Monday, 27 July 2009
Toto La Momposina
Is Colombia the number one destination for dance samples in the world? On the evidence of Michael Cleis' latest it seems so. Heralded as the tune of Ibiza 2009 (how many tracks actually compete for this title?), cumbia has once again been mined as an effective shortcut to get people dancing, just as the 'Cumbia Cienaguera' was by Samim in 2007. The original (which sounds remarkably similar) can be heard everywhere in Colombia, and I mean everywhere: pop-up street parties, Quinceañeras, hot dog stands, you name it. It's pretty awful to be honest with you, little more than the original played at 45 and looped a couple of times, but props to cumbia for being so relevant. Safe.