Mexico City Bootleg 2

If you ever get a hold of a Mexican cumbia bootleg record that has no song names and only the dj’s names on the front cover – rest assured it comes from the cumbia sonidera subculture movement in Mexico City that was happening in the 80’s. Much like the Northern Soul movement that took place in England in the 70’s, it was Mexican sonideros discovering rare, previously overlooked tropical/cumbia songs, and putting them on wax. Oh yeah…and the same type of paranoid secrecy over the artist and song title that persisted in England was happening in Mexico as well. Luckily I know the name of the artist and song of the track I am presenting, unlike the first post I did about Mexico City bootlegs. Anyway, Los Borrachitos (the drunks) is performed by Junior y su Equipo who is actually led by Ecuadorian synthesizer virtuoso Polibio Mayorga. I have nothing to hide. Keep the faith!

1. Junior y su Equipo: Los Borrachitos


7 Responses to “Mexico City Bootleg 2”

  1. 1 lightningclap March 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Heads ain’t ready for this blog. Maybe in 10 years or so. Maybe. Nah, probably not.

  2. 2 Aloha Got Soul March 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    That was amazing, and it was also my first lesson in cumbia sonidera. The synthesizer sounded like an outtake from an NES game. Outstanding!

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, I wholeheartedly agree in not hiding anything from listeners. After all, this kind of music begs to be rediscovered in the 21st century.

  3. 5 telesforo May 22, 2012 at 8:51 am


  4. 6 Vik July 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    So glad to have stumbled across this fantastic dedicated archive – it’s not just a “blog.” For years, Mexico is the one country that has eluded me in my search for lost gold across the Afro-Latin world. This track is spectacular. Like the first poster said, people aren’t ready for this blog.

  5. 7 Sonidero Lastone September 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    gracias de nuevo señor!!
    I’ve been planning a Cumbia Sonidera set for the post-party of Chico-Tróico Festival, next friday Sept 14th in Madrid ( and this tune will be played there in yout honor.
    Thanks again.

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