Latin Hemispheres (Music)
Providing a wide spectrum of contemporary tunes, beats, sounds and pulsations all with the Latin touch. From club dance to traditional rhythms, from tock to jazz, from chill to throb. Two hours of fun, grace, weird and the human spirit. ¡Asi nos gusta!
Sun Feb 26th 2012 1.00am–3.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Ritmo Machine “Sabe (feat. Pato Machete)” from Welcome to The Ritmo Machine (Nacional Records 2012) —The new collaboration, percussionist Eric Bobo & Latin Bitman is The Ritmo Machine. Former member of Cypress Hill & Beastie Boys and son of Latin Jazz Legend Willie Bobo, not only does Eric add real beats, he writes much of the material....Buy it!
Ritmo Machine “La Calle (feat. Sick Jacken & Ana Tijoux)” from Welcome to The Ritmo Machine (Nacional Records 2012) —.... and from Santiago, Chile, Jose 'Toto' Antonio Bravo is the mix master, turn table expert, formally known as dj Bitman. This disc also features many other artists/musicians.Buy it!
Monareta “El General Midi” from Picotero (Nacional Records 2008) —Another dynamic duo, from Bogota, Colombia, Andres Martinez and Camilo Sanabria started mixing beats with the popular rhythm of cumbia since 2000, this track from their 2008 debut.Buy it!
Sidestepper “Hoy Tenemos” from More Grip (Palm 2000) —"We have today (...we don't know about tomorrow"), that is what the Colombian band headed by Britched producer RIchard Blair say on this their 2nd release.Buy it!
P-18 “Mi Cuba” from Urban Cuban (Tabata Tour/Higher Octave World/Virgin Rcds. France 1999) —Formed in 1995, this French-Cuban band has members of the defunct band, Mano Negra.Buy it!
Grupo Fantasma “Telaraña (feat. Curt Kirkwood)” from El Existential (Nat Geo Music 2010) R —....Adrian formed Brownout, Ocote Soul Sounds and most recent, Echocentrics. On this track, former member of the punk band, Meat Puppets joins in.Buy it!
Brownout “Slinky” from Aguilas and Cobras (Six Degrees 2009) —Beto Matinez, Johnny Lopez, Leo Gauna and other members, before Grupo Fantasma, were once in a band called, The Blimp. Andrian Quesada wanted to continue the fusion sounds of funk with Latin rhythms.Buy it!
Salvador Santana Band “Funky Thang” from SSB (Various Business Enterprise 2007) R —Son of Carlos, his forte is on the keyboards. Previous to this release, their was a five track demo he made with slightly different line-up.Buy it!
Salvador Santana Band “Keyboard City” (Various Music/Quannum 2010) R —The second full length release, this collaboration with Mark Ramos Nishita, alias Money Mark is a collection of hip-hop tunes, flavored with Latin styles.Buy it!
Hello Seahorse! “Casa Vacia” from Lejos. No Tan Lejos (Nacional Records/EMI Mexico 2010) —The trio indie sounds out of Mexico City was formed in early 2000. With airy, lucid vocals from Denise Gutiérrez, aka Lo Blondo/Vanil la Face, they have garnered national attention....Buy it!
Hello Seahorse! “Me Has Olvidado” from Lejos. No Tan Lejos (Nacional Records/EMI Mexico 2010) —.... leaving their underground fan base. This is their forth release, just more of a polished sound, but retaining their, 'off the normal path' of indie music.Buy it!
Zoe “Veneno” from Musica de fundo MTV unplugged (EMI Argentina 2011) —Having a rough start in '94, changing their line-up and switching labels this 5 piece band from Mexico City went on to win more than one Premio Oye, plus numerous nominations. With the help of British producer, Phil Vinall, who worked with Radiohead and oBuy it!
Rodrigo & Gabriela and C.U.B.A. “Master Maqui” from Area 52 (Deluxe Version) (Ruby Works 2012) N —Taking tracks from their previous releases, they incorporate a 13 piece orchestra for a full sound. The Collection Universal Band Association brings the flavors of Cuba, salsa rhythms and unique guitarist Rodirgo Sanchez & Gabriela Quintero..Buy it!
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