I was just thinking it had been a bit quiet on the latin breaks front and then Cayetano bungs this in my virtual in-tray. Well I say Cayetano, really it’s YuriYuri. Or is it? I’ll let you speculate on the exact nature of ‘their’ business relationship. Let’s just say Cayetano’s all about original compositions and YuriYuri is less scrupulous when it comes to the question of samples. Here, title track Space Cumbia doesn’t actually use samples but instead covers a melody off the soundtrack of an old Soviet film in a dubbed-out cumbia stylee. This one is really all about hedonists’ anthem Nadie Quiere Trabajar though, which is a saucy little cumbia breaks number making heavy use of old South American vinyl. Works for me!
(Out 12 May on High Hop Records)