100000 – Chumbimba

Let’s get twisted shall we? I have always been a fan of Amambay 100000 ´s work but this time I had to share it with you guys. This broken down cumbia is a killer for any satanic rituals trust me J personally I love the accordion and this twisted like sounds coming from everywhere. Very square production, as always with this great maestro. It is barely legal to minors (under 18) I believe so go run grab it whilst you can!

 

Novalima – Como yo Captain Planet remix (Wonderwheel Recordings)

So having the album on vinyl in my collection when I saw the remix Ep coming out I was stung! Hooked, addicted! This remix is the one and only Captain Planet which always comes with very fresh instrumental and a mix down full of air and clarity. On here very classic Novalima track which he has blended into a sublime afro-latin dancefloor starter.

 

Chakana – Cumbia arper

This track is rave! From start to finish a proper cumbia rave anthem if you ask me. Everything in it has its euphoric tones and shades. Really nice classic guitar notes added on a super heavy linear cumbia beat with added raving effects. Really digging this and will be playing out a lot!

 

Pixi trace – Monte Bajo (Club Social Tropical)

Whilst we are raving well let’s stay in there and act cool ! A very acid track, this has blown me away properly. It is a heavily built riddim with these nail on board type noises which really blend in perfectly with the cumbia element. Such kicks and build up this tune for me has done it. Proper January rince out!

 

Jhon Montoya – Goulash Disko live set

Now quickly presenting this mix recorded at Goulash Disko festival which we have a had the pleasure of witnessing the whole Selva posse. Great mix all together and really fitting with the festival vibes. Sun, chill and well-being. Big ups Mr Montoya!

 

DJ Neber – Cumbia of the spirit

Bit of Cumbia and a bit of Hip-hop, “who ya gonna calla?”

Well we all know who we have to call the all mighty Dj Neber is always on the frontline with his fine style of cumbia turntablist! Really nice beat on this one especially the wobbly guitar and the high hat toned drum break. This is the far west within Dj Neber´s musical world.

 

Moto Kiatu – Malaria

No Mr Tang it’s not cumbia! It’s NOT CUMBIA!!!

Well sorry I know but this project is so exiting that I had to post something about it. Out mates from Madrid aka Sonidero Mandril y Manglar have come together to present to us Moto kiatu ¡ Very fresh very new so full of surprises this is the first mix they are presenting from the one and only jungle brother: MALARIA. If you don’t know of this killer Dj get to know, proper underground legend my tell ya!

 

Coconutah selected:

Tropikhongo & Pablo Pachacutik – Guerrero Andino (Lascivio Bohemia remix)

Lascivio Bohemia remixes Tropikhongo & Pablo Pachacutik electro cumbia style. A slow atmospheric burner, it creates an electronic andean vibe that make for a smooth, pleasant journey. Layers of synths blend with flutes and mallets blend seamlessly with guiros and percussion, making for a hypnotic, relaxing listen.

 

Animal Chuki remix “Beto Kele” – NOVALIMA (Wonderwheel Recordings 2017)

Another Novalima remix, this is a real rebajada stomper. The Peruvian band´s vocals mix amazingly with the slow pounding rhythm whilst the low and dirty bass is perfect for slow head shaking on the dancefloor. Animal Chuki have been bringing big, dubby tracks recently, and this is no exception. Big tune.

 

Dj Padrinomixsonidero – Cumbia Picosita 2017 Limpia Los Pipopes

https://soundcloud.com/djpadrinomixsonidero/004-la-cumbia-picosita-2017-grupo-los-pipopes

Straight from New York, Dj Padrino delivers a lovely grooving, old school Mexican cumbia, with layers of synths and crazy guitar riffs all over! Great sound, great production, this is definitely a catchy riddim. Check it out!

 

El Extravagante – Altiplanica (Tribilin Sound Remix) (Regional Label)

Out on Sello Regional, el extravagante´s Patiperro EP is a must listen. Between banging Cumbia tunes like La cumbia de Chile, resides tribilin sound´s interpretation of Altiplanica. In his recognizable style this is an evolving, continuous journey that will make you want to listen again, and again. There are also remixes from a handful of other amazing artists to listen to, making for a nicely round, full EP.

 

Panther Panther! – Dunobizeh (Hawaii Bonsai Records)

Swiss label Hawaii bonsai records presents Dunobizeh by Pink Panther, along with a whole series of tasty remixes by the crème de la crème tropical artists around. It has a definite cumbia orientation with lots of catchy synth and guitar riffs, intricate psychedelic progression, and a good variety of punchy tropical beats. Amongst other little gems, check out the Yeahman or Sonido profundo remixes!

 

Turbo Sonidero – La Kumbia Del Trompas (Feat. Talacha) #fucktrump

In typical turbo sonidero style, this tune is a pretty relentless, synth driven, sonidero trip with heavy guiros and haunting vocals. The warping synths and samples contribute to making a trippy experience! Fuck trump.

 

Kaygee Selected:

Pol Nada – Canto a la paz (Jin Yerei remix) (Fertil Discos)

Big ups Jin Yerei on this one ! I’ve been rinsing his music lately and he never stops to surprise me. Here, he has kept the vocal from the original tune and added a relatively minimalist yet powerful beat, creating this deep, crunchy and progressive atmosphere that he usually has. Keep an eye out for Jin Yerei as he’ll be releasing more beauties like this one very soon! You can check out the original tune, as well as a brilliant remix by Dandara on the full release: https://soundcloud.com/fertildiscos/sets/pol-nada-canto-a-la-paz

 

Sidirum – Costa Sureña (ft. Barrio Lindo)

I think I missed that one in time for last month’s post so here it incase you hadn’t heard it! It’s always a ‘full experience’ to listen to Sidirum’s music. He always takes the subs one step deeper and I love it! He just dropped a new EP, ‘LUNA EP’, in which he teamed up with the all mighty Barrio Lindo for this tune and created this beautiful trip, with a very repetitive and hypnotizing approach for our delight. Make sure you check out the whole EP.

 

V.A. – Mare Insularum (Shika Shika)

So this one is a very special release for myself & Coconutah, in which we were very happy and honored to be included in, alongside so many great artists that we love and often mention on this blog ! This compilation, released on Shika Shika, is a journey itself; it covers many different rhythms and atmospheres, taking you through different electronic worlds and settings, whilst enhancing the whole effect with more traditional instrumental moments! I could go on about it, or I could simply recommend you to sit back, hit play, and enjoy !!

 

Nicola Cruz – Cantos de Vision (Multi Culti)

So while we’re on the deep vibes, think I can mention this big release on Multi Culti, which will also be released in 12” format ! The all mighty Nicola Cruz strikes again showing us just how he does it ! Absolute vibes and instrumental emotion in this ep, in which Nicola Cruz once more manages to bring the roots to the dancefloor, in what they describe as “a psychedelic replanting of folkloric roots”.

It’s great to see this genre of music finally seeing the light on vinyl format!

 

El Extravagante – Ancestral (Patiperro EP – Regional Label)

As mentioned above by Coconutah, shout out to Regional for this release, which also includes this beauty by El Extravagante and 5 wicked remixes by Tribilin Sound, Señor Chancho, Derrok, Franco Franco and El Buga. I had never heard of El Extravagante but was very happy to discover his works and especially this tune, which takes us straight across a few oceans and land straight on Oriental grounds, with repetitive sitars, chants and percussions to take you into a total trance. Make sure you check out the whole EP, and enjoy the free download, as always on Regional Label!

 

El Remolón – Energy Control

El Remolon is another one of these producers who knows how to push the subs a little further and release this type of bass driven minimal digital cumbia beat, full of space synths to build up on the final effect. Rinse out !

 

San Ignacio & Ubunto – Dois Mil Cinco (Quiero Recordings)

What an epic tune! It’s part of Quiero Recording’s wonderful fifth compilation, and brings in a special psychedelic funky and almost ritualistic atmosphere, which really works! The rest of the compilation is full of great sounds, approaching different areas than this one, so make sure you have a listen!

 

TREMENDA JAURÍA – Nos deseo // feat KUMBIA QUEERS

We’ve mentioned this new band from Madrid on here a few times already and they are back with a new set of tunes based around loads of great featurings. This one is a collaboration with the tropical punk band Kumbia Queers. They bring in the ‘villera’ side of things, and take Tremenda Jauria on a more ‘cumbia tip’, than the straight ‘reggaeton reivindicativo’ they usually go for. Keep an eye out for these guys, they are up for it and rinsing dacenfloors !

 

Ondatrópica – Lazalypso

It’s always a pleasure to hear a new tune from Ondatropica, and see how they bring so many elements, band members, sounds, rhythms, etc… together with perfection! I look forward to hear their new album to be released soon!!!

 

Sidi Wacho – Buena Onda (Videoclip)

Big ups to Sidi Wacho; I absolutely love this band and everything they do, and here is a brand new video clip of their great tune ‘Buena Onda’ for our pleasure, including the usual good vibes and musical delight.

 

KUMBIA BORUKA Live Au Transbordeur – “LA VIDA SE VIVE”

Here’s a little extract of what goes on when Kumbia Boruka come and play live; this was taken from one of their shows in their current hometown @ Le Transbordeur (Lyon, FR).

 

We hope you enjoyed the selection! See you next month.

SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – DECEMBER

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.

 

THE SILLY TANG SELECTED

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.

