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 the city. In Pacha Massive's remix, though, the scorched heat transforms to pure humidity, with synth flourishes, a brooding bridge and some dude punctuating vocalist Liliana Saumet's delivery with "fiyah, fiyah" like a really understated hype man. Incidentally! If you are in Austin next week, Bomba Estereo is playing the Levi's®/FADER Fort, and it should be excellent.
March 12, 2010