Praised as the ‘The Queen Of New Cumbia’, La Yegros’ returns with Suelta. It is the Argentine singer’s third album where her lyrics ride cumbia, trap-versed electronica, dancehall and pop – all influenced by folkloric and traditional sounds of Argentina and rural South America.
Suelta is produced by duo King Coya and Eduardo Cabra. King Coya are helping to pioneer the ever-developing and renowned ‘folk-tronica sound’ and scene emanating from Latin America. Eduardo Cabra is from multiple Grammy-Award winning Puerto Rican group Calle 13. A featured guest is UK rapper Soom T. Here is the official video to the track Linda La Cumbia.
La Yegros (real name Mariana Yegros) is a native of Buenos Aires and has roots in Misiones, a province in the North East of the country and where her parents still live. This rural and tropical region borders Paraguay and Brazil and is somewhat of a musical hotspot for international rhythms. It means that La Yegros grew up in the suburbs of a cosmopolitan city and has always been influenced by the traditions of the countryside and is a blueprint for her music.
The recipe of traditional sounds being digitised and transformed were ever-present on her previous album, Magnetismo (2016), released on the UK’s Soundway label. And on this latest album we hear further frenetic rhythms of huayno and chamarrer, folk melodies rekindled and the continued evolution of the Afro-digital sound.
Suelta is out now on the X-Ray label.