Digital Cumbia

REVIEW Dengue Dengue Dengue – Semillero

By 11 September, 2018

“Semillero is music that moves souls, allows imaginations to flourish and the feet to follow”. As Pete Buckenham’s African-inspired electronic label On the Corner state, this album is a joy to listen to, sonically, mentally and physically. Semillero (meaning both seed... Read Article

REVIEW Cumbia Amazonica

By 23 May, 2018

Hawaii Bonzaï‘s recently-released Cumbia Amazonica compilation truly raises the bar in the search for contemporary electronic and tropical music connections. It very much continues where their first compilation, Cumbia Libertad, left off, a space where they are not only highlighting... Read Article

REVIEW DJ Ground – Zooperitual

By 10 August, 2016

The mixture of ethnic sounds with electronic music is nothing new. A long time ago that sound became a cliche that has never been accepted by the sceptics, but in 2016 the resurgence of people working with samples and rhythmic structures of... Read Article

REVIEW Jin Yerei – Foraneo Calido Pasmoso

By 15 March, 2016

The sound of the pan pipe in musical arrangements is one that sadly, for most British listeners, inspires tragically misplaced images of lone Andean salesman peddling their wares in high streets and markets around the country. A horrendously... Read Article

The Evolution of Boogat

By 09 December, 2015

There is no question that Boogat is a guerrillero urbano; an urban warrior of sorts. Some of the first verses the Spanish-(and by extension, English-)speaking world first heard out of his mouth were a rallying cry, scored by... Read Article

REVIEW Faauna – Psicodelia Cosa Seria

By 28 October, 2015

Faauna were early pioneers of the digital cumbia sound, closely affiliated to the foundational ZZK Records since its inception, but they made the short hop over to fellow Buenos Aires-based imprint Concepto Cero to release their third album.... Read Article