DJ Stylus and DJ Meistro of The Sol Power All-Stars kicked off The Vinyl District’s all vinyl monthly at Den Of Thieves with a night of deep, tropical wax. Get the set as a free download!
Chicago-based production duo Altered Tapes deliver a fresh bossa nova take on The Pharcyde’s hip-hop classic “Runnin’.”
Dropping “No No No” by West Coast Latin revivalists Boogaloo Assassins on an unsuspecting crowd is always a treat. These assassins roll with the venerable Fania Records so you know they’re legit.
Remington “Remy” Shand’s tribute to legendary skateboarder “The Gonz” has all the style and funk of The Gonz in motion and a slick video to accompany it.
Some songs grab you from the first 30 seconds and don’t let you go until the very end. As soon as you hear the intro for Ray Barretto’s “Acid,” you are sucked right in and off for the ride.
Marcos Kostenbader Valle’s best selling record was the 1982 song, “Estrelar,” a boogie dance track marketed as “workout music” upon it’s release.
Neville C. remembers Brazilian superstar Jair Rodrigues, who passed away last week.
Skeewiff present us with the bouncing hip-hop samba, “Blame It On Rio,” featuring hip-hop legend Bam (Jungle Brothers).
Janelle Monáe’s “What is Love” appears in the animated feature Rio 2. The tune mixes a Brazilian beat with Monáe’s soaring vocals and an infectious hook; all the makings of a summer jam.
“Sou Negrão” by Rappin’ Hood is an irresistible Brazilian samba song in praise of positivity, in the tradition of James Brown and Public Enemy.