The Cumbia Cosmonauts

Another favourite for our event, this years they will be performing on the main stage

The Cumbia Cosmonauts got instant global attention with their debut 500% Cumbia Mixtape (Scattermusic, 2010), and continue to push ahead as leading innovators of the Nu-Cumbia and Tropical Bass scenes.  The signature production aesthetic of production duo Moses Iten and Thomas “Soup” Campbell is a combination of the infectious Caribbean offbeat rhythm with warm dub bass lines, sweeping synthesizers and driving beats, enhanced by an explosive live performance featuring improvisation, guest musicians and VJ visuals.

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In 2012 the Berlin-based label Chusma Records signed the Cumbia Cosmonauts to release Tribal Amazonico EP (2012) and their debut album Tropical Bass Station (2013), on which the production duo reaches way beyond the new cumbia movement, with influences from the club sounds of Brazilian Baile Funk, Angolan Kuduro and Mexican Tribal.  They regularly tour Australia and the European summer festival circuit, and are booked to tour Mexico this summer.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

Festivals in Australia including Adelaide Festival, Melbourne Festival, RainbowSerpent, MONA FOMA, Woodford Folk Festival, Australasian World Music Expo and most of the top clubs in Melbourne.  Support act for Gotan Project, Thievery Corporation, Omar Souleyman y DJ Krush.  Two tours of Europe including shows at Lowlands Festival, Incubate and Festival Mundial (Netherlands), Fusion Festival (Germany), AntilliaansevFeesten (Belgium), Festival Au Foin de la Rue (France) and quality clubs including Gretchen (Berlin), Sala Siroco (Madrid), Passing Clouds (Londres), Recyclart (Brussels), L’AlimentacionGenerale (París), Moods (Zurich) y Planetarium (Vienna). 

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