This is what happens when Cumbia travels around the globe – and outer space.
Based in Australia the Cumbia Cosmonauts managed to achieve a trippy sound that combines classic Colombian roots cumbia with bits of Jamaican dub, Mexican tribal club and electronic mutations, Peruvian psychedelic chicha funk, and digital cumbia experimentation coming out of Argentina. before releasing their first album in they already did a lot of remixing stuff for artists such as Nortec Collective (Nacional Records, Mexico), Tremor (ZZK Records, Argentina) and Radiokijada (Wrasse Records, Peru/France).
Oh, and expect a blinding live show featuring lasers, casio keyboard, accordion, melodica, brass and plenty percussion.
I unfortunately managed to miss their Berlin show last week due to the big Man Recordings Anniversary Party, but there are still some stops on their European tour where you can catch them! Last chance in Germany will be Cologne on Friday the 10th at Mash it Up!, then they are in the Netherlands and will also perform at the Generation Bass stage at Incubate Festival.
For the meantime and all the sleeping people like me, 2 tunes to get you in the mood:
Cumbia Cosmonauts Europe Tourdates:
09.09. PARIS / L’ALIMENTACION GENERALE
10.09. COLOGNE / MASH IT UP! / SUBWAY CLUB
11.09. AMSTERDAM / BOMB DIGGY TROPICAL BASS! / OT301
12.09. VENLO / MARCATO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
18.09. TILBURG / INCUBATE FESTIVAL