Auntie Flo, otherwise known as Glaswegian Brian D’Souza, has been making waves over the past year or so with his take on tropical/afro-house and DJ sets at the Highlife club night. His previous tunes ‘Goa’ & ‘Highlife’ were the first releases from club turned label Huntley & Palmers which was followed by this tune ‘Oh My Days’, backed by South African house producer DJ Sdunkero’s ‘Choosing Love’.
Todays mash-up takes the Alejandro Paz remix of ‘Oh My Days’, slows it down and, keeping with the recent Peruvian theme on the blog, blends it with some classic chicha c/o Los Mirlos.
I wasn’t able to get round to uploading a mashup last weekend due to unforseen circumstances. Things are back to normal this week and we present a mashup of Daleduro’s subby version of the classic cumbia argentina, ‘Bombon Asesino':
..and Roots Manuva’s ‘Thinking’ from his 2005 album Awfully Deep.
Bonnz, the drummer from Mexican alternative band Hello Seahorse, released an instrumental track ‘Tengo Barba’ a few days back via Soundcloud. He offered it up as an instrumental for MCs to rhyme over and I thought I would put my own take on it. ‘Rhyming’ over the top is a Peruvian huayno singer which on the CD is labelled as Flor Sinqueña singing ‘Un Vaso de Cristal’. I picked this up on a huayno compilation I got in Peru called Huayno del Centro but that is about as much info as I can give. Upon listening to the lyrics, this song seems actually to be a version of Mario Pereya’s ‘Un Vaso de Cerveza’ though perhaps by Sinqueña. Whoever it is by, as with a lot of huayno songs, it’s all about beer and sorrow!
We venture into European hip-hop territory this week with Danish rap trio Kinski’s ‘F++l Det Pis’ (if anyone knows how this translates or indeed any of the lyrics, it would be fantastic hear what they are talking about!) from their free to download album Vi Taler Dansk and French upstarts TTC‘s instrumental of ‘Dans le Club’. I don’t know who was behind the productions of the now defunct TTC (presumably Teki Latex and DJ Orgasmic, now head honchos/producers at Sound Pellegrino?) but they are top-notch, pushing French hip-hop into new territory. It is easy to see from their earlier work how their collaborations with Modeselektor and their move into electronic music via SP came about. Great music, great pairing. Enjoy!
Today’s mashup is a rather wordy, worldly affair. UK house producer Ossie‘s lovely warm production ‘Alien’ meets New York based Atropolis‘ bass edit of Mauritanian musicians Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba’s Art’s Plume! Once more it is the originals which make these mashups so go check them out!
It is another sunny Sunday and time for another mashup! This time we have gone all funky, bringing the tropical flavours of Banana Clipz’s (Oro 11 & Chief Boima, this time featuring Los Rakas) Afro-Latino (Bersa Discos/Ghetto Bassquake)to UK Funky territory coutesy of EMVEE and the HUGE track from 2009, Glitch Dub (Wireblock/Numbers). Respect to the original tracks and artists, check them out!
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I have been trying to think of a catchy name for this new mini-feature but ultimately failed and stuck with the ‘Sunday Mashup’. Simple and effective. As the title may suggest, Rhythm ‘n’ Roots will henceforth publish a mashup every Sunday available for download for one week only. Mashups don’t have to mean simply putting an acapella over an instrumental but can be two songs fused together, two different genres, differing tempos etc. The aim is to create a new sound and a new song, moulded from two different sources, something like the above diagram…
The first in the series brings together Chilean producer Daniel Klaüser’s Maré from his Riberalta EP (released through aforementioned Antartek Records) and afore-posted Colombian singer Lido Pimienta‘s Mueve from her Colores EP. Download expired but you can stream here and hit me up if you want a copy