 

KAYGEE SELECTED:

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)

Stream: https://barriolindo.bandcamp.com/track/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: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/el-camino-de-leda-compiling-leda-valladares-music#/

 

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: http://www.junodownload.com/products/bora-boras-mist/3303520-02/

 

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: https://www.mixcloud.com/soundsandcolours/cal-jaders-10-dance-floor-heaters-for-2016/

 

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

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – NOVEMBER

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Art by Tropi Delia

This month, La selva moves into winter cumbia style, with bigger warmer basslines  to keep everyone cosy at home and on the dancefloor! There are loads of amazing tunes out, here is a selection of the best below! We hope you enjoy!

 

Silly Tang selected:

Carmelo Torres

http://uonset.com/es-ES/descubrir/52-world-music/357-carmelo-torres

To start this month Sexy Saturday Cumbia, some very sad news indeed, but that we can all help towards. The great maestro Carmelo Torres got his sweet accordion robbed last week. Here is a page where you can actively participate in the buying of a new one for him. Even if you cannot put any money, share it! A very good cause for a much needed artist

 

Lascivio Bohemia – La Visherita Flashera

To follow getting on some deeper vibes via our champion Lascivio Bohemia ! Once again he comes through with a delicate but very hard hitting cumbia called, La Visherita Flashera. The production behind this man is top notch every time but in this one we can feel the drum patterns being really worked on. Very spooky synth or instrument noises which would have blended perfect into your Halloween fiesta.

 

San Ignacio – Os Ventos (Fertil Discos)

I wanted to stay within deep cumbia and what better track to bring you than this one by San Ignacio! Also on a great label which I have had the pleasure of meeting the owner, the great Jin Yerei . Normally not my type of music but this track caught my ear via its guitar strings and deep kicks. Very soothing tune indeed.

 

Stereo Beaver – Pelicula (Folcore)

Let’s stay down there within the deepness for a while eh! This is an altogether bomb of a compilation compiled by the mighty label Folcore. Lots and lots of good tunes on here but a couple have really grabbed me. I’m not sure what exactly pointed me in choosing this particular track apart from the way it has been put together. I think the lay out is absolutely on point. And as the winter is settling here in Madrid this melody goes perfectly with the clouds passing by.

 

Nixtamal – Eru Ara (Folcore)

So people will start saying “your French, his French” you campion him a lot! Well lol I have actually never had the pleasure to meet Nixtamal and I can tell you I would love to! Now to come back to music and production (no hippie business here). This track also to have come out on the Folcore compilation first of all has vocals which reminded of the very famous French film “The Chorists” even though I’m sure it’s not taken from there. That’s what grabbed my ears first and then the pushy mids Nixtamal always brings in his tunes are larger than life. Lovely drum work, but oh god I love this bassline!!!

 

Poupa Honk – The Great Dog (Folcore)

So this month for me Folcore came and did it properly, and I know personally that next month they have plenty of other surprises.

So this track is by a producer I didn’t know before, which really interested me because he has come through with a whole album of various beats. I love strings and kicks so you will understand why I chose this one to present this album.

 

Loquera Tradición – Santa Muerte

As you might have realised, I dig a lot of acoustic Cumbia and I truly respect its foundation. Where here is a cumbia track which blends at first the very sharp acoustic sounds and then drops into a slow digital monster! Never came across these guys but I love the way they combine the old and the new.

 

El Remolon – Radio Gladys Palmera

Here I wanted to present this fabulous video of the great El Remolon which I met last month. This video has been shot in the studios of a great local radio called “Radio Gladys Palmera” which I really respect for all there efforts and work. To come back to the video this is from his new EP on Fertil Discos called Senderos. A very political piece of music if you ask em and here an superb version of the track called “Guerreros del Amor”.

 

Aztek 732

Was it Halloween this month passed? Well yes it was if you weren’t already aware… No this mix is no joke! A person I had the pleasure to meet about a year ago has dropped this killer skilled mixtape for all our Halloween musical needs. I have to say sometimes in the Cumbia world we encounter some djs which are good but not topatop, well here is an ill mixed session by Aztek732!

 

Dj Masaya

Cumbiah! Mixtape (Selected and Mixed by Dj Masaya)

https://www.mixcloud.com/estebanmasaya/cumbiah-mixtape-selected-and-mixed-by-dj-masaya/

Just a little mention of this real nice mix from our good mate my Dj Masaya ! Look out for its filled proper nice cumbia hits and as always very smoothly mixed from the most famous moustache in the cumbia world.

 

Rafael Aragon

And to finish my month´s selection who else than our top shotter badboy Rafael Aragon. Real tropical vs Bhangra gangster this time he has come to run it with this tight little mix dedicated to the Colombian folklore. It is filled of rudeboy styles and proper dapper tunes. (Hopefully Mr Rafael would have got the joke) No seriously this is an excellent mix to get more Colombian musical culture within you!

 

Coconutah selected:

6Blocc – Ragga Cumbia 4

Bass music producer 6Blocc presents a “round of cumbia edits of classic reggae and dancehall classics”. What a great release! I have been secretly hoping to have cumbia edits of these classics for years, and here they are! Brought together by heavy bass and trappy cumbia beats, this is sure to get the dancefloor grooving!

 

Angeles Azules – Cumbia Suavecita (Nacho Libre Remix)

Digital style! Atmospherics, synths and guitars take you on a journey into digital cumbia as a stylish beat pumps in the background. Sound good? This is cumbia suevcita remix by Nacho Libre.

 

Dengue Dengue Dengue! – The Enemy (Sonidero Sabotaje Bootleg Remix)

Here´s a nice little edit of Dengue Dengue Dengue´s the enemy, remixed into a slow cumbia sonidera style stomper. It keeps the vocal hooks and the atmosphere while radically switching the beat up – the guiros are pretty relentless and the result is hypnotising.  Check out Sonidero Sabotaje!

 

Jairo Mendez & Tropikore – Peru Bass (6to Aniv. Cassette Blog)

Bass cumbia in full glory with Jairo Mendez & Tropikore distilling a cut of dirty, bassy cumbia, full of their signature sound. Wobbly bass lines are matched to perfection with a funky guitar and choice vocal cuts, while a heavy guiro rounds it off. Check this badboy out!

 

Kaygee selected:

Kike Pinto – Mi Corazon (El Búho Edit)

What better way to begin my month’s selection than with an edit by El Buho. I will probably be repeating myself when I say that he has once more managed to bring in his world to the original tune with smooth and deep touches all around whilst keeping the original folkloric vibe. It’s an absolute beauty !

 

El Búho – Pehuenche (Gente De Los Piños) (D R O S S E L)

And this month El Buho delighted us with another release, which came out on an amazing compilation: ‘VAgabunden Teil 1’. The whole tune is incredible, but I’m sure you will notice how the subs just take you to the next level. I simply recommend that you press play and enjoy the journey. And don’t forget to check out the whole compilation, which has loads of great tracks including a wonderful one by San Ignacio.

 

Cigarra – Hilda (Dj Nirso Edit) (Tropical Twista Records)

This is a beautiful spaced out edit by DJ Nirso. It has a lovely electronic approach to the usual cumbia beat, with a load of atmospheric shakers and cowbells to enhance the trip. It’s always a pleasure to hear Nirso’s works. Make sure you check out the whole Remix Ep on https://tropicaltwistarecords.bandcamp.com/album/cigarra-l-mbica-re-edits-tropical-twista-records-2016

 

INTICHE – Zurka (Cassette Blog)

Now this is hot hot hot !!! Cassette Blog have just released another one of their banging compilations, celebrating their 6th anniversary, and Intiche landed with this incredible bass business. The progression in the whole tune is amazing; it takes you, slowly but surely, into a profound undergound atmosphere.

Grab the whole compilation for free on https://cassetteblog.bandcamp.com/

 

King Coya feat. La Walichera – Tierra de King Coya (ZZK Records)

Yes yes yes, King Coya is back ! Here’s the first preview of his forthcoming second album on ZZK Records. This tune shows a great mix of traditional elements mixed in with heavy kicks, basslines & spaced out synths for an all in one wicked tune, leaving us eager to hear the whole album in 2017.

 

LA VIDA ES DURA (versiondub) INTI ZIMAN

Some of them drop cumbia bass, and Inti Ziman has just dropped Salsa Bass !! Absolute rinse out ! I love how he has maintained most of the salsa rhythm and added a fat bassline to it.

 

Bert Kaempfert – Afrikaan Beat (Time to beat)

So this is not cumbia, nor salsa, but I’m sure a lot of view here love a bit of Samba, and especially when it has a hint of drum’n’bass added to it ! Straight out of Madrid, Time To Beat always releases some really nice sunny and groovy dnb edits. Make sure you also check the salsa dnb edits he has on his soundcloud.

 

Ondatrópica – Hummingbird

Ondatrópica are preparing a new album, ‘Baile Bucanero’ on Soundway Records or 2017 and it’s looking tasty.

 

Tropical Frequencies: A brief history of Peruvian cumbia (Native Instruments)

Native instruments are coming up with interesting short videos recently, including this one, with a little introduction into part of the traditional Peruvian cumbia sounds.

