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The Cumbia Cosmonauts project was born after my last big trip to Mexico.  I returned to Australia hugely inspired to dedicate myself to Cumbia.  Now I’m in a dream situation with crews in Mexico City, Tijuana and Monterrey all super keen to have the Cumbia Cosmonauts play in their home town.  

I am touring on my own for two months, and have been offered places to stay, play and record all over the country.  But it costs a fortune to get there. That’s where I need your help.  This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the Cumbia Cosmonauts project to where it all started, and connect with artists I’ve been communicating with for six years, have collaborated with, but never met in person.

In Tijuana, I’m reconnecting with members of Nortec Collective who originally inspired my quest to combine roots culture with a futurist vision, and hoping to meet the new generation of exciting producers including Los Macuanos, Maria y Jose and Le Rodriguez.  In Mexico City, I’ll meet the Sonidero Project, Frikstailers, Sonido San Francisco, Sonido Satanas, Kumbia Queers and the Prince of Tribal sound Alan Rosales.  Whatever Baile (Sonidero street party) is happening whilst I’m in D.F. – I’ll be there.  In Monterrey, Randy Salazar Jr. is set to show me what makes Monterrey one of the world’s capital cities of Cumbia, and I’ll be dropping by to see The Rebel of the Accordion Celso Pina, and his band Ronda Bogota.

I'll also be performing in Ensenada, Metepec, Tultitlan, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca, Veracruz and San Cristobal de las Casas, plus visiting many places in between.

How The Funds Will Be Used

I'm asking for $3000 to help towards covering return flights to Mexico City, and flights within Mexico.

As I am being generously hosted by the Cumbia & Tropical Bass community all over Mexico, my accommodation and food costs are covered.

The total cost of touring Mexico is $6400:
$2200 - return flights to Mexico City
$1050 - flights within Mexico
$600 - long distance bus trips within Mexico
$550 - travel insurance
$2000 - Melbourne rent & bills
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A$15 +Postcard from MexicoSpecially selected postcard sent from Mexico to your postbox, with a personalised Cumbia greeting.
10 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015
A$25 +CUMBIA MASSIVE T-ShirtLimited edition CUMBIA MASSIVE T-Shirt. Quality black cotton with colour logo on chest. CUMBIA MASSIVE is a series of parties in Melbourne co-hosted by Cumbia Cosmonauts, and inspired by the Sonidero Sound Systems of Mexico City who connect communities by hosting open air parties on the street. Represent!
11 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015
A$30 +Cumbia Cosmonauts MusicYour own copy of the Cumbia Cosmonauts debut album Tropical Bass Station on top quality 180 gram vinyl. Pressed in Germany, and released on Berlin-based label Chusma Records in 2013. Download code for high-quality mp3 with extra remixes included. OR Receive an exclusive link to download the entire Cumbia Cosmonauts catalogue as one package (2 albums + 3 EPs + bonus tracks).
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015
A$40 +TropicalSonidero MixtapesI'll be collecting mixtapes (on CD) from the infamous Mexican Sonidero DJs, and grab extra copies of the best to bring back for you. This prize is a package of three original mixtapes you can only get at the popular markets in Mexico.
13 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015
A$50 +Digital Slide Show PartyBe part of an intimate gathering for a digital slide show at Cumbia Cosmonauts HQ in Melbourne. Quality Mexican nibbles provided. I'll be documenting my tour in high-definition, and conducting interviews with important members of the Cumbia and Tropical Bass communities. This is your chance to hear the stories behind this footage, and be the first to see it. (To take place between February-June 2015. Date to be negotiated.)
5 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$100 +500% Cumbia PackageYou get to be part of the Digital Slide Show and take home the soundtrack. This prize is Digital Slide Show + Cumbia Cosmonauts Music + Cumbia Sonidera Mixtapes. Please note Digital Slide Show is Melbourne only.
2 Chosen | 18 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015
A$200 +Mexican home-cooked feastMexican meal home-cooked for you and 1 friend at your place. I love healthy food and cooking, especially Mexican food, and will return from this Mexico trip with fresh ideas and ingredients. The meal can be a surprise, or I'm happy to discuss menu beforehand. I'll also prepare a soundtrack specially crafted to suit the meal. (Special dietary requirements and extra guests negotiable. Extra costs for travel outside Melbourne not included. Meal must take place between February-June 2015.)
3 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015
A$300 +DJ Set PackageDJ set at your party or venue, Mexican Cumbia style or Tropical Bass. You provide the sound system and I'll bring the music for an unforgettable party. Shout outs for the hosts and most spectacular dancers + Tropical Sonidero Mixtapes for the party crowd + CUMBIA MASSIVE T-shirt for the host. (Extra costs for travel outside Melbourne not included. Party must take place between February-June 2015.)
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015
A$1000 +Cumbia Cosmonauts LiveThe Cumbia Cosmonauts live at your next party for an explosive dancefloor experience. You provide the sound system and we will perform for you as a trio (MC, synth, accordion, percussion) at your house or chosen venue. Live shout outs for the hosts + Cumbia mixtapes for the party crowd + CUMBIA MASSIVE T-shirt for the host. (Extra costs for travel outside Melbourne not included. Party must take place between February-June 2015.)
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2015