FREE: Peregoyo – Caranito (Natural Self Remix)
Natural Self, one of my favourite producers, is back with the first in a series of tropical remixes he is offering for FREE download via his Bandcamp page. In the words of Natural Self, “the idea is to keep the integrity of these great pieces of music whilst bringing them into a modern context”.
The first remix in the series is of the track Caranito by Peregoyo y Su Combo Vacaná, who were one of the first bands to combine the folk rhythms of Colombia’s Buenaventura region and the Cumbia of Cuba. Natural Self has turned an infectious latin track, laden with fiery brass and hip-swinging rhythms, into something in the guise of a contemporary dance-floor killer. The bass molds warmly with the percussion – it maintains the roots of the original, like a sincere homage, whilst offering itself more in the fashion of something you’d expect to hear blasting out in a club on a hot summer’s night. Turn it up.
I cant wait to hear what’s next in the series – stay tuned!