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.
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.
Quantic has been a favorite for a long, long time. On his brand new tune, “Duvidó,” he combines traditional Colombian rhythms and marimba with modern production and vocals.
Kid Creole was one of the first multi-culti bands around in that they were white, black, Latin, Caribbean, and everything else, creole in other words. Musically their style was wide ranging too incorporating salsa, rock n roll, calypso, disco, Cab Calloway jazz and many other genres.
Our very own Sol Power All-Stars remix Ondatrópica’s Latin dance floor bomb, “Tiene Sabor, Tiene Sazón.” Proven dance floor fire starter!
This is a really nice chillout / downtempo / world remix from Trotter . Os Originais do Samba “Falador Passa Mal (Trotter Remix)” is right up the alley of what I play for my chill / lounge and early DJ sets. This makes me want to be on a beach with an umbrella drink on this […]
“Super groovy mix by DJ Neville C., the owner of one of D.C.’s finest record shops, Som Records. Mix was [originally] recorded for the Mellow Madness show on WRIR 97.3 in Richmond, VA.”
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!
Cheick Hamala Diabate is not just an artist but he’s a descendant of Mali’s ancient griot tradition. Washington is fortunate to have him based here and performing regularly. You can get into his sound this Friday along with Los Empresarios and The Sol Power All-Stars!
Quintessentially Washington: wedding at St. John’s followed by reception at Decatur House. An international crowd gathers for a fantastic event!