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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Dj Mixes
Latin

Mix of the Day: Angela Vargas aka DJ Firecracker

Sometimes a mix just catches your attention and you delve into it right away. Sometimes a DJ pops onto the scene and seems to have carved out their niche before they even showed up. This is the case with Toronto’s Angela Vargas aka DJ Firecracker and her self titled mix. …

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New Releases
Latin Worldwide Sounds

Motor City Drum Ensemble remixes Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band

via Brownswood: “The latest chapter in the long standing relationship between Gilles Peterson and the music of Cuba sees him explore the roots of rumba through a project comprising three parts: a feature length documentary, a collection of remixes and a free sample pack. Produced in collaboration with rum maker …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Lebron “Ghetto Records presents Eddie Lebron” (1970)

Every record digger has albums that simply elude them. Doesn’t matter how many rat feces infested basements they rummage through or how many pounds of sweat they have lost digging through piles upon piles upon piles of Herb Albert albums, certain albums just seem to never show up. Ghetto Records …

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Dj Mixes
Latin

“Here Come The Lords” Mix by the Salsa Brothers (Christian Martir & Safe Stadick)

If there is one thing I’ve always respected about Sociedad Records’ Christian Martir is his unwavering commitment to culture specifically his own patria of Puerto Rico. Wether its through informing us about the past here on MIMS or releasing incredibly important records on Sociedad Christian takes the uptmost care in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Carlos Ramos y su Orquesta Fuego “Tecato” (1973)

In essence, records are the historical link between an artist’s ambition and a passionate music lover like yourself. Special records are full of incredible music while acting as a reference to a historical era and musical genre. With Carlos Ramos y Su Orquesta Fuego‘s LP “Tecato” we are talking about …

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