• Tag Archives Cumbia
  • Celso Piña

    Mexican musician Celso Piña is a pioneer in mixing cumbia with ska, reggae, rap, hip-hop, dub etc. working together with guys like Toy Selectah and Chic Sonido. His hit “Cumbia sobre el rio” is a milestone and was for many people (including me) the introduction to cumbia.

    Here are some more of his songs:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e97isb0e5nQ&hl=en&fs=1&]


  • La Villa Cumbiera Mixtape

    Cumbia Villera (from the villas, as low income settlements in Buenos Aires are called) is the Argentinean “ghetto” version of Cumbia, originated from Colombian Cumbia and was brought to Argentina by immigrants. In the late 90’s it got more and more played with and transformed by electronic music equipment. The vocalists started as well to sing lyrics about about sex, drugs and crime. The result is a stumbling and laid-back beat with straight bassdrum and crazy, twisted and bended keyboard lines.

    There is very good information on Cumbia Villera on the internet:
    Cumbia Villera on Wikipedia
    Cumbia Feature in Fader Magazine written by Cumbia expert DJ/ Rupture
    Droppin’ Some Knowledge, Part 3 – Musicology
    “The people will be heard” in The Guardian
    La cumbia villera y el fin de la cultura del trabajo en la Argentina de los 90 (in Spanish)
    Um breve panorama #1 – CUMBIA (in Portuguese)

    Tracklist:

    01. Dany Lescano – Cumbia Cabeza
    02. Repiola – Danza Repiola
    03. Gran Hermano – El Beso De Osito
    04. Meta Guacha – No Te Bongas Brava
    05. El Gasty – De Izquierda A Derecha
    06. Monoblock – Los Cumbieros
    07. La Repandilla – Traka Traka
    08. Los Pibes Chorros – Gatillo
    09. Yerba Brava – Activando Cumbia
    10. Los Pibes De La 2 – Muevelo, Muevelo
    11. Suena Rototón – El Pelotero
    12. La Peluca De Mirta – El Pasito Del Avión
    13. El Perro – Floggers
    14. El Tecla – El Baile
    15. La Liga – RMXS Lalo DJ
    16. La Banda De Lechuga – Mi Chiquita (Remix)
    17. Damas Gratis – Se Te Ve La Tanga Feat. Reyes Vallenatos (Cristian Dee Jay Remix)
    18. El Original – Pégate A Lo Mio
    19. Cumbieton – El Cuchulum (Remix)
    20. El Polaco – Para Que Lo Muevas (Remix)
    21. El Empuje – Pito chiquitito (Marcela Baños Remix)
    22. Altos Cumbieros – La Cola Less
    23. El Baile Del Oso – Baila Baila
    24. Eh Guacho – Apreitato
    25. La Base – Alta Gira Por La Matanza
    26. Sonido Básico – Sabes Quien Soy

    And here are some resources for downloading Cumbia Villera:
    CumbiaLate
    Saltamusic
    Los Del Tablón
    Metacumbiero


  • Nueva Cumbia Mixtape

    Tracklist:

    01. DJ Negro – Cumbia Rabiosa Feat. Capleton
    02. Blanquito Man, Control Machete & Celso Piña y Su Ronda Bogotá – Cumbia Sobre El Rio
    03. El Hijo De La Cumbia – La Mara Tomaza
    04. Villa Diamante – Fauna vs. Black Eyed Peas
    05. Zurita – Back To The Punk
    06. Obama Cumbia
    07. El Remolon – Andres Lanredo vs. Madonna
    08. Calle 13 – La Cumbia de Los Aburridos
    09. DJ Blaqstarr – Shake It To The Ground (Chico Sonido Psych Cumbia Beat)
    10. Grupo Kien? – Cumbia Nueva
    11. Chancha Via Circuito – Cumbia Malembe
    12. The Peronists – Cumbia Check In Ura
    13. El Trip Selector – Cumbiancherita
    14. Fantasma – Danza Fantasma
    15. Sonido Martines – Stone Guacharaca