Shark Attack Con Los Tiburones


1. Los Tiburones: La Reina Y La Cumbia

2. Los Tiburones: Descarga Tiburona

I’ve been catching some flack by some other dj’s for letting go of some of my funkier Latin numbers. And I can understand where they are coming from. I understand how some dj’s want some sort of exclusive domain over a gem they found. Maybe it’s to protect their set, I don’t know. But I don’t really care and I never have. As I see it, the music doesnt belong to me anyway and as a dj I always appreciate it when someone wants to know what you’re playing. Shit I even let people pilfer through my crate to peep all my records (as long as they dont look like they’d walk off with it). At least I have someone in the audience actually listening.

With that being said, I’m sure there will be someone in this world upset that I’m giving you this funk bomb from Colombia’s Los Tiburones (the sharks). I just got this album from Mexico and I’m really loving the blend of funk, cumbia, descarga, and gaitero music. It appears to be a commemorative record for Colombian Carnival in 1968 (most likely the Carnival of Barranquilla). A real fusion of Native, European and Afro-Colombian sounds and cultures. Which essentially is what Carnival is all about. It’s like the worlds first ever multicultural event, a party where race and class are mixed up for a time being. Pretty much a reflection of the record itself. 

The album is on the Tropical label (one of my favorites) and has the popular Aniceto Molina on accordion and Duque Palomino singing from Discos Fuentes fame.

7 Responses to “Shark Attack Con Los Tiburones”

  1. 2 adam October 14, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I am glad you have such an open attitude regarding sharing your music. You have opened my ears to a new array of sounds that I would never have heard. thank you for this and your amazing blog. Keep going!

  2. 3 Adam October 20, 2009 at 12:56 am

    In 2009, this attitude to sharing music is the only way to go.

    Great stuff!

  3. 4 butter team October 21, 2009 at 8:11 am

    damn. Descarga Tiburona is insane! the perfect heater for an upcoming mix. thanks and cheers –

  4. 5 Africolombia October 22, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I have the album too. is very good.
    thanks for showing the music of my country.


  5. 6 regend November 24, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    don’t let the hate stop the sharing…we all love music and want to keep spreading gems not hoarding them

  6. 7 Adam September 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Just picked this up at Rasputin’s for $2.95 based on my memory of this post! I’ve never had good luck with Carnival records, so I probably would have passed on this gem. Que duro!

    Thanks, Franko!

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