Plus DJ sets Quantic & Mario Galeano
Will Holland aka Quantic has joined forces with Mario Galeano of Bogota's pioneering Frente Cumbiero to create Ondatropica a new band embracing the past, present and future of Colombia's tropical cumbia sound.
Ondatropica cradles the talents of some greats from the seventies golden age of Medellin's Discos Fuentes such as Michi Sarmiento on sax, Wilson Viveros on timbales and Pedro 'Ramaya' Beltran on flute and Joe Arroyo's trumpet player Jorge Gaviria alongside a breaking wave of young tropicalistas including Nidia Gongora (Combo Barbaro) on vocals and the mighty Chongo (Sidestepper) on percussion to create a new Caribbean sound spanning the musical generations.
The album Ondatropica is released by Soundway on July 16.
"One of the albums of the year." The Telegraph
"A polyrhythmic, rump-rotating blend of brass, keys, percussion, guitar and vocals." Guardian
"When it comes to rump-shaking dance music, Colombia's Ondatropica is hard to beat." Metro
"Brilliantly marries alien forms with cumbia's clattering rhythms and wheezy accordions." UNCUT