El Dusty's Anthem

By: José Manuel Simián

Are you tired of cumbia yet?

Because we aren't and probably will never be. To many of us, cumbia has never been a fad or the latest flavor to combine with electronic beats. It's been the music we grew up with, whether it was LA, Mexico City or Santiago de Chile. 

That's one of the reasons behind our  appreciation for El Dusty (born Horacio Oliveira), a Texas DJ and mashup-artist who can naturally bring together Biggie Smalls and Selena or cumbia-fy DJ Snake's hit "Turn Down for What."

And El Dusty's latest single doesn't dissapoint. "Cumbia Anthem" is a collaboration with Dominican-via-Miami twerk producer  Happy Colors that relies heavily on samples from Colombian star Andrés Landero's "Bailando Cumbia" before dropping in the synths and the trap snares.

Take a listen: 

El Dusty has announced that he will soon embark on a tour to promote his recently released tracks (he dropped the Trapanera EP earlier this year) plus two upcoming songs, "Órale" and "We Out Chea," a tour that will include live percussionists to improvise over his DJ set and live-mixed visual projections. Stay tuned for details. 

And while we're at it, you should listen to Landero's original "Bailando Cumbia":


José Manuel Simián is the Executive Editor of Manero. He used to be a lawyer and is probably listening to Bob Dylan as you read this.