The latest in Names You Can Trust‘s series of tropical 45s is a sublime Dub Cumbia from El Combo Chimbita, an offshoot of the fast-rising MAKU Soundsystem. MAKU and El Combo Chimbita are comprised of young first-generation New Yorkers from Colombia, and their sound combines the duel trombone attack of classic NYC Salsa with a rootsy, bass-heavy, laid back groove. Completely organic, “Puro Show” has an undeniable funky charm.
The flip sees the much anticipated return of Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, who completely hotrod the original track, adding new instrumentation while turning it into a hard charging Ska that sounds like the Studio One house band live in Cartagena. “Puro Rock” is primed and ready for the dance floor!