Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

East of El Rio Dolores vol IV

East Of El Rio Dolores Vol IV by soulcocina


Heart (produced by 6Fingers) - Rocky Rivera
On The Bridge - K. Flay
CEA (feat Bronko Yotte & DJ STA) - 2011
Chase The Cumbia Devil - Tupolev Soundcrash
Pimp - The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Mar y Mante - World Hood
Fosforito (Vadim Mix) - Paco Mendoza
Alam Maya - Jalan Surabaya
Burakaton (feat. Bomba Estereo) - Buraka Som Sistema
Champion (Zurita RMX) - Buju Banton
Bless The Cumbia (Andres Digital MIX) - Alika, Ward 21, Shurwayne Winchester, Alizee
La plena del Emono - Latin Fresh
No Hace Nah (RMX) - La Willa Demphra
Calentura - Chocquibtown (Feat Tego Calderon y Zully Murillo)
Miss Fatty (Thornato RMX) - Million Stylez
Regulate Rock - JStar
Viva Panama [DJ Canyon remix feat. Maluca Mala]- Gnawledge
Passa Passa (Sudor Riddim) - Big Yamo
Certain Law (Murlo RMX) - Mr Vegas
Rafaga De Dub - Makina
Ashawo Remix - Flavour - N'Abania

Revival







Tune: How Can I Loose by Shirley Ann Lee from Local Customs-Downriver Revival on Numero Group Records

There is a new Numero vinyl release out in February 2012 of lost gems from Shirley Ann Lee called "Songs of Light" sourced from Felton Wiliams' Revival record label and also a few tracks from a radio show Miss Lee had the Shirley Ann Radio Hour.

Listen to some lost and forgotten vintage radio shows curated by Numero Group here.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

BayBay Mix parts I & II



Bay Bay Mix Part One

Saber - Mandeep Sethi
Make You Feel That Way - Blackalicious
Dub for Mali - Afrolicious (pleasuremaker, Yacouba Diara, Rob Garza)
The Bay - Zion I
Out to the Bay - J Boogie Dubtronic Science f. Capitol A & Aima the Dreamer
Soledad - Rupa and the April Fishes feat Boots Riley
Columbian Blow - Too Short - Kool Kyle
Soledados del Silencio - Deuce Eclipse & The Genie
Bien Ribetiao - Los Rakas
Welcome to Frisco - Shay Sanchez
El Ritmo - J Boogie's Dubtronic Science f. Deuce Eclipse & Caipo of Bang Data
The Bay- Lyrics Born
As The World Turns feat Lateef the Truth Speaker - Blackalicious
Ghetto Manifesto - The Coup
San Fran Psycho (Mcfleezy mix) - Mandeep Sethi
Things Change f. Nebulus - E Da Boss & Nick Andre
Take Me to the Bay - Favi
California - Bobi Cespedes
San Francisco Bay - Jesse Fuller
Play - Los Rakas - Goapale


Bay Bay Mix Part Two
The Edge (feat. The Grouch and Martin Luther) - Zumbi & Are
California - Trackademics
A Girl Like Me - Rocky Rivera feat Raka Dun
Pity - 6Fingers
Squatter - LoCura
Vranjski San - Brass Menazeri
Taliban Rockers - Romanowski
Cumbia Cocotazo - Deuce Eclipse feat The Genie
Keep it Lit - Ammbush from Drums & Ammo
El Son - Deuce Eclipse feat Mista Thug & Santero
Checherengoma - Santero & Kool Kyle
Fourth Street Mess Around - Devine's Jug Band
Foxy Girls in Oakland - Rodger Collins
Meklit Sol vs That Good Moombahstoned - DJ Theory & Meklit Hadero
Play - Goapale (5kinAndBone5 & Vin Sol Remix)
Gucci Gucci - Kreayshawn - k234y5h4wN ︻╦╤─
Gucci Gucci - Los Rakas Remix
I wanna Make a Noise - Trailer Limon
Think About It - Dregs One
More than Just a Dream - Teeko & B. Bravo

more bay sights and sounds





For Bay Eats keep up with T$ on The Feast, SFoodie, and NBC Bay Area Food

Friday, November 18, 2011

Maldito Friazo Melter

New Soul Cocina Mix just in time for the ice.
"Maldito Friazo Melter" features one hour of tropical and nomadic beats featuring sounds of boombahton, 3ball, afrolatinbeat and cumbia dancehall.

