My KUTX: El Dusty

Photo by Dustin Ashcraft

El Dusty is a Latin Grammy-nominated producer out of Corpus Christi who’s helping redefine cumbia for the 21st century. His critically-acclaimed song “Cumbia Anthem” is a window into his particularities: it samples a track from Colombian cumbia pioneer Andrés Landero and combines it with club-ready beats and an electronic sheen. In El Dusty’s musical world, the old is a dance partner with the new.

On August 17, El Dusty brings his sound to Stubb’s. He’s playing a ten year anniversary party thrown by Austin music PR firm Press Junkie, who’ve partnered with SIMS for the event and will be collecting donations and featuring a raffle for the foundation. And this week on My KUTX, El Dusty selects the tracks, dancing between reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, and more. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, August 10 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

El Dusty



1. Tony Curtis – “Dreaming”

2. Andrés Landero Y Su Conjunto – “Bailando Cumbia”

3. Koffee – “Toast” (3:12)

4. Chronixx – “Sell My Gun”

5. Los Mirlos – “Sonido Amazonico”

6. Los Ángeles Azules – “Cómo Te Voy A Olvídar”

7. Kumbia Kings – “Insomnio”

8. Ozomatli – “Cumbia de los Muertos”

9. Cypress Hill – “How I Could Just Kill A Man”

10. The Pharcyde – “Passin’ Me By”

11. Dengue Dengue Dengue – “Simiolo”

12. A Tribe Called Quest – “Electric Relaxation”

13. Sunny & The Sunliners – “Smile Now, Cry Later”

14. El Dusty – “Cumbia Anthem” (feat. Happy Colors)

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