¡Guepa Caramba!

by Brian on November 6, 2012 filed in Mixes,Other Mixes

I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted a mix on here (more on that later), but I recently had the privilege of designing the cover for an incredible mix by Alex LaRotta entitled ¡Guepa Caramba!: An All Vinyl Colombian Mix. Pieced together from vinyl collected on a recent trip to Colombia, Guepa explores the relatively untapped world of Cumbia, a style said to have originated from Guinenean cumbé. Before designing this cover I really had no clue when it came to Cumbia music, but compilations and especially mixes are my favorite way of touching the surface of a new genre. DJ Slim Jenkins of Musica Del Alma, who happened to accompany Alex on the trip, also has an equally enticing mix of Cumbia that can be found here.

As for myself? Well, people have been asking me if I’m planning any new mixes and the short answer is yes. For the past 9 months I’ve been in a bit of a temporary living situation that isn’t big enough to access all of my records, so sadly, about 99% of my collection is boxed up. Fortunately my records should be liberated in the next month or so, accompanied by the new stuff that’s been coming in over the past year I should have plenty of material to work with in 2013. Definitely stay tuned!

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