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Gux Swadharma & The Candela Machine

Around 25 years ago, Colombia was at the verge of creating a whole new chapter in terms of its musical expansion, they called it “fusion”.

Fusion was blending rock with afro-cumbia patterns in order to reaffirm the collective sentiment of authenticity most of bands were looking for, starting from Bloque de Busqueda, Aterciopelados, Ekhimosis it went really fast to the underground acts like Morphonia, Shai, and so on..

From all the acts of those times, the first band that went blending cumbia, with ragga and nu-metal was H.U.M.O. , and let me tell you, this band was visionary, and everything you’d like to have at the time.. awesome music, great lyrics, massive live appeal. They had one thing that wasn’t on their favor, tho. They were “poor” as in coming from a conflicting neighborhood where social scrutiny and prejudice would not allow fellow bands to go to, or allow them to open up to other scenes within the city which eventually caused the band to dismantle and each member to go on different routes.

The brain behind the fusion part in H.U.M.O was a producer who had made waves in the underground as a guitarist, vocalist and overall a pioneer in foreseeing the value of adding cultural value to existing genres.

Gux Swadharma, whose real name is Gustavo Torres, became an underground cumbia fusion pioneer in the same ranks of Pernett, Dragao, or Simon Mejia (from Bomba Estereo) although his personal choice went towards academy becoming a University/College professor rather than an active musician which explains why we didn’t really hear from him as much as we would like to.

Fast forward to 2019, Gux Swadharma gets The Candela Machine on full power to unveils his latest track called Cienaga Song in which we find ourselves listening to a mature futuristic roots track that keeps tight relation to the iconic cumbia cienagera.

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David Munera- OUH

A genre revival that has taken the underground sounds by the horns, has finally start rising with a whole new generation and approaches.
Aleteo, also known as zapateo, guaracheo, chancleteo and most commonly referred by those who make it house tribal (tribalero).

Aleteo itself is a Colombian hybrid that blends elements of house, guarachero, venezuelan tuki, bass tribal, a dutch house.

And depending which country makes it, their variations root deeper into the urban landscapes. Mexican approach is very minimal, having most of the emphasis in the percussion and drums ( which is commonly seen on jungle terror or borneo bass) Colombian goes for catchy basslines and catchy beats, the venezuelan take still goes for the raptor house signature line, while keeping it much more minimal, less saturated than the early days.

OUH is our first aleteo track from 2018, coming from Medellin’s own David Munera, one of the most promising names in the scene, who is close following the likes of Chris Salgado, Dany F, Elee Bermudez, Syrk, Tamalero, Javier Estrada and many more.

Ouh is a great example of the genre that most likely will start crossfading the ever expansible EDM scenes.

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If you want to know a little more about our opinion about Aleteo (Zapateo) here it is our Latino Resiste own take:

House has always been big in the underground, but for many reasons it was associated with a less glamorous life style than Europe, creating a huge gap between the posh’s house ( like Guetta,Swedish house Mafia, Maxwell, so on) AND what these aleteo djs’ spin.. Chris Salgado, Trivans, Mega and many more.

Tribal has always been under in Mexico, and only reached viral level thanks to the masterful handle Toy Selectah did to 3ballmty; although the genre only ended up splitting into that very well produced sound, and the one that will keep the genre fresh and urban. Championed in two different fronts, Salgado, MAIWEN one, and Dj Tamalero one tribal never faded.

It didn’t take much for djs to blend both, and give birth to their take of guaracheo, zapateo.

On the other hand, Colombia has seen an gargantuan influx of Venezuelan migrants in the last 4 years due to their political/economical situation.
Having said that, many of the people who have left, will join the forces of the ones who were already in the bottom line of the pyramid.
Growing and/or living now in the city’s slums creates subcultures like in Venezuela when Changa Tuki appeared. So, it wasn’t too complicated that people who still listen to house, and more important, still produce, spin and dance to it, will add their raptor house to the existing Colombian approach. All this became not just a musical genre, it is a life style where upbeat, bouncy dance music championed by tight-dressed DJs and dancers.