Download the mix and save money on heat by playing on your home hi-fi or in the whip.


00:00 • Fraudian Slip ft. Kastro (Erick Rincon's Tribal Guarachero Remix) - A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire
06:22 • Mitotiani Youaltika - Dj Javier Estrada
08:11 • No Freedom feat. Afrolicious & MC Zulu - J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
15:32 • Aguilas del Monte - DJ Clap Pina
19:15 • Kazak Rules - The National Fanfare of Kadebostany
21:30 • Kalima Shop Titi (Douster Remix) - Poirier feat. Boogat
25:15 • Surfing Peru - Makina
29:39 • Shottas (Crookers Remix) - Munchi ft. Mr Lexx
33:15 • Champetero Electroso - Kinky Electric Noise
34:50 • Sueltala (Orion Edit) - DJ Orion
37:10 • Afro Latino feat. Los Rakas - Banana Clipz
40:40 • Fiesta De La Tribu - El Chombo ft. Los Pumas
44:00 • Ta violento (Remix Dance Kill Move ) - Javier Estrada & Boogat
47:15 • Aunty Adoley - X-Pensive Nframa
50:40 • Artistiya (Sabo edit) - Amadou & Mariam
53:23 • Chicha Sunrise - Makina
56:36 • Jump In The Line - (Codes Remix) - Harry Belafonte
1:00:30 • Bye Bye (Sabbo beat-up) - Busy Signal

Warm up in SF with a jar of Soul Cocina Salsa available now at La Victoria Bakery
Current salsa variety is Chile de Arbol - Pumpkin Seed - Charred Early Girl Tomatoes

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Flor de Azahar from the Bay to Andalusia

New FAVI "Flor de Azahar" Mixtape by DJ Santero

FLOR DE AZAHAR (#ORANGEBLOSSOM MIXTAPE x DJ SANTERO VOL 1) by FaviSF

After opening with a tight refix of the already classic "Abrazame" with Los Rakas, Raka Dun stays on board as a flamenco guitar and a cajon form the beat for a jam that seems like it may be called "me gustas tu". This song will be huge.

Favi features Andalusian roots again with a smooth version of Manzanita's huge Flamenco Gitano Rumba jam "Verde". The tune borrows lyrics from the poem Romance Sonámbulo by the great Federico Garcia Lorca. With a hip hop flow, smoother than butter melodies and nice lyrics, Favi takes this tune to another level.

Many Andalusian singers and other singers from around the globe have used Garcia Lorca's poems for lyrics. Camaron de La Isla alone has pulled heavily from the Lorca repertoire with great success.

Garcia Lorca was also a pianist. Paco de Lucia released an LP with guitar arrangements based on 12 Garcia Lorca compositions when he was just a teenager. I was lucky enough to track down this 1965 LP somewhere in Barcelona many years ago. It survived in my tiny crate of records that was recently downsized from thousands to hundreds.

Tune: Zorongo Gitano by Paco de Lucía & Ricardo Mondrego from 12 Canciones de Garcia Lorca Para Guitarra

Tune: Bodas De Sangre by Pata Negra from Los Gitanos Cantan a Federico Garcia Lorca




After some tight lyricism rooted in Andalucia, Favi takes it to the Bay.
"Take me to the Bay" reps the Bay Area hard. A reggae cover of the Chile Peppers tune Under the Bridge swapping the city in lyrics from LA to San Francisco. "I walk the hills cause she knows who I am". Definitely a future Bay Area anthem. No Joke.

