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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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Bomba Estéreo Announces U.S. Tour

Get ready America, Bomba Estéreo is coming your way. The Colombian cumbieros have announced their upcoming U.S. tour kicking off June 12th at Bonnaroo and bowing September 6th at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival. …
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Erick Rincon, 16, Spins Mexico's Newest Craze

Erick Rincon is a 16-year-old DJ and producer from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He just finished secondary school last year and looks like your average teenager, but he's been producing tribal guarachero tracks …
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Free Download From Palenke Soultribe

Palenke Soultribe has a new remix EP called Wepalenke and you can download it for free (yes, gratis!) on their official site. The L.A. based Colombian group puts their electro-cumbia spin on …
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Psychedelic Peruvian Download? Yes, Please.

"Surf" may not be the first word that comes to mind in a word association game with "Peru," but when it comes to Chicha Libre, there's no separating the two. The Brooklyn …
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Exclusive: Free Download from Very Be Careful

Los Angeles-based vallenato quintet Very Be Careful are coming out with their new album, Escape Room, on April 13. While you wait for it to drop, we've scored an exclusive treat for …
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Ozomatli, Bomba Estereo and more at Bonnaroo

For the first time  in its 9th year history, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which will be held in Manchester, Tennessee from June 10 to 13, will host a tent just …
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Latin Bands at SXSW – Part III

Sonidero Nacional Monterrey, Mexico The multi-tasking DJ/producer Toy Selectah and crew are coming to SXSW, bringing what he has dubbed as neo-cumbia – a fearless infusion of reggaeton, hip-hop and (of course) cumbia. …
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Free Dubwiser: New Mixtape

Marcelo Tijerina alias Mexican Dubwiser is at it again. This DJ from Monterrey by way of LA has just released a new mixtape titled Mexican Dubwiser Presents Vol 1.SONIDOS DE HOY Y …
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Free Downloads: Maleco Collective, Mojarra Electrica

This and every week, Remezcla brings you the best, newest FREE music you can download straight to your computer. Click on for free downloads this week from Quiero Club, Mojarra Electrica and Maleco …
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Free Downloads: Superaquello, Bomba Estereo, Sunsplash

This and every week, Remezcla brings you the best, newest FREE music you can download straight to your computer. Click on for free downloads this week from Sunsplash,  Superaquello and Bomba Estereo as …
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Free Downloads: Rita Indiana, Sonido Martines

This and every week, Remezcla brings you the best, newest FREE Latin music you can download straight to your computer. Click on for free Latin music downloads this week from Rita Indiana y …
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Free Downloads: Nacotheque Jalloween Mix

Feliz Halloween!!!  To get you pumped up for this weekend's Halloween festivities, the Remezcla team, once again, has got you covered.  We've got a mix for you that we bet you've never …
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Vamonos Pibes!

Remezcla's favorite cumbia villeros Damas Gratis are finally making it up to the US from Argentina for shows in Miami and New York. There had been rumors of them coming in the …
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Tropical November

Halloween's next week, and while we're busy planning costumes, parties, and pumpkin carving designs as per usual, this year we're already looking ahead and filling our Google calendars for November. Next month …
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Free Downloads: Bersa Discos, Maneja Beto

This and every week, Remezcla brings you the best, newest FREE music you can download straight to your computer. Click on for free downloads this week from DJ Sabo (from Bersa Discos' new …
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Introducing… Chico Sonido

VINYL DIGGER There once used to be something called “diggers,” people who loved music, just like you and me, but they had a very special way of expressing this affection. They didn’t care …
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Que Bajo DJ Tour + Free Download!

If you’re in the mood to dance and really get down, then let the Que Bajo Deejays show you how. The Que Bajo dance parties began in 2008, with DJ/Producers Geko Jones and …
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Bomba Estereo to Replace Bebe at LAMC

The musical chairs at this year’s LAMC continues. Spanish singer Bebe, who we were really excited to see perform live, just canceled her appearance at tomorrow’s SummerStage with Calle 13 and Cypress …
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Toy Selectah, Dr. Cumbiaton

For the past few of years we’ve been immersed in this neo-cumbia craze. Suddenly, apparently out from nowhere -and from everywhere at the same time-, DJ’s and beat producers coming from the …
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Mexican Institute of Sweat

It may have been a warm-up show before heading to the massive So-Cal Coachella Festival, but for San Francisco Mexican Institute of Sound fans, this was the real deal. The music jammed …
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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Never Really Left

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, one of  the greatest rock bands in the history of Latin music, are coming back full circle as they kick off their reunion tour in Chicago this week . Over …
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Introducing…DJ Ink

Hes come a long way from his cumbia mixing days in the motherland. CD’s and DVD’s are DJ INK’s media of choice, as he was one of the first to introduce the …
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Introducing… DJ Comrade

DJ Comrade is one of the driving forces behind Xão Productions, a record label and events production company that operates in NYC and Rio de Janeiro. Focusing primarily on funk carioca (or …
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Introducing… Geko Jones

Brooklyn-bred DJ Geko Jones is bringing some of the most exciting new music from Latin America (and the world) to his home borough with a Tuesday weekly called Que Bajo. He and …
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From Panama via Oakland: Los Rakas

One of the highlights of our Remezcla/MySpace Latino La Otra Puerta concert at 111 Minna Gallery on June 22nd was the impromptu visit of Panamanian rappers Los Rakas, who stopped by to …
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Tropical Gold

One of the hottest scenes in South America has found an unlikely offshoot in Northern California, thanks to some enthusiastic gringo DJs-cum-cumbia aficionados who are making it all happen. Oro11 and Disco …
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Cosmopolatina of the Moment: Isa GT

-Name: Isabel González Toro aka Isa GT [pronounced en ingles Gee Teeh] -Age: better not to go there... -Roots: Medellín, Colombian now London resident -Are you the most known musician from Medellin …
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Diplo does cumbia

Philly-based DJ Diplo is known for traveling the country and world and "discovering" (appropriating? highlighting? drawing deserved attention to? ...take your pick...) marginalized and often down n dirty musical genres.  Much of …
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Charanga Cakewalk

Michael Ramos is not a rockstar. The man has toured and played with more than a handful of the biggest names in rock, pop, and country music, including the Rembrandts, the BoDeans, …
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