Rhythm and Roots

Schlachthofbronx – Dirty Dancing

Schlachthofbronx‘s second album is a head spinning slew of dancehall, cumbia, juke, jungle, hip-hop, 3ball and everything in between. As in their roof-raising live shows, Munich’s favourite global bass duo skit around from one genre to the next,… Read More

Copia Doble Systema – Primavera Cumbias Mixtape

At long last Spring is here (for us northern hemispherians at least)! To celebrate, Denmark’s foremost cumbieros, Copia Doble Systema have put together a mixtape filled with fresh, full-of-life cumbias to let the sunshine back into your life…. Read More

Freaky Fridays: Colombia’s El Freaky Colectivo

I have been hearing a lot of hype of late about Colombia’s Freaky Colectivo (mainly due to some tireless Twitter PRing!) and it seems the team of DJs/producers (@andreshaq @djmikestyle @kmmy_ranks @fatsugardaddy) are the ones to look to for futuristic tropical heat in… Read More

Self Evident – Oro Corazón (Sub Klub)

Self Evident is one third of the production/DJ collective WEPA! from Vancouver. The trio, completed by Gameboy and Will Eede, have been pushing the Latin folklore/digitalism crossover, moulding folkore samples and rhythms with programmed beats and bass, as captivated by… Read More

Ondatrópica: Discos Fuentes to London 2012

Ondatrópica is a seven month musical journey from the home of Discos Fuentes in Medellín, Colombia, to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The project, led by Bogotano Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero) and Londoner Will Holland (Quantic), will bring together a stellar… Read More

La Tigresa del Oriente – A Brighter Day

“All around the world…La Tigresa del Oriente”. In an attempt to corner a new, untapped market, Peruvian viral sensation, La Tigresa del Oriente has re-recorded her tropi-glam hit Nuevo Amanecer with the help of cumbia-rock group Terapeutas del Ritmo. Though the… Read More

Rhythm & Roots Volume XI (El Buho)

Getting into the Christmas spirit over here at RnR we have an early present for your ears: Rhythm & Roots Volume XI. The mix is a 36 minute veritable Christmas dinner of music with trifle to boot. Volume XI sits comfortably… Read More

Super Guachin – Piratas Y Fichines EP (ZZK)

It would be hard to sum up Super Guachin with one word but Pixelated isn’t bad. Piratas y Fichines (Pirates and Videogames/Arcades), which is somehow only their second release (see Cabeza! 009), is an insight into the Mendozan… Read More

Soundway’s Musical Map of Colombia

Posts have been a little sporadic over the past few weeks as I have just moved to Amsterdam and have been adjusting to a new life! What better way to come back with some Colombian musical indulgence courtesy… Read More

Makina – Potro

The fourth release from future looking Latin American netlabel Antartek comes from Amsterdam based Argentine born producer Makina. Potro (which translates as horse) consists of four prime cuts of ‘Ghetto Folk/House/Pisco Sour/Cumbia'(!) Makina takes house music foundations and… Read More