June 28, 2022News / Tunes / Update
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Absolutely gorgeous music by Grupo Semblenzas, which is a part of the larger Semblenzas del Río Guapi association, whose goal is to preserve and promote the lesser known Afro-Colombian culture of the Pacific Coast, South of the Cauca province. I picked this tune for its depth, but Semblenzas' whole Voy pa´allá album is a gem worth your attention ! My best surprise of the year by far... Kudos to the cutting edge Llorona Records outta Bogota !
Just look at the mindblowing video for "Bogando" for a look into this unique culture:
More greatness from the South Colombian Pacific ! Plu Con Pla infuse their local percussion and marimba driven grooves with Reggae skanks and politically charged lyrics for a killer cocktail !
Moving to New York with the fantastic Mimo, a Montreal native currently rocking the Harlem scene with soulful Boombap vibes ! Her latest EP, Mars Took Over is pure bliss, and if you dig it I strongly suggest also checking the earlier "Street Candid" album, out of which this cool video is extracted:
Mad Bay area Hip-Hop with that G-Funk twist... This is my dream jingle track for a dispensary / coffeeshop - all ganja massive big-up !
An all-time Boogie classic, Backstrokin seemed like a logical continuation to the previous tune... What with it being the inspiration behind Dr Dre's Let's Get High and all ...
Magnificent Neo-Soul meets Boogaloo, courtesy of the wicked Miami-based 100% Latin label Mango Hill - if you don't know get to know !
Thrilling psychedelic cut by the ever-surprising Brazilian imprint Tropical Twista - watch the bass !