Sunday, July 31, 2011

SONIDO GALLO NEGRO La Pollera Amarilla


More Latin beats to wind down another summer weekend. From Mexico City Sonido Gallo Negro captures the Chicha sound flawlessly.

La Inédita - Fayah (Videoclip Oficial)


And here is a video of La Inedita's Fayah that I just posted from Soundcloud. Enjoy some visuals with this tasty jam.
La Inédita - Fayah by lainedita

This is the best Latin track I have heard all summer. La Inedita has an unorhtodox style of fusing 3 amazing genres: dancehall, raggamuffin and chicha. Can't go wrong with this kind of progressive change. 

El Cafetero - Super Grupo Colombia (C)


Some classic sounding Cumbia for your Sunday from the excellent band Super Grupo Colombia.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Really Nice Brazilian Mix by DJ Nuts from Sao Paulo. There is even a Bossa Nova version of a muppets song hidden in the mix, what more incentive do you need to listen to it? Thanks NLK. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Coya Boyz - haedo, Punto de Fuga

Cutting edge Nu Cumbia from Coya Boyz.

Jay Dee - Rico Suave Bossa Nova

Rico Suave Bossa Nova by Jay Dee.

Waajeed - Jeedo Suave


Jeedo Suave from Detroit native Wajeed. I first heard this melody through J Dee's Rico Suave Bossa Nova. I read that Rico Suave Bossa Nova was inspired by Sergio Mendes and went in search of the origin of the piano melody. I thought it was originally a Sergio Mendes melody but it ended up being from The Milton Banana Trio's "Cidade Vazia" from 1966. Dilla drew inspiration from not only every corner of this planet but many more planets as well. 

Los Animadores - La maquina de Haiti - Antillano

Beautiful piece of music I just discovered from 1974. I believe it translates to The Haiti Machine.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fela Kuti - Shakara

The original Shakara track from Fela Kuti from 1972. Brilliant stuff.

Lizandro Meza - Shacalao - Limeza


Here is another cover version of Shacalao (Shakara) done by Lizandro Meza Y Su Conjunto from 1975.

Cumbia Moderna de Soledad - Shacalao - Tropical


This Cumbia titled "Shacalao" is actually a 1975 cover of Fela Kuti's 1972 afrobeat track called Shakara. With its sparse but powerful percussive push and chanting chorus, "Shacalao" strips Fela's more groove-laden "Shakara" down to rhythmic studs, pushing it forward with the two-step beat that lies at the heart of cumbia (Colombia's most popular Latin music export). Yet, while Cumbia Moderna remakes Fela, it also gestures to the deep tradition that bonds eastern Colombia with western Africa. Cumbia's distinctive rhythms derive from African traditions first brought into South America via the transatlantic slave trade of the 16th and 17th centuries (It is thought the Cumbe rhythm from Guinea is at the roots of Cumbia). All covers could be said to be homages, but in this case, "Shacalao" also serves as a profound nod to cumbia's ancestral African roots. As different as "Shakara" and "Shacalao" may seem on the surface, beneath their textures pulses a heartbeat with a common, intertwined bloodline tracing across thousands of miles and hundreds of years. The complexity and serendipity of those rhythms was always at the heart of Fela's funky fusions. As Cumbia Moderna so powerfully demonstrates, the original "Black President" inspired the same impulse amongst musicians around the globe.

Uproot Andy - El Botellón


Uproot Andy is getting a hug from me for this creation. Me gusta senor Andy, he keeps planting seeds for uproots.

lee "scratch" perry the mighty upsetter - black belt jones


Put on your black belt, make yourself a drink, sit in the sun and pour some dub reggae into your mid-summer.

Young Montana? - Midnight Snacks


I really dig this song from 1:40 onward. It seems there are 3 sections to this song. 0:01-1:40, 1:40-2:20 and 2:20 til the end. Future soul is in your ear once more.

Bibio - Lovers' Carvings (Letherette remix)

And because the summer heat makes you randy, a baby makin' Letherette remix of Bibio's Lovers' Carvings.

Letherette - Blad

This is something even more bad from Letherette (not bad as in bad but bad as in good).

Letherette - Good For Me


Leatherette comin' with some solid future soul production on this one.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011