Boomkat Product Review:
If you were into last weeks Cumbia 12" on Soot records as much as us then you'll absolutely cream over this full length from Argentinian El Hijo De La Cumbia. Our only real contact with this style has come via DJ/Rupture mixes and links from his blog, but only this week we read El-B chatting about the influence of Cumbia on his percussive style and just one listen to any of the tracks from this CD tells you that Cumbia is a vibrant music form with myriad influences drawn from all over the world. As HDC himself puts it "La Cumbia is a rich Latin American riddim, irresistable, it comes to us via Colombia by blending indiginous, African, and European music". In the space of 13 tracks this intoxicatingly sensual rhythmic style can't fail to ignite your passion for Cumbia. Respect to El Hijo De La Cumbia and Rupture's Soot label for bringing this to the wider world's attention. Recommended!