Like I promised, here's the second batch of 45's, trying to catch up with my avid collecting. Unlike many other jealous DJs and collectors I rather share my finds with the world, specially since most of this is rare, hard to find and/or out of print music that you'll probably won't find very easily on the internet. I do it out of genuine love and respect, but also, as usual, making fun of the bizarre aspects of it. Unfortunately I'm not a connoisseur when it comes to most of these artists, so most of my writing is bullshit and speculation. And as I always say, if somebody with the right knowledge about these tunes is out there reading, please feel free to correct my ignorant rants and illuminate us all.
AFROSOUND-"La Gozadera"/"Pa Ti Mami" (Discos Fuentes, 1974): I'm pretty sure Afrosound will always and forever be my favorite cumbia act to ever come out of Colombia. And they are definitely the funkiest of them all. They took note from the Peruvian chicha guitar, and added to it some major groove and better percussion and goddammit shit's funky! If you're only gonna save one of the 7'''s out of this batch, make it this one. "La Gozadera" starts up with a funky beat at 108BPM while there's a bunch of people laughing in the room and then all of a sudden changes gears and shifts to 117BPM with some addictive cumbia beat and it's all dance frenzy until the end. The flip-side is also quite funky, has some interesting breaks and the beat is pretty much locked in 101 throughout the track. No filler here, all killer.