Rhythm and Roots

Bersa Discos

To mark the release of Bersa Discos 7 on vinyl earlier this month here is a little collection of the great artwork from the previous releases on the San Francisco based label. The seventh volume features Argentine neo-cumbia/mash-up… Read More

Explosión Negra

A bit of sunshine on a grey day. Explosión Negra – Rumberologo (c/o Cumbia Mela) Share this

Peruvian Prints

This piece on Peruvian poster art came out last year Creative Review magazine but I hadn’t seen the accompanying documentary on one of the artists (Elliot Tupac) behind these wonders (Thanks to Listen Recovery). Here is an interview… Read More

Toy Selectah – The Mex Machine EP

Co-founder of one of Mexico’s most important Hip-Hop groups, Control Machete,  Toy Selectah has been one of the driving forces in the modern Latin American music scene for over ten years promoting new sounds and artists (Cumbia, Reggaeton,… Read More

Optima Cumbia Glaswegiana

After having discussed cumbia briefly in an interview I did a few years back with half of Glaswegian DJ duo Optimo, JD Twitch, and given his real love of the genre (Beats in Space Radio Show from September… Read More

The Colombia NYC Project

The Colombia NYC Project is a group of New York DJs and producers who left behind the big apple in November to spend three months travelling through Colombia with the aim of creating a documentary and a compilation… Read More

Tropic All!

Mexico’s Tropic All collective this week release their first compilation Folclor available for free download from tropicall.mx or via Soundcloud. The group brings together a host of Mexican producers from across the country such as Acorde On, María… Read More

Jungle Fever!

Here is a little preview mix for our next Hispanic Panic night at Stereo in Glasgow on the 14th of January. We will be turning Stereo’s cave into a steamy rainforest filled with mystery with live music from… Read More

Boogat – Perfection

Boogat, the Spanish spitting Montreal based MC returns with another sure-fire tune. After working with some great producers in the global bass/digital cumbia ilk (El Remolón, Douster, Poirier) he has teamed up this time with Geko Jones (Dutty… Read More