Nov 1, 2018

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Hello, ok as a travail the South/Middle American continent, i have directories for every country, today's artists accidentally ended up in the wrong one - Mexico, they belonged in the Columbian directory, as I didn't want to pass them by i'm posting them here today.

Today's artist are a Colombian band founded in the capital, Bogotá, in 2005 by Simón Mejía. Their music has been described as "electro vacilón" (a term dismissed by the band, "electro tropical" or "psychedelic cumbia". According to Mejía, the band's name (which translates into English as "stereo bomb") is a Colombian term for "a really cool, awesome, bad ass party". .  .....N'Joy

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The origins of the group go back to 2001 when Bogotá native Simón Mejía (previously a member of 1990s Colombian alternative rock band Charconautas) was part of a loose collective of musicians and visual artists under the name A.M. 770. Their music was influenced by Colombian groups such as Sidestepper and Bloque de Busqueda who in the late 1990s had started combining traditional Colombian musical rhythms such as salsa and cumbia with modern electronic beats and dance music. A.M. 770's first musical production was the track "Ritmika" (based on a sample of a song by Venezuelan salsa band Los Blanco) on the album Colombeat, a 2002 compilation showcasing this new musical style which was put together by Colombia's foremost alternative rock band Aterciopelados for their new label Entrecasa.

By 2005 A.M. 770 had effectively become Mejía's solo project and he began to focus more on the musical side of his work, changing the name of the group to Bomba Estéreo. The first results of his new project was the seven-track mini-album Vol. 1 (2006), essentially a solo album but featuring contributions from other artists such as fellow A.M. 770 member Diego Cadavid. Having recorded Vol. 1, Mejía attended the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City and was able to secure an international distribution deal with California-based Nacional Records for future releases, with Colombian releases on the Bogotá independent label Polen Records.

One of the vocalists Mejía had used on Vol. 1 was Santa Marta-born[6] singer and rapper Liliana "Li" Saumet, on the track "Huepaje". Saumet had briefly been the singer for the dub reggae band Mister Gomes en Bombay before meeting Mejía at a concert.Impressed with Saumet's contribution, Mejía began to collaborate with her and Cadavid on songs for the next Bomba Estéreo album.

By the time the second album Estalla was released in 2008, Bomba Estéreo had developed into a full band, with Saumet on vocals, Cadavid on percussion, Julián Salazar on guitar, and former Sidestepper collaborator Enrique "Kike" Egurrola on drums, alongside Mejía on bass and keyboard programming. Estalla was released the following year in the US under the new title Blow Up, with the single "Fuego" helping to attract new fans outside Colombia and resulting in the group being voted "Best New Band in the World" for 2010 by viewers of MTV Iggy, the television channel's outlet for alternative world music artists.

In 2010 the band were one of a dozen artists commissioned by Levi's to cover songs from previous decades, as part of "Levi's Pioneer Sessions" marketing campaign. The group chose to record Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam", cited by Mejía as his favourite party record. The song was later released under the new title "Ponte Bomb" as the lead track on an EP of the same name, which also featured various remixes of the tracks "Fuego" and "La Boquilla" from Estalla/Blow Up.

The song "Fuego" can be heard in the background of the 2010 episode "Circle Us" on the Showtime television series Dexter, during a scene outside of a club, and later appeared on the series' soundtrack album. "Fuego" has also been used as the theme song of the Argentine television drama series El Puntero which aired in 2011, and features on the soundtrack of EA Sports video game, FIFA 10. The Dixone Remix of the song "La Boquilla" (from the band's 2011 EP Ponte Bomb) was featured on the soundtrack of the movie Limitless that same year.

Simón Mejía was selected as one of the three finalists for the 2010–11 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to spend a year working with Brian Eno, eventually losing out to Australian composer Ben Frost. He also travelled with London-based filmmaker Santiago Posada to the Colombian town of San Basilio de Palenque, where the two men spent three months in 2011 recording the music of the local Afro-Colombian community for a music and DVD box set – the town became known in the 17th century as the site of the first free slave community in Colombia, and has retained much of its African-originated language, culture and music.

Bomba Estéreo performed at the South by Southwest and Roskilde festivals in 2009, and in 2010 undertook a world tour that visited 32 cities as well as the Bumbershoot festival and Bonnaroo Music Festival. In 2011 they performed at the Coachella Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival in the US, as well as Lollapalooza Chile and the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City, one of the major worldwide festivals for "rock en español".

The band's third full-length album, Elegancia Tropical, was released in 2012 on Polen Records in Colombia and on Soundway Records worldwide. The album was engineered and mixed by producer Joel Hamilton. To promote the record the band undertook a tour of Colombia, followed by Mexico and the US throughout 2012 and 2013. Band members have said they miss suero while on tour away from Colombia.Their fourth full-length album, Amanecer, was released on June 2, 2015, on Sony Music. One song, "Soy Yo", was selected for the soundtrack of FIFA 16. The music video for "Soy Yo", released in September 2016, featured the debut of Sarai Gonzalez as a nerdy-looking Latina girl with a spunky personality standing up to bullies on the "mean streets" of Brooklyn, New York.[19][20] The video received over 6.5 million views as of early November 2016. "Soy Yo" also featured in the soundtrack to the 2017 feature film Pitch Perfect 3.

