Here’s some hot underground from London Town that’s been hiding in my bag and it’s just what you need to raise Latin spirits in the bleak mid-winter.
Continue reading Wara – Wara EP
Now you might have thought from what you’ve heard from Leo Zero before that this would be another disco compilation but when this guy plays at his legendary sets you’ll soon discover that he’s one of the most interesting DJ’s around at the moment.
Continue reading V/A – Disconnect: Leo Zero
Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put Fania Records will always be the original sound of Latin New York and Strut have put together “the first ever definitive 2CD retrospective of Fania Records” cover their golden period; and it’s hot.
Continue reading V/A – Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound Of Latin New York
How do you get to grips with Tudor Acid’s Merri Portland? It’s a good question but the answer is simple (sort of), just enjoy it.
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Now anyone who thought they heard Deborah’s vocals on the Gilles Peterson show the other week would be spot on, but now you’ve got the chance to hear as well as see, The Light.
Continue reading Deborah Jordan – The Light
Yet another essential compilation album that concentrates on the 60s-70s but this time it’s hot out of Panama on the always excellent Soundway label.
Continue reading V/A – Panama! 2 Latin, Funk and Calypso on the Isthmus 1967-77
The King is still on his thrown but there’s a new crew in the Spanish court and all without a revolution; what is Hectic on about?
Continue reading Joe Bataan & Los Fulanos – King Of Latin Soul
Jazz&Milk have a big reputation for funky breaks ‘n’ jazz that’s digs deep into dusty treasures, no wonder Dusty Keep It Raw
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Cuba is the inspiration for the music on this album called Camar?° so expect some percussion dominated techno from London based DJ/producer, Ariel.
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Once again the vaults of Fania have been plundered by the remixes that know their Fanias from their elbows to produce another dance floor friendly summer hot one.
Continue reading V/A – I Like It Like That (Fania Remixed)
If there’s an album compiled by DJ Andy Smith, that’s one thing. When it’s the latest in the Let’s Boogaloo series, you know it’s a must for “soul lovers and groove addicts”
Continue reading V/A – Let’s Boogaloo Vol. 4
We loved the idea of The Soundcatcher and this Extras edition is just as good
Continue reading DJ Vadim – The Soundcatcher Extras
Not a great lover of the American spelling, especially as these guys are from Coventry, but their musical roots are very much over the other side of the puddle as they hit the street with another slice of Latin, funk n’ disco with this new 12″.
Continue reading Color Climax – Disque O Heights / Pa Coco Solo
This CD is one of three new compilations in a ‘Carnaval’ series released on a new label Resiste this week at a bargain price. Definitely worth another look.
Continue reading V/A – Salsa Carnaval