Elijah Minnelli fuses cumbia and reggae on debut track

Elijah Minnelli shares debut track.

This track has been around a while but somehow forgot to share this with you all last month.

Meet Elijah Minnelli, an upcoming DJ / producer, who’s been making some big waves lately. Championed by music industry heavyweights such as Fatboy Slim, Andrew Weatherall, Laurent Garnier and DJ Yoda his brilliant debut release ‘Bebé Durmiendo Cumbia’ (Sleeping Baby Cumbia) is a melancholic yet lighthearted UK interpretation of the South American cumbia genre.

The track combines a plodding but solid rhythm section with enchanting faux-accordion melodies and falsetto nonsense vocals. Elijah’s strong reggae influence alongside the yearning for experimentation and musical variety shines through in this release. The flipside is a traditional if not slightly psychedelic fully live dub take of the original.

Utterly relaxing and uplifting, check out the track below!

Head over to Bandcamp to grab the two-track release which is available as a free download and on limited 7″ vinyl, so don’t hesitate to go now!

Catch Elijah Minnelli on his monthly show on Soho Radio.


CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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