Tag Archives: Cumbia

Photos: República Piña at Tatler


Photos by Robin Hearfield

At 11pm, when the club was empty, we had those doubts that every party host has – “Shit, nobody is going come. Nobody likes us. Think I will eat some worms”.

Fortunately, we avoided a diet of worms. By 12 midnight, the dancefloor was already heaving and a line gathered outside the door of Tatler as folks squeezed into our tropical basement party.

With Charlie Villas, Mike Who, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Tropicante and Sr Bolivar throwing down Caribbean Rhythms more pineapples were kissed, inflatable palm trees were danced with, and all were merry.

Here is a mix I did to keep you going till the next party in mid-August!

Download: Los Master Plus – El Gran Vacilion (Dr Dre Cover)

Download: Grupo Socavon – Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy Remix)

Dutty Bashment Mix by Shantan Wantan Ichiban


Download: Dutty Tropical Punani Mix by Empress Ichiban

Excuse the dodgy mixing, excuse the blaring mic levels, this is what happens when we trade places. The Empress Ichiban gets into the mix live on FBi, playing a mix of new old tropical favourites to give you a rough taste of what you can expect from Dutty Dancing this Saturday at Goodgod Small Club. More details hurrrr

Playlist:
Leftside – Phat Punani
Sasha – I Like The Way ft Pitbull
Lady Saw – Do Me Better
Busy Signal – Bedroom Bully
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Popcaan – So We Do It
stylo G – Yardie vs Rack City
Skarra Mucci – Love Punanny Bad – Rack City Riddim (Kya Bamba Remix)[Chong X EDIT]
Beenie Man – Wine Gal
Adele – Rankin In The Deep( Harvey, K TEL Remix)
DjTiznas & MRBiGK – Rocksteady Boom
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Party Mix)
Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal & Flexican – Bumbaye (Watch Out Fi This)
Top Billin – Sleng Teng Moomba Break
Vybz Kartel Ft Popcaan – CLARKS MASH UP KENNY MEEZ GREGG NYCE REMIX
Maqueda – Can’t Get Enough
Los Rakas – Abrazame (Uproot Andy Remix)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m Corrupt (warped)
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto a Mi Tierra (J-Boogie Remix)
Bunji Garlin – We Done Dey (Iron Remix)
Benjai – Tanty Say (Extended)
Kerwin – Bacchanalist (Extended Mix)
Machel Montano – Vibes Cyah Done (Antilles Riddim)
Sean Paul – Straight Up
Nina Sky – Turnin’ Me On (Black Chiney Remix)
D’Banj – Oliver Twist (Zed Bias Bounce Remix)
Buraka Som Sistema – Komba (feat. Kaysha)
Shy FX featuring Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor – Raver (B. Traits Breaking Bad Remix)
Johnny Osbourne – Buddy Bye
Major Lazer – Hold The Line Remix (Sleng Teng Refuelled Riddim)
Tenor Fly meets Congo Natty – DJ School 1994

Listen: Busy Signal – Bedroom Bully

Listen: Quantic – Un Canto Mi Tierra (J Boogie Remix)

Listen: Shy-FX – Raver (B Traits Remix)

Download: Dutty Tropical Punani Mix by Empress Ichiban

Podcast: Gappy Ranks + Sr. Bolivar of Radio Malembe: Tropical Heat Meets Latin Beats

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PODCAST: LISTEN & DOWNLOAD SHOW W/ GAPPY RANKS & SR. BOLIVAR

Warming up before any night out is key. Especially if you’re warming up for two of the hottest summer events showcasing a mix dancehall, latin heat and tropical bass – complete with plenty of ass-shaking, grinding, dizzy footwork and dutty wining. Gappy Ranks and Radio Maleme rolled through today and lawd, did they ever show us how to get a dancefloor moving.

Gracing the Australian shores from London, Gappy came at us 110% with a solid interview and a bashment live performance. Melbourne’s RU-CL came in strong with support and hey, during their performance my hips in the studio weren’t the only ones gyrating.

Radio Maleme representing part of the Pineapple Republic, finished the show with a spicy, caliente, tropcial latin heat. Rapid BPM’s, soulful singing and the perfect mix had people calling far and wide wondering who the heck is blowing up the airwaves and where did we get him from.  His name is Sr Bolivar and he is from Colombia, folks. That’s right COLOMBIA. Knowing his stuff, Sr Bolivar provided the perfect preview for next week’s Pineapple Republic – a night you will not want to miss.

Want to know more? Of course you do.

Gappy Ranks Feb 9

Pineapple Republic Feb 15

Podcast and playlist, below.

