The name The Poets of Rhythm is synonymous with gritty funk, earthy ethio-rhythms, and more. They have been a major force on the music scene for many years, always bringing something fresh to the table with their line up of top class musicians as well as their dedication to putting out the best sounding qnd most authentic funky sides around. However, one style they have not attempted up until now, is cumbia. But thanks to the NYC Trust crew, this record is a reality. Teaming up with Peruvian guitarist Alex Mendoza, drummer / multi-instrumentalist Max Weissenfeldt and another version of The Poets aka sus Poetas del Ritmo put out a burner of a 45 on the NYC Trust imprint. It may be the first time that they have tackled the genre, but it sounds like they have been perfecting this sound for years. Mendoza’s often psychedelic guitar licks combined with on point percussion of Weissenfeldt make this seven inch a piece that deserves a place in your crowded record box. Whether you are into cumbia or not, these two original compositions take The Poets in a different direction that we can see turning into more records from this particular group of musicians. The brains over at NYCT have always kept it fresh and moving along lovely with any of their releases, and this one is no exception. We are looking forward to getting our hands on this thing, it’s a hot slice to get them going whether it’s Summer or not. Check out both sides of the record below available now, and get your cumbia records in order. ¡Sus Poets del Ritmo y Alex Mendosa son fantastico!
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