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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 05/27/2011

First Listen

Empresarios "Cumbia (Nickodemus Remix)"

After dropping the Sabor Tropical album earlier this year, DC outfit Empresarios has been getting into the remix game, enlisting a slew of producers to rework the group's material for a series of remix EPs. Next week, the Sabor Tropical Remixed EP 2 will drop digitally—vinyl copies are set to follow a couple weeks later—and is set to include unique takes on Empresarios' music from the likes of Zeb, Omegaman, XLR8R fave DJ Sabo, and others, along with this remix from NYC spinner Nickodemus (pictured above). The original "Cumbia" was a fairly straightforward and laid-back piece of, well, cumbia, but Nickodemus has punched up the percussion, looped the piano melody, and nudged the track toward the dancefloor. While moombahton continues to grab all the tropical bass headlines as of late, Nickodemus' remix shows that's there's still room for mid-tempo, Latin-flavored cuts with a more subtle bounce in their step.

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