Los Miticos Del Ritmo¬†‚Äď Los Miticos Del Ritmo
LABEL: Soundway Records
GENRE: World – South America
From the sweltering tropical depths of Cali, Colombia Will ‚ÄėQuantic’ Holland’s studio band Los Miticos Del Ritmo (The Mythics of Rhythm), assembled using vallenato and cumbia musicians, return with an album of hip shaking, dancefloor quaking instrumental cumbias.
Recorded in Will’s home studio in Cali, his approach was to produce an album with the aesthetics of 1960s tropical recordings made in Colombia and the Caribbean. Careful attention made to preserve the analogue quality of the recording at every stage.
The record was recorded entirely on 4 track tape, using a process of overdubs and tape transfers to record multiple sessions at different times with different musicians. As Holland began to play the dub plates of the project in his DJ sets around the world, tracks like ‘Cumbia de Mochilla’ and ‘Another one Bites the Dust’ slowly became sure-fire dancefloor winners.¬†Other tracks on this feel good, house party cumbia LP include Michael Jackson’s ‚ÄėDon’t Stop’ and Gildardo Montoya’s ‚ÄėFabiola’ (as featured on Soundway’s ‚ÄėThe Original Sound of Cumbia’), alongside original cumbias.