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
Words by: Mike Styles
Its no news that our journey began in Brazil with record hunting trips, for weeks at a time over a span of 3 years. The journey is long, documented with audio and video, and most of it has been unreleased. That is neither here nor there. Our work is never done. But today isn’t about us, the world looks on as Brazil, the country that holds the most titles, host the 2014 World Cup. Though we are torn as the Brazilian’s protest their beloved sport over the billions invested to host FIFA for the month. We want to reflect what has drawn us to Brazil in the first place, from the culture to the music, this is Beats of All-Nations: World Cup 2014 Soundtrack. Stay tuned as we will update this post everyday of the Cup with some of our favorite music from our the largest country in South America, Brazil!
GAME DAY 25//THE WORLD CUP: Silvio Cesar – A Festa
Its no news, though we were pulling for Argentina in today’s big game, Messi the magician just didn’t turn on the magic. It was a great game and Germany really deserved to triumph in this tourney for their excellence in their performance against Brazil alone! Today’s pick is the final choice for our World Cup 2014 Soundtrack. I really hope you enjoyed the picks, as each game day I randomly selected songs that came to mind, you can see and hear them all below. Today’s pick is Silvio Cesar‘s “A Festa,” which simply translates into “A Party.” Germany is certainly having a party now!
Finally, I wanted to share some of my mixes to get you all through a lot more selections from my Brazilian collection, in a more condensed and creative listening experience that I think you will dig! Download Away…
See the rest of our Brazilian World Cup Playlist updated daily…