February 6, 2010 11:18 PM

My return to the cumbia-step experimentations. This is crazy, hyper remix of an old cumbia song.

The original song is by Aurita Castillo, it's called Chambacu. It's great. Maybe you'll like this one?

posted by cloeburner (3 comments total)

Heh, I kept expecting El General to come in and start rapping.

The way you mix in the original vocals is pretty cool.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 4:49 PM on February 7, 2010

Yeah, the original vocals are key here. Without them, I see a much more futuristic vision. But maybe you're going for the cyclic time vibe anyway?
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 11:18 PM on February 9, 2010

You are definitely making progress. I remember when you posted Cumbia de los borrachos I was going to mention that you had the "sh sh-sh-sh" starting in the wrong part of the beat. I think it started right away in the 1, and it should be a little bit syncopated, and that was getting it in the way of it sounding like a cumbia, but then I forgot to mention it.

After listening to this I went to hear your other stuff and I'm listening to El rey de las ranas right now, there you have the "sh sh-sh-sh" doing the right accent, so I guess my comment above came too late, but I still wanted to mention it, just so that you'll know that there's another person following.

Two more things. There's a guy that goes by the name of King Coya and he seems to be in the exact same vein as you are. If you don't know him, I think you'll enjoy him a lot.

And if you haven't listened to it, I recommend Toto la momposina's version of Chambacu. It's not electronic, but it's mind blowing. If you are interested, and you can't find it, drop me a mefimail.
posted by micayetoca at 5:47 AM on February 13, 2010

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