Latin-Soul Collective Boogaloo Assassins Release Limited 7" From "Old Love Dies Hard"

By JR on 11:40 AM

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The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows.

Boogaloo Assassins long-awaited debut CD “Old Love Dies Hard” is 7 cuts of old-meets-new salsa, boogaloo, and Latin-soul. Taking inspiration from groundbreaking artists of NYC’s latin music explosion of the 1960′s, “Old Love Dies Hard” reinterprets and creates classic Latin dance music perfect for today’s dancefloor. Singles such as “Mi Jeva” (featured in feature film Celeste and Jesse Forever) “No No No” (a classic reimagining of the blues/reggae classic) and straight-latin-Boogaloo-meets-the-Beach-Boys romp “Do You Wanna Dance” are 3 of the disc’s highlights.

Style: Boogaloo Assassins music is inspired by Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Funk, Guajira, Cha-Cha, Pachanga, Son Montuno y mucho mas.

Pick up the limited-edition 7" vinyl single "No No No" b/w "Evil Ways" by Boogaloo Assassins here at Juno.

Band members:

Charles Farrar: Vocals, guiro
Eddie Lozoya: Vocals, maracas
Robert McLachlan: vocals, tambourine
William Purdy: piano, vocals
Billy ‘Goods’ Rojas: timbales
Richi Panta: conga, vocals, percussion
Cesar Ventura: bongo, bell, percussion
Rich Rochelle: bass
Joe Bautista: tenor saxophone
Tommy Ouweleen: flute, alto sax
Ruben Durazo: trombone

Pure Imagination: The Latin Fusion of Bossalingo & Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra

Check out two recent fusion projects which rely upon Latin influences in ways which displays a sharp contrast of mood between one another. The mellow guitar-based grooves of Bossalingo blends Jazz with Brazilian and Cuban rhythms. The band performs original compositions by guitarist and leader Michael Joseph Harris whose writing is inspired by the music of Brazil, Cuba, American Jazz, Rock, World, and Folk.

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra take you back to a sound reminiscent of Jazz-Funk fusion on CTI and Kudu labels with a musical approach which emphasizes energetic instrumentation and arrangements designed to keep you on edge. Stay tuned for the full LP set to drop in August of 2014 on ubiquity Records.

The Doobie Brothers - "What A Fool Believes" Jazz & Samba Covers by Pedro Milman & Magis​Incorporações

A late 70's Soft-Rock classic is blessed with a new vision of heavenly sound by the beautiful vocals and jazzy grooves of these Latin musicians. Enjoy the soothing Jazz and Bossa Nova interpretations of The Doobie Brothers' "What A Fool Believes" by Pedro Milman and Magis​Incorporações. These two cover tributes ring with an inviting musical vibe that is made to set you at ease.

El Comandante: Cuban Funk Breaks and Rarities Mixed by DJ Aillacara 2743

By JR on 9:26 AM

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El Comandante is a blend of Cuban funk breaks and rarities. Listen as Aillacara gets busy on the one's and two's by cutting up selections from his 2743 vinyl collection. Original records only and deep digging within the funky Latin crates!

Aillacara 2743 "Cassure" Bundle
Limited edition bundle released for the El Dorado reissue.

Including "El Comandante" & "El Dorado" special reissue, full golden tape limited to 10 copies.
Digital release of the twis legendary mixtapes.

Heavy recycled cardboard sleeve printed with black ink.

All tapes will be hand numbered and signed by Aillacara 2743.
Special artwork will be made for the "El Dorado" reissue.

Special price of 15€

Mr Fine Wine Dips Into The Latin 45 Crates On Downtown Soulville Radio 10/11/13

By JR on 7:15 AM

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Mr. Fine Wine of the Downtown Soulville Show on WFMU radio normally spins rare un-Google-able Soul 45s but on this episode he dips into the Latin crates for some swinging Boogaloo, Mambo and Soul. Listen as Fine Wine provides an upbeat and festive rhythm from a variety of artists, all dusty vinyl from his own collection.


