short but funny interview last week in anticipation to the show. Good times!
But then, today, I got the news of the cancellation and I was like what? Really? I wanted to cry, but that's when I checked the mail and I found this package and all of a sudden my smile came back and I completely forgot about those Spanish dudes.
I mean, just take a look at the beauty of the packaging, you don't even have to have a turntable to want this. It's three beautiful 7'' records packed in individual black sleeves and then into a cardboard larger sleeve with silkscreen printing and the records look like old school Discos Fuentes, but they are brand new and they sound great and I just wanna hang this on my wall. I should just buy a second copy to take to the DJ gigs.
Soundway has been reissuing classic Afro-Colombian cumbia (and beyond) for a while now and they had done a great job with their compilations, but now they are also releasing reissues in 45RPM and for a confessed fetishist of the format like myself, that's like a waking up from an erotic dream with a raging hard-on and finding out Rosario Dawson is laying down naked next to me.
This collection includes rare cuts, most of them instrumentals with major breaks, by Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros, La Sonora Cordobesa and Banda 20 de Julio de Repelón. Considering how hard it's to find good classics Discos Fuentes 45's in this side of the world without having to sell the soul of your first born male to the devil to be able to afford them, this collection is a blessing and I'm really crossing my finger for more of these from the Soundway guys. I just wish more actual record stores around here carry this stuff, because shipping charges from the UK are a bitch.