Peruvian Cumbia

REVIEW XIXA – The Code

By 08 May, 2019

The ‘rediscovery’ of Peruvian tropical nuggets over the last dozen years has led not only to some amazing reissues and compilations but also to a fascinating and vibrant resurgence of artists and bands influenced by the music. Much... Read Article

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 Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Cósmico

By 06 April, 2018

When the current renaissance in cumbia got rolling in European about 18 years ago it was natural that its Peruvian psychedelic upstart cousin chicha would follow soon after. Labels like the incredible Vampisoul were showcasing Peruvian underground psych... Read Article

MIXTAPE EXCLUSIVE: Chakruna’s Peruvian Flavor Mixtape

By 10 July, 2015

Fresh from curating Peru Boom, a new compilation celebrating Peru’s underground dance music, here’s an exclusive from Peruvian producer Chakruna, showcasing the tropical bass, digital cumbia and Peruvian flavors that make Lima one of the most exciting places... Read Article