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 Dec 26th 2010 1.00am–3.00am
Time zone: central
Cheech and Chong “Santa Claus and His Old Lady” from Dr. Demento Presents: Greatest Christmas Novelty CD (Rhino Records 1989) —Originally found on their '76 release, Sleeping Beauty, this would be their final great collaboration, two other releases would follow but would not compare to the success of previous ones.Buy it!
Cuba L.A. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” from Navidad Cubana (Narada Productions/Narada World 2000) —Cuban musicians from the the Los Angeles area, Danilo Lozano, Harry Kim, Luis Conte and others.Buy it!
DJ Bitman “El Diablo” from Latin Bitman (Nacional Records 2007) —The Chilian beat maker had a previous release, 'Musica Para Despues de Almuerzo' 2006, under the stage name Bitman Y Roban, it was a huge success. This track samples audio bites from Venezuelan president Hugo Chave at the U.N. at the U.N. "...smells likeBuy it!
Los de Abajo “Pepez” from Los de Abajo (Luaka Bop 1998) —Following in the footsteps of other great rock bands out of Mexico, Los De Abajo combine ska, rock, and punk. This release marks their debut on Luaka Bop, but not their first recording. They were a key player in the underground movement early 90's.Buy it!
Los Mocosos “Llegaron los Mocosos” from Shades of Brown (Six Degrees 2001) —From the San Francisco area, the members have Latin roots, but bring hip-hop, jazz, ska, rock to the mix, building on the Chicano rock scene.Buy it!
Control Machete “Como Ves” from Uno, Dos: Bandera (Universal Music Latino 2003) —This Mexican rap group might be equivalent to USA's N.W.A. with heavy hitting lyrics and a raw delivery. On this their 3rd release, it would be without one of the main players of previous lineups.Buy it!
Del Castillo “Dame un Momento” from Vida (Smilin Castle Productions 2002) —From their home studio, they have put out four full length releases and have collaborated on many projects, including movie and film tracks.Buy it!
Matorralman “Chicas Kamikaze” from Guateque Estelar (Nacional Records 2010) N —Revisiting the sound of the 60's, this four man Mexican band brings the sound of surf and psychodelic guitars and synths.Buy it!
Matorralman “El Acapulco Rock” from Guateque Estelar (Nacional Records 2010) N —Fronted by composer, programmer and special effects sampler, Miguel Rizo makes us feel like it's 1969 all over again, retro surf meets Mexican lounge .Buy it!
Axel Krygier “Cucaracha” from Pesebre (Crammed Discs 2010) N —Multi instrumentalist, composer of soundtracks for films and even music for theater & dance companies in his native Argentina, Alex also spent time in Europe, garnering recognition as 'revelation of the year' by the media.Buy it!
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express “Happiness Is Just Around the Bend” from Closer to It! (RCA Records 1973) —The British lad took some funky groves and brought them to a wider audience, mixing in some jazz and elements of Latin sound with lots of percussion.Buy it!
Ruben Blades & Willie Colon “Pedro Navaja” from Siembra (Fania Records/Emusic Rcds. 2006) —The superstar from Panama took this new sound of salsa of the early 70's and built a world wide appreciation. On this, one of his first releases, his partnership with long time friend & trombonist, Willie, would limited so he could focus on his solo workBuy it!
Sunlightsquare Latin Combo “Havana Central” (Sunlightsquare Records 2010) N —A collection of artists from around the London region have come together to nourish the love of tropical rhythms with a fresh approach and talented musicians.Buy it!
Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble “Send Eggs” from blueprints (Chicago Sessions 2010) N —For the Nicaraguan band leader, composer, arranger, keyboardist and founder of this 16 plus piece band, it was important to keep the big band sound. With co-leader, award winning trumpeter, Grammy nominee as well as arranger, Victor Garcia was also keenBuy it!