 

Like every month, as well as he great amount of releases that have come out, there has been a huuuuge amount of lovely mixtapes from all over the place for us to enjoy, and here are some of them:

 

Dj Nirso Mixtape 031 – Festival Nómade Colombia

 

Kazike en Estado de Trance Mixtape 032 – Festival Nomade Colombia

 

San Ignacio – Camaronbrujo Mixtape #002

 

El Remolon en La Selva Radioshow

La Selva Radioshow - 08.11.2016: BUMBAC JOE & EL REMOLON

https://www.mixcloud.com/LA_SELVA_radioshow/la-selva-radioshow-08112016-bumbac-joe-el-remolon/

 

Barda – SKYY Vodka Mix 18

 

Dr Gato – En la montaña

 

See you next month for some more cumbia action!

 

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA — OCTOBER

 

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Artwork by Dar Al Naim

So here we go for this month´s edition of Sexxy Saturday Cumbia. The autumn is always a prolific period for musical releases, and as you will see below, this time has not disappointed. Check out a fresh selection of cumbia inspired tunes below: 

 

KAYGEE selected:

Frente Bolivarista Vol.4 – Nômades

Has Christmas arrived a few months early? Well it certainly looks like it. This compilation has come out straight from the woods, after another great Nomade gathering, which was held in Germany not so long ago. The track list is simply perfect and includes some of my favorite producers of the moment such as Pigmalião, Vruno, Matanza, Spaniol, Dandara, Kurup, El Remolon, Intiche, and many others that I had the pleasure of discovering.

“Nomade is a festival, music label and artist collective seeking new sound territories merging the contemporary to the ancestral Latin America folk.”

Hit play and enjoy the whole lot!

 

El Remolon – Senderos (Fertil Discos)

So here it is, El Remolon’s new album released a few weeks ago on Fertil Discos. From what I read on their website, this work seems to be a new step for him, taking a new direction, slightly more experimental than his usual banging digital cumbia. The variety of beats and influences found in this album is really interesting: “It travels across rhythms and formats: acid sounds, house reminiscent bases, trap, deep voices, autotune and synthesizers that could either come from a minimal track or a cumbia villera”. I really look forward to hearing these new beats live on a big soundsystem.

 

PrΛ.Λ.H – Chamada Remixes (Nomade Records)

What a release! I must say I was already a huge fan of the original mix, so hearing so many new versions in the hands of Vruno, Pigmalião, RLHBSLCN, Dandara, Steffen Kirchhoff, Trippin Jaguar and Ninze was just one big auditory orgasm. They have all stayed quite close to the original vibe and structure of the tune, whilst adding their delightful touch to it, which brings them all together in one beautiful EP full of organic & deep sounds, and electronic layers thus creating new textures for our pleasure; and the good news is that their will be more similar projects to come.

 

P.r.Λ.Λ.H ~ Chamada (Jota Karloza remix)

I don’t really know why this one wasn’t released on the above mentioned EP but it definitely deserves a good listen. Jota Karloza is on my radar these days and has been coming up with some absolute gems. His remix is simply beautiful, with new crunchy details appearing here and there, enhancing his vision of the whole thing; he has also kept the original feeling and progression of the tune, and it works really well.

 

El Buga – Mini Conga Remixes (Regional Label)

Another remix EP was released on the all mighty Regional Label, including 6

great remixes by Larry SKG, DJ Nirso, VSKA, Mambisa, Bagre and Dúli. They are all really good in different ways, even though they all used the main flute and congas in similar ways to the original; but I must say I have a little ‘penchant’ for Dúli’s spaced out version.

I’m really enjoying the amount of remixes coming out recently, from all over the place; a proof of the constant exchange and will to share, explore and develop new ideas together.

 

coss – Nagual (El Búho Remix)

“Please enjoy this lovely collection of colourful music gems and take part of this journey thru time and space, silence and recreation.”

El Búho strikes again! I didn’t know the original tune, or any of the other 5 producers involved in this remix EP, but as always, El Búho has hit the spot! He always manages to create his own textures, taking you on a journey into his world. I love it.

 

Xique Xique – Xaxoeira (Nicola Cruz Remix) (Magic Movement)

It must be the month of remixes or something because loads are coming out from all over the place, and another great one has just landed! I loved the original tune and I must say that hearing the much-loved Nicola Cruz’s remix of it put a big smile on my face. It’s a really nice 4/4 progressive beat which slowly, but surely, gets you grooving, and builds up really well to a lovely 6 minute journey.

 

Universildo – Pru Etnico (Shika Shika)

Shika Shika is one of the labels of the moment, releasing beautiful journeys from all around the globe. This tune is part of “Botanas II” EP by Universildo, which if I understood correctly was made in collaboration with Chancha Via Circuito. I didn’t know anything about this project but loved it straight away and really look forward to hear more from where that came from. It feels like a deep shamanic dream into their worlds.

 

RAYADOR – Esquinas (WIP)

El Rayador is back! I hadn’t heard anything from him in a while and was really pleasantly surprised to hear this tune. A banging cumbia beat with a hint of hip hop and a fat bassline to get the groove going. Straight from Cordoba in Argentina, keep an eye out for this guy.

 

Nicolas Jaar – No (Other People)

https://soundcloud.com/ilttcom/nicolas-jaar-no

So here it is, a cumbia beat in a Nicola Jaar album (out now on his new album ‘Sirens’). This had to happen; it’s probably his Chilean roots slowly coming back to him. I must admit that I wasn’t totally convinced when I first heard it, but I think it’s what we call a ‘grower’. The more you listen to it, the more you get it, and the more you love it ! I heard Jin Yerei drop it in one of his sets the other day in Madrid and that’s when I realized what a good tune it was.

 

Kumbia Queers – Una, Dos, Ultraviolenta

(Cover de Los Violadores)

After seeing them in what was probably one of the best cumbia gigs I’ve seen recently, I was happy to hear a new cover from the Kumbia Queers. The energy they have is impressive, and the fusion of genres they manage to create is just amazing: proper tropical punk business.

 

Izem – Hafa (Soundway Records)

For all the Izem fans out there you will be happy to know that his beautiful album ‘Hafa’ is now being released by Soundway Records ON VYNIL!!! And to celebrate the occasion, here’s a little freeby from them. You can order the vinyl directly from:

https://www.soundwayrecords.com/Shop/DownloadDetails?rid=SWR_RE_115

 

Lascivio Bohemia – Nos faltan 43

Many of you will remember the horrible disappearance of 43 students in Mexico about two years ago; a tragedy which is unfortunately not unusual over there. Lascivio Bohemia has decided to commemorate the event trough this tune and video. “No more state crimes in any country of the world”.

Download full EP at: https://lasciviobohemia.bandcamp.com/album/nos-faltan-43

 

Tremenda Jauría – Con tol deskaro

Straight from Madrid, these Kumbiaton lovers have been rinsing dancefloors and festivals all around Spain for the past few months, with a touch of punk attitude and a hint of autotune, which actually works really well! If you don’t know them get involved, even though I must say that the real effect of this band really comes out during their concerts.

 

El Camino de Leda: Recopilando a Leda Valladares (Fertil Discos // Folcore)

Some great campaigns are seeing the light these days and this is one of them. Fertil Discos & Folcore are teaming up for a tribute to the Argentine singer Leda Valladares’ works by working on vinyl release with works from Chancha Via Circuito , El Remolón , TREMOR , King Coya , Soema Montenegro , Miriam García , Paloma del Cerro , Barda , San Ignacio, SidiRum , INTICHE , Doma Tornados , Uji , Celeste Y Las Mil Jarillas, Camanchaca , Pol Nada , Juan Sorrentino , El Pastiche , Mutienigga, and Qechuaboi. I’m really happy to see more and more vinyls appearing in this scene. I won’t say anymore, apart from the fact that I really hope they reach their goal for us to hear the final result very quickly. Find all the info you need about this campaign on: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/el-camino-de-leda-compiling-leda-valladares-music#/

 

ZZK Films Crowdfunding 2016

Here’s another really interesting campaign to support. Also from Argentina, the ZZK family wishes to continue spreading their love for the Latin American culture but this time under a visual format. I mentioned their first documentary a few months ago on this blog, and really like the idea of seeing more of them, and getting more insight into this scene which we’re currently bathing in.

Support the campaign on: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-compelling-latam-stories-to-world-with-zzk-music-films#/

 

La Cumbia del Magic Conch Spell – Fanfare Concha Mama

I don’t really know what to say on this one, the video is so…..original.

Hit play and enjoy !

 

Like every month, on top of the incredible amount of releases we have the pleasure of sharing with you guys, here are some mixtapes for you to enjoy:

MATANZA – R.A.Z.A.

 

Sidirum – Skyy Vodka Mix 16

 

Bleepolar Mixtape 030 – Festival Nómade Colombia

 

Peter Power – Voodoocast 009 (Voodoohop)

 

Jhon Montoya – elita Milano Mixtape

 

Nixtamal – Mixtape for Inna di Mood & Groovalizacion

 

JULIO INTI – Sarradinha Parisina Brazilucinado

 

 

SILLY TANG Selected:

Los Mexaterrestres – Kumbia Galáctica (ft.DucNoize x Fricci)

Here we go for this month´s selection ! Very exciting time for all cumbieros as the September low has passed, and now we can start creating and getting used to our winter on this side of the globe.

This first track is from Los Mexaterrestres from their album called Kumbia Galactica ! great algum which as the name say covers a very deep spaceship type of cumbia and lyrics ! I personally love the effects and rapping over the rhythms, the heavy kicks on there with the little flute added towards the end to give it a special finish. Great job !