Both a response to and a reflection of the volatile circumstances that surrounds it, Alateo/Zapateo is often associated with low profile parties, cheap bars, and minimal attention to the dj equipment. ultimately a way to show off the talent coming out of the barrios, an escape from poverty, and a form of catharsis.

Musically, it can be traced; but, of course, there is always someone who made something similar way before, so unless there is definite proof, it is better to leave that the style was just an inevitable product of the stuff many people were making like Jairo Mendez (VNZ)started in 2010, combined with DJ Tetris (MX), Tamalero (MX/USA), Javier Estrada with prehispanic guarachero and the tribal house DANY F made on his EP LA Nave (2011).

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CABALLO- LOUD AF

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Caballo is back with his 14th album called LOUD AF.
This time the Colombo-Canadian producer gets back to his bass signature sound, the album features a diversity of genres as well wicked collaborations.
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BUT.. let’s go to the highlights!! The album opens with Swedish bangeristas AS WE SPOKE on an impressive Dancehall-Bass track called UNU AKS WE

BASS sounds for your mind. Like track number 3: Bounce it Gyal

There are some collaborations that are a MUST GRAB, like the ones with legendary MC ZULU, UK’s grime underground king Hostile, Moscow’s badboy Chuck Upbeat, Miami’s prodigy producer Dav!dx, as well as a rendition to Celso Pina and Erick Jaimez on Cumbia Vengadora.
Caballo doesn’t forget his root as Digital Cumbia Pioneer.


LOUD AF is a multi-genre release, that tries to keep the political relevance for tumultuous times like this one, while creating a very original sound without trying to copy anyone else.

Caballo goes back to his mc duties on cumbia vengadora, and sol negro.

LOUD AF is available on every digital platform as well as the Latino Resiste bandcamp.
If you like these genres: World, world fusion, Ragga, latin breaks, bass, latin bass, urban, electronic.
Then LOUD AF is just for you.

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Caballo- Iced Up Cumbia (Video)

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Caballo returns to his signature Cumbia Bass sound on a rendition of Cumbia de La Flores for his album LOUD AF.
Enjoy the video in the meantime

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Mercado Negro- Perpetua Penitencia

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Mercado Negro is the second #metaLatino project from Latino Resiste.
This time an ensemble with musicians from Argentina, Germany, Canada and Colombia get together to combine all the ferocity of the metalmedallo musical aesthetic with the aggression of Swedish death metal of the 90’s without losing the compass of originality in terms of Latin Metal of late 2010’s should sound like.

Heavily influenced by the sound of Puya’s Whisker Biscuit, Sepultura’s beneath the remains, or Reencarnacion’s 888metal as well as the likes of At the gates, Entombed, Unleashed or Asesino; Mercado Negro combines dirty guitars and unpolished hard/grindcore vocals with clean massive drums and bass to unveil a debut EP called PERPETUA PENITENCIA.

You can download it for #zeropesos (FREE!) in whichever format you want.
MP3 > Download Link (only 53MB!!!!!)

Or full WAV, Aiff, HDMP3 directly via Bandcamp as well as individual tracks should you prefer.

The main single is Move it,

Although this 6 track EP opens with Ebrio de Poder which brings Brazilian percussion meeting 90’s thrash with a bold statement for those who are in power, not only in the political field but also in corporation levels.

Perpetua Penitencia is the EP Title as well as the statement towards how society believes Money and “connections” are the goals the maintain oneself on top of the pyramid regardless of the personal or spiritual consequences.

Vibora Rastrera is a pure blast of hardcore with clean guitars breaks that criticize all the fake friends whose evil spirit only want to diminish ones achievements if these do not benefit them personally.

Piel de Oveja is a heavy reference to Puya’s Whisker Biscuit in terms of music, while lyrically is a call for action to unveil those wolves who camouflage under sheep’s clothes to disguise their real intentions which are the profit from our desires and dreams, whether we are pure resilient or heavily into consumerism, the wolves have a market that will fit any merchandise you need, a che-guevara pin, or a bob marley hat to a super exclusive 1 million dollar watch, it doesn’t matter which part of society you play, there is going to be a wolf ready to eat your money.