Playlist:
Celia Gonzales – Yo Soy El Punto Cubano (Dj Reaganomics Remix)
Banginclude – Oyemeilo
Los Fulanos – Sobran Cueros (SABO RMX)
Billy The Gent – La Mania (Sabo’s Corto Edit)
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Remix)
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Mike Who Edit)
DJ Melo – Que Pasa Que Pasa
Captain Planet – Dame Agua
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Drummer Some
Buena Vista Social Club & Celia Cruz – Guantanamera
Wyclef – Guantanamera
Diafrix – Helicopter
Gappy Ranks – Stinkin’ Rich (Thornato Remix)
Popcaan – She Want Hood (Raw)
Erup – Click Mi Finger (Poirier Remix)
Deva Bratt – Hot and Ready
Popcaan – So We Do It
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal
Gappy Ranks – Long Time
Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora – Pisicodelia (Nego Mozambique Remix)
Vybz Kartel – Half On A Baby (Mosca remix)
Matanza – Puya (Chong X Remix)
Diplo – Diplo Rhythm ft Sandra Melody
Dubbel Dutch – Madloopz
Names You Can Trust – Cubano (Dub)
Names You Can Trust – Oye (Dub)

SR BOLIVAR OF RADIO MALEMBE MIX
Dreadsquad – Me Want (Feat. Skarra Mucci, Mandinka Warrior, Alex Hudson)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Frikstailers Remix)
The Clash – Guns of Brixton (Kinky Electric Noise Remix)
Anthony B – Dem Can’t Stop we From Talk
Zonora Point – Huachita rica (Douster Remix)
DJ Panik – Like This, Like That (Original Mix)
Miramar Vs Topcat – Cumbia del sol (Criollo refix)
Mr Mention – Big Up Sister Nancy
Faraon Bantu Soundsystem – Macaco (Novalima Remix)
Malente – Mash Up The Town

Listen: Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal | Buy Me

Download: Jimmy Cliff – Guns of Brixton (Kinky Electric Noise Remix)

Download: Banginclude – Oyemeilo

PODCAST: LISTEN & DOWNLOAD SHOW W/ GAPPY RANKS & SR. BOLIVAR

Mixtape Mondays with Jeremy Sole

This Mixtape Monday we rewind to Jeremy Sole’s mind blowing set from Coachella, wish i was there for this. The mix is a live recording so you can get your mind teleport on and pretend you had enough money to go. The mix like Sole’s production and influences cover’s so much ground, genre hopping and uncovering sounds from all corners of the globe with a unique chaos factor that seems to string everything together. Dude has impeccable taste and is a super tight dj. For me this mix was totally inspiring to see a dj spinning whatever the hell he wants and doing it so well. Get your global education class on with this live mix packed full of vibes.

Jeremy Sole- Live at Coachella

Here is a Cumbia inspired Whitney (R.I.P) dubplate from Sole.

Download: Whitney Housten- My Love is Your Love (Jeremy Sole Cumbia Dubplate)

Download: Sola Rosa – Love Alone (Jeremy Sole Dub Alone Remix)

Mike Who South America Podcast Vol 3: Colombia

Earlier in the year I had the chance to venture to the amazing country that is Colombia. Due to our shoestring budget we decided to roll through both Cali and Medellín kind of briefly in the pursuit of both sun and coastal vibes in the north. So after  a few overnight buses, which by the way were totally safe and free from any Guerrilla hijackings, we eventually made it to our final destination and a place i am 100% coming back to, the Caribbean Coastline in particular Santa Marta and Cartagena de Indias.  Amazing cities, warm and friendly locals, white sand beaches, palm tress, turquoise water and plenty of fresh fish and cheap beers made bunking down in shitty hostels and enjoying a balanced diet of tuna and rice for 4 weeks all worthwhile.

The podcast  is rooted  in the tropical ritmos originating from the Carribbean coastline of Colombia. Some classic  Cumbia, Palenque, and Salsa, with bits of hip hop and digital cumbia from some newer groups making moves throughout Colombia and Latin America . This is by no means anything in depth, just some tunes of Colombian origin i stumbled across during my travels and thought fitting to share. Saludos, Mike Who

Mike Who South America Podcast Vol 3 Colombia


Download: Lucho Bermudez – Tolu

MP3: Puerto Rico Y Su Combo – La Cumbia Del Pescador// BUY

Introducing ZZK

A few years back Buenos Aires Label/club night and Artist agency ZZK provided me with my first taste into the relms of Digital Cumbia.  As a label ZZK have continually pushed forward thinking  Global bass and tropical vibes. Their Roster is on point  and if i do say so myself their artwork is always impressive. The roots of ZZK lie in South America but their sound has spread throughout the world undoubtly influencing global bass and electronic producers worldwide. I’m really hoping i get the chance to check one of the much hyped Zizek club nights when i roll through Buenos Aires later in the year. Do yourselves a favour and get familiar with the label here ZZK.

