Tonight DJ Stylus, Meistro, and Deep Sang continue their bi-monthly residency as the Sol Power All Stars at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge. Get ready for another incredible night of the sounds of the African diaspora: samba, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia, merengue, afro-latin deep house and more.

My all-time favorite DJ/producer/musician Will ‘Quantic’ Holland is releasing the Hip-Hop En Cumbia EP (as Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo) next month on the mighty Tru Thoughts label. Psyched for this!

Just finished the poster for my upcoming Cinco de Mayo gig with Thomas Blondet (Rhythm & Culture Recordings) at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar. We’ll be dropping serious Latin heat, covering Digital Cumbia, Tropical Bass, Moombahton and Latin House & Funk.

Summer 2010 has been a great one for music, with a triumph from Big Boi, Eminem’s return to chart dominance, and Kelis’ rebirth as a straight-up disco diva. I’m feeling these and more. 1.  Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm [N.E.E.T.] 80s metal riffs, hyper-distorto hip-hop beats, girly vocals. What reads like a hot mess on paper…