Randy Carlos & His Orchestra Satellite USA Fiesta 45
Al Castellanos & His Orchestra Speak-Up Mambo Mardi Gras 45
Tito Puente & His Orchestra A La Salud RCA-Victor 45
Mongo Santamaria Get the Money Battle 45
Perez Prado & His Orchestra Broadway Mambo RCA-Victor 45

Music behind DJ:
Alfredo Mendez Dance Orchestra Bacardi Special SMC Pro-Arte 45
Tito Puente Four Beat Cha Cha RCA-Victor 45
Freddie and Henchi Biscuits and Buttermilk MoSoul 45
Joe Cuba Sextet Hey Joe, Hey Joe (Hey Girl, Hey Girl) Tico 45
Manny Corchado Pow-Wow Decca 45
La Playa Sextet Dry Cocoanuts Mardi Gras 45
Joe Bataan Too Much Lovin' Fania 45

Music behind DJ:
Sounds Tropicana Brass Boo-ga-loo Redd Robb 45
Ray Barretto Mercy Mercy Baby Fania 45
The LeBron Brothers Orchestra Funky Blues (Pt. 1) Cotique 45
Johnny Zamot & His Orchestra I've Got the Feeling Gema 45
Eddie Palmieri & His Orchestra The African Twist Tico 45

Music behind DJ:
The Aztecs Aztec Theme Scepter 45
Naatab Magic Rose Uptite 45
Harvey Averne Dozen Never Learned to Dance Uptite 45
Ray Barretto New York Soul Fania 45
Bobby Quesada Bataola Boogaloo Fania 45

Music behind DJ:
Randy Carlos & His Orchestra Light Green Fiesta 45

Sade - "Smooth Operator" (Disco Funk Cover by Diego Fusaro)

Get on the floor as Diego Fusaro and his band arrange Sade's classic love song "Smooth Operator" towards an upbeat and electrified sound of Disco Funk. With a thumping rhythm of drums and guitar accompanied by beautiful lead and background vocals, this timeless message of love in music is presented as a new dance vibe which is not only smooth but made to pump your adrenaline.

Yamile Baidón : voz
Julián Sinópoli : voz
Agostina Bertozzi : percusión
Hernán Castagno : batería
Dante Castagnasso : teclados
Juan Pablo Mariño : bajo
Guillermo Baliente : voz, grabación y mezcla.
Grabado en Estudio Sonofotrón, Rosario, 2010

I'd Hit That Radio Interviews Original Santana Drummer Michael Shrieve

"Michael Shrieve burst onto the music scene at 18 years old with Santana. His drum solo during "Soul Sacrifice" at Woodstock still captivates - he was 20 years old. Michael Shrieve played on the classic Santana hits - "Black Magic Woman," "Evil Ways," "Oye Como Va," and many more. We talk about his time with Santana, as well as his time working with Automatic Man, the project "Go" with Steve Winwood, his solo work, his soundtrack work, working with Neil Schon, Sammy Hagar and Kenny Aaronson in HSAS, Seattle life, his current band Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder, working with George Harrison, Mick Jagger, and lots of great stories including his years hanging with Elvin Jones, advice he received from Steve Gadd, a life of being in the right place at the right time - and being prepared. Great stories from a Legend. Michael Shrieve has seen and done it all. This is Full of the Good Stuff. Recorded at The White Rabbit in Seattle, WA June 2013."

Download/Stream - I'd Hit That Radio Interviews Original Santana Drummer Michael Shrieve

Jeru the Damaja - "El Presidente" (Heartbreak Sound Rework)

By JR on 7:57 AM

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Open your mind to a new sound of Afro Cuban/Hip Hop fusion on Heartbeak Soundsystem's remix of "El Presidente". This Latin-flavored arrangement brings a much lighter vibe than the darkness of DJ Honda's original version with a groove that utilized both boom-bap and Salsa rhythms for a new idea of the party vibe in Hip Hop.