Here are some tunes/remixes from a variety of the ZZK roster that have been staples for me. I’m going to have to start a club night when i make it back to Sydney so i can one day get a chance to play some of these tunes louder than my shitty home stereo.

MP3:  Poirier feat Boogat- Kalima Shop Titi (El Remolón Remix)

MP3: Fuana- Los Piratas del Zajon

MP3: Frikstalkers- Baile Frik (Original Mix)

MP3: La Yegros- Trocitos

MP3: Mostro- Super Guachin Remix

MP3:  Niña Dioz & Li Saumet – La Cumbia Prohibida (Prod. by El Remolón & Villa Diamante)

Oh yeah here is an awesome video from Argentinean tele which  is the main reason i wrote this whole post.

Podcast: Our Global Rave Contiki Tour

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You can’t really go out partying according to the Lonely Planet, you end up at tourist trap Irish Pubs with the same uncooth backpackers all around the world. We take you off the beaten track on a sordid musical contiki tour of our planet. Expect everything from Japanese Ragga, Colombian Cumbia vibes, Moombahton, French Soul, Thai Club Hip Hop, K-Pop, Dancehall and so much more. Don’t forget your toothbrush.

Playlist:
Anubis – En Un Dia De Esos (Prod Dj Dacel)
Diafrix – Before You Go ft Jane Tyrell
La Methode – Maximum (Bassnecter Remix)
Zonora Point & Douster – Algo Pasa en el Planeta
Feelstyle – Su’amalie/I Ain’t Mad at You
Hocus Pocus – Hip Hop ? Ft The Procussions
Poirier feat. Boogat – Kalima Shop Titi (Uproot Andy Remix)
Red Astaire – NYC (Salsa Mix)
Vybz Kartel – Benz Punanny (So Shifty Edit)
Toto La Momposina -Curura
Magoo & Timbaland – Indian Flute
Betty Chung – Bang Bang
Thundamentals Feat. Vida-Sunshyne – Check My Fresh
Fisto & Othello – So Much to Say
GD and TOP – Knockout (prod Diplo)
Cypress Hill – Loco en el Coco (Insane in the Brain)
Mala Rodriguez – Yo No Mato El Tiempo
Thaitanium & Nara Chompoonit – Ta Lueng
Jay-Z ft Fela Kuti – American Gangster (MikeLove’s Nigerian Gangster Remix)
Quantic & Nickodemus – Mi Swing Es Tropical
Los Rakas – Abrazame (Uproot Andy mix)
SABO/CASSADY – Esa Loca Cumbia
Sonora vs Calle – MOTIVATION RIDDIM (Mike Who rerub)
Cecile – Tip Me
Anita Tijoux – Como Ves
Paul Devro – Oh Yeah
Schlachthofbronx – Chambacu (Samim Remix)
Daniel Haaksman feat. MC Miltinho – Hands Up (Original Mix) [feat. Seguindo Sonhos]
113, Mohamed Lamine & Magic System – Un Gaou A Oran
Tosh – Push It Boy
Ivan – Dutty Shot
Tony Matterhorn – Dutty Wine
South Rakkas Crew feat MC Gi & Mr Dockery – Hands Up Brazil (Double Up Riddim)
KillaQueenz – Double Up Feat. Lady Chan
Shourentai – Ueuetengoku (Yammie-Choice Mix) (Double Up Riddim)
Ben L’oncle Soul – Soulman
Sabo & Zeb feat. Andrea Monteiro – Sanguebom (J-Boogie RMX feat. Iggy Mon)
Zonora Point – Dame Yerba ( Daniel Klauser remix)
To-Isis – Come Here Girl (DJ Theory remix)
Los Rakas – Ta Lista (Sonora remix)

Download: Jay-Z ft Fela Kuti – American Gangster (Mike Love Remix)
From Nigerian Gangster Mixtape

Download: Sonora vs Calle 13 – Motivation Riddim (Mike Who Cheeky Rerub)

Download: Tony Matterhorn – Dutty Wine | Buy Me

Download: Ivan – Dutty Shot (Japanese Version)

Listen: 113, Mohammad Lamine et Magic System – En Gaou A Oran | Buy Me

Listen: Diafrix – Before You Go ft Jane Tyrell | Buy Me

Podcast: Download Full Contiki Tour Global Special