Snooping around Bandcamp for some new inspiring music, I stumbled upon these guys from Atlanta, Georgia. Dialect Trio is an energetic and eclectic combo consisting of bass player and producer Matt Mansfield (aka Piper Street Sounds, very worth checking out in his own right), drummer Robby Astrove and electric guitar player Russ Bledsoe (and always plenty of guest musicians). Their power trio format reveals little of their music, which is a mélange of chicha (Peruvian psy-cumbia) and afrobeat with a gritty southern blues rock sensibility. I was instantly taken by their sound, and look forward to hearing more from them in years to come. This video shows percussionist Dr. Rasheed first warming up for a take, then (from 1:12 onwards) playing along to the song "Cumbiarus" , taken from Dialect Trio's debut album. Available both physically and digitally from dialecttrio.com and bandcamp.com, of course!