DEDICATED TO ALL THAT LOVE DEFEND AND REPRESENT FOR THEIR CITY #LANDNLIFE VOCALS PRODUCED BY FREDDY STYLEZ @STYL0

Santero and Favi keep it conscience with a ride on Jr Gong's "It Was Written" tune and more reggae and soul fire. They even find room for a couple of fun cumbia party tracks, all the while keeping it positive.



And to keep the dance moving, here is a new Willa Demphra track

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hot like Sriracha - Oakland Afro Sounds


Joni Haastrup is responsible for this Afro Boogie jam that calls out to free the people around the world. Recorded in London 1978 on the wonderful Afrodesia label, Joni Haastrup's first solo album, Wake Up Your Mind takes AfroSoul to the next level. I hear great influences in this album from the likes of sounds of the times like RAMP, Gary Bartz and even P Funk. But there is an undeniable African rhythm that carries this soul train across borders. Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaata would be able to play the entire song "Greetings" without lifting a needle or juggling records, because after the one minute spacey intro, it's like a five minute non stop break. I wonder if they were hip to this record back then?


Earlier in the seventies Joni's group MonoMono {The group, not the NYC Korean BBQ chicken joint} was deep on an Afro Funk Spiritual trip.

Makes sense that Joni Haastrup has settled in the Bay Area. Hope we get to see him in action in the bay sometime. Learn more about this legendary Afro funk artist here.

Tummy Touch Records/ Soundway Records has recently re-issued 3 albums from Joni Haastrup and his group MonoMono.

Wake Up Your Mind

Tune: Make Them Realise by MonoMono from the album Dawn of Awareness

& here's some Afro space psych soul jazz from MonoMono from the Give The Beggar a Chance LP


You can always get down to funky afro sounds at the Afrolicious party in SF

For another serious African dance party check out DJ Elembe.
He is one of the house DJs at Baobab and can be found at parties across the Bay spinning everything funky from Africa plus bhangra and reggae, a true party soldier that knows how to get the people moving.
I was happy to find Elembe's soundsystem set up next to the African food tent while waiting in line for plantains and black eyed peas at the Life is Living fest in Oakland earlier this month where I also stumbled upon a live performance by Los Rakas.

A Lil Weezy slow jam gets Rakafied - available for free download via Las Rakas Band Camp

Nice day for Los Rakas - Raka Dun's new joint Sueño Americano from his upcoming AfroLatino EP was featured on NPR's Alt Latino

SF, check Los Rakas out with Black Star at Mezzanine

Fresh Oakland Beats by Excentrik

Check the Excentrik collaboration with Strong Hold Sound

Buy/Stream Tune: Quick Minute from the Audio Refuge Compilation

This track hot, don't need no sriracha

not the first cats to burn trees in the walk in


Tune: over der where I live by Ñ Y D {slightly encrypted title to avert the machine}

reading material


Columbus and Other Cannibals by Jack D. Forbes

Thursday, October 13, 2011

nativo dub - some sounds come and go, some sounds are here to stay, when the past meets the future we are heard today



The sweet potato tortellini and succotash in smoked corn broth was a big hit at the last Soul Cocina feast. It may make an appearance on the menu at the next Soul Cocina Chicago feast. Stay tuned for details.

too much new music out there to keep up with.
Check the new J Boogie Dubtronic Science Album

new pointy boot 3ball mty ish via Mexican Dubwiser

Trouble In My Soul (3ball MTY Sheeqo Beat Remix) - Mexican Dubwiser by Sheeqo Beat




Tune: La Verdolaga by Dj Javier Estrada from his glorious Ritmos del Mundo project {don't sleep on his soundcloud page}

Tune: La Verdolaga by P18


TICKLAH FT. ROB SYMEONN - ROB I LAND DUB by liondub international

Damian "JR GONG" Marley - Set Up Shop by Damian Marley


Chief Boima continues to go deep. Learn the story behind this mix, or better yet the story behind the entire Boima journey.
Lone Stars Mix by chiefboima

Don't miss Chief Boima and the Dutty Artz Family in NYC tomorrow night for Sweat Lodge - seriously, Geko Jones conquered SF dance floors last week.

