VIDEO: El Dusty Releases 'Cumbia Anthem ft. Happy Colors'
Raised and rooted in Corpus Christi, producer, DJ, and nu-cumbia pioneer El Dusty (born Horacio Oliveira) translates the Southern Texas border experience into new barrio anthems where the MPC2000 sampler and chopped clips of Latin music history collide. The "Cumbia Anthem" music video and single, out now on Aftercluv Dancelab/Therapist/MeccaLani. Watch the video below!
El Dusty's "Cumbia Anthem" is a club banger primed to be a peak time staple in tropical bass party sound systems, melding together heavy 808s, trap snares, and an iconic sample from San Jacinto, Colombia's cumbia star Andrés Landero. "Cumbia Anthem" marks El Dusty's first collaborative track with Dominican twerk producer Happy Colors, the result of late night sessions in fellow Universal Music artist MLKMN's Miami studio over the summer. The video shot in Corpus Christi, TX and produced by Locos Only, Produce Design Team, and Mucho Fresco. Remezcla premiered the video today and a says, "The video makes it clear that El Dusty intends for this track to become just what the title promises: an anthem. The Andrés Landeros sample is accented by the settings and visuals."
The use of Landero's "Bailando Cumbia" spotlights the signature melding of Colombia's vallenato and gaita traditions, which has appeared in countless remixes in the nu-cumbia wave and positions it as the ideal source material for the creation of an anthem for the movement. El Dusty and Happy Color's take bears a mid-tempo, bass-heavy twerk single that still leaves room for the original cumbia warmth to shine through.
El Dusty will embark on a tour to promote Trapanera EP, "Cumbia Anthem", and soon to be released later this year, "Orale", and "We Out Chea", where he'll debut a newly-developed set that expands on his expertise as a long-time turntablist with previous live appearances supporting the national tours for the Kumbia Kings and Baby Bash & Frankie J, and appearances at the Latin Grammy Universal Party, Brisk Bodega Tour, Mad Decent Block Party Tour, Pachanga Fest, and more. The newest version of his set will debut El Dusty's recently-developed live visual projections that he can mix and scratch over, and live percussionists to improvise over the DJ set.