- 1. Ritmo Universal "let the cumbia start" G-Flux (feat. Los Master Plus) by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.14
- 2. Meneito G-Flux (feat. Afrodita & Jose Luis Carballo) by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.16
- 3. Sanguijuela G-Flux (feat. Empresarios) by G-Sound/G-Flux 4.02
- 4. Mi Voz G-Flux (feat. Boogat) by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.45
- 5. Moviembre (El Bigote) Instr. G-Flux by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.52
- 6. Sanguijuela Instr. G-Flux (feat. Empresarios) by G-Sound/G-Flux 4.02
- 7. Suavecito... suavecito... G-Flux (feat. Afrodita) by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.55 6812 plays
- 8. Ciclon del Caribe (G-Flux vs Afrodita) by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.20
- 9. Moviembre Boogat & G-Flux by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.56
- Download track Go to track "Mar Y Monte" ( GFLUX Remix )10. "Mar Y Monte" ( GFLUX Remix ) by estrellahood 4.19 2094 plays
- 11. Empresarios - Rompan Fila (G-Flux Remix) by Empresarios 4.32 7585 plays 152.0 BPM
- 12. Cumbia Marciana by Afrodita & G-Flux by G-Sound/G-Flux 5.56 2273 plays
- 13. Sonido Desconocido 2 - Cumbia de la Cuesta del Ñero - GFlux Remix (Feat. Boogat) by G-Sound/G-Flux 4.19
- 14. G-Flux (G Sound) by G-Sound/G-Flux 4.01 2697 plays
- 15. El Sueño (G-Flux) by G-Sound/G-Flux 3.59 2937 plays
Mexico’s G-Flux is set to release his highly awaited official full-length debut on July 30th. Titled G-Sound and released independently in digital format, the album explores the producer’s love for what he calls “space cumbia” and intricate sonic production. A limited edition vinyl single will follow the digital release, planned for Halloween 2013 on Electric Cowbell Records.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Gustavo Naranjo didn’t become space cumbia producer G-Flux until he relocated to the United States. It was the year 2009 and electronic, sample-based, cumbia was the new cool thing happening all over the continent. Through the internet Gustavo first connected with what was going on in his hometown’s ñu-cumbia underground and soon enough up-and-coming artists started requesting his services as a remixer/producer. Thus, “El Ciclón Del Caribe” was born, a collaboration with DF’s cult cumbia duo Afrodita that would end up becoming one of the biggest hits of the genre, and the first track Gustavo signed as G-Flux.
G-Flux was new to cumbia, but not to music production. Since he moved to Washington DC, over a decade ago, to study music production, he had been involved in several projects, such as Pascha and Antifaz, focusing on down-tempo and lounge, jazzy electronica (Antifaz’s music was featured on Law And Order and national TV commercials for Mc Donlads, Nintendo and an upcoming episode of Dexter). “Choosing cumbia was a political statement in itself, even if the lyrics aren’t combative,” explains Gustavo, “because of the place that cumbia has in Latin America as the music of the working classes. It’s the most democratic of all genres.”
After the success of “El Ciclón Del Caribe,” G-Flux kept busy doing remixes and releasing his own productions on digital compilations and through blogs, earning considerable internet exposure. Fans started demanding a G-Flux album, a proper official release. That’s G-Sound: a collection of some of the best collaborations and remixes signed by G-Flux, plus four previously unreleased tracks. G-Sound includes guest appearances by Mexico’s Los Master Plus and Afrodita, Canada’s Boogat, DC’s Empresarios, and Peruvian chicha guitar legend José Luís Carballo, among others.
In 2012 G-Flux and Afrodita were invited to perform in Cuba at the graduation party for that year’s class in the prestigious Havana’s Film University. “Every year they’d have (Cuban salsa legends) Los Van Van perform at that party,” explains Gustavo, “but a film student from Mexico had smuggled a recording of “El Ciclón del Caribe” into Cuba, where access to internet is very limited, and the song became a huge hit at that school.” Unlike Mexico, cumbia music is not particularly popular in Cuba, but G-Flux and Afrodita managed to engage the Cuban audience into a cumbia frenzy. “In the end we got them all dancing, even the ones who were originally disappointed because they were expecting Los Van Van.”