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Frente Cumbiero: Meets Mad Professor

Here we have an original one again, albeit not a brand new one Dub-Album (2010), but at least a work without any reggae rhythms. If a Dub- Primeval rock like our esteemed Mad Professor shows no fear of contact and pushes the boundaries of our small sub-genre mightily, it does not suit us reviewers at all, with oeuvres such as "Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor“(Vampi Soul) wrinkled your nose in disgust. On the contrary, we should be glad that Dub-Genre and his protagonists once again move against the current and not again on the well-trodden path.
Such a godsend is Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor. A project that made the collaboration with Mad Professor possible thanks to financial support from the British Council. The Colombian band Frente Cumbiero from Bogota has been successfully mixing traditional cumbia rhythms with more contemporary music trends for a number of years, creating an unusual end product. At the Javeriana Universidad of Bogota there was a productive meeting between the four-piece band and some local musicians with Mad Professor. After three work-intensive days, the recordings were in the can. In addition to original Colombian compositions, three (track 2; 3; 7) collective improvisations were created during the sessions. Mad Professor then took the seven original pieces back to Ariwa Studio in London and created the matching ones Dubs without any reggae riddims.
The characteristic tempo of Colombian dance, which the creative head of the group, Mario Galeano and his colleagues innervate in the first seven tracks of the album, finds a pleasant counterpart in the professorial mixes. Here we get a pretty rare, fast, polyrhythmic, dubBige melange offered. Mad Professor succeeds like a dream, the Latin American rhythms Dub to merge. For Dubheads - not Dub/ Reggae purists - the second half of the album is of particular interest, but it has it all.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

7 replies to "Frente Cumbiero: Meets Mad Professor"

Nice part, but with a lot more Jamaican / Caribbean flair. The instrumentation, like z. B. Here, too, the accordion should have been considered by far more musicians instead of the melodica. The accordion is very pleasant on both albums.

I think that was a mistake with “Born In Dub“It's probably more of a melodica. The phrasing makes it sound completely different.

Today is “Melodica Day”!

I just wanted to stand by you one more time. There are frequencies where melodica and accordion are very similar for me too. Now I guess that the tones are generated very similarly on both instruments. With the accordion, a lot more air volume is moved, so that it has a much richer sound. And that's Satta sound
our thing ;-)

Greetings ……………… .. lemmi

Very good Ras

My favorite is reviews of albums that have been with me for a long time. I don't have to catch my breath again and look around for the best way to get this record. IS MINE !!!
Back then I was thinking a little whether I should buy it at all, because from my (our) point of view it is only half a slice. Since I'm from the Dubs but before I got a taste of Mad Professor's warm-up for three live concerts in Dortmund (fire alarm, Lee Perry and Maka B including robotics) and then went breathless through the night, because the Dubs flashed so, my ears were pointed like a terrier. Unfortunately, Mad Professor was involved in a different conversation the whole time, so I couldn't ask him. When I Dubs held in my hands quite a while later, I had to buy the disc, even if I can't do that much with the VocalTunes without Mad Professor. The second half is really tough and is just as fresh today as it was on the first day.
It is a great album indeed !!!

Thank you RasVorei! ………………………………. lemmi

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