Los Angeles-based electro cumbia duo Palenke Soultribe released their first single “Move It” from their upcoming album Mar. “Move It” is an experiment with faster acid African-kuduro tempos, featuring Los Angeles singer Naada. A free download of “Move It” will be available only for a limited time. Their upcoming second full-length album Mar is set for release on Apr. 9 on their own label Soultribe Records.
The Colombian-born duo Palenke Soultribe combine Colombian styles with electronic beats to create their unique synth-based sound. The duo, which started out by dropping beats and sampling as DJs, now base their ensemble on drums and Colombian percussion, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals. In 2009, the duo released their critically acclaimed LP Oro. Oro is the first album from a trilogy that will include Mar as the second album, and a future third album called Rojo. The purpose behind this trilogy is to get three albums out that represent the colors of the Colombian flag: yellow, blue and red. The duo has worked with award-winning and nominated artists such as Cesar Pliego from band Kinky, Sr. Mendez, Locos Por Juana and mix engineer Mark Needham.
You can listen to Palenke Soultribe’s “Move it” below.