Deela - Revenge of the Calavera (Free Download)

Deela's love for Afro-beats has only defined itself further since Dancing Fires. His latest EP focuses a bit more on Cumbia and different ways to mix the genre with modern sounds to create a true Deela experience.

Today's feature track displays instant base-genre signs, as well as an addictive Biggie Smalls sample that'll surprise anyone who's heard the original. Don't ruin the surprise just yet; click play and let the hook take you off guard.

Stream/Download @ Bandcamp

The most shocking factor is probably how comfortable the mixture of sound is. Combining traditional Latin American influences with quality Hip-Hop alone is impressive, but then he went the extra mile and made it normal. Everything sounds like it belongs. It's not alien; it's just different.

Most of the EP runs the same way. Not every track keeps that total comfort all throughout, but every track makes the effort work in its favor. The resulting 4 tracks show maturity. They show the risks Deela was willing to take were calculated enough to result in the best possible outcome.
Stream/Download @ Bandcamp
Revenge of the Calavera is all kinds of fun stuffed into a tiny 15 minute window. It'll feature some Busta Rhymes, some Joe Cuba, and other more subtle samples that you'll understand better after half a dozen listens.

He states the release is a free download, so grab it guilt-free at the Bandcamp link and share it with friends. If you truly love some of what's offered and have enough spare change in your pocket, go ahead and offer a donation for the work. I don't think he'll complain.
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  1. One of the best artists you've highlighted. I loved this! I'm downloading their music now. Awesome!


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