 

SAN PAOLO – Mágico González – ░░ ▀▀ ░░ тємplо░░ ▀▀ ░░

Our Madrid loco, very crazy and very sexy Magico Gonzales comes at us with this hybrid of a track. Very different from his latest work he takes us on a ride through various breaks, trap, reggeaton all followed by this Indian guitar chord. The bassline of this track is to watch out for as it is very stinky indeed. Magico Gonzales once again, coming with surreal material – music and video. Great work from this locooooooo!

 

Kumbia Boruka ft. Celso Piña – El Porro Magangueleño

So here we go up a level in my eyes as this is a track by a band I have been championing for a while, featuring the all-time master who is Celso Piña. I personally absolutely love this song. It has all the best components you would want in the perfect cumbia track. AMAZING instrumental as always from Kumbia Boruka and really deep, heart felt vocals. I cannot insist enough that if you have the pleasure to have a visit from Kumbia Boruka in your town go and see them, they are to Europe for me the essence of the cumbia culture and sound.

 

América afroindígena – Yuka – Las pilanderas (sesión en vivo)

To stay in this kind of acoustic and general rooted cumbia vibe here is a live recorded version of Yuka and a track called Las Pilanderas. I have posted about this label before, they are doing some great work putting out these raw recordings and sharing this original sound so we can really feel like we’re in the middle of the amazon. Please go and check them out, give them a like and a helping hand as we need more projects such as this one to keep this sound truly living on.

 

Vermilion Bird – Cumbia Mala (Wile Out)

So now we have been through the less electronic side of cumbia for this month, lets go deep and get ravey! Here we have a very dark tune by the Argentinian born, New York based producer Vermilion Bird. A dedicated member of New York’s global bass family, she comes at us with some nasty, moody cumbia, released via the While Out label. The title says it all really “Cumbia Mala,” evil cumbia. The production on this one is so deep. Lots of wicked bassline swaps and rhythm changes. I love the panning work and the horns really makes the tune sound vicious. Love it !

 

Niño Virtual – La barata fue de Elotes

You want to go in this month ¿ Really in ¿ Well go run tell your friend we have a new killer on the scene ! Niño Virtual with this killer track: La Barata fue de Elotes. What can i say this track combines heavy as bassline with heavy lineal breaks which keeps it Wells tructured and mental changes. I´m not sure how I have never come across this producer but trust me this is fire! The song makes me feel like ants are crawling all over me but in a good way J

 

STACKED – Rocky Wellstack x MAKI – Hechizo [ADE SPECIAL]

Now we’re all in, we can go further and keep on raving hard ! ha ! This is an instant hit. I know it is not totally cumbia and it has very heavy Moombathon influences but the original sample and for me the best parts of this tune are the cumbia instrumentals and cumbia beats. Then saying this the whole production on this is off the hook. These kicks and highs are just lush and well the vocal instrumental absolute killers when it comes to make you bum shake!

 

EL Barba Dub – “F…- .. N “

Ok on this track I have to admit as an English speaker first the title shocked me a bit and I didn’t want to post anything related to the bad word 😉

Saying this I know the man having worked on projects with him and I know how South American people say this word. No racism involved and in this particular tune it is actually based on humour. I don’t know if you have seen the videos shared by this dwarf who so badly wants to be a black person? (if not check them out,. Hilarious) Well this track is dedicated to that fella. You can diefenetly recognize the production from El Barba those breaks and this particular instrument he loves so much. Really nice and humoristic tune hermano J

 

COCONUTAH Selected:

NEGRO DUB – SNAPCHAT CHAT

This is a fun electro cumbia tune from Negro Dub. A sweet build up based around a high pitched up vocal leads to a funky drop where some amazing swirly synths and pads combine with a rolling, percussive cumbia beat to create a dancefloor smasher. Undoubtedly a great option for warming up the club!

 

Shushupe – Semarang (Tribilin Sound Remix)

Tribilin sound presents a new remix of a Shushupe tune, a heavy bass roller with a Indian atmosphere. Slow paced but with a huge sound, this is sound system cumbia. Eery atmospheres and hindu flutes create a dense, almost claustrophobic feeling, and round off the whole. Love it!

 

Orihuela M.S.S. – Esta Madre No Tiene Nombre Pero Se Baila Bien

We only just missed this one last month, so here it is! Stomping Mexican cumbia can be crazy, with a fine example here by Orihuela M.S.S . This track is relentless as it never stops growing, and the acid synths are absolutely rinsing! The drums are particularly great and have loads of wicked glitch / reverby FX. Check it out!

 

Orihuela M.S.S – 24 años de decepciones

I just couldn’t resist publishing this second belter from Orihuela M.S.S, as this is another journey of its own kind. Described as Cumbia Digital Acida, this will hit the dancefloor hard. As usual in his productions, synths are very present and always have awesome, intricate variations.

 

Bosq y La Candela All-Stars – Ron Blanco Con Coco ft. Luis De la Rosa Solá

Not strictly Cumbia per se, I still wanted to present part of Bosq´s new projects with La Candela All-stars. Described as Reggae salsa, this is a funky number with a great vocal “featuring the immensely talented lead singer of Orquesta Macabeo” and some beautiful instruments in the background!

 

Dj Brian Lopez – Dance With The Devil (Cumbia Remix)

https://soundcloud.com/djbryandallas/dance-with-the-devil-cumbia-remix

And here we continue with the Mexican sonidero vibes, with some satanic cumbia! Its name says it all; this tune will turn you into a devil worshipper. Dance with the devil!

 

Erick Jaimez – El Cumbiambero LP

Here is a new Cumbia Lp by Mexican tropical master Erick Jaimez. It has a very Sonidero, rebajado feel all around but covers a variety of styles, from pure cumbialist, instrumental versions, to more minimalist, heavier, trappy styles. There are thirteen tunes so definitely something for everyone over the album. Boom ting!

 

Loko Bono Ft. Acapulco Zombie – (%_!_¨¨¨_779= Deep Latino $$HIT

https://soundcloud.com/acapulco_zombie/loko-bono-ft-acapulco-zombie-779-deep-latino-hit-c8_0

And another Mexican banger to end this month´s selection! Here is Loko Bono featuring Acapulco Zombie with an atmospheric, hip hop inspired track.

 

We hope you have enjoyed this month´s selection!

See you very soon for some more crazy cumbia action.

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA

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Art by @misskgp

 

SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA WITH LA SELVA – HERE WE GO WITH THE MARCH EDITION

As usual, it is a pleasure to present March´s edition of Sexxy Saturday Cumbia. An incredible variety of incarnations of cumbia await below – cumbialistic sounds abound this month, from the most natural to the strangest you will hear in a while, organic bands as well as dirty electronic beats. It´s a true delight to realise that we keep discovering new names and new influences, and that cumbia keeps on surprising us week after week.

 

 Silly Tang selected:

Julio Inti – Afrolatinbass Venenosa Vol6

I wanted to start my monthly selection with an amazing selection from Julio Inti. A big producer from Paris who has been bringing real freshness to the scene. This mix boasts a good range of new and old sounds, and especially contains a track from my hermano Coconutah!

 

Culemba – Nunca Pares De Explorar

https://soundcloud.com/sonido-fronterizo/culemba-dub

Here we have an AMAZING new project coming out of Spain which my good mate Sr Luftansa is part of. A group called Culemba, composed of instrument players and digital beat makers. The sound coming out from this group for me is a real grower! They really take so many influences I love it. From dubby beginnings with a hint of chicha guitar and a groovy bassline. Amazing song, big ups familia!

 

Coconutah – No No No Remix

Here it is! I have been hearing this badboy tune for sound checks and mixdown checks but it has finally arrived here and as a free download! My selvatic brother the all mighty Coconutah drops this killer dancefloor tune juste as the sun starts to shine here in Madrid. What to say very addictive sample to start with, a very complex drum pattern which could remind us of some of the trap snares coming out these days, and sublime horns as backing. Big up my main man!

 

KayGee – Tropical Sucio mix

https://soundcloud.com/kaygee_laselva/tropical-sucio-en-la-selva-radioshow-23-02-2016

This is the dark side of my second main man and all round player Kaygee man dem ! This fine mix was recorded in our studio for a live session. I really dig the futuristic touch that runs through this selection. I think Kaygee has gone far, the mix is well designed and titghly assembled. I personally love Kaygee´s darker side !

 

A Toda Madre – Tumba (Caballito Netlabel)

Here we have it, the fine EP brought to us by caballito by the legendary Atodamadre ! Some very experimental tunes which have a balanced influence of tropical and cumbia – this could make any mental patient normal again ? I really dig how everytime the badman from Donostia looks to reach new heights and is not scared of breaking boundaries. This very dark and atmospheric tune could remind us of the beginnings of DMZ or NAFFI. Big ups pirata!

 

Nazar – Tyranny (Track Meet)

https://soundcloud.com/trackmeetdjcrew/nazar-tyranny

Now what do we have here? A cumbia hybrid brought to us by the very fine producer called Nazar, a track titled Tyranny. As you have probably noticed over the months, I love fusional music that brings essences of cumbia and other darker electronic music. This track is a HIT ! Some very acidy parts and a constant drum pattern followed by a hefty bassline. A delicious piece.

