Tuesday, February 06, 2007
For the Calles
Getting into baile funk and reggaeton has led me to other crazy latin stuff that I know very little about, other than its banging and probably comes from somewhere obscure and palmfringed where they drink rum all day, party all night and don't have to work in raining south London.
People sometimes ask me where I find this sort of stuff , apart from the internet, its mostly from the streets like this one ( above ) in Cali, Colombia, the unofficial home of salsa. Buying cds off people on road is always a lucky gamble qualitywise but you get rewarded with some truly amazing music.
Merengueton seems to be cropping up more and more lately. High speed beats with half time raps straight from the Dominican republic. Omega and his violent mambo have been laying down some pretty gangsta stuff. I asked my Spanish teacher what this song title mean't and she siad 'Its the night for being naughty'. We both blushed a bit and felt awkward.
Omega con mambo violento - Este noche de travesura (Z-share)
Mad Decent recently posted this Mexican banger from a couple of years ago. This is the original version which I think I prefer, though its less drum-heavy. The lyrics are about some blokes in a table dancing club saying that the table who sings loudest gets the girl to dance at their table. This was number one in Mexico.
Climax - Za-Za-ZA (Z-share)
Old school cumbia from Colombia. I love this stuff. It sounds like riding on a jolly horse. I've heard this one mixed up in reggaeton sets for some old school relief and its sounds hot.
Gaiteros de jancinto - El Mapele (Z-share)
On a more Cubano tip, Ghetto Bassquake favourite, Pitbull has been refixed by DJ Morse code in a latin style which would work on any dancefloor at any time.
Pitbull feat. Ying Yang twins - Bojangles ( DJ Morse code latin refix )(Z-share)