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


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.


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