This Friday, April 27th the SOL POWER ALLSTARS bring their house-influenced samba, salsa, Afrobeat and cumbia sounda to Red Fridays with opening support from Joe L!
Today’s pick is a recent club-ready rework of Grupo Niche‘s cumbia classic “Mi Machete” that I cooked up. It’s been going over well at Sol Power events over the past few months, so I hope y’all enjoy it!
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.
Courtesy expat Buenos Aires journalist Sorrel Moseley-Williams via ZZK Records, here’s an excellent interview with ZZK Records founder and producer, the Texas-born and bred Grant C. Dull.
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.
Alongside our signature Latin & disco flavors, Rusty & I have been spinning more indie at our Vaqueros Electricos night the last couple of months. Here are a few tunes I’ve been feeling.
At the end of an interview I did with DC Setlist, Jennifer Vinson asked me what five songs were looping constantly on my iPod. Escort, Mooqee & Pimpsoul, Flowering Inferno, the Incarnations and an Adele remix by Jamie XX made the list.
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 […]
Sometimes it takes finding a two-month old shipping invoice to write up a chart… 1. Captain Planet – Lagos Speedway [Bastard Jazz] Led by an inverted “But It’s Alright” guitar line, this dancefloor mover builds from a funk workout to something wholly other with thick synths to rattle the subs. Off the ‘Speakin’ Nuyorican’ EP. 2. DJ […]