Future Classics
Latin

Monsalve Y Los Forajidos “Abeja b​/​w Black & Decker” (Olindo Records)

via Olindo: Our first release comes from the Paris-based septet Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by Venezuelan bassist Raul Monsalve, the band is an amalgamation of sounds and influences that revolve around traditional afro-latin styles of music with a heavy dose of psychedelia, latin jazz, and funk. Both tracks originally …

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24 HOV Mixes
Latin

24 Hours of Vinyl (NY) – CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Presented by Discogs)

Live Set Recorded on February 4th & 5th at Black Flamingo in Brooklyn, NY Presented by Discogs Special Thanks to Black Flamingo & 101 Apparel Enjoy this set from CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Sociedad NYC) DOWNLOAD LINK

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Ray Barretto “Que Viva La Musica” (1972)

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project as their intro music. Puerto Rico’s 1972 Island wide Basketball champions, Colegio San Antonio in Isabela, had “Que Viva La Musica“. My father was the starting point guard that year. Decades years latter when I was a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Willie Colón “Guaracha”
Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Colón “Guaracha” (1974)

In the world of Latin music, Fania Records reigns supreme. The brainchild of Johnny Pacheco, who is credited with coining the term Salsa to describe his rendition of the Afro-Cuban sound, La Fania holds some of the most priceless moments in music history under its belt. Among many accomplishments, his …

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Future Classics
Latin

Future Classic: Gilles Peterson Presents: Sonzeira “Tam Tam Tam Reimagined”

Tam Tam Tam Reimagined is the second album to come from Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira project. Overseen by the legendary DJ and record collector, this second album picks up where the first one left off. Where Brasil Bam Bam Bam brought together the all-stars of Brazilian music, this album focuses on …

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Dj Mixes
Latin

Go on a trip “De Praia A Luanda” – The Incredible Afro Luso Sound

Its not everyday that you discover a totally new musical genre. It like me you didn’t know what Semba is, then let tropical DJ La Mano Peluda be your tour guide. He will take you on a ride from the Cabo Verde coast all the way to the capital of Angola Luanda. The portuguese …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Los Yorks’ “Cielo” (1967)

As a Latin-American Uruguayan girl, contributing to a North America-based website, I feel the need to re-discover and share with you some music from my surroundings. A few miles (2000) away from where I live is a country called Peru. You may instantly think about bright strong colours, markets, people chatting loudly, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Cortijo & His Time Machine “Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo” (1973)

Music is the greatest time and space traveler so when the snow and cold of New York has me needing to be somewhere warmer, I always turn to Cortijo. Rafael Cortijo’ career spanned over 50 years and countless genres. The beauty of Cortijo was his ability to balance the traditional …

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Future Classics
Latin

Future Classic: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band “Love Like This”

Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandLast summer I went to check out Roy Ayers do a small intimate performance on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Sounds sexier than it was considering the rain and countless amounts of cornballs who somehow happened to show up. Following the performance we were treated to Rich …

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Future Classics
Latin Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Daymé Arocena “One Takes” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: The One Takes EP finds Daymé Arocena bouncing around ideas with label boss Gilles Peterson to put her unique spin on five different covers. Re-imagining cuts ranging from Italian obscurities to US house heroes, the sessions (as you might guess from the title) were about taking down whichever …

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Future Classics
Latin Soul

Future Classic: ÌFÉ “House Of Love”

I have been a fan of Otura Mun for some years now. Back when he went by DJ Nature and was a member of Cultura Profetica I always appreciated his contributions and vibe, which fused a Hip-Hop aesthetic to the roots reggae flavors. A few years later he did a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Dax Pacem “La Tumba” (Sociedad Records)

The third installment of Sociedad‘s Dura Series is another perfect representation of the heavy and elite flavors of New York City salsa. From the signature sound of the band to the backstory of the label they were on, Dax Pacem embodies the golden era of salsa. Their legendary stage battles …

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