The J Rocc mix of Quantic tunes has been circulating around for a minute. This Jeremy Sole Quantic mix is fresh too:
Lo Mejor y Sabor de Quantic (by Jeremy Sole) by Tru Thoughts

Learn more about Quantic on the Sidebar over at Soul-Sides

Tomorrow night in SF!
The brother from another mother DJ Roger Mas is starting a new night in my old hood Mezclao at Amigo Bar

Waiting on the new Santero album to drop. Until then Selectah Santero suggests we keep an ear on the sounds of Boogat.

Tune: Kalima Shop Titi (Douster Remix) by Poirier feat. Boogat

Boogat - Pura Vida EP (Masalacism004) by Boogat

Tune: No No No (Esa Mujer) by Boogat

Also waiting for those new Kool Kyle productions to hit the streets. Kool Kyle is a Djs DJ and a producer's producer. basically a head's head! He rarely releases his joints oficially and prefers to share his jams with fellow DJs and friends. The new music he has made with Deuce Eclipse will drop a lot of jaws once it leaves his studio.

Here are some tunes from a recent CD shopping spree Kyle and I made on Mission St in SF last week.

Tune: Pan Americano by Las Chicas

Tune: Pan Americano by Los Pelapapas

Tunes: Tucu Pum Papa and Culumpeate both by Los Karkis

Tune: La Cumbia de Mario Bros by Los Sonoreños

I love the accordeon intro on this next jam, especially the first two wicked bars
Tune: La Falda Coqueta by accordeon maestro and cumbia/vallenato giant Aniceto Molina

y para mis twitteros....
Tune: Twitteando by Hechiceros

y de Oaxaca....
Tune: Hay Tamales by Banda la Costado

Tamale Oaxaqueño m Mestiza Cafe near the new Soul Cocina hood in Chicago

Tune: La Willa Deh by Ferdinin ft. Calito Mix, K4g & Bk

Santero added some Willa Demphra to the Soul Cocina library. Here is one joint.

And if you need a soundtrack for cruising in your low rider check Firme Rolas by Vinnie Esparza


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Daily Bread

Only 21 hours left for the Sour Flour fifty percent discount in the SF Chronicle. Learn to cultivate natural yeast from flour, water and love.

Holy Stromboli! This picture is from back when Danny gave out free pizza on Pizza Fridays at La Victoria. You can still pick up free bagels, while they last at La Victoria on Bagel Mondays.

www.sourflour.org



Daily Bread "Elephants" | Oddisee Remix
Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown

From Mello Music Group-

Daily Bread (Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown) continues to release new music as they campaign for their self-titled album Daily Bread. Today they've reached out to label mate and producer Oddisee (whose album Rock Creek Park officially comes out everywhere Sept 6th on CD) remix the standout track Elephants.

The Oddisee remix of Elephants is being made available on a special edition bonus 45 record that FatBeats will release on 9/13 with the 2xLP vinyl edition of the new popular album Daily Bread.

The remix brings Oddisee's distinct drum patterns and Hassaan Mackey's gruff flow at it's best: "some down to earth shit the world aint ready for...verbs from the soul adding light to the mic."


Download Elephants (Oddisee Remix) here


Oddissee's new instrumental tracks are super fresh.


Here is one of my favorite older tracks by this beat crafting rhyme slayer.

Tune: Camera by Oddissee on Chillin Like a Villain Vol 5


definitely check out Rock Creek Park


And for some Chicago quality Hip Hop


Tune: Owl by Qwel & Maker from Owl on Galapagos4 records


Tune: Thin Red Line by Typical Cats

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cook Em Up Style

Tune: Cook It?


