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3am (In Beats We Trust)

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Deja
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Mas Papaya
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Me Gustas (No Me Disgustas)
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Donde Va Mi Corazon
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In the Beats We Trust
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Dame Tu Querer
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Aunque Me Duela La Vida
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No Llorare
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Walking
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Llegare
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 45:00

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Fab 'n' groovy

thelovelydrummer

Great stuff! More from the vv talented Richard Blair and Sidestepper. Makes me realize why people came up with words like "groovy" and "funky" to describe music - cos this is! Listen to it (more than once - it grows on you) and just try to keep still ...

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now!

Rumbero

download this! another great cd of what Sidestepper does best. fuse caribbean/colombian and electronic dance beats.

They Say All Music Guide

After escaping from the globalizing realm of Peter Gabriel’s Real World studio via a three-year exploration of Colombia and subsequent fusion of the country’s exotic salsa music with U.K. drum’n'bass on his debut album, More Grip, Richard Blair steps away from the dancefloor and returns to what at first appears to be traditional Colombian music. But Blair still carries with him quite a few lessons learned in the dance community. 3am: In Beats We Trust might star an eight-person Colombian band, but it is Blair’s post-production mastery that adds a modern flavor to the traditional salsa music composed by bandleader Ivan Benavides. Each track, regardless of tempo or tone, carries Blair’s hearty yet unobtrusive sub-bass as well as a variety of electronic percussion that supports yet never overpowers the acoustic drums in the foreground. The combined effect comes somewhat close to Jamaican dub in many places, although the elaborate vocals and classic Latin rhythms are far more intricate and complex. The addition of U.K. jungle MC Rubi Dan on “In the Beats We Trust” and “Walking” (the only two songs sung in English) completes the journey that goes from the original Latin premise of Sidestepper’s music to the modern electronic realm via Rasta-saturated drum’n'bass. Sidestepper’s music truly deserves to be called “fusion,” as opposed to the typical “combination” found on most contemporary attempts at indigenous music. – Joshua Glazer

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