 

Grita – Drog 16 – Club Súper Sol Mixtapes

Mmmmmmezclada y editada en el estudio de Club Super Sol en Granada. This mixtape has the dark and obscure vibe that hits me deep within. It is a blend of cumbia, electro, reggaeton and porn, all in one to make you sweat, have sex or dry in the sunlight. Very very interesting selection coming at us from El Drog!

 

Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto – La Cumbia Es Pa’ Gozar

Mathias aka Galletas Calientes who is a legendary Dj and label owner from france but now residing in Colombia has brought us this magnificient piece of vinyl on Galletas Calientes his own label. Such a pure and original vintage cumbia sound, this is a piece of plastic which will go very fast so try and get your copy asap!!!

 

Tremenda Jauría – Esta noche

To finish my selection, I wanted to bring to your attention the band called Tremanda Jauria. They have been rocking Madrid and the whole of Spain, and I´m pretty sure they are about to rock a town very near you very soon! This clip is from their track called Esta noche, a pure cumbiadelic tune with gorgeous vocals and a really nice post production sound. Big up guys !

 

Kaygee selected:

Jin Yerei – Foráneo, Calido, Pasmoso (Fertil Discos)

I have slowly been discovering Jin Yerei’s sounds here and there, and just got completely englobed into them with this album, which came out as Fertil Discos’ fifth instalment. I love travelling through music and this has taken me straight from my desk in Madrid to an incredible journey through dense, atmospheric and mystical rainforest paths. All the sounds are so deep, and so well produced. It’s a real pleasure to listen to the entire album as a whole.

 

Rodrigo Gallardo – Agua De La Tierra (Pata De Perro Rmx)

I am a big fan of the original tune, and a big fan of Pata de Perro, so this was just perfect for me; Pata de Perro has made a wicked groovy and dubby version of it ! They have kept most of the actual tune and added their dubbed out touch and instruments to it and it works really well. I have seen a few videos of the band in Mexico and would really love to hear and see all this live. Make sure to check out their soundcloud page where you can find two other new tunes, as well as a great ‘Buenaventura Mixtape’ !

 

Lulacruza – Orcas Remixed Vol. 3 (Black Swan Sounds)

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http://music.lulacruza.com/album/orcas-remixed-vol-3

It’s becoming a habit and I love it: once a month for the past few months, we have been getting new remixes of Lulacruza’s Orcas album, and this month, they have done it again, with remixes from Desert Dwellers, San Ignacio, Brian Mayhall, and El Remolon. The diversity found in all these remixes is insane. I was actually surprised to see Desert Dwellers appear here, and was really happy when I heard their remix of Uno Resuena. Enjoy!

 

Lulacruza – Uno Resuena

And while we’re talking about Lulacruza, here’s a new video clip. This tune deserved it’s own video clip. Love it !

 

Duli – Litoral Ep (La Chimba Discos)

This was completely new to me and what a great surprise ! Andean Bass with heavy guiros, and even heavier kicks, in some kind of psychedelic digital chicha space machine. Take all that and add some fat basslines and you get it ! It’s amazing, and these synths are just banging ! And to top it up, you can enjoy a dembow remix by El Buga, as well as the Inti Kunza Tropical Austral Dub Remix.

 

History of Colour – Calidoso (Shika Shika)

We had the pleasure of enjoying El Buho and Barrio Lindo’s first collaboration in their project ‘History of Colour’ a few years back with their release on ZZK Records, and now they’re back with another EP, ‘Calidoso’, and it’s one beautiful journey “inspired by slow-dance and flitting between andean folk, marimba, electronica and organic sounds.” (Shika Shika). They have created a great project together, in which both of their sounds, vibes and production touches get together to create the unique atmosphere found in this EP.

The digital download is free but if you want to grab this release on Vynil, please support their campaign and reserve your advanced copy: https://qrates.com/artists/shika.shika/items/11661?show_complete=true#

 

And while we’re talking about Barrio Lindo, check out this video: “a visual representation” of his Kayak Break EP: https://vimeo.com/158534959

 

Magico Gonzalez – Pc Futbol (Caballito Netlabel)

Not much is known about Magico Gonzalez, but he has just landed on Caballito’s Netlabel with some heavy Chip Tune Cumbia Bass business ! The whole thing is really interesting, there’s no other way to put it: he mixes typical PC sounds with fat 8bit beats and electronic mayhem and it works! The whole Ep goes from cumbia to reggaeton, with a bit of tribal, merengue, and dubstep; but the guiro is always there !!!

 

Silly Tang Ft Marta Margaix – Cumbia De Calais (Migrant Beat Foundation)

This is our Silly Tang’s input to one hell of a compilation, which was released this month “to raise money and awareness for those in need who have been displaced by war and oppression in their own countries”.

I’m glad to see him throw the Cumbia into the compilation, with a nice deep & progressive approach to his beat! The vocal is perfect!

Silly Tang’s tune is the only Cumbia beat you’ll find on there but please make sure you check the whole compilation out: support the cause and enjoy a wide range of amazing tunes, going from dub to glitch-hop https://migrantbeatfoundation.bandcamp.com/

 

Sidi Wacho – Salam Wacho

Check them out ! A perfect blend between Cumbia, Balkan and Rap, even though they prefer to describe it as “a popular expression made in Lille (Fr) & Santiago (Cl) with committed texts which ‘sting’ and remind us that “La Lucha Sigue”.

They manage to blend all of the previously mentioned genres so well, and bring it all to life in this video, also promoting the release of their first album !

Having grown up in France and having seen the direction that part of the French music hip hop scene has been taking, I must say I’m really happy to see a French rapper involved in this project ! Saidou , Jeoffrey (MAP), Juanito Ayala, Boris Viande, DJ Antu, Fred “El Pulpo” Savinien are all involved in many other projects but this one is looking tasty !

 

Candeleros – Chicha y Wanton (Tierra Candela)

Another great band to keep an eye out for right now, and good friends of La Selva, are the Candeleros. Straight outta Madrid, they are ready and eager to make you dance. Here’s an extract from one of their last concerts in Madrid. This song in particular is some kind of journey from Woodstock to Beijing stopping through Colombia & Venezuela; it has it all !

 

Nicola Cruz – Prender El Alma (ZZK Records)

Enjoy this great psychedelic video of Nicola Cruz’s ‘Prender El Alma’. I’m sure most of you will have listened to this tune many times and will enjoy these visuals to enhance the journey into the andes.

 

And just in case you missed it, La Yegros’s album has just popped up ! King Coya’s production is really tight, as always ! These guys are going global, they’re spreading the tropical vibes everywhere, making many people aware that this scene actually exists https://www.soundwayrecords.com/Shop/DownloadDetails?rid=SWR_RE_99

 

 

Coconutah selected:

Aurita Castillo y su Conjunto – Chambacu (El Buho Rio Edit)

“a trip down a tropical river” sounds about right for this one of several of el Buho´s new edits. Tastefully revisited with his usual dubby touch, this one adds deep, hypnotic jungle atmospheres to the original, all while keeping the original vibes, melodies, and of course that unforgettable flute that doesn´t seem to ever get old.

 

Real Cumbia Activa (RCA) – La Cumbia De Reynaldo (Original Mix)

Another big dubby cumbia banger, this will go down as well on a sweaty dancefloor at 3:00 in the morning as it will to warm up a festival on the beach in the up and coming season. This is a true electronic cumbia beat and comes along with thumping bass and beats as well as some lovely trippy dubby sounds and fx. Great Style by RCA.

 

Camanchaca – TC2000 (Tribilin Sound Remix)

Tribilin Sound´s remix of TC2000 from his alter ego touches upon another style of digital cumbia. This is an electronic, techno infused beat from start to finish, and is one of these really progressive, slowly evolving, entrancing riddims. Big atmospheric pads combine with Tribilin´s rythmic guiros and percussions to great effect, taking the listener into a hypnotic roll.

 

Doña Chona (Los Tioz Edit) (Worldwide Mx)

Newly released on Worldwide from Monterrey, a label in full form at the moment. This is a heavy cumbiaton which starts with a stupendous build-up and drops into moombah cumbia mayhem. Dancefloor rinse out for sure.

 

Kuppo – Via Lactea (El Buga remix) (Shango Records)

Out on Shango Records, and “Electronic Afrotropicalismo” is what they stand for. It is certainly a catchy term and the music really doesn´t disappoint, in this case a remix by el Buga, “Via Lactea”, a Afro tropical cumbia that showcase some catchy african guitar riffs combined with afro-colombian beats, a great combo!

 

Xuxa Santamaria – Conquistador (Turbo Sonidero remix)

Big up to Turbo Sonidero for the weird and wonderful beats, in this a remix of “conquistador”. I love it when the guiros kick in, great laid back psychedelic spooky vibe with some brilliant mallet type percussion. The twisted vocals add to the tension and atmosphere, and some dark swirling synths and FX round the tune off. Good trip into the wilderness!

 

We hope you enjoy the selection and see you next month for some more CUUUUUmmmmbia!

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA

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Art by @misskgp

 

We are back and pleased to be here once again with our monthly cumbia selection!!

It never seems to get old as this edition delivers more than ever before!

We hope you enjoy:

 

KAYGEE:

Inti Che – Manantial (Folcore/Konn Recordings/Aztec Electronic Music)

This is one of the greatest releases that I have had the pleasure of listening to this month. Inti Che never fails. Hypnotic atmos and synths progressively meet potent drums and shakers, and create this all in one profound dense atmosphere. The panning on these tracks is fantastic and boosts the whole experience so well. I couldn’t choose one track to represent the whole album, so make sure you check out the whole thing. There’s even a track featuring Rodrigo Gallardo from Matanza. And thanks to those involved in making this album free to all of us !

