Los Cumpleaños are a NYC-based quartet who mix tropical rhythms and experimental sounds into energetic, danceable, free-form musical experiences. They cite influences as diverse as Colombian accordion legend Lisandro Meza, free jazz iconoclast Sun Ra, and genre-defying tastemakers... Read Article
The Christmas season tends to make those of Latin American descent around the world nostalgic for the songs played at family parties during las fiestas de Navidad. East London-based DJ Isa GT has gifted us with a mix of... Read Article
“No, no, we’re inside the Gran Centro, not next to it!,” Lisandro shouts to me over the buzzy loudspeaker of my pirated cellphone, on a sweltering cab ride in sunny Barranquilla, Colombia. I quickly prompt our grumpy cab... Read Article
When Bardo Martinez and the rest of East Los Angeles band Chicano Batman decided to record their second full-length album, Cycles of Existential Rhyme, they didn’t have some grand concept or theme that inspired them to write the... Read Article
Leon Murcia is a man of cumbia. He was born to a mother of African descent and a father with indigenous blood. Spending his formative years in Barranquilla on Colombia’s Atlantic coast, his own upbringing very much epitomises... Read Article
MIXTAPE Caballito es Colombia Mixtape
Last week we brought you the best new music from Brazil. This week, it’s Colombia’s turn and we have an exclusive mix from Caballito mixing the latest electro-cumbia and tropical bass coming out of the country.