Future Classics

Future Classic: ÌFÉ “House Of Love”

Latin Soul

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 project with Yarimir Caban (also a former member of Cultura Profetica) under the name MIMA which made some good noise.

I have been lucky enough to be building with this good brother over the past two years and happy to see and hear his latest project under the name ÌFÉ. The project is a blend of various Afro-Caribbean rhythms and sounds spoken through a contemporary electronic voice.

We are currently working on releasing a remix project on Sociedad Records for his latest single “House Of Love“.

Check out the beautiful video which perfectly captures the vibe of the track.

Shout out to Santurce!

Written and performed by Otura Mun // June 2015

Chorus: Algo pa’ ti, Algo pa’ mi, Divino verdad que si?
Tu Caridad, Dulce Angel Guardián, Divino, Magica. (Repite 2X)

Verse 1: Dime hermano soy tu servidor.
El mundo frio, siento el dolor.
Serpientes a mi alrededor.
No me toquen, saben mejor.
Aché?? Skywalkel.

Chorus 2X

Verse 2: Te adoro eres única.
Quédate un minuto más.
Mucho vampiros tipo Dracula.
Su mundo chiquito, nuestra un galaxia.
Tu luz brillante, Jupiter.

Chorus 2X
Bridge Chant/Improv….

Verse 3: Dime abuelo soy tu servidor.
Tu bendición, quiero ser mejor.
Este agua mar pacifico.
Africano Duppy Conqueror.
Camino? Mucho Blanco.

Chorus 2X
Bridge Chant/Improv….

Montuno / Prayer to Eggun (Yoruban Language)

Awo! Awo!
Ikianbela o La Osha Ambelawo! (5X)

Ambelawo! (4X)

Repite to end….

released January 25, 2016
Written by M. Underwood for Discos Ifá (ASCAP)
Lead Vocal: Otura Mun
Chorus Vocals: Rafael Maya, Kathy Cepeda, Yarimir Cabán, Otura Mun
All Music Recorded Live by ÌFÉ: Beto Torrens, Jhan Lee Aponte, Rafael Maya, Otura Mun
Recorded in Casa ILÉ ÌFÉ // Santurce, PR June 2015
Mixed by Stuart Sikes // Austin, TX
Mastered By Matt Schultz // Austin, TX
Album Artwork by Zachary Hale

Christian Martir

Christian Martir

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and now residing in New York City, Christian Mártir likens himself to a renaissance man. Over the last 7 years, as founder of the Rice & Beans Sound System, he has played and spread his love for Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and culture.