The Hidden Raves of Champetesburg

For decades confined to Colombia’s poor coastal regions and condemned by conservative politicians as violent and corrupting, the African-Latin fusion sound of champeta is finally cracking into the mainstream.

Obviously the fact half of the planet saw it at the Superbowl when Shakira danced to it and made a whole challenge that gave a completely new audience that otherwise would have never knew about this hidden genre in the Afro-Colombian community.

There are several theories about the origin of the word champeta, but it likely stems from the champeta knife used by workers in Cartagena’s Bazurto market. In the ‘70s, these workers would meet regularly to listen to African music on picós, but over the decades the word has been

deliberately sullied by conservatives seeking to attach connotations of violence to the music. This kind of prejudice against the country’s black population has stifled the genre’s growth over the years, with Colombian politicians even attempting to enforce a national ban on champeta, accusing the music of encouraging violence and teenage pregnancy.

In fact, our brother Lucas Silva, who did 2 compilations with us and owns perhaps the most significant Afro-Colombian label: PALENQUE RECORDS says about champeta’s significant raise to become Shakira’s superbowl halftime most talked dance: “It was a very tough fight. There is a lot of racism in this county and champeta was too new – people didn’t understand it, it was a shock, like with any revolution. I remember coming back to Bogota in the mid ‘90s and everybody hated champeta. They all said it was ‘stupid’ music and too sexual. But the lyrics were just covering normal things about life. Bogota was a very white city in the ‘90s – everyone was listening to rock music at the time. Rock music was for rich people and cumbia and champeta were for the poor people.”

Latino Resiste unveils THE HIDDEN RAVES OF CHAMPETESBURG which is a continuing part of the electro-champeta movement we began a decade ago, this time expanding Champeta’s DNA towards newer subgenres which could include Aleteo, House, bits of moombahton, and acoustic champeta..

Each track takes one of the elements most relevants of the genre. Whether the heavily Abelardo Carbono’s influenced guitars, or the Roland Dogs, or the percussive patter or simply its lyrical content, champeta is always expanding, it can’t be contained or defined by just few parameters, and our responsibility in Latino Resiste is to expand our Latin Music diaspora.


Loki Da Trixta- Da Trixta Edits

The exceptional Loki Da Trixta is back to Latino Resiste with his worldwide famous Da Trixta Edits in where the globetrotter takes us into a bmore, funkadelic and bouncy bass trip with edits to bomba estereo, kali uchi, zuzuka poderosa or his own tunacola among many more

If you have been into the real underground global bass bar scene for at least the past decade it is very easy to know that Loki has been killing and doing it everywhere, NYC, L.A, Mexico city, Santiago de Chile, Warsaw, Brazil, you name.. this dude somehow is always playing a dope ass gig in real underground bars, checking some of the sickest urban scenes and getting real feedback from guys like you and me who decide just to go out and grab a beer and have a great time.. except on this occasion we bring the famous edits to you on HQ MP3 for FREE via mediafire (LINK ) or click here
OR FANCY WAVS/AIFFS at a name your price form (ALSO FREE) via bandcamp

Thombs ft Kenny Rivas, Criss & Ronny- La Batidora

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The pioneer of Champethon, THOMBS, is back with a whole new approach to urban latino.
Blending Baile funk with Moombahton, Champeta, Reggaeton, and Bass on a savage track called La Batidora featuring Kenny Rivas, Criss & Ronny


Caballo & Beatfunk- Yippi Yappa


Yippi Yappa is a new expansion in the champeta musical diaspora. Latino Resiste has selected some of the best latino producers to remix a track made by La Makina del Karibe guitarist and wicked producer, Beat Funk, and E-champeta pioneer Caballo called Yippi Yappa. However, the real result is an amazing exploration to the ‘pico sound’ from the roots style of Bleepolar Vs Faraon Bantu, or Champethon creator, Tombs, to the Bass approach of Dominican prodigy Mediopicky, Yippi Yappa also features the original dark take from Tribilin Sound, Miami’s E-Champeta originator Kinky Electric Noise, a super tropical take from Sr Chancho.
All tracks have been mastered by Gux Swadharma at the rebel records studios, and distributed by Latino Resiste under creative commons license

DASH SLKTR- Animal Sounds


One of the most active producers from South America, Diego Arias aka Dash Slktr, is always flirting with tropical vibes. Whether Moombahton, Cumbia, Champeta or Dancehall, he does it all, and does it right.
No wonder why his new album: “ANIMAL SOUND” made it to the Latino Resiste family.
An epic 7 track EP that will have everything you need to set the dancefloor on fire with latino flavors.