The album Amanecer was placed 50th in Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of 2015. In late 2016, the band went on a 12 city tour, featuring multiple US cities featuring music from their latest album.[22]

The group headlined the FM Festival in Miami, Florida in January 2017.[23]

In August 2017, guitarist Julian Salazar confirmed in an interview with that he was completely separated from the group

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The group was formed by Bogotá native Simón Mejía out of his A.M. 770 project, a recording outfit that utilized salsa, cumbia, electro beats, and dance music. He renamed the group Bomba Estereo in 2005. The group's debut album, Vol. 1, appeared in 2006 as a solo record, with contributions from several musicians and singers including singer/rapper Liliana "Li" Saumet. This pair remain the band's central members, and based on the album's strength, Mejía was able to secure a distribution deal with Nacional Records.

Bomba Estéreo - Vol.1      (flac  178mb)
01 Caminito 3:43
02 Huepajé 3:59
03 Corinto 4:26
04 Tambora 2:21
05 Bomba 5:08
06 Ataole (Rmx) 3:56
07 Las Siete Potencias 2:56

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This Colombian group mixes live instruments with computerized loops, throwing rock and Latin grooves together with environmental sound effects and unexpected sounds like the flauta de millo, a cane flute with a high-pitched, keening sound. Vocalist Li Saumet, whose nasal voice is reminiscent of Calle 13 backing vocalist PG-13, has a punky hip-hop delivery that's somewhere between M.I.A. and Mala Rodríguez. She floats above the cumbia-meets-electronica rhythms generated by multi-instrumentalist Simón Mejía and the percussion of Diego Cadavid and Kike Egurrola, chanting choruses that are equal parts party anthem and political call to action. Early Bomba Esteréo singles like "Corinto" and "Huepaje" (neither included on this album) were more overtly radical; the group seems to have tempered its sloganeering slightly, though a political edge remains in songs like "Raza" and "Música Acción." But the music is what matters most, and it's multifaceted and compelling. Slower tracks like "Agua Salá" bump up against hard-grooving anthems like "Fuego" and "La Niña Rica." Saumet even switches back and forth between Spanish and English -- sometimes mid-phrase -- on "Feelin'." The album's cover art, with its crude lettering and collage of radios and speakers, recalls Clash singles like "Complete Control" and "Radio Clash," and the music is similar in spirit, combining political engagement with irresistible rhythms and hooky choruses. An excellent album for the heat of summer.

Bomba Estereo - Blow Up/Estalla (flac  294mb)

01 Cosita Rica 4:34
02 Fuego 4:37
03 La Boquilla 3:57
04 Juana 3:30
05 Camino Evitar 2:12
06 Agua Salá 4:06
07 Feelin' 4:00
08 La Niña Rica 3:30
09 Música Acción 4:21
10 Palenke 2:14
11 Pa'ti 3:38
12 Raza 3:58

Bomba Estereo - Blow Up/Estalla  (ogg  104mb)

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The follow up to 2009’s Blow Up, was recorded in their native Colombia, near the coastal city of Barranquilla. Elegancia Tropical has been greeted with critical acclaim in the US - glowing reviews have come from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and the Washington Post. Lead singer and MC, Li Saumet’s fiery vocals are underpinned by Colombian rhythms and contemporary electronica as supplied by Julián Salazar and Kike Egurrola. Originally formed by visual artist Simón Mejía in 2005, Rolling Stone Magazine has hailed Bomba Estereo as leaders of a Latin American scene that is “fusing old school folk sounds with more modern and electronic rap styles.

Eventhough it has a slightly different sound from their previous work, this album has more electronic influences than the last one. It stemmed from their live performances where the electronic influences were well received by the public. It is another eclectic and refreshing product by Bomba Estereo.

  Bomba Estéreo - Elegancia Tropical ( flac  319mb)

01 Bosque 4:55
02 Bailar Conmigo 4:05
03 El Alma Y El Cuerpo 5:03
04 Sintiendo 4:01
05 Pure Love 4:36
06 Rocas 3:04
07 Caribbean Power 5:42
08 Mozo 3:58
09 Pájaros 5:29
10 Lo Que Tengo Que Decir 3:27
11 Pa’ Respirar 5:14

  Bomba Estéreo - Elegancia Tropical (ogg   141mb)

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Amanecer earned Bomba Estéreo a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. It peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. It includes the viral hit "Soy Yo", which features actress Sarai Gonzalez, and received over 23 million views on YouTube. The song and video were called a "celebration of self and a symbol of proud Latinidad" and "an ode to brown girls"

Bomba Estéreo - Amanecer ( flac  276mb)

01 Amanecer 4:09
02 Caderas 2:56
03 Somos Dos 4:00
04 Soy Yo 2:40
05 Fiesta 3:39
06 Voy 3:16
07 Algo Está Cambiando 4:30
08 Mar (Lo Que Siento) 3:50
09 To My Love 4:00
10 Sólo Tú 4:15
11 Raíz 3:39

  Bomba Estéreo - Amanecer (ogg   94mb)

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