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Canalh on his cumbia mission ” You can be a Dj and that’s ok. You can be a producer and it’s better. You can be a musican, it’s fun. But when you are everything at once it’s what you do with cumbia: 039″

1. Cero 39

I have been a big fan of Cero 39 since 2008. Not the colombian classical songs in fact, that I must have listen once. But the Cero 39 project, born in 2007 in Bogota under the leader, Mauricio alvarez . I could see them several times in Medellin. One day I crossed the whole city to see them, arrived very late at the hall, musicians where going out. So I went to the famous place “Versalles” to eat an empanada. The band entered and sat next to me and my GF, and ordered a jugo de corozo.

jugo de corozo by cero39

In Versalles, drinking jugo de borojo, you won’t listen to the pop anthems of Bomba Estereo neither to Cero 39. But get into Cero 39 please. Cero 39 goes deep into Colombia and will hit your heart from there with classic tropical touch, crazy beats, excellent melodies and productions, and that crazy twist only real artist have… I am not a big fan of Bomba Estereo, in France, a lot of people think they know about cumbia cause they play “fuego” at their party. I only can listen to this rather champeta remix of them by Cero 39:

Fuego (cero39 remix) by cero39

Mauricio Alvarez compose songs for more than 6 years and you immediatly feels it. Estate cumbia, still to be release on Polen records, was one of the first track from his new sound named “chucu chucu advance”.

Estate cumbia by cero39

Mauricio spend some time in Baranquilla, then Medellin where “El Velez” joins him to put some more scientific digitalism experimentation and they begin to record the awaited first album. Here is what you can expect:

Love fi by cero39

Adiós by cero39


2. Redgrinblu : is Juan Sebastián Arango pushing artesania digital from the colombian coffeelands, Quindio. He has a lot of projects including graphic design, vidéo edition, web design and applications web. I let you with with this short vidéo cpativating an instant of a colombian street.

3-Dj Stambul: Tzigane and turkish music revisited in an improbable way, with a distinctive note of electro/hip hop music… A burst of mash-ups and remixes to fire up the dancefloor. Of course, it’s not strictly cumbia. Not at all !!

Oumpa Oumpa (DJ STANBUL Rmx) – Domingo Bohio by DJ STANBUL


    1. Big, Joe, thanks fo your comment, your right when I say “rather champeta remix”, my remark on the remix is “rather inprecise”. Synth sounds that reminded me champeta counfounded me ! I’ll change that. But don’t worry I do know what’s champeta !! 😉

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