Boomkat Product Review:
"This much-maligned musical style from Colombia, often overshadowed by its latin siblings of salsa, mambo and merengue amongst others is finally spreading its wings and receiving the attention and praise it truly deserves. Conceived as a fusion of European and Afro-Cuban styles at the turn of the 20th century, Cumbia had its peak in the late sixties/early seventies and never really had the crossover appeal that the sounds of Cuba and Puerto Rico enjoyed. But that is changing. The rhythm can now be heard all across Latin America in both the form of the vintage recordings from the last century, and now in new crossbreeds with hip hop, reggaeton, ragga, house and grunge coming out of Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, LA, Puerto Rico and beyond." Features an exclusive new track from Basement Jaxx ('Shake Up') plus contributions - both contemporary and vintage - from Up, Bustle & Out, Alberto Pacheco, Mo' Horizons, El Combo Los Galleros, Tego Calderon, and a good many others.