 

Lulacruza – Orcas Remixed Vol. 2 (Black Swan Sounds)

Uno Resuena (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)

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(Link to bandcamp: http://music.lulacruza.com/album/orcas-remixed-vol-2 )

I mentioned Nicola Cruz’s remix from the 1st volume of Orcas Remixes a few months back and was pleasantly surprised to see the Vol 2 taking shape so quickly, and with great names on board: Chancha Via Circuito, David Last, King Coya & MI. Chancha Via Circuito’s deep & organic remix of ‘Uno Resuena’ has left me eager to discover the 3 other remixes which should be available by the time you read this blog. In his remix, I love how Chancha integrates his world into the original vibe of the tune; you can really feel his sounds progressively surrounding her voice; the drop half way through is amazing !!!!

If you missed them, don’t forget to check the original ‘Orcas’ album released on Jumpsuit Records in April 2015, & ‘Orcas Remixes Vol 1’ released a month ago on Black Swan Sounds with remixes by Nicola Cruz, El Búho, SaQi & Sleepers Work.

 

VA – Sonidos De La Jungla (Fértil Discos)

“After receiving contributions from more than 40 artists, Fértil Discos is pleased to announce its first compilation, gathering the most interesting representatives of the south american electronic scene. Following the wave initiated by albums such as Chancha Via Circuito’s Amansara and El Remolón’s Selva, we’ve decided to adopt this environment as an inspiration, taking home recordings of birds, crickets, rivers, ayahuasca’s ícaros and amazonic sounds as leit motivs.” (Fértil Discos)

This album is beautiful and brings a really diverse insight into the current tropical wave. The sounds are organic, crunchy, vibrant, true,,…. and each track feels like it could be a different path in the jungle. And to make it all even nicer, the whole thing is available for free. Thank you to Fértil Discos and all the artists involved in this album.

 

Lascivio Bohemia – María Arrullá la Guagua

https://soundcloud.com/lasciviobohemia/mariaarrullalaguagua

“María arrullá la guagua = María calma al bebe = María calm the baby.”

Absolute tune !!! It has been on repeat since he kindly sent it to us a few weeks ago. Thank you from La Selva. The vocals are amazing, so powerful; just like the more instrumental moments in the tune, with beautiful marimbas, violins, bongos, congos, ….and a wicked subtle, crunchy bassline. The tune continuously evolves, with really good drops catching you on the way! The great news is that this is apparently one of the tracks from his forthcoming EP !

 

Gaiteiros De Lisboa – Se Fores ao Mar Pescar (El Bu?ho Remix)

https://soundcloud.com/el-buho/gaiteiros-de-lisboa-se-fores-ao-mar-pescar-el-buho-remix

I’d never heard of the Gaiteros De Lisboa and was amazed when I heard these pipes ! We’re used to tracks with LatinAmerican gaita sounds in them, but here, combined with the melancholic vocals, they bring you into a completely different world; it’s more like a slow walk along the misty Lisbon waterfront. El Búho has kept the essence of the vocals and pipes and added a lovely deep beat to them, full of atmos, reverbs, delays, and little details that enhance the whole atmosphere. Love it !

 

Tactical Groove Orbit – Trujillo Alto (TGO feat Calle 13 “Atrevete te”)

Tactical Groove Orbit has released several really cool remixes and new tunes over the past few months, but this one is a personal favorite. Proper dancefloor business. The production is really tight and potent. I hadn’t heard anything using Calle 13 vocals in a while and it was worth the wait; they work really well here. TGO also leaves a lot a room in his tune for the instruments to take over and add to the festive and bouncing vibe. We will have the pleasure of playing with him for the first time in Rodez (FR) next week, alongside many other french tropical ravers (more info: Balkan Vs Tropik https://www.facebook.com/events/363453160445203/ )

 

Tribilin Sound – Cholo Cósmico

This guys never stops ! Everytime I am on soundcloud I have the great surprise to see that he has uploaded something new, and this time he’s gone deep and I love it.

A deep and thick atmosphere with heavy cowbells and shakers that take you on a 4 minute journey into some sort of synthesized tropical jungle. Close your eyes and enjoy.

 

Chakana – Inkarri (Colectivo Huachuma)

Another incredible musical journey ! Seems like 2016 is starting off with a very deep and atmospheric vibe; I like it !! Thanks to the almighty Silly Tang for sending this one my way. I had heard of the Colectivo Huachuma and their parties around Rennes in France (check them out if you are in the area), but hadn’t had the pleasure to hear Chakana’s productions before. This tune is a constant progression and develops profound sounds, with new elements and superb vocals that come & go in such a smooth way that you are taken into a progressive psychedelic tropical journey right into the Andes !

 

Shika Shika – Flavour of the Month – Barrio Lindo

https://soundcloud.com/shikashikacollective/flavour-of-the-month-enero

And you can keep on travelling with the Second mixtape in the Flavour of the Month series on Shika Shika, which was released at the end of January and mixed by Barrio Lindo. It’s a beautiful hour long smooth tropical trip around the globe with a great selection of tunes, including some amazing forthcoming releases which I had the pleasure to discover.

 

Dj Turbo Boom-Boom – Tropical Hit Parade 2016

https://soundcloud.com/djturboboomboom/tropical-hit-parade-2016-turbo-boom-boom/comment-269806362

“3 hours Tropical Beat & Tropical Bass demo mix 2016”

It’s not often that you have 3 hours of spare time to listen through a mix of that length, but when you do, or when you have a few mates at home for a few drinks, you’ll be glad to have this great selection by the French Dj Turbo Boom-boom. Originally from the Grenoble and Saint-Etienne area, where he is still involved in the organization of several tropical parties such as ‘Tropical Clash’, he is now based in Paris and ready for some action ! This mix covers it all, in a really nice varied way, with classics, older tunes and recent releases of Cumbia, TropicalBass, Afro, Caribbean, Latin, Champeta, Kuduro, Tribal, Bullerengue ..

 

Perro Agradecido – Mata Hari Spy Dance (Official Video)

A cool new video came out last month from the Mexican psychedelic cumbia band Perro Agradecido. Might be a good opportunity for us ‘guiris’ to take note and learn a few moves.

This video reminded me to listen to their last album again,’Ánima en Pena’, which came out last summer. Pure psychedelic chicha business ! It’s amazing.

 

La Yegros – Chicha Roja (Official Video) (Soundway Records)

La Yegros is coming back at us with a new album in March: ‘Magnetismo’, to be released on the great label Soundway Records. Meanwhile, here is a really cool animated video for one of the tracks on the album. It’s sounding & looking great: full of life, with a catchy rhythm, traditional instrumentals, subtle electronic hints, her lovely voice,…. ! As most of you will be, we are really looking forward to and are curious to hear the whole album. Keep your eyes out.

 

A Musical Journey – ZZK Films

“A Musical Journey is a documentary film exploring the story of the Argentine digital cumbia movement accompanying a band as they tour across Europe for the first time.”

ZZK Films brings to us a great insight into La Yegros’ band’s first European Tour, as well as a great outlook on the label itself, and an interesting overview of the development and growing of this tropical/cumbia scene all over Europe. It’s really worth a watch.

For all English speakers, the documentary is subtitled !

Keep informed about all forthcoming ZZK Films on http://zzkfilms.com/

 

 

THE SILLY TANG:

Celia Cruz – Virgencita (Happy Colors Remix) (Fania Records)

I have to say I was gobsmacked when I saw this title appear on Fania Record´s soundcloud page. Celia Cruz remixed by the one and only Happy Colours. It has both the Celia and the Colours vibe and it creates this unique piece of sublime music.

 

Zurvolt – Shake (Caballito Netlabel)

Once again Caballito brings us some pure niceness ! This time it is the producer called Zurvolt who brings us this Ep “Tentacion” which to be honest is an all in one banger release! I love the production and the dark edge to some of these tunes. I choose this particular one because it has this kind of Dinamarca sound. Very dark but still very dancehall orientated.

 

Tropical Terror – Crujiente (Caballito Netlabel)

While I´am talking about Caballito, this is another work that was put out this month on their label. Watch out! This one is much more Cumbia orientated and has the perfect twisted psychedelic flavours we all love. Get a snake and start teaching him how to dance 😉

 

Radio Rebajado Vol.3 (Rebajado Mx)

https://soundcloud.com/rebajadomx/radio-rebajado-vol3

Rebajadoooooo ! I wanted to mention this radio show somewhere on the blog as it is a show I follow regularly. On this mix you can get some previews of some tracks by our hermano El Barba Dub, El Buho o Los Brujos. A very fine selection of lovely cumbia. Big up Radio Rebajado !

 

Turbo Sonidero Mix for Club Chai

Now this mix ! Once again THIS MIX ! I came across it at the beginning of the month and I truly love it ?¡ All the cumbia versions are very solid and it has this slight twist which makes the whole mix a very trippy journey ! Big up Turbo Sonidero everytime !

 

Bigote – Xiloton (Caballito Netlabel)

The new village grime favourite Mr Bigote once again hits us with this dope beat. Following the lines of artists such as the N.A.F.F.I crew, this track has the ability to make you feel intensely strange and make you brock out at the same time.

