Zona Norte – Conurbano [Cumbia]

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

This is what it is about:

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

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

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

SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE presenta: CUMBIA DEL FUTURO free ep!

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Today happens to be one of the hottest days of the year, probably the DECADE in Holland, so no better time to drop some new music by SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE. One of Nueva Cumbia’s originators in 2009 has been in slow mode for the last couple of years, but drops 4 massive cumbia bombs on you right here…

The FREE DOWNLOADABLE EP kicks of with the mean and lean cut “LEALTAD” and urges you to choose your friends wisely over distorted dancehall riddims and growling low end bass with all the classic cumbia percussion elements you were expecting and of course in top notch production technique.

The next cut “CUMBIA DEL FUTURO” blends old school chip tune sounds with traditional cumbia elements. Sampled old computer sounds and live percussion blend perfectly and when the break drops and the female voices of one of cumbia’s most popular samples kick in, they get followed by some lush nintendo melodies that attempt lift off form the earthly realm.

The third cut is by far one of the darkest things SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE has ever dropped on us. Containing elements of POLAR INERTIA’s techno stomper “Black Sun”, SDP adds some serious acid/303 action to it and a break in which the low end voice rumbles and stutters about how he IS a black sun… Moody, evil sounding, trippy and hypnotising.

The last cut is even more out there. With dark demons growling in the back and a deep, heavy and modulating bass line in the front, this is the face of modern, dark, DOOM induced cumbia. A classic kick-off reps SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE over flanged percussion and some synth pulses. When the beat drops it drops hard though! Like an ultra slow Moombahton or Reggaeton beat, this will propel dance floors all over the place. IN the second part of the song there’s some distorted guitars in the mix and the track gets smothered in delay and noise, as if it wants to drag you down to the INFIERNO in the title… Heavy dub duty all over the place!

Its great to hear some solid, heavy cumbia again, so enjoy the heatwave if you are in western Europe and if you are someplace else you are used to the heavy warm heat, so let your BASS WOOFERS cool you off! Also dont forget the other tracks on SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE‘s soundcloud, all FREE DOWNLOADS!

Sexxy Saturday Cumbia – El Guero Unico Signing Off

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This is one of those articles that I want to take a long time with. I want it to go on and on with no end in sight. But alas an end is in sight. All week I’ve been thinking how to approach this specific article. And to be honest I haven’t decided on how it is supposed to be.

I honestly have lost count of how many Sexxy Saturday Cumbias I have written. I lost count somewhere in the mid-80’s and started guessing. If my guessing is correct then this should be around the 127th mark. That is 127 consecutive weeks, without missing a single one, when I claim it to be consecutive, I am not merely carelessly throwing that word around. I have honestly never missed one week. I have been late on a few occasions, but not a week has passed during this 127-week stretch without an issue of Sexxy Saturday Cumbia being delivered. I take much pride in this fact, but also it shows one of my obsessive-compulsive habits. I do not fail to do my job no matter how ill I feel.

When I first started my Cumbia Facebook group called Nu Cumbia Experience, I had neither the foresight nor an idea that it would be the catalyst that started me on this remarkable and honorable path. I was simply interested in collecting music from artists within the Digital Cumbia community. I knew very little about what was going on outside of the mainstream Cumbia scene. Nu Cumbia Experience was as far as I remember only the second Facebook group completely dedicated to Digital Cumbia, but I may be wrong about this. Friends sent me stems to play with and before I knew it I was hooked on Digital Cumbia or rather Nu Cumbia as I’m happier calling it.

Canalh was at that time writing Sexxy Saturday Cumbia. He sent me a private message telling me that I was to be featured on a post on Generation Bass. I didn’t even know what Generation Bass was, to be honest. Through Canalh I was introduced to Generation Bass. I remember how incredibly excited I was to have my music featured here, this is an excitement I’ve never forgotten, I’m reminded every time someone shows excitement when I feature their music here.

Being on Sexxy Saturday Cumbia I found myself very inspired and motivated to produce more Nu Cumbia. I made many friends within the community, most being located in Mexico because Sonidera and Cumbia Nortena was what I was most familiar with having lived and worked in the local music scene here in Phoenix, Arizona. As my popularity grew I continued to feel inspired. The embrace the Cumbia community has kindly held me in since those early days, I must say still feels just as warm as always.

