Tiger’s Milk Records Announces Debut 7″ of Peruvian Cumbia and Funk

By 10 October, 2012

The UK gets it’s own Peruvian music label this Autumn as Tiger’s Milk Records announces their first release, a 7″ containing two prime examples of why Peru’s 60s and 70s musical output has been getting so much attention lately. The release is the first from Tiger’s Milk Records, a label connected to the Ceviche restaurant in London, which is run by music enthusiast Martin Morales.

The name Juaneco Y Su Combo will be familiar to anyone who has heard the excellent The Roots of Chicha compilations from New York’s Barbes Records. Their track “La Cumbia Del Pacurro” from 1978 takes up the second side of the 7″ with a fiery cumbia, a great example of Peru’s very own version of cumbia, a fiery rock ‘n’ roll hybrid. The ‘A’ side features Paco Zambrano Y Su Combo, who will be a less familiar name to many people, including us. Their contribution from 1969 is “Meshkalina”, an early raw funk track. It’s a belter, and hopefully we will get to hear more from that particular group on the label in the future.

This debut 7″ will be released on November 5th and will be available for purchase, in vinyl format and digitally, from tigersmilkrecords.bandcamp.com.

Hear a taster of the tracks below:

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