Re: Phil Maturano here!
The gangster groove from Argentina ....Its called Cumbia Villera.:-)
I swish around the feel of it because I am kind of used to playing that way. Its mix of 6 and 2, but you can be real precise with it in sequenced tracks. Makes the tracks come alive!
If you check out "Latin soloing for the Drumset" and the theory of RTS it will clear up lot of things.
it wont take 20 years:-) Do your thing and it will be there before you know it!
Live to play!