Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Colombian Trigger Pad Killers
Pic: Vamanos Flickr
We've been letting you down hard by not posting any Champeta. What The Fuck. It's summer, you need something to listen to while burning those sausages on the BBQ, swigging ale and annoying your neighbours.
Champeta is from Colombia's northern caribbean coast, cities like Barranquilla, Santa Marta and Cartagena. Like a sweet tropical cocktail of African zouk and Brazilian baile funk, which figures as much of the population of that part of Colombia is of African descent and Brazil is next door. Champeta is mostly now made on samplers and MPCs. What I like about the whole scene is that its got that an element of the JA soundsystem war. But you win, not by audio volume, but who got the hottest gear.
YeYe DJ is a big dog in the game. Love the crazy sample overload in his tracks.
YeYe DJ - El Vacilon del Mike
This one isn't actually from colombia but it damn sounds like it. Kinky Electric Noise says he makes "Campesino and costeño music for the ghetto fabulous". He just sent me his latest track. Miami Hold Tight.
Kinky Electric Noise - El Gozon (Electro Champeta Remix)