Various Artists Son Cubano NYC: Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972-82
- Words: Luciana Lopez
- Label: Honest Jons
The 12 tracks here were recorded when New York salsa was at a creative high point, from 1972-82. The result is an album full of strong horns and emotional Spanish vocals sure to draw comparison to the Buena Vista Social Club. But despite the horn players‘ chops (like trumpeter Chocolate‘s turn on "Chocolate En C7" and "Trumpet et Montuno") and the consistently excellent vocals, the album‘s real star is the percussion-these Afro-Latin rhythms are so insistent that even when Lita Branda sings about losing her love, you still want to dance to her heartbreak.
- MP3GL "Won't You See (Gerd Janson Dub Mix)"
- NewsWolfgang Voigt Pays Tribute to the Roland 303 for Kompakt's 303rd Release
- NewsLeon Vynehall Shares Mesmerizing New Video, Announces North American Tour
- NewsGhostly Artists Soundtrack Upcoming Videogame; Hear New Tracks from Shigeto, Matthew Dear, and More
- Trainwreck: DJ Slugo Recounts the Time He Found Himself in the Middle of a Hotel Room Brawl
- 20 Questions: FaltyDL Talks NYC Dance Crews, Tripping in Nature, and Motorcycle Gunslinging
- Record Store Week: Pearson Sound, Matias Aguayo, Leon Vynehall, and Gerd Share Their Favorite Shops
- Record Store Week: Co-Op 87
XLR8R Downloads Player