Upon return from a recent trip to the deepest of crates in Colombia, Cut Chemist and Beats of All-Nations sought out to remix a unique set of dusty records, each different from the last, with an equally diverse list of producers. Going Back to Cali: Cut Chemist’s Colombian Crates Remixed is MORE THAN CUMBIA, its a reflection on a tropical culture rich in spirit, creativity and passion strung together with field recordings found along the way. These records were bought in Cali, Colombia during Patronio Alvarez Festival last year, hence the name.
Our trip begins with folklore Colombiano favorites Los Corraleros de Majagual over a crunchy boom-bap by Co. Fee from Los Angeles’ beat collective, My Hollow Drum. Dance Kill Move (Stockholm, Sweden) adds some serious low end to Los Jovenes de Hierro’s classic charanga, “Ritmo Sabroso.” Ubiquity recording artist, currently residing in Colobmia, Bosq and Yukicito of La Junta (Los Angeles) contribute absolute party starters, while El Dusty’s “Mi Chola” give Los Teen Agers a taste Corpus Christi, TX. Atropolis (Queens) pays homage with a heavy stripped down edit of Julio y su Combo’s “Lamento Cumbiambero” and Los Chicos Altos (Barcelona) add in some rub-a-dub flavor on Los Hermanos Tuiran’s “Lluvia.” In addition we explore national treasures and the lesser known, new styles of chirimía, porro, pachanga, salsa and cumbia as interpreted by Sumohair (Los Angeles), Gabe Real (Pomona, CA) and Greece duo SUPERSAN (aka Panama Cardoon & Mister Kentro).
released June 21, 2017
Brought to you by: A STABLE SOUND & BEATS OF ALL-NATIONS
Arrangement & Field Recordings: Cut Chemist
Project Coordination: Mike Styles
Cover Design: Joseph Moreno
“I finally get to flex my Colombian crates and what better day than April 1st, Ozomatli‘s anniversary. This episode features a live phone call with the band during their rehearsal in Salt Lake City, Utah. We also feature fellow digger and engineer, Simon Guzman as we talk about our recent trip to Colombia and all of its music exploits. Enjoy!”
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First things first I want to give praise to my man Porchlite, who has always been on board with Beats of All-Nations, however now he is contributing to the site and sharing cool stuff throughout the week on Facebook. Be sure to check out PL’s Sounds and Pounds: October Top Ten for some real delightful treats. With this addition expect more frequent postings, with an even more broad scope of quality sound from around the world which you have already come to expect from us. May we continue to grow together.
This week Tru Thoughts hit us with some hair-raising new music from William ‘Quantic‘ Holland and Colombian vocalist Nidia Góngora, a frequent collaboration you might remember from Quantic and his Combo Bábarro and Ondatrópica. This new release follows Quantic’s soul induced collaborative album with Alice Russel and Combo Bábarro earlier this year.
This new double A-side “Muévelo Negro”/”Ñanguita” (Tru-Thoughts) drops November 4th with a limited pressing (of 300) on a beautiful tri-color striped 12” and limited red transparent 12″ vinyl (Pre-Order here). Stacked with instrumentals and a cappellas of each track, we’re looking forward to some dance floor ritual re-edits, but don’t let that thought ruin what’s at the source here and now. Check both sides of this single on the unique video below, to flip the record, simply click the deck (Quantic’s 1940’s Neumann AM-131 record lathe) or just let it flip itself (mobile users).