Archive for the 'Labels' Category

Xplicit Desi Vibes

As promised in the latest show, here’s the link to the New-York desi collective releasing free mash-up tracks of Bhangra vocals over hip-hop tracks.

Xplicit Desi Vibes official website

Poni Republic

Source: Official Blog

Source: Official Blog

Poni Republic is a net-label devoted to what they call “Left-field Pop Stuff”. They’ve been putting out fine releases, all completely free to download. I featured songs by the label’s artis Todosantos on a couple of shows. It seems many artists in the label are from Latin-America. Happy digging!

Todosantos – Pao!

Bersa Discos

Source: Official Myspace

Source: Official Myspace

Bersa Discos is a label formed by two DJs from the California bay area. The label is set on reinventing the traditional Cumbia sound of South America, and especially giving voice to the Argentinian Cumbia scene which has been flourishing lately with many artists (VJ Pixie, El Guincho) and labels (ZZK, Crammed Disc) releasing Cumbia tracks.

Bersa Discos #4

Bersa Discos #4

The label has been steadily releasing “Bersa Discos” compilations with many different styles and colors of Cumbia and their latest addition is compilation #4 with contributions from Uproot Andy and Sonido del Principe. If until now I wasn’t quite sure about the quality of the releases this one definitely proves that Bersa Discos are on the right track with tracks that manage to hit the current digital 8-bit fashion and keep a Cumbia rythem at the same time. The bass is hitting hard and unlike many other Cumbia tracks it isn’t too slow.

Check out the sample track by Uproot Andy titled “La Vida Vale La Pena” (hosted @ Discobelle).

Bersa Discos – Myspace