So far this #RecordOfTheDay series has been a different song from different every single day since the start of the year (WTF am I doing???), however since tonight we are DJing tonight for the San Francisco leg of the #ChichaSummit tour which features La Chamba and Money Chicha there’s no reason why not to pull another track from this excellent LP Ecos De La Selva. This is one is a cover of the Peruvian classic song Cariñito by Los Hijos Del Sol which happens to feature Jose Carballo, the frontman of Los Hijos. This is a song we’ve played at practically every party we’ve DJ’d as it never fails to get everyone dancing and singing together.
I’m super excited for tonight as it will be my first time listening to Money Chicha who also have new record out that I for sure be coping. Listen to their 🔥 track Tiro al blanco!
For a late night post, a late night cumbia by Tropa Colombiana, an 80s Mexican group who I’m guessing had some Colombian roots. This was purchase I knew nothing about, but look at those outfits! To be honest I think it sat for a few years before I finally listened to it and I was rewarded for circling back to it. This song El Cantinero, is really beautiful to me in it’s distinct drunken dive bar vibe. It only takes a few notes for it to make feel completely intoxicated and desperate for 1 more drink.
I figure why not have stay with new music for the whole week, which leads me to this awesome new LP from La Chamba. If you’re into L.A.’s cumbia scene you know these cats have been repping Peruvian cumbia chicha for awhile now and have come a long way with their sound. This LP Ecos de la Selva is one of those you’ll never lift the needle off of—no fillers just great music straight through the whole record.
This record by the prolific Calixto Ochoa is well over 40 years old and it still holds up like the day it was released. I love everything about this song. Without fail it lifts my mood and has me dancing around my living room. This one of those records I can happily listen to on repeat.
Tonight in Oakland, CA we are DJing with the best known acordeonistas from Monterrey, Mexico, Celso Piña! (see previous post) As a dedication I’m selecting someone that I’m sure inspired Celso when he picked up his first accordion in the early 80s — Lisandro Meza. This 1983 record exemplifies the golden era of cumbia sonidera when the most famous Colombian cumbia artists were recording songs dedicated to their Mexican followers.