Rhythm and Roots

Siete Catorce – Siete Catorce (CocoBass)

Siete Catorce, who we wrote about a while back (Deep 3ball), has put together an eponymous EP for the sparkling hub of Tropicalia that is COCOBASS Records. The EP follows on from the Mexican producer’s previous explorations between guaracha/3ball/cumbia and… 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

El Mayonesa – Estonia Tropical

El Mayonesa must be the only Estonian artist rapping over dem-bow and cumbia rhythms. The dreadlocked tropicalista’s catchy new single Eesti Kuninganna is ‘dedicated to all the beautiful Estonian girls.’ Lovely. The video is worth checking out if… Read More

“No Puede Serrrrrrr! Noooo!”

A while back I happened upon the Peruvian YouTube sensation La Tigressa del Oriente, a leopard-skinned techno-cumbia singer behind tropiclash classics such as “Nuevo Amanecer” and “Anaconda”. One of her recent collaborations was with fellow internet memes (!),… Read More