Last but never least a rendition to one of the most symbolic songs from the most well known Latin American metal band in history.

Some Quotes about the release:

” Mercado Negro thrashes like the bastard child of Sepultura and Brujeria. Perpetua Penitencia is the most fun and also the most genuinely vicious debut metal release I’ve heard in ages” B. Bryan (Noisey, MTV)

“Mercado Negro me transporta en el tiempo a mitad/finales de los noventa con una música con una base en ritmos con bastante groove y un feeling de despertar latino. Mientras que temas como Vibora Rastrera o Perpetua Penitencia se quedan un poquito cortos en producción y tienen mas un sonido de demo el tema Move It suena con una produccion mucha mas cuidada y con un desarrollo vocal bastante elaborado que me recuerda a lo mejor de Skindred. Suena increible ese tema!!!
En general muy bien y bastante nostálgico.” Kike Valderrama (Headcrusher, Sol de Sangre)

“Tiene el sello Latino Resiste… Eso es garantía de sabor latino. Es un extraño viaje al pasado con sonido moderno. Creería que tiene lo mejor del mundo del metal latino con retazos de metal europeo. A veces no se si bailar o cabecear” Viejo Jaymz (Creador 4eedc Fest, Metal Host, 4eedc mastermind)

Mercado Negro:
All Music and Lyrics: Caballo tracks 1,2,3,5
Leandro Achinelli (guitars on tracks 1,2,3,6)

Track 6 Roots Bloody Roots by Sepultura
Track 4 Move it. Music by Silb (Germany) featuring Foxn and Caballo

Vocal recording by Gux Swadharma in Ardila Studios (Bogota, Colombia)

Mix and Master by Caballo
Except track 6 by Gux Swadharma

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Champethon

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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.
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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

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Latino Resiste presents latinAfrica

Latino Resiste is proudly to present latinAfrica!

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An essential release for those who want to know what is going on with the latino underground movement and the connection from the african roots in modern latin music.
We have not only some of the best names in terms of artists you’ll hear, the best “cantaoras” from Latin America:
Petrona Martinez, or Etelvina Maldonado ( get Re-mixed majestically) for Example.
but also the ones who made the compilation possible.
PALENQUE RECORDS C.E.O, Lucas Silva, joined Caballo in the selection!!
For the people who don’t know about Palenque Rec; this is like getting Rick Rubin on board doing a rock compilation, or David Byrne doing a so-called “world Music”.
Lucas has given Latino Resiste part of Palenque Records Discography including the iconic Sexteto Tabala de Palenque, and Alfonso Cordoba aka EL BRUJO, who was so important that Colombian government gave him ‘Gran Order of Cultural Merit” -Colombia’s highest cultural recognition- to name a few of the amazing songs we have for this FREE compilation.
And for the first time we add a GRAMMY nominee giving their music from their just brand new release!!

Locos por Juana, also donated their Champeta for latinAfrica.

In the compilation you’ll find songs that define this new and very unique sound.

Each one of the songs represent an extension of African Influence in Latin America.

From the Roots sounds of Las pilanderas Momposinas or Sexteto Tabala, going thru the original pata pata with latin flavor, to even include Uproot Andy & Geko jones amazing version of Manuelita.

But what you’ll enjoy and see the most is perhaps the most underrated African-related genre in all LatinAmerica
CHAMPETA!

We have the pioneers Luis Towers, The Mystic Orchestra, Faraon Bantu , from one side, Son palenque, Locos por Juana or Dj Bunuelo (whose track can perfectly fit any club in the world)and we also include the original and first electro-champeta by Kinky Electric Noise or the african inspired drum n bass from Radio Rebelde!
Note: El agua is performed by Faraon Bantu Sound System feat DJ RATA ( B/C the name is too long we made it short in the artcover just to Faraon Bantu, although DJ RATA is a name to behold in the champeta circle)

TRACKLIST