I found this 7" record of a Jamaican version of Hit em Up Style in the back of some section at Amoeba Berkeley where it had no business hiding... like the gospel or New Orleans section. The record caught my eye because of the title "cook it". I don't remember who the artist is, sadly I sold this record at a Fabric8 record swap. If this jam was a hit we could call them a one hit wonder, but I doubt it topped any charts, so we will just call them a wonder... until I can ID the artist.

The lyrics are all about some gal who has trouble cooking a chicken dinner and burning rice!

The Carolina Chocolate Drops keep the same lyrics and feel of the OG tune on this version adding their signature old timey mountain jug band/ string band flair.

RICKSHAW
Soul Cocina Burmese - Indian Feast
Saturday Aug 27 7pm-9:30pm
Downers Grove
Prix Fixe Menu
$45 online
$53 pay cash at dinner

Lephet {Very Special Burmese Green Tea Salad}

Samosa Trio {Spiced Potato • Grilled Shrimp & Mango Pickle • Curried Lamb & English Pea} w/ Tamarind & Mint Chutneys}

Khao Suey

Cherry Kulfi • Milk Chocolate Cannoli • Cardamom Cream

Masala Chai
Lemongrass Plum Refresher

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cumbia de Quantic



QUANTIC

If you like this, you will enjoy these sounds too.
RADIO CANALH

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Afrolicious


The tune Vampires by Theivery Corporation (w/ Femi Kuti on vocals) gets the remix treatment by San Francisco's beloved Afrolicious brothers along with TC's Rob Gaza. Over seven minutes of scorching grooves with a backbeat and bass that keeps it rolling.

Flipside features one remix of Pueblo Unido by Jeremy Sole & Quantic {got Cumbia?} and another version by Uproot Andy {nice traveling along mambo electro afro drums with a balkan feel to the horns. fire}

Download the digitrack here. Cop the 12" here

Listen to the upcoming Afrolicous EP
out on digital now and vinyl in the fall on ESL Music

Afrolicious - 'A DUB FOR MALI' by afrolicious


Huitlacoche growing on corn from Jakes Local Farm

Quesadilla de huitlacoche

Tune: Water no Get 8 bit Enemy by Fela Kuti, reworked by Nick Nielsen


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Aug 27 Soul Feast


$45 Prix Fixe Menu

Saturday Aug 27 7pm-9:30pm
Location: Chicagolandia TBA

Pani Puri • Grilled Nectarine • Sprouted Fenugreek

Lephet {Very Special Burmese Green Tea Salad}

Samosa Trio {Spiced Potato • Grilled Shrimp & Mango Pickle • Curried Lamb & English Pea w/ Tamarind & Mint Chutneys}

Khao Suey {http://blog.soulcocina.com​/2007_07_01_archive.html}

Cherry Kulfi • Milk Chocolate Cannoli • Cardamom Cream

Masala Chai
Lemongrass Plum Refresher

Tune: Tea Leaf Dancers by Flying Lotus

Tune: Baila SimOn by Joe Arroyo

Tune: OutKumbia by DJ Mr E




Kush Arora - Spanish Street Riddim

KUSH ARORA - SPANISH STREET RIDDIM by TOP BILLIN

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

July 16 dinner

tickets still available at Soul Cocina EventBrite

Summer Breeze Outdoor Candle Light Dinner

Clandestine Backyard with cash bar and fire-pit in Downers Grove

Saturday, July 16 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

9 Courses of small plates • $65

Pani Puri • Grilled Nectarine • Sprouted Fenugreek

Spanakopita • Wild Nettle • Olive Oil Braised Leeks • Feta • Muhamarra • Mint Yogurt