I remember one day searching around Generation Bass for old posts when I cam upon the post Dee Jay Umb put up asking for a blogger to take on Sexxy Saturday Cumbia. This post was very old, as it was the one Canalh apparently was interested in. At that moment I remember clearly thinking that I wish I had known about Generation Bass and more importantly, Sexxy Saturday Cumbia at that time when Umb was seeking a new blogger. Then the odd twist of fate happened, well shortly afterward anyway. Dee Jay Umb asked if I was interested in taking over because Canalh left the spot open. Nervous with excitement I replied immediately with a resounding “Yes! Please. And thank you.”

Nervous as all hell, after planning for two weeks, I wrote my first Sexxy Saturday Cumbia with shaking hands in May of 2011. Then the addiction started almost immediately after the first publishing. I wrote and wrote, loving every week and loving all the music I encountered. One might think that the passion one feels when first starting something might decline in feeling the longer one does it, this is the exact opposite of the true case. Over time my passion only grows and I expect it to keep growing still.

I met many wonderful people over the two years and two months I’ve been writing here on Generation Bass, many of those wonderful people’s eyes are surely grazing over these words at this very moment.

Writing for Generation Bass played a large part of creating the person I am today. I have learned a lot about a lot of topics not just about Cumbia. I had no idea, no guess so wild, that I would become a co-owner of Generation Bass. This is such an honor for me, I cannot emphasize this enough, there simply aren’t any words capable of describing this honor I feel.

Alas, the time has indeed come for me to hang my hat. You might be assuming I’ve gone mad, and perhaps that is the case, but the time has come nonetheless. I only leave with positive words to express my love and appreciation for both Dee Jay Umb and Vincent Koreman, without them I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am today. I may have put in the work, but they gave me the opportunities and the trust that helped me flourish and cultivate my skills as a writer, producer and business owner.

You might be asking why it is I’m leaving. That question is worthy of an explanation. I have decided after much thought that it is best for me to continue on elsewhere. I feel I can make a better impact in the music industry as a producer, publisher, editor, writer, musician and businessman if I focus my attention on one location of work. That location is the site I operate called The Global Bass Experience. I know there I can do much more work. I have a better budget, less distraction and more influence. I have massive plans for the immediate future including pressing vinyl for album releases, CD’s, merchandise, attending and operating showcases at various music festivals and a bigger online presence.

My goals are to increase productivity at a faster rate and larger impact and at The Global Bass Experience I have much better options. I will continue a similar weekly Cumbia post but instead of Saturday, the post will appear on Friday. The name of course will be changed to Funky Friday Cumbia, because I’ll leave SSC for a future writer here on Generation Bass. I feel Friday is a better day to share new music so DJ’s can download and get their sets together for that weekend.

I will continue releasing Cumbia EP’s monthly. I already have some ready to go. I will also oversee EP and LP releases in other genres. I have assembled a great team of bloggers and producers whom are gung ho about working with The Global Bass Experience.

So this is not a “goodbye” but more of a “see you over there”. I won’t miss a beat with any of these projects including this Cumbia round up. It will be as though nothing changed, except where I am located online. Also there will be many major positive changes that will be coming with the switch.

There should be no melancholia found here today because that is unnecessary. I am not leaving you, nor will I ever. This is my life, doing this work means the world to me. I’m only moving to a new location. So if you would be so kind as to come join me I promise a wonderful and productive future for all of us.

My sincerest and best regards to Generation Bass and specifically my two partners who are soon to be referred to as former. Much love and respect all around.

Now for the biggest Sexxy Saturday Cumbia you’re likely to ever encounter!

Let’s start by kicking back to this dope Cumbia Dub refix jam provided by Mexican Stepper of “Real Rock Riddim.”

Since the very first moment I encountered Animal Chuki I was hooked to their sound. Peruvians sure leave their mark on great Cumbia innovation.

It’s still somewhat bizarre to me how well Dnb and Cumbia can work together. Markuz R. shares in my sentiment.

El Dirty Sonidero provides us with a summer mix suited for the rabid Cumbia fan.

I still remember the first time I shared some of Abel Digital’s work here on Sexxy Saturday Cumbia. I actually dedicated a post to him along with an in depth interview. Well he’s back a couple of years later with more of his hallucinogenic stylings.

The name El Remolon is spoken often and always with respect. And for good reason. Here is his latest contribution to dopeness.

Qechuaboi, what have I not said about this Electribe genius? I’ll think that question over in my head while you jam out to his latest masterpiece.

Cumbia and Rap also seem to flow well together. I suspect it has a lot to do with the chill repetitive rhtyhms of Cumbia, which allow words to flow freely and effortlessly on top.

