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What is Abstract Turntablism? Pioneer Maria Chavez Explains

Maria Chavez turntables Maria Chavez is a Peruvian sound artist, DJ, pioneer of abstract turntablism, and author of the first book on live improvisation, “Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable.” Her projects are in constant evolution as …
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Your Mix Fix: Chorizo Funk

The word mixtape has plenty of different interpretations. It used to be that mixtapes were actually DJ sets recorded on cassette tapes, but with the coming of the digital music age, the …
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Video: Checkpoint Guanabana’s "Maria Majao"

"María Majao" is about mother earth, the "Pachamama," calling us, everybody, to unite and come back to her. At least that's what they claim, because by watching the video I couldn't tell, …
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Video: Bomba Estéreo's "Caribbean Power"

Few bands come on to the music scene with so much intensity that the whole world notices and even fewer are able to build on that intensity and continue to create innovative music …
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Free Download: Chicha Libre "Danza De Los Simpsons"

Doing cumbia covers of popular tunes is almost as old as cumbia's popularity itself. There more than a handfull of cumbia artists who pretty much built their whole career around cumbia covers …
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Free Download: Palenke Soultribe’s “Move It”

To state the obvious, L.A.’s latin music scene is big and it’s easy for great artists to fall through the cracks. Palenke Soultribe, unfortunately, is one of those great artists. The electro, …
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Free Download: Royal Highness – "Sin Dormir"

Call me crazy but I think Austin's DJ/producer duo Royal Highness never sleeps. For the third month in a row, the duo of King Louie and Príncipe CU drops another track to …
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Free Download: Cumbiasound, Swedish Cumbia Mafia

The whole ñu-cumbia phenomenon has taken the Afro-Colombian genre to the most unexpected locations on the world map during the past few years. Here at Remezcla, we've blogged about fellas adopting cumbia …
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Q&A: Ondatrópica, Conquering the World with Cumbia

The word on the lips of every cumbia lover worldwide is Ondatrópica; the Colombian super group led by Mario Galeano of Frente Cumbiero and producer/musician Will “Quantic” Holland. The duo brought together …
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Meet SuperPendejos: Ya Sta Qi, Euro-Latin Ñu Cumbia

Née: David Miret & Al Lindurm Raíces: Mexico, Germany, Denmark Sounds like: Viking cumbia meets sonidera. You should listen to SuperPendejos because… who can resist them with a name like that? Pendejo. I love that word. …
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Q&A: Campo, when Bajofondo meets Cumbia

Juan Campodónico refers to his debut album as “este disquito.” And yes, it might seem like a smaller project within such a prolific body of work, specially compared to the grandiloquent Bajofondo. …
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Free MP3: Bondi Blaster's "Cumbia Nena (ft. Ephniko & Nes)"

La Colombiana, la sonidera, y la villera -- these are the nicknames of some of Latin America's muchachas who're native to cumbia's birthplaces that probably inspired "Cumbia Nena." A track from Remezcla's contributing …
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Video: Pernett – "Cumbia Computer"

When it comes to the Do It Yourself philosophy, Colombia's Humberto Pernett is not one to take things lightly. He does it pretty much all himself. Take this new song for example. …
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Quantic and Frente Cumbiero Unite To Rescue Cumbia

Two of the main players in the global renaissance of cumbia are merging to form a new super band, reaffirming the vitality of old-school Afro-Colombian music and its international projection. Ondatrópica is the …
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Q&A: (((Sonorama))), Chicago's Retro Lovers

Zero excuses to miss the retro love DJ duo (((Sonorama))) has ignited in Chicago. Effective immediately, tune in every Wednesday night from 10 p.m. - 12 a.m., when Charly Garcia and Eddy …
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Canada's Caballo does cumbia right

One of the unexpected side effects of the new cumbia revolution was the sudden influx of international interest in Afro-Colombian music. When DJs and bedroom producers started playing around with cumbia beats a …
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Chicano Batman @ The Layover

Last night I took the DeLorean on a short trip and somehow I turned up in Downtown Oakland for my father's prom. Or at least that's how I felt. Or that's how …
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