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Posted by Chris on July 20, 2007 at 4:33 pm  

Rupture’s show on cumbias rebajadas (pitched down cumbias) went out this week (listen here). It contains a half hour mix of cumbias rebajadas by Buenos Aires’ sonido martines (full mix in mp3 available here). Stay tuned to the show for a telephone interview with sonido martines with information on origins and the scene. Meantime other links to try for Buenos Aires-based cumbia-variations include FatPlanet’s po//st//s and this at Ghetto Bassquake. For the Monterrey connection try this hit by Celso Pina (produced by Toy Hernandez)

Super Grupo Colombia – Parajo Cenzontle 320k 7.7mb [lifted from Sonido Martinez's mix]




elsewhere attention should be called to this 2//part interview with the bug and this selection of remixes/reworks/tributes of/to Gyorgy Ligeti [via gusset].

oh and you know Iraq rinsed occupying power Australia in the Asian (football) cup last week. satisfying.


  • Comment by ss on July 23, 2007 at 4:19 pm

thanks so much for posting this show in mp3 form.

  • Comment by /r on July 27, 2007 at 10:34 pm
  • Comment by chris on July 28, 2007 at 10:56 am

great. changed that. cheers. more names to search for.

  • Comment by Mike on August 4, 2007 at 11:35 pm

Wow, thanks for the link to /rupture’s playlist! This is easily the best pot of gold on the net I’ve encountered recently!

[...] gonna take adventure of the vibe-coincide and finally cook down some rebajadas of my [...]

[...] the Frikstailers a little while back, for instance. And of course, there’s the whole cumbia rebajada movimiento, which seems to have strong routes thru Buenos [...]

  • Comment by north guinea hills on February 22, 2008 at 6:18 am

i just got back from mty and i picked up some very nice cumbia rebajada cd comps and recs… i’ll admit, i first heard of it from sonido martines or /rupture’s show, and it was weird, as most of the kids there were unaware of the the sound. can’t wait to dj the recs tomorrow in brooklyn.

paz y palabaras,


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