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El Hijo de la Cumbia (AR)

El Hijo de la Cumbia is a producer from the Buenos Aires suburb of San Martín. While some artists who live in the cosmopolitan confines of Capital Federal dabble in cumbia as a sort of retro-novelty, this bedroom producer comes from an area where traditional cumbia is basically the official soundtrack for parties and dances. As such, he has gone out on quite a limb by mixing in hip-hop and dancehall elements with his music.

The name El Hijo de la Cumbia translates to "The Son of Cumbia" and he certainly lives up to the title. Rejecting the repetitive loops of Argentinian cumbia villera, El Hijo de la Cumbia instead pulls heavily from Mexican and Colombian cumbias. Anchored by thick and varied percussion, his music also has a s...

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