 

HNRY – Dónde estás Satanás!

Here we have it for me; The banger of the month. This track brought to us by HRY is a real pleasure to the ear for me, as I love the original. The re-edit of it sounds great. Minimal work but a true refix that keeps a real nice deep production. Been listening to this on loop all month !

 

Kumbia Boruka – Live 2015

Kumbia Boruka is a group originated from Lyon, France and when I caught a glimpse of this live video it really made me want to dig more into what they do and maybe try to get myself to Lyon to see them live¡ Wicked old school sounding cumbia band¡

 

 

COCONUTAH:

La Sound – Diplo’s Riddim (Cumbia Reboot)(WorldwideMX)

Take your shoes off and get your booty shaking, this lovely bit of cumbia injected tropical funk really does the job. It combines catchy accordeon hooks with a lovely guitar and some sweet, sweet electronic atmos including everything from vocal cuts to party lasers. A nice fresh tune that makes you wish summer were here already!

 

DJ Caution – Donna Summer Vs Fito Olivares

One of the main protagonists of Madrid’s explosing tropical scene, Caution never fails to blend his sense of humour with a sense for the dancefloor. This Mash up features Donna Summer and Fito Olivares, an 80´s disco classic combined with a cumbia booty shaker. I haven´t had the opportunity to play this in the club yet but as usual it’s pretty tight and I can just imagine the happy faces!

 

Haris Pilton – Green Mamba 2016 (cumbia version)

Haris Pilton is back with a trademark Balkan Cumbia style, mixing catchy eastern riffs from a variety of instruments with mad vocals and a stepping beat. It also espouses a dub influence – I´m pretty sure this will sound good on a big system. Big up!!

 

Pablo Pachacutik – Afro-Andino (Hermanados En El Ritmo) (Regional)

Regional Label always brings something slightly different to the table. This release is no exception and sees Pablo Pachacutik bring us some cumbia mentalism. The album boasts a variety of style and features an avalanche of crazy sounds, where trippy synths mix with futuristic influences to great effect. Roll one up – it is a very interesting listen.

 

Club Popozuda Mixtape #42 (Andrés Digital)

https://soundcloud.com/clubpopozuda/club-popozuda-mixtape-42-andres-digital

As usual from Andres Digital, expect an absolute belter of a mix for this 42nd mixtape from club Popozuda. He mixes guiros with ragga, tropical bass and moombah with a dancefloor vibe. Check the tracklist out, and enjoy the tunes. Don´t forget to get your lighter out!

 

Tincan – Ora Esatta Cumbia Edit

This is some experimental orchestral cumbia business! Epic uplifting melodies blend with lazer sounds with some crazy electronic beats for a pounding backdrop. Tincan brings some very original ideas to cumbia here, got to love the way it drops.

 

La Inédita – Chicha chicha (Pachanguito Remix)

This is a great piece of music – Pachanguito nails it with a party banger: this has upbeat fast cumbia beats and some great guitars and organs. The vocal touch on the top rounds it off nicely. A track for festivals and the great outdoors as it has a very summery vibe, it no doubt will work in the club just as well.

 

Cumbia With Colors (Dj Neber)

DJ Neber has undoubtedly been polishing his Hip hop cumbia style for a long time, and it really shows with a nicely executed stepper. Rootical colombian cumbia with hard hitting beats!

 

Folcore 050 – Sampler

This album was only slightly too late to fit into our last edition, so we were keen to make it up this time. This is a nicely varied LP with a nice mix of artists. There are some great cumbias, a few tropical dancefloor numbers, but also some tasty experimental / chill out bits. Listened to as a continuous LP, I found it really put me into a space, hitting me in all the right places. Check it out, there is something for everyone in this Folcore release.

 

CONSPIRACIONES TROPICALES MADRID, VOL1

Madrid´s tropical music scene has been making waves for a good couple of years, and, like a tropical avalanche, the progression seems to grow at exponential speed. Aside from the many parties that take place week in week out (special mention goes to Guacamayo Tropical, Sonidero Mandril, Manglar, and the many other very special events one can have the pleasure of attending), the radio shows (La Selva), Madrid´s tropical scene is also special for the collective it has progressively spawned, Conspiraciones Tropicales.

A meeting point where the city´s artists come together to promote the scene and culture, organise events, and showcase Madrid´s finest tropical creations.

After a long tropical winter, one of the collective´s many projects has borne its fruits. This one will get you sweating so hard you will remember the experience. Conspiraciones Tropicales Vol1 showcases a special part of Madrid´s nightlife, and the album certainly provides a tasteful example of what to expect in these gatherings.

Featuring a very special mix of tracks, Los Candeleros kick things off with a trippy chicha track. 2G1B delivers a killer 8 bit track featuring Secta Selectah, DJ Caution does his thing and gives us a funky Dembow that will rock any dancefloor, while Cholofoniks follows with an incredibly rolling experimental cumbia.

Guacamayo tropical brings the Jungle didjeridoo madness: Tropical Yisus´ contribution is a tasteful 80´s remix, and la Tremenda Jauria have an atmosperic electronic cumbia (beautiful!). Skywaka shakes up the dance with a lifting champeta, and Coconutah & Kaygee bring marimba flavours to 2016. Finally, the Silly tang offers an incredible dancefloor remix of a Juaneco classic!

The compilation was released on the 15th of February thanks to CASSETTE BLOG (BIG UP!), and is available for free download:

Conspiraciones Tropicales-Compilado Vol 1 (por Pablo Borchi – Exclusivos Cassette)

We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did 🙂

Thanks to all for reading as always, and see you next month!

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA

 

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Art by Tropi Delia

 

Sexxy Saturday Cumbia with La Selva is back!!

There is always a surge of excellent music as the winter kicks in – this year has not been any different. The scene we all love is blessed with an incredible diversity of influences, as new sounds emerge on a regular basis and we are hit by new cumbia bombs relentlessly. This month, our cumbia round up covers the full spectrum of flavours, from the folkloric to the dubby, from the dancefloor killer to the swinging rebajada. We hope you enjoy the selection!

 

KayGee selected:

Nicola Cruz – Prender el Alma (ZZK Records)

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been waiting for this album to drop ever since the first few extracts of it started appearing here and there in different mixtapes  over a year ago. Was the wait worth the while? Hell yes¡! This is one beautiful journey through the andes with a hint of sub and some deep basslines! I was also happy to discover songs that I’d never heard before, like Equinoccio ft. Huaira and Cocha Run aft. Tanya Sanchez which once again show Nicola Cruz’s talent, and his ability to create his own atmosphere with his use of delayed guitars, a very deep low end, accompanied by organic sounding percussions and beautiful lyrics. If you don’t have a copy of this, grab it now! And keep an eye out for Nicola Cruz live shows as he is just finishing his tour.

Meanwhile, you can also enjoy this brand new video of Colibria LIVE ft. Huaira:

 

Tribilin Sound – Octavio EP (Regional)

I’ve always been a very big fan of Tribilin Sound, his progressive and minimal yet potent production always amaze me. For this EP, Regional Label brought together 9 other artists to remix Tribilin Sound’s ‘La Cumbia de Octavio’, a song dedicated to his son Octavio David for his first bitrthday.

With names like Señor Chancho, Papi Pérez, Freddy Da Stupid Broken Edition, BeatFunk, Pigmalião, El Catorce Dash Slktr, Murúa and DJ Ground on the list, this was definitely going to be interesting; and it’s truly amazing. We have the pleasure of hearing 9 completely different approaches to this tune, with my personal favourite: Sr Chancho’s dubbed out version !!!

 

El Búho – Cenotes EP (Wonderwheel Recordings)

El Búho seems to be a recurrent artist for me in these posts. He never stops to astonish me with his many mixtapes, in which I discover an incredible amount of music, notwithstanding the quantity of music that he releases. I mentioned his new album last month, ‘Cumbias de Oro’ on Frente Bolivarista, and would now like to present to you his debut EP on the amazing record label Wonderwheel Recordings: ‘Cenotes’. Now located in Mexico City, El Búho offers us 5 beautiful tracks where “lush tropical vibes clash with ambient soundscapes, deep bass, and folkloric innerworkings” (Wonderwheel Recordings).

 

Deela – Ghost of the Cumbia (Cocotaxi Remix) (Shango Records)

Aie aie aie! Another heavy heavy remix by the great duo from Stockholm, Cocotaxi. The original version is already cumbia orientated but with a ‘housier’ touch to it. Cocotaxi have taken the Cumbia vibes forward, given it a potent rhythm and brought the tune to the tropical dancefloor! The flute/gaita just hits the spot when it appears. This remix appears on an EP by Shango Records with another remix from Larry Skg. Massive thanks to both of them for sending their remix to La Selva.

We will have the pleasure of seeing Cocotaxi in Madrid on December 18th with Dengue Dengue Dengue, and los Candeleros in one of Madrid’s many tropical parties organised by Guacamayo Tropical. And amongst the tropical rumors, I’ve heard some about Cocotaxi stopping off in our Selva Radio Studios?!

