It’s been a couple of months in the making and it is finally here! Matthew Mansfield of Piper Street Sound in Atlanta, GA is one third of the band Dialect Trio. Just under three months ago I posted their brilliant new album here on NCE to a good response. Since that release Matthew came up with a splendid idea for a remix album of their songs. He invited some big DJ’s and producers to come on board and needless to say he and I both were overwhelmed with not only the amount of remixers but by the quality of their remixes as well.
In charge of the art is brilliant young Mexican artist Nafy Llanas from Monterrey. Before I get into the remixes I’d like to take a moment to talk a little about Nafy. She has been taking care of all my art long before I was El Guero Unico. Back in the days of Myspace I stumbled into her gallery and found myself lost in imagination. Her art was exciting and influential for me. Since then I’ve seen her grow into a unique original sought after artist. This Thursday if you are anywhere near Monterrey you must visit her new exhibition Exposición Individual de Victoria García y Nafy Llanas at the Galería Regia. Also if you didn’t find yourself clicking on her name (as it is linked) then visit her Tumblr Error Isn’t Terror. Please send her some respect for her brilliant work. The logo for the NCE Facebook page and this blog is her creation.
Let’s dig into the remixes shall we?
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First up we have Atlanta based artist Deku on board with his chill downtempo glitch remix of Cumbiarus.
Up next is tropical bass, global bass and everything to do with bass, maestro DASH Slktr from Colombia with his tropical bass remix of Detroit.
Next is the big man behind it all Matthew Mansfield of Piper Street Sound with his nu cumbia-dub remix of Chicha Tres and a cool DnB influenced remix of No Surprise.
Straight out of Osaka Japan comes NCE’s own blogger, producer and DJ NICE☆J! It’s exciting to have him on board with his unique remix of Fidelito Outro. This is a Santana sound like you’ve never heard before.
From Washington D.C. Righteous Dub brings his unique dub influence to the table with his beautiful remix of Baku Aqtau.
DubConscious with Piper Street Sound comes at No Surprise with their surprising remix Rhodes Surprise. One can always expect quality work from these guys.
Atlanta based Charlie P brings a very dope uptempo bass remix of Cumbiarus with Cumbiaruss.
Then there is me with my thievery of the Cumbiarus percussion with my re-invisioning.
The innovative cumbiero Izzy Wise from San Francisco with his tropical mastery remix of Cumbiarus titled as I seem to always read the original to be (thought it was just me) Cumbiasaurus.
We’re excited to have Cafe de Calaveras to be a part of this remix album. He brings his skills to the project with his cool cumbia-digital remix of Cumbiarus. One can really see his experience with the genre with CumbiaRus.
French/Mexican Al Pacheco brings us a such a good and completely different dubbed out cumbia of Cumbiarus.
Miami’s loco Kinky Electric Noise (K.E.N.) known for his awesome cumbia-digital and champeta brings his touch to Cumbiarus with Cumbiaruss.
Another awesome Atlanta based DJ/Producer team on board is Organic Variance. A dubstep and DnB kind of setup and you can hear it in their Cumbiarus remix.
From Cuernavacas we have the great Pa Kongal much to our excitement. He brought his unique style of remixing to Fidelito making a soulful wobbly Latin dub.
A cumbia remix from Augustin Sound System is exactly what this post needs and just in time too! Here is his take on Cumbiarus.
To bring an end to the Dialect Trio remix album we leave it in the hands of the master Matthew Mansfield (Piper Street Sound). Here he has two very different remixes for us. First his CumbiaGershon and last with his trippy masterpiece Detroit.
It was a long road to get here especially for Matthew Mansfield but we’re here and we’re happy! I would like to thank all the brilliant remixers for their hard work, the talented artist Nafy Llanas for her dedication and respect for such a long time now and to all my dear NCE readers!