So here we are again, the sun is shining, the weather is sweet and this is Andrés Digital Cumbia Round Up No21. After a beautifull Weekend in Paris here we go with the badest Nu Cumbias again. Sometimes it’s really hard to select only 5 out of so much beautys. But this is Selectahs choice. Special advice for the Cologne located Cumbiero/as – I’m playing at Allewelthaus/Simrockbar next Friday (18.05.) togeteher with the Pangea Kollektiv.
Cumbia No 1 – Rafael Aragón – Cumbia Piu-Più
Rafael Aragón aka Rafiralfiro is a latin/arabic rooted french musician / dj / composer / producer. Born & raised in Paris, between downtown and suburbs, he grew up surrounded by different cultures that really built him, first as a human being and later as an artist. In 2011 he made his stylish «Curandero EP» for Caballito wich gathers the newest latin-oriented tracks from Rafael Aragón, from the wildest sambatronics to the sweetest nu-cumbia. Sweaty dancefloor killers and soulful, enlightened anthems to cheer up and enjoy the beauty of life.
Cumbia No 2 – ALGUACIL☆DUBKILLA vs. DUBUNIT ft. SPENG BOND – Ganjaman
Manuel Gamboa comes from Colombias Distrito Capital and mixes Dub, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Cumbia electrónica y Reggae. This Remix, the Naco 6 is a combination with his Friends DUB UNIT from Portugal and SPENG BOND from the U.K!! DUB UNITS Riddim is named SUPER MARIOJUANA RIDDIM!!
Cumbia No 3 – Captain Cumbia vs. The Fugees – Fugeela
Dj, musician and music producer Captain Cumbia, the “Eastern Desperado” of Paris [France] is a specialist of every Cumbia Style and a real smart guy. In his Cumbia Laboratory he mixes, remixes, “mashup” amazonica’s [Chicha], Colombian’s, Mexicana’s [Sonidera], Argentina’s [Villera] cumbias with other music styles like Klezmer, Balkan, Ethio-Grooves, Hip-Hop, Ragga, etc … On stage, with Pedrolito [Los Diablos Santos] they offer a show half way between “live concert” [microphone, melodica, keytar, accordeon and guiro] and a “dj-live-set [original mashups, digital mix and traditionnal tunes]. Also watch out for their Cumbia Scream Soundclash. Its Round 9 running.
Cumbia No 4 – Los Titanes – Linda Yolita (Tribilin Sound Rework)
Alvaro Ernesto, Lima, Peru started Tribilin sound in 1996 and mixes Nu-Cumbia/Chicha/Experimental/Electronica/Dancehall/Hip-Hop Andean. In 2011 he did an EP for Limas TerrorNegro Records.
Cumbia No 5 – Cherman + Qechuaboi – Bassewombia
Weeeeell what should I say here – From Buenos Aires/Argentina to Barcelona/Spain, this is a real heavyweight if you are in the Cumbiating. Germán de Souza is Part of the Folcore Crew (Barcelona based Music-Visual Colective), he is Part of the Cabeza Crew (This fine netlable wich brings out sizzling and sparkeling Cumbia-Banger Ep after Cumbia-Banger EP for free Download), he even edited Poetry Books and working on Magazines. You have to check out his Soundcloud and his fine Mixes and watch out for his Cabeza EP. Here he comes in Combination with another Barcelona based Cumbiero from Peru Qechuaboi.
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