yes! coming soon on Soot: a compilation of Nueva Cumbia Argentina selected by Sonido Martines! 12″ for the DJs, then CD for the rest of the world. we’ve been working on this for months, almost there… heads up for some European dates w/ Sonido & myself in April.
last nite’s party in SF was inspiring — 400+ folks came out and dance the night away with us!
while Sonido’s comp focuses on the Buenos Aires scene, the sound travels. Here’s a fresh slice from Mexico, Grupo La Cumbia de Darwin Perea. . This synthy tune belongs to the cumbia subgenre of ‘negrita’ tunes. Which are about love, lust, human ownership, loss, and memory — slavery music! (sort of).
“TO ALL MY BROWN GIRLS IN THE WHOLE WORLD, WITH AFFECTION”
-a donde vas negrita?
-a Nueva York mi amor.