SidiRum Takes Cumbia to Outer Space on ‘Intercambio’ EP

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In this Remezcla album exclusive, Buenos Aires’ SidiRum explores a five-track take on ambient pop environments. Released via New Hispanic Music, the Intercambio EP is a study in beat culture from an Argentine perspective, bridging spaced-out cumbia and dub elements with a grounding in regional rhythms.

SidiRum, who has previously released material through El Remolón‘s Fértil label and through Chilean label Regional, brings on another name from the label network, with ZZK‘s Dat García making a cameo spot on the alien synth, timbal-driven opening track “180 Grados.” “La Sin Futuro” and “Mentes Unidas” bring us stripped-down, electronica lounge vibes, while title track “Intercambio” is a floating cumbia at its most bare. “Caribe Azul” delves into a smooth, house-tempo portrait of an ambient soundscape, leading out the EP with a winding melody.

For a visual take on SidiRum, check out Máncora, a videomixtape produced by video artist Bruera. Released by Fértil, the piece is a part of the label’s videomixtape series, compiling sounds from this EP and SidiRum’s last album Todos Nosotros, which was co-produced with Barda and released by Frente Bolivarista.