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 Jan 2nd 2011 1.00am–3.00am
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Time zone: central
M.I.S. (Mexican Institute of Sound) “Reventon” from Soy Sauce (Nacional Records) —The third full length release from Camilo Lara. His grand collection of old time Mexican folk/film/pop music allows him to sample a variety of styles thru his savvy techniquesBuy it!
Doctor Krapula “El Pibe De Mi Barrio” from Rough Guide to Urban Latino (World Music Network) —A seven plus member band from Bogata Colombia started in 1998, since then put out 4 albums, nominated in Spain for the 40 Principales Awards, MTV Latina Awards and received four Nuestra Tierra Awards. Their hybrid rock with social conscious lyrics, althouBuy it!
Cubanisimo “Morenita” from Putumayo Presents Afro-Latin Party (Putumayo) —This last three tracks were suggested by listener Candice, although not specifically by these names, but the general genre, fun time, happy dancing salsa.Buy it!
Grupo Fantasma “Caña Brava” from Grupo Fantasma (Aire Sol Records/Grupo Fantasma 2001) —Austin TX is their home base, yet members range from all over Latin America to NYC. This debut from '01, sold over 7,000 from the stage alone in just a couple months. The funk, salsa, cumbia, rock blend with elements of jazz and heavy Afro rhythms to prodBuy it!
Grupo Fantasma “El Consejo” from El Existential (Nat Geo Music 2010) —Recording under their independent label and releasing various full length albums, including a live recording that captures the essence of why they have such broad appeal. For this release, they isolated themselves with a custom made studio, inside a threeBuy it!
Plastilina Mosh “Danny Trejo” from All U Need Is Mosh (Nacional Records 2008) —Alejandro Rosso & Jonas Gonzalez from Monterey Mexico burst onto the scene in 1998, catching the attention of Beck at the SXSW Music Conference and began recording on his Bong Load label. They can be compared to Beastie Boys, Butthole Surfers meets a dreaBuy it!
Choc Quib Town “Somos Pacificos” from Oro (Nacional Records 2010) —Grammy Award winners, this trio comes from the Pacific coast of Colombia, Quibdo is a small town in the northern region. The MCs combine Afro-rhythms, Colombian folk electronica, funk, soul and flavorful energy to bouncy high level. Glory Martinez is GoyoBuy it!
Los Fabulocos Cadillacs “Mal Bitcho” from 20 Grandes Exitos (Sony) —Originally on their '95 release, Rey Azucar, these fun loving rockeros from Argentina are a fully charged rock/reggae/ska band with basically the same line up since their start in the mid 80's, although the death of one member caused a brief pause.Buy it!
Los Fabulocos Cadillacs “El Matador” from 20 Grades Exitos (Sony) —Rummer has it, this tune was hand selected by John Cusak to appear in the film Grosse Point Blank. Included as a bonus track on their '94 release, it clearly was a cross over mark.Buy it!
B- Side Playes “Fire In The Youth” (Concord Picante 2007) —In 1993 six musicians came together in San Diego, CA and began to blend funk/rock/reggae with Latin rhythms, not to mention undertones of rebellion and social consciousness lyrical content. Like Rage Against The Machine meets War merging with Latin Soul.Buy it!
Sargent Garcia “Revolucion” from La Semilla Escondida (Narada France) —With Cuban roots and based in France, el Sargento coined the term Salsamuffin, a mix of Cuban/Jamaican forms. On this third release, lyrics jump from Spanish-French-English keeping the Latin rhythm going.Buy it!
Los Amigos Invisibles “Yo No Se (radio edit)” from Yo No Se remixes (Gozadera 2006) —From their release, Super Pop Venezuela, which is a collection of popular tunes from their Caracas home town that they cover/remade.Buy it!
Los Amigos Invisibles “Plastic Woman” from Commercial (Nacional/gozadera records 2009) —This collection of musicians got their start in the early 90's, combining rock n roll, funk, disco and acid jazz with plenty of sassy sexy lyrics.Buy it!
Los Amigos Invisibles “Como Sabes Tu” from Commercial (Nacional/gozadera records 2009) —Reviving the empty dicotiques and dance halls from they're early days, the drive to make it big lead them to NYC and a chance meeting with David Byrne, that was '98, from their it was stardom.Buy it!
Ray Camacho & The Teardrops “Let's Boogie” from The Best of Ray Camacho & The Teardrops (1968-1971) (Freestyle Records freestylerecords.uk.com 2009) —Born in El Paso TX, raised in Mendota CA and making a second home in Pheonix AZ, rooted in Mexico. He was part of the birth of Chicano music, starting his first band at Fresno City College in 1960.Buy it!
Ray Camacho and The Teardrops “Dulce y Amargo” from The Best of Ray Camacho & The Teardrops (1968-1971) (Freestyle Records freestylerecords.uk.com 2009) —Funk/cumbia/tejano/rock n roll/boogaloo/mambo/ranchera/boarder and so on, blended together under the banner of Chicano music. Later this went on to be Rock en Español, only to be replaced with the now accepted term, Latin Rock. When you add Cuban son/guagBuy it!
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