Bebé Durmiendo Cumbia // Elijah Minnelli

by Elijah Minnelli

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Breadminster County Council’s First Vinyl Release

Bebé Durmiendo Cumbia // by Elijah Minnelli

This will be the first official Elijah Minnelli release. The song and A-Side “Bebé Durmiendo Cumbia” (Sleeping Baby Cumbia) is a melancholic yet lighthearted UK interpretation of the South American cumbia genre. The track intertwines a plodding but solid rhythm section with enchanting faux-accordion melodies and falsetto nonsense vocals. Elijah’s strong reggae influence along side the yearning for experimentation and musical variety shine through in this release. The B-side is a traditional if not slightly psychedelic fully live dub take of the A-side, also performed by Elijah himself.

The track has already gained support from some heavy weights within the music industry.

Fatboy Slim: “I love it for the quieter more thoughtful moments”
Andrew Waetherall: “Diggin the Dub”
Laurent Garnier: “Excellent”
DJ Yoda: “Extremely Dope”

The track itself received it’s radio debut on Laurent Garnier’s international and critically acclaimed radio show “WHAT’S NEXT?!” Broadcast via Radio Meuh, Euro Radio, I Have A Dream, and Worldwide Fm. It is being supported widely by Soho Radio & Worlwide Fm.

Breadminster-based DJ/Producer Elijah Minnelli has been making a splash in the world of broadcasting thanks to his monthly show on Soho Radio. Elijah’s unique angle, which champions vintage calypso/mento/cumbia/beguine alongside left-field dub & reggae cuts, has cemented him a cult fan-base consistently placing him in the top 10 of Mixcloud’s Global ska chart. 

Elijah’s guests & contributors have included the likes of: Dennis Bovell, Shumba Youth (Unit 137), Interrupt (Reggae Roast), Shere Khan (Channel One), Natty Bo, Brazilian dancehall queen Lei Di Dai and many more.
Elijah has DJ’d internationally and at home. His eclectic feel-good calypso to dub selections have proved a hit with a diverse range of audiences, and seen him perform with Sunday Best at SXSW in Austin, Texas, at the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong, and in support of Specials co-founder Jerry Dammers.

The track is being released by Breadminster County Council Digitally (via all usual channels) and with a very limited run of 7-inches available from the Council's Bandcamp & Selected Record Stores

All instrumentation/performance and mixing is done entirely by Elijah Minnelli.

Breadminster County Council’s Music initiative is run in collaboration with the ‘Busty Ladies Forum (music venue)’ & ‘Mr Moolashess’s Stick On Eyelashess’s’


released April 26, 2019

Mastering by White Peach.
Artwork by Charlie Maclagan.
Funding from: Ben Allgrove of Breadminster County Council


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