01. Rafael Aragon – Mi Secreto
02. DJ Nirso – Cumbiambera Tripolar (Señor Chancho Remix)
03. Los Titanes – Linda Yolita
04. Sonidos Profundos de la Cumbia – Tierra madre
05. DJ Neber – Ven Mi Amore
06. El Remolón – El Preferido (Qechuaboi remix)
07. SidiRum – La Danza De Las Trompas (Cocotaxi Remix)
08. Tribilin Sound – Barrancore (TropiKhongo Remix)
09. Reptilian Commander – Kay Pacha
10. Panther Panther! – Sueños Profundos
11. Cuerdas de Venezuela – La Arpita Mágica (El Búho Remix)
12. frijoleroryddim – Zouk-Tiken jah-Amadou Et Mariam-Salif Keita (Cumbia Edit)
13. Panchasila – Lam Pheune (Cumbia Molam)
Macumbia is a band based in Joao Pessoa in Northeastern Brazil. They mix Caribbean and Latin with traditional Brazilian rhythms. As the groups members are from different cultures and nationalities such as Brazil, Venezuela and North America the lyrics are in Spanish, Portuguese and English. They believe in the union of the Latin American people through music.
Download their second album for free from their website.
Superlage comes up with an excellent mix of Cumbia and regional flavors from North Brazil such as Carimbó and Brega. With it’s tripping tropical off beats this will for sure warm up every heart and soul suffering from winter dark- and frostiness.
From their press release:
“Superlage is Global Beat, breathing in urban music and sweating out Latinidade. It brings together musicians from the Brazilian states of Pernambuco, Amazonas and Pará to create a musical stew simmered in tropical sounds, mixed in a base of electronic music, and with a flavor that is uniquely Brazilian. Within the sound of the band, it’s not difficult to identify the desire to throw an all-night dance party where legs, arms, bellies and hips get joyfully twisted together on the dance floor, or in the street, all pure color and full of light like Brazilian Carnival itself.
Born in Olinda, Pernambuco, Superlage is made up of a duo who composes, arranges, plays, mixes and produces songs based on Cumbia, mixed with Dancehall Reggae, Baião and Carimbó.
The band is formed by the beatmaker DJ Incidental, a Pernambucan gem, grandson of a master of popular dance and a veritable human library of all possible styles of Cumbia, and Raimundo Alfaia, originally from Amazonas, bassist, singer and producer.
To interpret this first collection of songs produced by the pair, Jana Figarella was invited. A singer from Pará with a flair for Carimbó and the riverside culture of the Amazon, the voice of Figarella redefines and amplifies the emotional geography of the songs, already thoroughly miscegnated by the Latin and Northeastern rhythms present within the beats of Incidental and Alfaia.
Superlage shows off the party culture of an Afro-Latin Brazil, integrating it to the re-valorization of Cumbia with modern electronic sounds, rhythms that have inspired young musicians and crowds all over the world.
The songs have their poetry inspired by the cordel literature of Northeastern Brazil, urban journeys to the beach, and coconuts. It’s the feeling of ocean wind in your hair, glowing bonfires, Carnival… An invitation to dive into a sea of sounds, full of joy and vibrant colors, all carefully produced in the rich ambiance of sweet tropical swing.”
Cumbia Sonidera in Mexico City is a kind of what Cumbia Villera is in Buenos Aires: originated from Colombian Cumbia it has been transformed in the marginalized settlements. Its sound is characterized by slow beats, long instrumental parts and voices often deformed by effects giving it sometimes even a dub feeling. In huge venues, the DJs (sonideros) play it in their sets together with other music styles as well as a lot of jingles and shouts greeting the community and announcing other parties etc.
01. Grupo Maravilla De Robin Revilla – Viva Mexico
02. Grupo La Cumbia – Yambao
04. Estrellas De La Kumbia – Cumbia Aventura
05. La Cumbia Dance – Real Cumbia Dance
06. La Cumbia Torera
07. Grupo Majezza – La Cumbia De Los Puchikas
08. Princesa Talibana
09. Sonido Santana – Cumbia De Los Efectos Especiales
10. Lo Que Traje De Colombia
11. Los Cholos Tambien Lloran
Mixtape of Mexican Reggaeton. Actually I am not sure if it is all Mexican, but at least I got the stuff there and as there is not much info on artists in the tags, it’s difficult to check.
01. Somo De La Calle
02. DJ Rasec – La Cumbia Drums
03. Pam Pa’ Las Mujeres
04. DJ Kachorro & DJ Chango – Tumbao Oriental
05. DJ Pablito – Muevete Suave (Original Reggaeton Mix)
06. Urbek DJ – Bien Tumbao (Remix)
07. Que No Pare El Bailoteo
08. Dale Movimiento
09. Vamos Rumbiar
10. Quiero Saber Donde Están
11. Muevete Con El Cu
12. Mega y Kenai – Me La Voy A Comer
13. Quiere Mi Cosita
And for all the football freaks I highly recommend my buddy DJ 440’s World Cup Mixtape full of Brazilian goodies.
Sacassaia from Brasília produce a very interesting mixture of Brazilian styles and other Latin-American rhythms together with Rap and Dub.
From their website:
“In the first semester of 2008 the DJ/MC/composer Gardenel (Gabriel Gardenal) and the musician/DJ/composer/audio engineer Tony Roballo (Tomás Seferin) got together to create a new musical project. Within a year’s work, and with the participation of some of the most talented musicians born or based in Brasilia, among them Renato Matos, Indiana Nomma, Massala Pacome, Luiz Olivieri, Raggademente and Moisés Alves, twelve tracks were recorded, setup, mixed and masterized. After many debates, ballots, numerological and kabbalistic calculations, the group has got its name – Sacassaia. This name, taken from Mário de Andrade’s literary work Macunaíma, is the name of a very aggressive species of army ant: “A tristura talqualmente correição de sacassaia viera na taba and devorara até o silêncio. – Sadness, likewisely a sacassaia raid, came and devoured even silence itself.” The album was recorded at Estúdio 104 (Brasilia, Brazil) and the tracks mixed at Estúdio 104 and Uns aos Outros (Brasilia, Brazil) and Farmfresh Áudio (Barcelona, Spain). Masterized by Michael Fossenkemper, at Turtletone Studio, (New York, USA).”
You can download the whole album for free on their website.
Lisandro Meza is one of Colombia’s most recognized Cumbia artists and played an important role in the evolution of Cumbia. He plays accordion, sings, and composes and is a master of vallenato sabanero, an accordion-driven style of music that originated in Mexico. He is one of the founding members of one of Colombia’s most popular bands in the 1960s, Los Corraleros De Majagual, but later focused on his solo career.