Scallop Crudo • Plantain Chip • Pipian Verde

Muffaletta Bite

Soft Boiled Farm Egg • Curry Leaf • Pickled Mustard Seeds

Steamed Fresh Garbanzos • Chile • Lime • Garlic

Grilled Fig • Sumac Pistachios • Bacon Brittle • Labneh

5 Spice Slow Braised Short Ribs • Celery Root Galangal Slaw • Grilled Sour Flour Crostini

Galaktaboureko • Vanilla Sauteed Cherries • Sage

Cash Bar

One Seating at 7pm

Dinner lasts 2.5 hours

Reserve Tickets: http://clandestinedownersdinner.eventbrite.com/

Guests will be notified by email of the exact location after reserving tickets

RSVP Facebook


Tune: Summer Song by Ronnie Foster

Tune: Yo Si Como Candela by Chappottín y sus Estrellas

Tune: Cumbia Clandestino Pt III mixed by DJ Rajah

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Chicagoland Soul Cocina Feast July 16


Summer Breeze Outdoor Candle Light Dinner

Clandestine Backyard with cash bar and fire-pit in Downers Grove

Saturday, July 16 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

9 Courses of small plates • $65

Pani Puri • Grilled Nectarine • Sprouted Fenugreek

Spanakopita • Wild Nettle • Olive Oil Braised Leeks • Feta • Muhamarra • Mint Yogurt

Scallop Crudo • Plantain Chip • Pipian Verde

Muffaletta Bite

Soft Boiled Farm Egg • Curry Leaf • Pickled Mustard Seeds

Steamed Fresh Garbanzos • Chile • Lime • Garlic

Grilled Fig • Sumac Pistachios • Bacon Brittle • Labneh

5 Spice Slow Braised Short Ribs • Celery Root Galangal Slaw • Grilled Sour Flour Crostini

Galaktaboureko • Vanilla Sauteed Cherries • Sage

Cash Bar

One Seating at 7pm

Dinner lasts 2.5 hours

Reserve Tickets: http://clandestinedownersdinner.eventbrite.com/

Guests will be notified by email of the exact location after reserving tickets

RSVP Facebook


Tune: Summer Song by Ronnie Foster

Tune: Yo Si Como Candela by Chappottín y sus Estrellas

Tune: Cumbia Clandestino Pt III mixed by DJ Rajah

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Outside In X SUNDAY

Tune: Remember That Sunday by Alton Ellis





Sunday, March 27th
2PM – 9PM :: All Ages – Family Friendly

...Same great lineup + ‘Sunday Superness’


A benefit for Child Hope Asia and St Anthony Foundation

#OutsideInX - Outside In 10
The Intramuros
South San Francisco, CA

Soul Cocina / Lumpia Cart / Mixsterious / Intramuros Present:

#OutsideInX - The Final Outside In of 10

BUY PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/164237

Inside:

The Intramuros
101 Brentwood
South San Francisco, 94080

03/27/2011
2PM - 9PM
All Ages - Families Encouraged

3 Rooms of Food, Live Music, and World Class DJs

The Intra Lounge, The Veranda, and the Music Hall

Food Carts:

Soul Cocina :: Adobo Hobo :: Gumbo Cart :: Pizza Hacker :: Wholesome Bakery :: HapaSF :: Good Foods Caters :: Magic Curry Cart :: Mali Num Num :: Papalote :: Sour Flour :: Les Élément :: Ninja Pie Cart :: Mad 4 Madeleines :: Radio Africa Kitchen

DJs:

Shortkut :: Swiftrock :: Mr. E :: Justin Scott :: Chris Pera :: more tba

Live Performances by:

XOXO

Feelosophy

The Versatile Crew:

Jmicloves you :: Jvoqalz :: Melvinsings :: PMac :: Jay Marquez :: Stefan Sanchez :: and more tba

Henna by Sanxe Loveji

Celebrating Birthdays of:

Roger or Soul Cocina :: Kendo :: Joanne is a Foodie :: Jayne Rio :: Kristene L :: Mandy of Wholesome Bakery


Check out last year's event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SklN5mrOftQ

For more info and for press release go to: www.mixsterious.com

See what SFWeekly had to say about #OutsideInX:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2011/03/outside_in_x_filipino_intramuros_final.php