Papi Chulo and the great Elegante & La Imperial seem to be a match made in heaven, well at least a match made by [email protected]

Speaking of Elegante & La Imperial, his is the latest Cumbia EP from my series, which I will repeat first started here on Generation Bass but will be continued by me on The Global Bass Experience (punto) Com.

Azangaro Remakes has proven to be another hit EP from this incredible series. Listen and download it for free.

Another sick release by out Deep Cumbia Colombiano Boy, Dany F, graced our laptops and ear buds this past week. Infinite/Finite is another EP that can successfully attest to the mad skills Dany F possesses.

G-Flux has for a rather long time now been synonymous with the phrase “dope as hell.” His debut solo LP will be released this coming Tuesday July 30th. On this incredible album one can find Los Master Plus, Boogat, Empresarios and Chicha guitar legend Jose Luis Carballo. But don’t fret he will also be visited by his long-time partner Afrodita.

The name of the album is G-Sound and you can preview it all here below.

Deltatron! Another dope figure from the underground Peruvian scene and member of the incredible crew Terror Negro Crew. He always delivers sick new tracks that hit the right spot.

Don Juan Pachanga has a long and productive future ahead of him that is sure to be filled with much success. I love collaborating with him because his style is perfect for my personal musical tastes.

His latest track with Hijo De La Cumbia is a dope remake of Nicky Romero’s “Symphonica.”

Exta-Machine Mx has been making several appearances lately here on Sexxy Saturday Cumbia. His music is just too good to overlook. Check out this intensely sick Tropical Bass tune.

PabloTez is just simply amazing with his work. I expect as so should you, that I will be sharing a lot of his new work in the future and most likely for many years to come,

His new song Maracuya is a wonderful Tropical Bass gem.

Chusma Records was running what seemed to being, or at least ended up being, a confusing contest for remixes of their recently signed genius act, Dengue Dengue Dengue’s track from their debut album “La Alianza Profana” called “Simiolo.”

Many top remixers, young and old, wise and silly, came on board to compete for the most voted for remix to be featured on the Chusma Records re-release.

It was confusing because not all the remixes ended up on the site for the listeners to vote from. Then some were added later. Well it became rather hectic and somewhat messy but a winner was indeed crowned and awarded. That winner is none other than Manduka. And here is his remix.

Another of my top favorite Nu Cumbia DJ’s is Tribilin Sound. I know I have said that before and not that long ago, but the dude is just that great I feel I have to repeat my sentiment.

Here to back up my claims of greatness is his latest work “Bilongo con Sandunga.”

Petardo is always hard at work spreading his message of peace and love around the world. While in Germany he longs to return to the barrios of his native Peru where he can further spread his message.

To at least put one in a chill daze, I have his newest remix featuring Barrington Levy with “The Cumbia Stepper.”

Pedrolito, my good and friend for many years to come, shares with us another special mixtape where he gives respect to Colombia.

Folklore digital #8 – Especial Colombia by Pedrolito Radioglobal on Mixcloud

Here is a sick new rebajada rework from Mamalon of “La Cumbia De Las Culeras,” courtesy of Especimen Tropical.

Perro Ki shows his love for the female vocalists of ZZK Records with his small mix of lovely Cumbia.

Before I leave Generation Bass I wish to leave something melancholic of me behind. It seems fitting to me to do so. This is my sequel to my first full mix of my originals titled “Condicion del Corazon.” This time I revisit the beauty found in the darkness along with the spiritual feelings within the depths of music. I do so with “Condicion de Mente.”

To help wake you up a little, El Catorce provides us with a high energy rework “Cumbiambera.”

I shan’t honestly ever tire of this work. I love this, I love you, I love Generation Bass but I’m going to have to love this work and love you elsewhere from now on. In a place I like to call The Global Bass Experience (dot) Com. If you feel like you’re going to miss me, I beg of you to please don’t fear, do not cry, for I am not leaving you. I’m not going anywhere. Yo soy El Guero Unico, tu eres mi gente! Ahora y para SIEMPRE! Now and Forever! I am your El Guero Unico and now I am on The Global Bass Experience.

El Guero Unico out!

Peace

G-Sound – G-Flux Debut Album Out July 30th

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It is just one of those heavy Cumbia weeks here on Generation Bass I guess, because more and more dope new albums keep coming out. G-Flux is expected by now to put out some of the best Nu Cumbia the scene has to offer and that is saying a lot. And that is exactly what he is doing with his new LP G-Sound.

We know him from his collaborative work with Afrodita but this time it’s his own debut we’ll be hearing. Though Afrodita does make an appearance on this LP there are a few other amazing collaborators, including the Washington D.C. based Cumbia band Empresarios, the hilariously brilliant duo Los Master Plus, Canadian based genius Boogat and last but definitely far from the least, the legendary Chicha guitarist José Luís Carballo.