Beta Hector - "Derriere Shakin' R&B Mix" and Boi Peixe/Quantic & his Combo Barbaro 7"

To celebrate the new split 7” collaboration of Beta Hector & Boi Peixe’s ‘Boi Peixe Theme’ on one side and Quantic & his Combo Barbaro’s ‘Undelivered Letter’ on the flip released on Tru Thoughts Records, Bassist, producer and DJ Simon Hill aka Beta Hector presents: "Derriere Shakin' R&B Mix", a 100% vinyl mix for the music website Paris DJs.

Here’s what he had to say about it:

"A selection of timeless gems that will take you back almost sixty years. I could bang on about how amazing these records still sound, how they were the precursor for soul, funk and rock music, and how I’ve included some absolute blues and soul legends in this fine selection but it’s probably best if we just let your ears and your heart decide for you."

You can purchase split 7” collaboration of Beta Hector & Boi Peixe’s ‘Boi Peixe Theme’ on one side and Quantic & his Combo Barbaro’s ‘Undelivered Letter’ here at

Download/Stream - Beta Hector - Derriere Shakin R&B Mix on Paris DJs

Tracklisting :

01. Little Willie John - My Nerves
(from 'Fever' album, 1956 / King Records)
02. Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's – (Decca 1960)
(from 'Sweet Nothin's' 7 inch, 1959 / Decca)
03. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful – (Chess 1960)
(from 'Spoonful' 7 inch, 1960 / Chess)
04. Santo & Johnny - Caravan
(from ' Caravan ' 7 inch, 1960 / Parlophone)
05. Larry Williams - My Baby's Got Soul
(from 'My Baby's Got Soul' 7 inch, 1959 / Chess)
06. Carol Fran - I'm Gonna Try
(from 'Crying In The Chapel' 7 inch, 1965 / Port Records)
07. Nathaniel Mayer & The Fortune Bravos - From Now On
(from 'I Want Love And Affection' 7 inch, 1966 / Fortune Records / Vampisoul Reissue)
08. Gloria Irving - I Need A Man
(from 'album' album, 1957 / Cobra Records)
09. The Shadows - Apache – (1960)
(from 'Apache' 7 inch, 1960 / Columbia)
10. Kip Anderson - I Wanna Be The Only One
(from 'I Wanna' Be The Only One' 7 inch, 1959 / Derrick Records)
11. Joe Dodo & The Groovers - Groovy
(from 'Groovy' 7 inch, 1958 / RCA Victor)
12. Ann Cole - Each Day
(from 'Each Day' 7 inch, 1956 / Baton / Fryers Reissue)
13. Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz
(from 'Ain't That Good News' album, 1964 / RCA)
14. The Isley Brothers - Nobody But Me
(from 'Nobody But Me' 7 inch, 1963 / Wand)
15. Derriere - Give It Up
(from 'Give It Up' 7 inch, 2012 / Derriere Music)
16. Jimi Hendrix with Curtis Knight - The Hornet's Nest
(from 'The Wild One…' album, 1965 / Hallmark)
17. The Sonics - The Witch
(from 'Here Are The Sonics!!!' album, 1964 / Norton Reissue)
18. Rufus Thomas Jr. - Save That Money
(from 'Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle)' 7 inch, 1953 / Sun Records)
Total time : 44:16

Giles Peterson - "La Revolucion De Cuerpo" (Let's Go TBGRemix)

As a producer you can always rely on for feel-good music, Tall Black Guy brings a pleasant and upbeat vibe to his remix of "La Revolucion De Cuerpo" from  Giles Peterson's 2012 remix contest. With fine layering of percussion and beautiful chord progressions, the music flows from beginning to end as a pleasant melody. Even if you can't understand the language spoken, you leave feeling the positive message of this music, thanks to the union of great production and vocals designed to uplift the spirit.

You can hear more entries to this remix contest here at

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