by CERO39

The musician, DJ and producer MAURICIO ALVAREZ alias FREDO aka CERO39 from Medellín packs his things for a long journey to the north of Colombia. His destination: Barranquilla, the largest port of the country’s Caribbean coast. The region surrounding the Rio Madalena is a cradle of Cumbia. He carries with him his production gear: computer, synthesizer, effect devices and recording equipment. There he meets countless musicians and singers from the region, among them many of the unforgettable Cumbia and Vallenato legends from the 60′s and 70′s. After one year of innumerable recording sessions, inspiring encounters and impressions, he returns to Medellín. Now finally, the debut album MÓNTATE EN EL VIAJE is in the pipeline: future sound from Colombia! An explosive sound cocktail FREDO himself calls “Psychedelic Electrotropidub”. As the album’s title (“Join the trip”) promises, CERO 39 send us on a voyage between time and space and into various sound spheres. CERO39 3 special ingredients are Dub, Electronica and Tropical Sounds, especially in the form of Cumbia. The styles are perfectly combined on the album. While the album opener ME ENCONTRÉ CON NICOMEDES EN PARIS and the songs MORENITA and JUNTO AL MAR are characterized by dubby basslines, delays and downbeats, OIE TÚ, ESTATE CUMBIA and CAMILA, with their Moombahton and Cumbia Digital accents, are great tracks for the dancefloor. The voice of young singer ALEXANDRA ARCINIEGAS stands out in the songs BYE BYE and VAMOS.