Tagged: cumbia


Video: ZZK Records Takes New York (ZZK TV, Episode One)

There’s really nothing like ZZK Records anywhere in the world: the avant Argentinian label releases experimental, digital cumbias and other unique interpretations traditional Latin genres; acts as a family, collective and nightclub in Buenos Aires; … read more »

POSTED July 30, 2010 2:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Fort Alum: Toy Selectah, “Half-Mexican, Half-Colombian Bandit”

Not only is Toy Selectah one of our favorites to ever DJ at the Levi’s® FADER Fort but his mirror image video “Half-Mexican, Half-Colombian Bandit” (via The FADER proper) is really making us reconsider how … read more »

POSTED July 23, 2010 5:57PM IN Levis Fader Fort Main Category, Levis-Watch TAGS: , , ,

Toy Selectah’s Mirrored Video for Colombian Independence Day

No better way to celebrate Colombian Independence Day than with a documentary-style video from Monterrey beat genius Toy Selectah, whose “Half Mexican Half Colombian Bandit” reflects both countries’ dual history and appreciation for cumbia. This … read more »

POSTED July 20, 2010 5:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Chancha via Circuito’s Rio Arriba

Halfway through “Cumbion de las Aves,” the second song on this album, it sounds like Chancha via Circuito has recorded himself shaking a bag of quarters as a source of clattering percussion—and given the young … read more »

POSTED July 12, 2010 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

Erick Rincon, “Los Pajaritos (Feeling Edit)” MP3

Erick Rincon is a 17-year-old producer/DJ and basically the hottest shit in Monterrey, Mexico for the under-21 set (we’re pretty sure he’s captured a few of the overs, too). Normally dude sticks with the spastic … read more »

POSTED July 1, 2010 3:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , ,

Everything Everything, “Schoolin (Toy Selectah RMX)” MP3

Not really a pair we could have predicted, but we’ll take whatever we can get from Mexican deck master Toy Selectah. Because he is smart, he didn’t force prog-pitched Brits Everything Everything to fit into … read more »

POSTED June 14, 2010 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Video Premiere: Bomba Estereo, “Aguasala”

You may recognize the handsome Colombians of Bomba Estereo from such recent FADER exploits as the Levi’s® FADER Fort in Austin, Texas, where they wowed the crowd and then sat in our trailer for a … read more »

POSTED June 2, 2010 2:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , , , ,

Premiere: El Remolon, ZZK Mixtape #9

El Remolon (nee Andrés Schteingart) is one of the scions of Buenos Aires’ ZZK scene, where traditional cumbia rhythms are re-envisioned for the digital age, forging new paths for tropical music and helping to ensure … read more »

POSTED April 27, 2010 11:15AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , ,

Swappi, “Mi Nah Go Play” MP3

We can see Swappi becoming a slight obsession around here: not only does his Trini Carnival 2010 hit “Mi Nah Go Play” meld traditional soca rhythms with the accordion impulses of cumbia, but he added … read more »

POSTED April 6, 2010 3:41PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , ,

Bomba Estereo, “Fuego (Pacha Massive Fiyah RMX)” MP3

Colombian electro-tropical ensemble Bomba Estereo had a sleeper hit in “Fuego” over the summer, a loping cumbia-like rhythm with spat-out vocals that sounded like they were coming from a repressed dragon gearing up to torch … read more »

POSTED March 12, 2010 10:43AM IN Levis Fader Fort Main Category, Levis-Listen, MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , ,