Loteria De La Cumbia Lounge
Released: Oct 2004
Label: Sheridan Square Entertainment, Inc.
Cruising down a path first blazed by Nortec Collective and Manu Chao (not to mention the elusive Senor Coconut), producer Michael Ramos runs cumbia -- and whatever else takes his fancy -- through an electronic sieve. While it's not groundbreaking stuff, Ramos's inventive, playful imagination makes tracks like "Chispas" into more than mere novelty.