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Joyce Muniz & Shanti Roots – Cumbia Lolita

Engaging with minimal, one of the slightly less male-dominated subgenres of electronic music, one finds a wide array of active female producers and DJs.

One of them is Joyce Muniz, a Brasilian DJ, producer and singer who was born in Sao Paulo but lives and works in Vienna for almost 2 decades now.

Cumbia Lolita is taken from her ‘Cumbia Madness‘ EP that she released together with Santi Roots back in 2010. Here, she incorporates Latin American music, namely colombian Cumbia, with the sounds of western club culture and creates something she calls ‘Cumbia-Tech-House’.

I’ve always had an affection for the combination of Latin American sounds and culture on one hand and electronic music on the other for a while. But seeing ‘Matanza‘ live a few weeks ago, my love has reached new heights. If anyone has any more suggestions for bands or artists in a similar vein, preferably with women involved, please feel free to post them in the comments or send a message.

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IsaGT – Leyenda

Born and raised in colombia, but now living in London Isa GT has become an important  asset of London’s DJ scene. She made a name for herself touring with M.I.A. or the GirlCore collective, an all-female international artist group to promote and make visible the existing female talents. Among other things she engaged the topic of lesbianism in ‘Pa las mamasitas‘. She’s also a producer, radio host and a video director.

Leyenda is taken from her second EP of the same name and has a modern distinctly colombian Cumbia sound with a very nice beat to it.

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