Tropical space cowboys Cumbia Cosmonauts are Australia's first cumbia sound system, and already at the forefront of the growing global phenomenon of Nueva Cumbia. This Colombian rhythm is blasted into the future and beyond by Melbourne-based visionary producers Moses ‘saca la mois DJ!!’ Iten and Thomas ‘Soup’ Campbell, who assemble a stellar cast of guest musicians to make each live performance a unique visual and sonic adventure featuring lasers, casio keyboard, accordion, melodica, brass and plenty percussion.
The Cumbia Cosmonauts combine influences from classic Colombian roots cumbia to Jamaican dub, Mexican tribal club and electronic mutations, Peruvian psychedelic chicha funk, and digital cumbia experimentation coming out of Argentina. In their live presentations expect a science fiction soundtrack lost in the Amazon jungle; sampled recordings from a recently re-discovered Soviet dub laboratory; tropical vibes in orbit; and ultimately an infectious shuffle-beat anyone can dance to.
Performed ten DJ shows in July/August 2009, inciting thousands to dance at the world’s biggest Caribbean party
Before having made an official release, the Cumbia Cosmonauts established their reputation by producing commissioned remixes for some of Latin America's most renowned electronic-folk artists such as Nortec Collective (Nacional Records, Mexico), Tremor (ZZK Records, Argentina) and Radiokijada (Wrasse Records, Peru/France).
Cumbia Cosmonauts have performed all over Australia, and taking their sound to Europe saca la mois DJ!!Antilliaanse Feesten (Belgium), and the Lowlands Festival (Netherlands). Arriving back home, Saca La Mois DJ!! toured the cumbia rhythm nationally with the massive Big Day Out, Australia’s most popular music festival.
Official Cumbia Cosmonauts releases on Melbourne-label Scattermusic are The Mixtape (June 2010, Scattermusic), and upcoming EP featuring several remixes set for release over the coming months. Berlin-based label Chusma Records included their song 'Cumbianauts Incoming' on the definitive compilation Cumbia Bestial! (out June 2010).
MIXTAPES feat. CUMBIA COSMONAUTS:
Saca La Mois DJ!! Cumbia Mix Download here!
Sonido del Principe Summer Cumbia Mixx Download here!
DJ Juan Data Linyerismo Episode I Listen to stream here!
CHEE-BO! Asalto Cumbianero Download here!
Dub Gabriel Destroy All Concepts Download here!
Saca La Mois DJ!! Americas Vol. 1 Click here for FREE DOWNLOAD