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Lo + Nuevo de la Cumbia 2014 – Sonido Santana – Shark DJ (mp3)

Sonido Santana is, along with Pancho and Sonoramico, among the most notorious (the biggest?) sonideros (sound system) of Mexico D.F. This 70 tracks compilation by Shark DJ is a showcase of recent titles (NB: even if the title advertises 2014, many tracks apparently date from 2012) in cumbia, including many covers of traditional cumbia standards. […]

Mambo, Danzon y Chachacha (mp3)

Mambo, Danzon and Chachacha have in common that they all originate from Cuba, and are either directly derived from or influenced by Son rythm, sound and dance, which (according to Wikipedia) “combines the structure and elements of Spanish canción and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments of Bantu origin”. This compilation (80 […]

Las Clasicas de Sonido Sonoramico (mp3)

Sonido Sonoramico is one of the most influential Sonideros (sound systems) of Mexico D.F. He also owns an amazing record shop cerca the center of the city. (aww these vinyls!!) This fantastic compilation (80 tracks) by Heken Productions is an amazing collection of antique cumbia classics, apparently from all over the Latin American continent. Some […]

Los Grandes Exitos del Mambo – Lobo DJ (mp3)

Mambo is this improbably jazzy and fun mélange of european colonial sounds through amazing musical skills. It seems to be a very dancefloor-oriented rythm and music. Quite close to the amazing Cha cha cha! Mambo loco! uW! Ayayay! <3 According to Wikipedia: « Mambo is a musical form and dance style that developed originally in Cuba, […]

Las Clasicas de Sonido Pancho (mp3)

Sonido Pancho is one of the most important and most influential sonideros (sound systems) from Mexico City. Lately playing apparently mostly salsa, its “baile sonideros” are social events where families and amazingly talented dancers from “club de baile” meet and party. This fantastic and very diverse compilation (131 tracks!) by Heken DJ, filled with oldschool […]

1track – 51.-ARREPENTIDO-sonido-pancho.mp3

Classical cumbia (peñonera?) track “Arrepentido” from the (excellent, upcoming on compilation “Las Clasicas de Sonido Pancho” from Mexico. Sunny and beautiful.

1track – Hechizeria

Quintessential cumbia.

100 Rancheras Inolvidables (mp3)

Of all the incredibly diverse musical genres found in Mexico, Rancheras is the closest to the common stereotype. Splendid orchestras de Mariachis with strings and amazing trumpets, incredible voices, fantastic singing, with lyrics often tragic and romantico total! According to Wikip<3dia: “[Ranchera] dates to the years of the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. […]

Lo Mejor del Cha Cha Cha – Heken DJ (mp3)

Do you like Chachachà (also known as Cha-cha-cha)? It is a very fun rythm/music/dance from Cuba, derived from Danzon! I don’t know where and how frequently it is played and danced, but this compilation (80 tracks) found in Mexico D.F. bears a charmingly retro style, refreshing and super-bailable! 100% guaranteed to make you smile! Get […]

Cumbias Peñoneras – Shark DJ (mp3)

Cumbia Peñonera comes from Peñòn de los Baños, close from the main airport of Mexico, which is apparently, along with Tepito, the second birthplace of cumbia sonidera. Although the two places are relatively close, Cumbia Peñonera sounds quite differently from the rest: More cheerful tracks, sounding more like the costal cumbia from Colombia, with much […]

1track – 027.-cres q soy sexi

« “027.-cres q soy sexi” from …:::heken record.s:::…. Track 2. » “Are you ready, Are you ready for this? Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?” Amazing cover cumbiera ! Download link: From compilation “Mundo Sonidero – Heken”, soon on! :)

1track – Los Tamalitos de Olga – Orquesta Aragon

“Me gustan los tamalitos… Los tamalitos que vende Olga! Pican? No pican?.. Los tamalitos de Olga!” (tamalitos are most probably small tamales) Good to realize, sometimes in your life, that you totally *love* Cha-cha-chá! Download link: From mp3 compilation “Lo Mejor del Cha Cha Cha”, soon on bittorent on! ;)

Los Reyes del Bolero (mp3)

Boleros are dance-oriented songs with Spanish and Cuban forms which have separate origins. This compilation (163 tracks!) is about what is apparently the Cuban form. It contains super lovely antique songs from those described as “The Kings of Bolero” (Los Reyes…), namely: Julio Jaramillo (Ecuador), Olimpo Cardenas (Ecuador), Orlando Contreras (Cuba), Alci Acosta (Colombia), Roberto […]

La Musica que Mueve a Mexico con El Talento del Barrio – Campos Tepito – Discos y Sonido (El Original del Sr. Hector Campos) (FLAC)

