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Que Bajo?

8 Oct

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Junto com Buenos Aires e Bogotá, Nova Iorque é a capital tropical do mundo em 2009. As festas Nova Iorque Tropical e Que Bajo? tão aí pra comprovar.

Uproot Andy e Geko Jones, da Que Bajo? gravaram outro dia um setzinho pra sessão Guetto Palms da Fader. Tem bullerengue, Latin house, tribal guarachero, dubstep, kuduro, zouk, soca, cumbia e reggae em espanhol. Baixa o set e depois leia os comments da dupla no faixa-a-faixa.

Mas antes, Manuelita remix, sonzinho que traduz muito bem a pegada da dupla.

Que Bajo – Ghetto Palms blend

Etelvina Maldonado, “Manuelita” (Uproot Andy & Geko Jones RMX)
El 5to Elemento, “Puchi Puchi Lockoff” (Uproot Andy Mash Up)
Batida f. Ikonoklasta, “Cuka”
DJ Buxxi y Los Desordenados, “Bruja”
Maximus Dan, “Gun Town”
Major Lazer f. Mr. Lexx and Santigold, “Hold the Line” (Frikstailers RMX)
Nigga aka Flex, “Eres una Niña”

“Manuelita” – The first track is a remix we’ve just made of a traditional style Colombian bullerengue song. Doing these kinds of remixes blending folkloric music with club music is one of the sounds that has come define our party and this kind of remix has itself really become traditional for us over the last year or so.

“Puchi Puchi Lockoff” (Uproot Andy Mash Up) – This is a mash up of the Chimpo dubstep tune “Lockoff” with a vocal from El 5to Elemento. There’s also a pretty typical Mexican Tribal Guarachero sample in there among other added percussion.

“Cuka” – Batida are based in Lisbon and making really dope kuduro that samples more traditional kinds of Angolan music like Semba. You can see why we like this.

“Bruja” – Geko was introduced to DJ Buxxi on a trip to Colombia in April. We’ve been keeping an eye on him and he’s a really prolific producer, shouldering basically the whole island province of San Andres with insane dancehall meets chutney meets hip-hop meets zouk riddims.

“Gun Town” – Its the day after labor day and coming off the parkway we felt we wanted to have a Soca tune in here and even though this Maximus Dan tune on the Cello Riddim is at least a year old we really like how the rhythm in the hi-hats mirrors the scraper and maraca rhythms in most of the songs that appear on this mix. Also we really like the way he fits the melody from The Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night” onto the riddim.

“Hold the Line” remix – This Frikstailers remix is in the Cumbia Villera style, that is the Argentinian street shit, but they do it really well, and bring in other influences like that dubstep wobble. Athough Frikstailers are from Argentina their style of cumbia is more international and you’ll almost always catch something of theirs in our DJ sets.

“Eres una Niña” – Flex has another, more controversial name. But we just like his version of Revolution Riddim, especially because it is essentially a cover of Barrington Levy’s “Here I Come” performed in Spanish. You might say this is traditional reggaeton, which is just another way of saying Dancehall.

Fulanito

13 Aug

playa rincon

Fulanito – El cepillo

Criado por nova-iorquinos descendentes de dominicanos, o merenhouse (que apesar do nome também incorpora alguma coisa de hip-hop e outros ritmos latinos) divide hoje com o merengue de la calle boa parte da atenção dos jovens de Santo Domingo. Muito do que a Cheetah conhece é over pop, mas dentre centenas de Tiburons, destaca-se a banda Fulanito. O mais bacana desse grupo que já vendeu mais de 2 milhões de disco e já fez turnês no Japão e Austrália, é a fusão de hip-hop e house com o mais roots do merengue dominicano, o perico ripiao ou simplesmente merengue típico.

E viva o som do acordeón!

Fulanito – El cepillo

Fulanito – Mira

Fulanito – Guallando

Sancocho y Fulanito – Lo hace la outra

el salto del limon

* Ambas as fotos são do estado de Samaná, na República Dominicana. A primeira é Playa Rincon; a segunda El Salto del Limón

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