Cumbia is a type of latin music that originated in Colombia’s carribean costal area. I never knew about it until I heard this dope green slice from the South American based Quantic. To put it short, Will Quantic has got a bunch of local musicians together and recorded some golden era hip hop covers, Cumbia style. A totally off the wall vision but the results are splendid (I didn’t think I ever wanted to hear T.R.O.Y again, but I do now). This project has mass appeal if you ask me. As shown in the picture, the final product is looks lovely & comes with a serato tone on 1 side. Yes I’ll admit, I like acordeon’s !!!

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Caja Y GuacharachaFound In Translation

Mochilla have dropped their newest batch of eccentric Mix CD’s.

Quantic delivers Caja Y Guacharacha, which is a selection of earthy music from his new place of residency, Colombia & Panama. It is a very colourful, rhythmically complex and a selection of music you won’t of heard unless your from this part of the world and love digging. 

LA’s slept on mix tape bandito Phoreyz lays down the souled out, latin, cross genre funk fueled mix called Found In Translation.

Count Bass D and Aardvark have also released mixes but I decided for the 2 above. I have no doubt they are of a high standard because Mochilla is one of them labels that will always put out good stuff as the people running it are passionate about music & art.