For an artist to get a list of collaborators like those I listed above, they really must be someone great. Thus is the case with G-Flux. Ever since I first travelled down the online Nu Cumbia path, G-Flux was one of those that first appeared and pulled me in.

Now it brings me great pleasure to introduce his upcoming album G-Sound, which will be out for digital release on July 30th and 7″ release this October on Electric Cowbell Records. This monumental debut album will go down in the annals of Cumbia history, this I am most certain of.

Generation Bass Cumbia EP No. 2 Elegante & La Imperial “Azangaro Remakes”

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I can’t quite give an honest representation in words how pleased I am with the Cumbia EP series I’m running here on Generation Bass. We’re only two albums in with a third (the next one) sitting patiently on my hard drive, and the diversity and quality of these songs are wonderful. This allows me to explore the different cultures that Cumbia has graced with its presence over the decades. Every geographical place is very different from their neighbor but even more so is the diversity among the artists. This Cumbia EP series allow me to get into and expose the sound of individual artists. Everyone is different and I want to make that fact as apparent as possible with this series.

Last time we visited two young artists in La Paz, Bolivia going under the name Pacena Tropical. Alejandro Cassis and Villa Victoria Sound System. I don’t pay heed of the claims that different nations, especially in the Third World are deprived so much that they’re way behind and unable to be productive with the faster paced and often much lazier First World nations. Pacena Tropical are far more advanced than many others from the more privileged areas of the world. They just work harder and they’re more creative is all, and that I can believe.

This time we go down to Lima, Peru to visit someone who has already become legend in his own right, Elegante & La Imperial. We’re going to go on a dope Digital Cumbia ride with his re-interpretations of songs we know and loved through the ages. It’s called Azangaro Remakes and consists of some really incredible tracks that are also free to download. Any one of these tracks will tear up a dance floor.

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Sexy Saturday Cumbia – The Good Fight

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We’ve been busy here on Generation Bass even in the usual summer Internet doldrums. Keeping on with the new releases in the realm of Zouk Bass but also the Cumbia EP’s are coming in strong, so strong in fact that I’m over-stocked at the moment, which of course is a good thing. This week we saw a new single from the upcoming Cumbia EP by Elegante & La Imperial titled “Azangaro Remakes,” which will be out this Tuesday, so please keep an eye out, though don’t worry much because I will be promoting the hell out of it as I usually do. What can I say? I’m quite proud of how these Cumbia EP’s are turning out.

If you missed the single earlier this week you’re in luck, for I will now repost it here on my beloved Sexy Saturday Cumbia.

El Mulato’s work is always hard for me not to share here on SSC. His productions always interest me. This time he has a super delay dub remix of Cumbia Del Sol where he teamed up with Toty Kumbia Style.

Around 4:20 every day this guy most go insane. My regular artist here on SSC introduced me to The Chromatics with this mashup featuring one of my songs I wrote over two years ago. It turned out to be an interesting meeting.

Real Cumbia Activa brings another visit from our friend 4:20 Music Flavor with his three other partners and their collaboration with a fifth DJ Arturo Hererra.

To further introduce one to R.C.A., here is a short mini-mix of their tracks.

Mini Mix-tape R.C.A. #1 by Realcumbiaactiva on Mixcloud

The Captain is always welcome here on Generation Bass. The master of dope edits and mashups returns with his newest mash of Calle 13 with Jorge Meza.

Our good Argentine freak, Freak Castro, returns to SSC with a groovy tropical remix of the Breach song Jack.

Twice in a day Toty Style is back with a sick little Andres Landero remix.

This next one involves a few different elements other than Cumbia that are more prominent but I couldn’t resist because this original work by Manteka is really dope.

Every time I share a Dash Slktr track on SSC I say that it’s been a while since he’s been on here. I wish to retire saying that by just saying, it’s good to have him back.

DJ Pase delivered the perfect vibe I was looking for when I came across his new track. A Song that takes it easy and takes its time is what we get.

This week I kept the words short and sweet but the music selection is bangin.

Peace

Generation Bass Cumbia EP #2 – Elegante & La Imperial – “Ingrata”

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For our second in the Generation Bass Cumbia EP series we are incredibly proud to present Elegante & La Imperial. This is a single from the EP titled “Azangaro Remakes”. Next Tuesday as is the tradition, the EP will be fully released and available for free download. For now however do enjoy this track and the free download of it!

