Atropolis / Transitions
Album: Transitions   Collection:General
Artist:Atropolis   Added:Sep 2013
Label:Cumba Mela  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-09-22 Pull Date: 2013-11-24 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Oct 20
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 02, 2021: Run-Away-Radio (rebroadcast from Feb 13, 2020)
Urban Chief
4. Dec 08, 2013: Pumping Iron
Which Way To Go Ft. Carol C
2. Feb 13, 2020: Run-Away-Radio
Urban Chief
5. Oct 19, 2013: The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Spring Heat
3. Dec 24, 2018: Pumping Iron

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-09-18
Label: Cumba Mela
Straight out of New York, this is Atropolis’s sophomore album on the brand spankin’ new tropical-bass collective Cumba Mela. World mixed with electronic. Lots of horn-like sounds, tropical feel with some dancehall. The Latin-tinged compositions incorporate dubstep, cumbia, kuduro, and dance elements that pull influences from the Caribbean, West Africa, and South America. Throw this in your DJ sets, yo.
Picks: 2,4,8,10,11
FCC’s: none detected

1. (5:39) Tribal beats with dat sub bass, flutes, nice shivers that transition [ermagod the album title!] into reggaeton slammer.
*2. (5:22) An accordion, some nice hand drums, and those fine sirens are all you need in this life.
3. (3:54) Sweet manly whispers of “moombahton”, with nice Spanish rapping as well.
*4. (3:21) Nice sirens melded with bloops alongside traditional Latin American folk/ accordion. Fucking dope!
5. (3:57) Fem vox alongside nice claps, synths, shakers... beachy song on a cloudy day.
6. (4:57) Moombahton/ dubby efects sliding along dancehall, hand drums, shakers, cowbell, and keyboards. Oh my!
7. (3:48) Big beats hand in hand with nice gaita flutes and shakers. Has a Caribbean feel to it.
*8. (6:40) Darker beats with fun synths, and spacier sound. Throw this in a techno set for a crowd breather-- gets lightly schizophrenic tropical.
9. (3:54) Female meow-worthy Spanish vocals under medium Spanish infused dance track with a little guitar.
*10. (5:26) Big drums, shakers, flutes, dubby effects all to pace... This is a dance track with attitude!
*11. (6:05) Discordant carnival loops sync with big percussion beats, spacey shrill noise and strings. This is weirder :-)
12. (4:02) Faster loopy track with snares and high pitched synth action. Very playful.

Track Listing
1. Urban Chief   7. Una Mezcla Costena Ft. Darwin Escorcia
2. Spring Heat   8. Together
3. Pomparaso Ft. Boogat   9. Reza Por Mi Ft. Lido Pimienta
4. Adjust   10. Realizations
5. Which Way To Go Ft. Carol C   11. El Pacifico Ft. Brent Arnold
6. Unsure   12. Transitions