Cumbia and Downtempo
Is it possible to combine cumbia with downtempo?
We could affirm it and prove it with the tracks from the Folcore Records catalog that we share with you below.
Just like any other tropical rhythm, cumbia can give off that deep and hypnotic cadence at 100 or 105 BPM while maintaining that stylish deep house progression, but with a cadenced, down tempo. Cencerro and güiro intertwine with fine hi-hats and black bass drums. A delight.
Montoya - Cumbia de piedra (Rafael Aragon RMX)
One of the first forays into slow and downtempo sounds in the Folcore Records catalog was included in Jhon William Castaño Montoya's Cumbia de piedra EP released in April 2013. The remix by Rafael Aragon is the song we highlight from that release.
Cumbia Andina - The Peronists & Chancha Via Circuito
Cumbia Andina (focus track from Rural Beats) is a collaboration between Argentine producers The Peronists (Fede Randall) and Chancha Via Circuito (Pedro Canale). Both producers have been part of the Argentine collective and label ZZK Records at the beginning of the millennium (since 2006) in their early age and both have shared their tracks in several compilations referents of the new sound of folktronica from Argentina: ZZK Sound Vol. 1 and ZZK Sound Vol. 2 (ZZK Records, Argentina) and The Future Sound of Buenos Aires (Waxploitation, USA) and Nueva Cumbia Argentina - The Buenos Aires Implosion! (Soot Records, USA).
El Remolón & Bárbara Silva - If you want me to love you (Luca Lead Remix)
The version of the song "Si quieres que te quiera" made by El Remolón & Bárbara Silva t remixed by Lucas Lead, gathers the dynamics of a downtempo cumbia taken to the soundscape of the altiplano. Extracted from the tribute project to Leda Valladares, track that opens volume 2 of "El Camino de Leda Remixes".
Tribilin Sound - Plastilina Musical
We go back to the release number 027 of the Folcore Records catalog where we find the track Plastilina Musical, a jewel in song format by Tribilin Sound who gives us this mixture between several of the sounds of tropical culture, with some reminiscence of cumbia, a thin layer zouk and even close to dembow, but all that flowing at a moderate time. Bordering on Balearic and classic Chill Out Sound. The first characteristic is a slowing down of time... a concentration in the present
Thub - Dorada es mi mañana
From Colombia, Thub brings us this jewel of the Pacific, in this case closer to the rhythmic pattern of dembow or reggaeton, to delight our ears and let us carry us to a new morning. Or until a new tomorrow. Why not. Excerpted from the album "En el trópico" released by Folcore Records in May 2018. The album contains other essential pearls for the neo dancefloor.