Bersa Discos is a new label devoted to spreading experimental cumbia sounds from Buenos Aires to dancefloors on both sides of the equator. Launched in late 2007, Bersa Discos the brainchild of two Bay Area DJs who met while living as expats in Buenos Aires and bonded over their shared enthusiasm for cumbia. Latin American dance floors have been fueled by cumbia for decades, but in recent years a new scene has emerged in the Argentinian capital. DJs and bedroom producers have begun taking traditional cumbias and mixing them with sounds from around the globe, from hip hop and dancehall to IDM and minimal techno. Although this new breed of cumbia has been garnering plenty of attention, many of the artists never actually see their music on an “official” release. The scene revolves around a loose network of DJs swapping mp3 files and a few enterprising types selling burned CDs at shows. Bersa Discos is out to change all that. Bersa Discos Vol.1 is the first in a series of 12″ EPs from the label. Volume 1 includes tracks from El Hijo de la Cumbia, Daleduro and even a remix crafted by label head Oro11 himself.