• Tag Archives Mexico
  • Sabor Sonidero Mixtape

    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.

    Tracklist:

    01. Grupo Maravilla De Robin Revilla – Viva Mexico
    02. Grupo La Cumbia – Yambao
    03. Robotica
    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


  • Dale Tumbao Mixtape

    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.

    Tracklist:

    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.


  • ¿Qué tal, Tribal?

    Some fresh Mexican Tribal!

    My buddy Acorde On told me that the Mexican Tribal stuff has not much to do with “Ghettotech”: It is played basically as warm-up on (upper) middle class house and techno parties…

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEAIrlhpr1k&hl=en&fs=1]

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcI9uDLbUIQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&]


  • Tribalismo Tropical Mixtape

    This quite new sound from Mexico has been referred to as “Tribal Guarachero” on Dutty Artz and other sites, but when I asked around the CD sellers in D.F./Mexico I just saw question marks in their faces. They just called it Tribal. But maybe the problem was my Spanish… Anyway, Paul Devro who posted a great Mix of the stuff on Mad Decent isn’t sure either how to call it. For me it’s Technocumbia or Tribalcumbia!

    Tracklist:

    01. Danza Azteca
    02. La Culebrita
    03. DJ Retro – Babaninko
    04. Chango
    05. El Ballo
    06. DJ Retro – Guarachosa
    07. El Ritmo De La Petaka Tribal
    08. DJ Gato – Topota Madre
    09. Danza
    10. Damas Gratis – Se Te Ve La Tanga
    11. A Ritmo De Los Manos
    12. Cumbia Tribal
    13. Vamos A Bailar
    14. Vive La Fiesta
    15. Prehispanik
    16. DJ Sobrino – Automation
    17. Oaxaqueño

    Thanks to Robin from Filet Mignon for the grafics, foto © SoundGoods.


  • 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&]


  • Fiesta Influenza

    Got this CD with macabre title on a street market in Mexico City. It’s mostly crap Pop stuff, but some interesting Tribal/Technocumbia on it too. They use to put a minimix of some of the tracks as first track on the CDs.
    So this is that Intromix giving an overview and one more track.

    Stay tuned on this blog for more Mexican sounds to come soon!