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…

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…

Yeah, its been a while. Here are a few recent purchases I’ve been feeling good about. 1.  Mr. Scruff – Music Takes Me Up (feat. Alice Russell) [Ninja Tuna] Nicely chugging hip-hop soul–complete with grooving organ–featuring Ms. Russell on lead vocals. 2.  Quantic & His Combo Barbaro – Linda Morena [Tru Thoughts] Lead single off the absolutely…