 

La Mecánica Popular – Móntame en la Tormenta (Names You Can Trust)

Some will say that it’s a risky thing to remix or do a version of a classic, and some will say that it’s very risky to do so with the Doors. Many have failed, but here, La Mecánica Popular simply nailed it! This “Amazonian cumbia” version is simply perfect! It keeps the psychedelic vibes and guitars, with perfectly layered guiros and cowbells, offering us a “beautifully dark and shadowy trip into the heart of la selva.“ This was released on 7” Vynil on the label Names You can Trust, with another version from La Mecánica Popular of the all time Michael Jackson Classic ‘Thriller’.

 

Negro Dub – Cumbia Wall

Talking about remixing classics, Negro Dub just did a wicked chilled-out Cumbia version of Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd). Proper dubbed out, echoed vibes in this one, with a catchy cumbia rhythm and tropical percussions, and the lovely guitar solo.

 

Cassette Blog 5th Anniversary

Cassette Blog have just dropped a Tropical Bomb on us with 4 incredible compilations, more than 100 tunes, to celebrate their 5th Anniversary, and as usual, for free !

Va-Vuelta al mundo en globo vol 1 y vol 2 (compiled by Chancha Vía Circuito)

Va- I want your riddim (compiled by The Ghost)

Va-Food for animals (compiled by Tropikore)

Va-Tonos de la marimba (compiled by Rafa Caivano de Frikstailers)

All 4 compilations are very different, and represent very well the sounds of the person who was in charge of compiling them. There are far too many great tunes and a huge amount of new artists for me to mention here: you can click on the above links to download and find all of the related info on all 4 compilations

 

Bosq – Cumbia en Bahia

Here’s a video of Cumbia en Bahia, a tune from Bosq’s brilliant new album released on vynil last month, Celestrial Strut. You should really check it. It goes from Latin Rhythms to Afrobeat, with a few stops of Disco; an eclectic feeling also found and enjoyed in Bosq’s DJ sessions.

Bosq’s own footage was used in the production and edition of this video, showing us a “slightly psychedelic journey through the beautiful mountains of Colombia captured mostly from bus, jeep & car windows between La Eje Cafetera & Medellin”. It accompanies his track really well, with the traditional sounds and instruments blending in with the beautiful and impressive Colombian landscapes.

 

SidiRum – “Máncora” // Video Mixtape (Fertil Discos)

Many of today’s musical projects go hand in hand with visual ones, both in live sessions and on the web, taking the whole experience for the crowd/listener/viewer one step further. This is a new series of videomixtapes presented on Fertil Discos; the first one was published a week or so ago with SidiRum’s sounds (both older and forthcoming releases) alongside Bruera’s visuals. “‘Máncora’ is a visual path, marked by a unique style in which deep electronic sounds come along with the most synthetic latin energy”. Find more videomixtapes, other cool projects and beautiful sounds on http://fertildiscos.com/

Last month I mentioned Barda’s new LP, Gruta (released on Fertil Discos). Here’s a video on the makings of the LP recorded in Isla Festival and shared a few weeks back through Remezcla:

Isla Festival is a new festival which took place in September in Arroyo Esperita in Argentina, gathering great artists of the scene (Barda, Barrio indo, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolon, Iluminate, Jin Yerei, Kaleema, dj Nunsense, Rivas Bowson Orchestra, San Ignacio, SidiRum. Keep an eye out for the next edition in February 2016: http://www.festivalnomade.cl/

 

Caballito Netlabel Showcase/URL Futurefest 2 0 1 5

Keeping on the whole visual side of things, Caballito teamed up with Wapastream last month and presented their part of the ‘URL Futurefest 2 0 1 5’, with 3 wicked half hour Cumbia & Tropical sets by Kuto Quilla, Bigote and Grita, accompanied by some crazy psychedelic, tribal, futuristic visuals by Wapastream

And keeep your eyes open, I’ve heard rumors that Don Plok, from Guateque Soundz in Buenos Aires is about to drop his first album !! I’ve heard a sneak peak and it sounds eclectically great !

 

The Silly Tang selected:

 Cumbia China – Caballito Mixtapes – Grita

The master Grita has dropped this new mix on his own label Caballito. This mix can be enjoyed while in the sun with a couple of beers or in a very hedonistic after party surrounded by freaks. I love the way Grita always tries to find this original cumbia sound and the eccentric sounds that come with it.

 

Tribilin Sound – Cumbia Wax

The one and only Tribilin Sound is back with this track and again it’s a masterpiece. His work is very lineal and very well worked on always! On this Cumbia Wax tune he delivers a very fresh but also psychedelic flavour to the dancefloor. When the little sample from the “Marijuaner0” comes in the tune really gets into its whole depth and groove.

 

Maguin Diaz Y El Sexteto Gamerano – La Rama De Tamarindo (Dengue Dengue Dengue! Remix) (Konn Recordings)

https://soundcloud.com/dengue/maguin-diaz-y-el-sexteto-gamerano-la-rama-de-tamarindo-dengue-dengue-dengue-remix

Again and again Dengue Dengue Dengue keeps bringing us the goodness of both sides, the electro minimal part of the structure and the folk drum sections and samples that bring us back to South America. I hope you will enjoy this remix that came out on Konn” records a few days ago on a big bad sound system !

 

Pachanga IMx – Son Reebook O Son Nike 2015 Limpia Grupo Maravilla (Low)

Waow waow waow ! This tune has been running through me and my mp3 all month ! Its a great joke that develops into an amazing cumbia track. Big up Pachanga mix for this exelent and creamy cumbia !

 

Deejay Theory, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Kush Arora – Definitely (Cocotaxi Remix) (Discos Peligrosa)

Cocotaxi who is a an old producer now but has just come to my attention thanks to our Kaygee 😉 Such a huge musical duo they bring out pure killerz everytime but this one really made it for me when we saw Dj Sanbandija de Madrid played it ! Puro flow de los Cocotaxi !

 

Borchi – La Rasterinha Imperial EP (Cassette Blog)

Before moving to Paris, our good friend Borchi has brought us a very good Ep with many remixes from great producers such as Dj caution and Ckrono & Slesh. But the version which really grabbed me is the remix by Basement freaks. It has pure flow and incredible energy to get all the people rocking it hard!

 

Con Ese Culazo (Wildsound Bootleg)

This last tune is less cumbia orientated but has some guiro parts and generally has a very Latin feel to it. It is dedicated to the very young “Happy colours”. The producer “WildSound” has dug up his most south American style sample of “culazo” and, inspired by Happy Colours, left us with this very hard hitting, but very efficient version of the new moombahton scene.

 

Coconutah selected:

 Sun Matt – Cumbia Meets Balkan

This is a nice little surprise: it starts off like a classic digi-cumbia number, and evolves into an original balkan animal dance that boasts cool female vocals and gypsy, middle eastern sounding strings. To top it off, there´s even some farm animals thrown in.

 

Lagartijeando – Cardos Rodando (Frente Bolivarista)

https://soundcloud.com/frentebolivarista/sets/lagartijeando-cardos-rodando

A brand new, very tasty album, showcasing a variety of beautifully mixed folkloric instruments, layered with a variety of tasteful latin rhythms. A sound inspired by the combination of Andes and the tropical dreams of brazil, switching from “Huaynos” to “Batucadas”, covering a journey between “Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil” , there are some awesome flutes and charangos to be found here, not to mention the rocking percussion and great instruments appearing throughout the album.

 

Zona Norte – Queen of the Ghetto Ep (Wakan Tanka Records)

Calling all cumbia dub addicts: This is a journey from Argentina to Jamaica and back again, with some amazingly dubbed out tropical sounds – personal favourites are Rasdub (panama) and Kungling (sweden). Big up to the all the producers involved and the always inspiring wakantanka records.

 

Andres Digital – Sonidero tropical (KUMBALE LP)

Andres Digital has been a repeat offender for making interesting, dancefloor orientated, eclectic music recently. Here he is again with 6 very different remixes, traveling all the way from a jungly denbow version of Currura, to the Arabic flavours of ElMoro, to a more reggae / dub / dancehall influence on the 4 other tunes on the LP. Check it!

Another shout for Kumbale for two new releases on Kumbale:

El Hijo del Misterio – Ocarina Tropical EP:

Some cool Electronic Cumbia tracks, straight from Tijuana Mexico by El hijo del misterio.

And Sudaka bass, a series of great tunes by a varied set of artists. Check their soundcloud.

 

Sonido Mamalón – Nijé Cahuíhuarachi (Mi Tierra) (Regional)

Regional delivers the goods with another fresh album, this time from Mexican producer Sonido Mamalón. A couple of tunes are accompanied by some good MCs and vocalists, while others go deeper and more rolling. The album is punctuated by some cleverly selected and distributed samples, and there is a definite dedication to the indigenous peoples of northern Mexico running through these sounds…..Niiiice and chilled.

 

Captain Planet – S.S. Esfahan (Thornato Remix) (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

This is a lovely cumbia influenced oriental dub from Thornato. This is smooth smooth and silky as you like it and will take you for a magic carpet ride. Some nice strings are accompanied by a pounding bassline. This is a great mood setter.

 

Flor De Ramona (mr.landero Rmx)

A nice remix by Mr.Landero from Buenos Aires, Argentina, this tune has a lovely dubby, future – cumbia atmosphere that really grabs the listener. A blend of new sounds without loosing the flavour of the original, you´re in for a nice trip that will make you want to hear it again.

 

 

To finish off this week’s cumbia vibes, you can enjoy a Sound System Style Vintage cumbia mix, all on vynil, released on Regional Label’s series of mixes, by our one and only Silly Tang:

 

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