Dancehall, Bass, Champeta, Cumbia or Moombahton. Animal sound is all of that and more.. FREE

Tombs- Moombahton Roof Vol 1

Champeta Badass TOMBS joins Moombahton’s new face HAPPY COLORS,
for this track La Era del Moombahton, which is included in Tombs’ newest EP Series called Moombahton Roof Vol 1.
A hot 7 track EP that can be grabbed for Free right Here> LINK

In fact Cantua is a dope ass champeta which morphs into a sick Moombahton

However perhaps the jewel of the EP comes from Tomba, los X and Rajesh.

Check the whole 7 track EP right here



Champeta is one of the most interesting genres from Colombia.

From being extremely banned and underground, became a synonym of reggaeton, to a big chunk of the population.

And zouk and terapia criolla for purists and world music connoisseurs.

However, there are always individuals who do not belong to any of these sectors. And instead prefer to capture their own version of the genre.

Tombs is the latest addition to Latino Resiste’s catalog. In where his Champeta, meets Moombahton and global Bass.

Isa GT, Tombs, J Balvin and Caballo have put their part to make this champeta/Urban Latino EP.. a dancefloor must drop.

Champethon is a 5 track EP, that will be set for FREE DOWNLOAD via Latino Resiste


Mal Dicen Bangers 2013

With some of the craziest releases of 2013, including the well known association with PBS, Beat Making Lab & Walshy Fire as well as the infamous Molly Grit EP, or the Zouk Bass Vol 1 release in collaboration with ZBTV and Generation Bass. LATINO RESISTE’S Mal Dicen is just a mere year old!

To celebrate it, Here it is this impressive compilation with 20 tracks, from equal number of releases, in where you can find a huge list of people you need to keep an eye for 2014, like Donkong, Happy Colors, JSTJR, Beauty Brain, to much more stuff..


INSIDE Latin Twerk anthem Veneno

As well as one of the hottest Mooombahton records of 2013, no doubt, Happy Colors’ El Diablo

You can find also Future Junglist

Cumbia Bass


And Much more, Champeta, Twerk, Azonto, Dancehall, Flamenco Bass, you name it.

So, remember to support Latino Resiste, whenever possible, either by liking the FB page or their releases, or Following their Soundcloud, so they can continue releasing great music for free, and at the same time reach more public!

20 tracks!! A strong Compilation !

Kinky Electric Noise- Terapia Tropical


It’s been over 2 years since the Perreo Digital (A Trip into Electro Champeta) EP was released on Latino Resiste Records.

This album represents a lot for the Champeta universe, as it explores a whole different approach to the genre, shifting away from the explosive Perreo Digital EP, to a more mature sound, respecting the early days of Terapia, and applying current EDM dynamics to reflect and actually fit any global bass/world music party or dj set, or just an amazing trip in your stereo or mp3 player.

Electro Champeta pioneer Kinky Electric Noise was working on his highly anticipated new album Terapia Tropical, which is a strong comeback to the roots of Terapia Criolla.

Grab the whole thing for free in two formats WAV

320’s Right Here

Since then Champeta’s international appeal and notoriety has continued to grow, resulting in a proliferation of compilations, remixes and mixtapes to meet the public’s increasing curiosity and demand.

Continuing the tradition of its predecessor, we recreated and remixed five songs from Champeta’s past, present and “future.”

This time around we decided to incorporate live instruments in the mix, courtesy of Matt Mansfield of Piper Street Sound, in order to add more authenticity and originality to the grooves.

The results transverse the musical spectrum, beginning with the quintessential and later swerving into the unconventional, while still maintaining Champeta as a fundamental influence.

Second track is a BOMB

If you know Terapia Criolla/Champeta, then the name MR BLACK is a usual reference
KEN takes him to the digital era respecting the sound!