100% CDR, 100% Cumbia, 100% Tepito. If Hector Campos claims he is the King of records in Tepito (“El Rey de los discos en Tepito”) there might be a reason. As Tepito is one of the birthplaces of Cumbia Sonidera, being king of such a rich (and somewhat chaotic) kingdom must not be an easy […]

Vive la Salsa – Nuevos + Exitos – Shark DJ

100% CDR, 100% Salsa! MOAR salsa sonidera from Tepito, Mexico! A very nice compilation (70 tracks) by Shark DJ, mixing old and new style salsa. Romantico y mucho bailable!! <3 Bittorrent link:Vive la Salsa – Nuevos + Exitos – Shark DJ (72 tracks, mp3) Bought for 5 Pesos (0.3€) near Mercado La Merced in Mexico […]

Eydie Gormé y Los Panchos – Grandes Exitos (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% Panchos, 100% Romantic! Eydie Gorné was born in NYC and had a long (and fruitful) singing career in the US. This compilation of 90 tracks by MTV Records (!) focus on the part of her discography comprising boleros played with the Mexican trio Los Panchos in the 60s. A Wonderfully romantic crossover […]

Duelo de Cumbias – Nuevas Vs Antaño – Shark DJ (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% Cumbiaaaa!, 100% Sonidero Dedicace Especial a Ana & Ricardo! Happy hacking! :* MOAR Cumbia! One more short (70 tracks) but excellent compilation by Shark DJ. As the name suggests, it mixes a clash of classic, antique cumbia with the modern stuff, sometimes electronically produced. The antique, as the newer, is mixed in […]

Cumbias Pa Gozar – Shark DJ (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% Made in Tepito, 0% Universal Music Group Another great 70 tracks eme-pe-tres compilacion by Shark DJ from Mexico! “Cumbias pa (para) gozar” literally “to enjoy” is a bunch of fun and modern cumbia sonidera. Many electronic instrumentation of classic sounds. Some cheezy stuff… Pa gozar y datalove! <3 Bittorrent link: Cumbias Pa […]

Titanes de la Salsa – Lobo DJ (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% romantic, 100% Salsa! Lobo DJ strikes again! Excellent and mucho caliente compilation (72 tracks)! Salsa, originating from New York City in the 70s by Cuban and Porto-Rican immigrants, is apparently currently booming all around Latin America. It is now apparently fully part of the sound of the Sonideros in Mexico. Salsa always […]

Changa – Cumbias Peñoneras – Lobo DJ (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% Cumbia, 0% Eurovision! Another fantastic compilation (71 tracks) by Lobo DJ. Pure Sonidero delight. Cumbia “Peñoneras” comes from Peñon de los Baños near of Mexico City (thx Chamukitta!), the other birthplace of sonidero culture along with Tepito. Sounds like very classy antique very musical and orchestrated cumbias. Some lovely surprises sounding like […]

Corridos y Narcocorridos (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% mp3, 100% vintage! Corrido is an antique traditional Mexican (and Colombian?) polka-like style of singing with guitar, accordion, often trumpets, inspired by Spanish colonial songs. Corridos distinctive feature are their lyrics, often political and realistic. Corridos apparently used to be a people’s way of education and subversion about various topics such as […]

Cumbias de Antaño – Shark DJ (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% mp3, 0% copyright, 100% vintage cumbia Another fantastic compilation (71 tracks) by DJ Shark, from Mexico City! Lovely sounds of antique cumbia, including many 60s and 70s rock and psychedelic sounds, all in Sonidero salsa, mixed with love! <3 Bears the logos of Sonidos: Condor, Estelar, Santana Bittorrent link: Cumbias de Antaño […]

Sonido Santana – Guarachas – Lobo DJ (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% mp3, 100% Sonidero! Guaracha is a cuban rythm influential of Salsa. It is used by Mexican Sonidero DJs with various speeds (lots of debajadas, slowed down tracks) and tweeking as part of the Cumbia Sonidera. It is gorgeously charming and warm! <3 An excellent compilation (71 tracks) by Lobo DJ! (apparently another […]

100% Sonidero – DJ Shark

100% CDR, 100% Sonidero, 100% mp3. Another compilation by DJ Shark, apparently representative of the sound of Mexican Sonideros. A great mix of Cumbia indeed, but also lots of Salsa (extremely popular in Latin America these days…), some Cumbias rebajadas (lowered = low speed cumbia, kind of dub) y mas! Bears logos of many famous […]

Merengue – Las + Fiesteras – Shark DJ (mp3)

100% CDR, 100% mp3, 100% Datalove! Merengue! Merengue! Merengue! Ritmos freneticos! Muy bailable y muy caliente! Of Dominican Republic origin, these rythms very popular in Latin America will blow your mind! Very diverse compilation (72 tracks) by DJ Shark (apparently emblematic figure of mp3 compilations in Mexico City!) High voltage, completamente loco! Bittorrent link: Merengue […]