This fantastic compilation came out last month and I dediced not to include it in Sexxy Saturday Cumbia because I wanted to devote a special post to it. Sorry folks that it took so long but here it finally is!
Followers of Sexxy Saturday Cumbia cannot have missed that the Chilean netlabel Regional Label is rapidly becoming one of the major suppliers of all things Latin-bass and it seems their victory march has only just begun! This year only, they’ve been releasing great music from all the major, promising musicians out there and almost-weekly mixtapes which make the whole thing complete.
This new compilation is the third edition of a series which began September last year as a visionary, experimental project marking the beginning of a new era of innovative Latin music, followed by a second edition in November. These compilations which combine the best of many vibes and atmospheres, are among the highest-quality and most innovative music that I have seen appearing over the last years.
Now it is time for the third edition, with 12 new tracks, produced by frequently featured artists here on Generation Bass such as Hydroselekter, Pablo Pachacutik and Tribilín Sound. Regional Label describes as a gathering of sounds from the “vanguard of the periphery”: a fusion of the popular flavours from Latin America’s barrio’s like cumbia, dembow and salsa, with an experimental electronic palette of deep house, dub, bass and trap.
Here a couple of freely translated excerpts of what authors say about their tracks:
Pablo Pachacutik (Bolivia):
“Cumbiapiraña (‘cumbiaflirt’) was born in the 42 degrees heat of the Pantanal, on the Bolivian-Brazilian border, surrounded by travelers who now collect reals and pesos on the market, among addicted prostitutes and drug-dealers. Everyone is looking for some flirtatious adventures in life!!!! That’s what inspired this track!!!!”
“Without any doubt, the Cumbia Sampuesana was a track which marked a certain phase in my life around the year ’98. I’ve heard various versions of it along the way but I’ve always had some itch to make my own. Over the last years, I’ve been exploring many rhythms. In the end, I decided to go for a trap remix. It has turned out exactly the way I imagined it to fit together. I knew it would work! Almost at the end of the song Vianey de los Santos features with vocal contribution.”
Reptilian Commander (Argentina):
“Lizard Reign is a futuristic moombahton track. In an advanced society at thousands of light years away from our planet, the court members of the lizard king are having a good time on the grooves of this paraphyletic rhythm.”
Get the compilation and more of these personal stories here on the label’s official website!