This sampler compiles 14 killer tropical tracks for the dance-floor, all taken from the vaults of Peru's MAG records, including cumbias to descargas, boogaloo to salsa.
Classic songs such as "Arroz Con Coco" or "Aprieta (Oye Como Va)," and also obscure recordings like the stunning "Ritmo Veregua" by Tito Chicoma or the totally under-the-radar-recorded-in-Lima "Mi Son Combinado" by Cuba's legendary Orquesta Revé. MAG will turn 70 in 2023 and is a pivotal label in Peruvian music, mainly focused on tropical rhythms although its extensive catalogue also includes rock, pop and jazz recordings.
This compilation celebrates the recent addition of Discos MAG to the Vampisoul family, where the best and most elusive titles from the MAG archive will become available again. MAG has been, since its foundation in 1953, an essential label in the music scene of Peru, allowing the development of the careers of both tropical artists and musicians of other genres. At the head was Don Manuel Antonio Guerrero, its founder, whose name comes from the acronym of the label itself (M.A.G.).