Elegante &  La Imperial is very well known at this point, rocking the Lima scene among several other locations, many lucky people got to witness the maestro at work. Now here on Generation Bass we get a nice taste of the sound so many are crazy about, the Elegante & La Imperial sound. With unique edits masterfully done, you are sure to enjoy this EP.

Stay tuned Cumbieros! More to come next week. Official EP release will be on July 23rd! Enjoy!

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Andrés Digital – Cumbia Round Up “The Mixtape”

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My friend Andrés Digital compiles his own Cumbia round up from time to time for his post on Tropical Bass. Catching many tracks that I miss is often the case with Andres so I felt it necessary to share his Mixtape of his round up.

On it you’ll find a lot of cool tracks that you can access from his post here.

Here he describes it in his own words-

To celebrate the long awaited start of Summer 2013 in Germany Andrés Digitals original Cumbia Round Up comes with your Summermixtape to make you bounce and swing and make your hips groove. This is Cumbia inspirated Music (Be carfull – this contains Moombah, Salsa, Dubstep, Disco, DnB, Soca, lots of Reggae and other nuts) 22 Tunes in 50 Minutes in a tight mix. Free Music for free people !! Made by Cumberos from all over the Planet and most of this beautifull music was relesed in the last 2 month.So more Artist and more Tunes means less Words, but if you will check the words carefully you will find more free Music !!

CUMBIA ROUND UP – The Mixtape by Andrés Digital on Mixcloud

Sexy Saturday Cumbia – Sexy MF

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The United States stands as a testament to the age-old philosophical argument that the value of something is only as valuable as the people believe it to be. We are a Third World country but damn we sure do carry it well. If we can continue to convince ourselves and those around us that we are on top of things, then all will work out just fine. This is one of my favorite things about living here. Our belief that everything is okay just as long as we prevent those pesky terrorist attacks.

I’m late for my 4th of July ode but I couldn’t make up my mind as to what to say until now. With our countrywide oblivious and delusional state of mind, we still have a lot going for us. My favorite attribute of this “New World” is the shared conditioned belief that no matter what we can always start over again. We are taught at an early age that failure is imminent no matter what we attempt to do with our lives, and that same failure is a part of the success we can reach if we just get back up and start again. Not all of us do this, but those who do understand exactly what I mean. This is the country of second, third, fourth and so on, chances. We may be delirious, over proud and delusional but the U.S. is a great place to fail.

When it comes down to it everywhere is the best place to be. It all depends on how you perceive the place and your own life.

Terror Negro Records is always putting out some of the dopest Cumbia Peru has to offer. DJ Chakruna is at the forefront of the scene. Here is his latest Cumbia mixtape with a nice little mix of contemporary jams.

TERROR NEGRO MIXTAPE 004 DJ CHAKRUNA – EL MAS BUSCADO by Terror Negro Records on Mixcloud

This chill Nu Cumbia comes to SSC from El Mencho Cumbia Dub.

Real Cumbia Activa has been very busy these past few months. I have their latest edit showcasing their skills as a team.

Turbo Sonidero Futuristico shows up again on SSC with yet another dope Tumbia, this time a sick remix.

This is the first time ATA Selektah appears here on Sexy Saturday Cumbia. Perfect for following Turbo Sonidero’s tumbia is this mashup.

Back to Peru and Terror Negro Records I have none other than the always dope Sonidos Profundos with an all new remix.

Making another appearance here after a couple of weeks off is Exta-Machine Mx with yet another dope edit.

It seems there are a lot of remixes this weekend and these next ones are no exception.

First with Cumbia Dub Club our friend Petardo Peru hits us with this chilled out Los Diabolitos edit.

Last for the remixes is another sick Rebejada by El Mulato.

It’s been a while since I shared some of Steve TellcO’s digital cumbia here on SSC and now is the perfect time, as anytime actually is.

Here is his latest original track I’m sure you’ll really dig.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Peace

Siete Catorce – Flor De Lirio (EP 2)

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We have a cool teaser for all of you who love Siete Catorce or his alter ego Den5hion. Next Wednesday the 17th NAAFI will be releasing Siete Catorce’s new EP titled simply, EP2.

Siete Catorce is a true experimenter. I admire many things about him, one attribute in particular is how he never sticks to just one thing that works for him. He likes to venture out of the norm so often that he’s ever changing his sound and approach. Definitely one of the leading Nu Cumbia innovators, Siete Catorce once again takes us on a bizarre yet enjoyable sonic trip through his special world of musical creationism.

The single we have for you right now is Flor De Lirio. This track will surely give you an idea of what to expect from this genius musical innovator.