A 100% Original Electro Champeta in were we use Papo Man’s Camino a la delincuencia we can find that dope organic beats meet social champeta

Final track

Latino Resiste Presents Root A Pacifica

Latino Resiste is back!
After almost a year of work, we finally can give away one of the most anticipated releases of 2012.
Selected by Dj Mundo & Caballo
Art made by AFROMESTIZA (Music donated by the artists -Read Disclaimer)

This is an ambitious compilation that gathers something that must be totally or partially unknown for a lot of the `world Music` or Global Bass audience: AFRO PACIFIC SOUNDS.

By saying this; we will like you to join us in a trip, in where many names are going to be unknown for you, but we guarantee, each one of the artists or bands has a trademark, a great name and history behind; which is the reason we felt it was necessary to do ROOT A PACIFICA.

Back in the days, in Latin America, Black communities after getting their freedom decided to move rapidly to the coasts. Contrary of the popular belief about what Afro-Latina culture is (due the fact many of us are very Familiar with the Atlantic and Caribbean sounds from the continent) Pacific and Atlantic cultures and music are very different.

In fact, the vast majority of black community moved to the dense jungle in the pacific side of the continent, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, or Brazil; which kept their traditions very much alive, although at the same time, pushed them into oblivion from governments or state and technology.

Centuries later, these communities are still struggling to survive, not only economically but also musically speaking.

Lots of music curators, and producers have been watching closely the Afro pacific arise, this rise has increase since 2002, in the underground scene, mainly in two big scenarios: the fusion (which includes jazz or a more musical virtuoso approach) and the URBAN scene which includes Hip hop or Dancehall.

Everyone had a small influence of Gualajo (one of, if not, the originator & Maximum figure for this Afro-pacific sound as we know it).
Gualajo is to Afro Pacific what James Brown is to funk.
So from La Mojarra Electrica, to Socavon. From Herencia Negra, to Chocquibtown everyone had a big or small influence of his sound.

Two events, separated and interconnected at the same time were the first steps to create this scene, Petronio Alvarez`s Festival which is trying to preserve the identity and richness of the black communities from the pacific coast, and the second event happened in the urban scene when everything changed after Quibdo`s very own band CHOCQUIBTOWN reached mainstream popularity winning a Grammy award.
These two events triggered a replica effect in the urban scene, and many more producers and Labels were genuinely interested in the afro-pacific sound.

One of those is Canadian producer UPROOT ANDY who decided to donate his song but also to drop his perspective about the Pacific music.

Uproot Andy talks about Afro Pacific Music from caballo on Vimeo.

Palenque Records, were the first ones in actually nailing it as usual.
Palenque Records CEO Lucas Silva aka Champeta man, recorded Gualajo years before he was popular, in fact, the reason many of us know about that music it is because those recordings were made.

He teamed with Alguacil Dubkilla to donate this Gualajo song


Chocquibtown singer is also present in La Hija de Zion, a collaboration made for Voodoo souljah`s single
in where Lia Samantha takes the lead role.

Latino Resiste role was struggling to get to the core of the underground,as (Caballo knew lots of the popular names)
but we needed someone right there.
It is where our selector, DJ MUNDO, comes to play, our Julian Asange, our Banksy, the guy behind Rebelsounds and being one of the most elusive but well known names in the mestizo-latino underground scene at the same time, he was the perfect choice to be the main originator of the whole Root a Pacifica compilation. He leads this compilation towards the right direction.. (La Ruta Pacifica)

And he brings such an impressive display of variety that makes this Root a Pacifica, a game changer, as we did few months before 3BALL got their boom, when we released AZTLAN, Latino Resiste wants to be the gate to people who barely know, or have never heard about Afro Pacific Music.

We have tried to display as much variety as possible, and we strongly encourage that if you like these sounds or any of the artists you will hear, support or share their music, because they were kind enough to donate it.


This beauty is also present


As always MUSIC WAS DONATED BY THE ARTISTS, people who MADE THE MUSIC, so if you have a CLAIM please DO NOT REPORT IT, instead CLICK HERE and we (I) will get back to you AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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