So here’s a full length mix featuring a lot of the homies I’ve made via my travels and Que Bajo?! parties. Its been an exciting couple of years watching this music go global and getting in touch with a lot of you producer types. There’s a heap of roots remixes, kuduro, moombahton, dembow, boombahchero and the type of latino raveyness that makes ya wanna put your hands on your knees while shouting QUE BAJO CARAJO!!! .
Sabrosura pa la kalle
Last month, iBomba at Bembe was on fire with a remarkable performance by Titica, Angola’s kuduro queen and first transgender performer to get international acclaim. Thanks to the collaboration with Chief Boima and Many Tribes One Blood, Titica’s performance at iBomba added to our motivation to challenge crowds and open up a space for innovative performers and DJs to collaborate and shape the dancefloor. It was also what got me in the official mix with Dutty Artz.
[Photos Above]: Titica performing at iBomba @ Bembe
I’m really proud of the intentionally chosen lineup of guest DJs we’ve had since iBomba took on Mondays at Bembe by storm this year, including DJs Chela, Itch-13 (Sonic Diaspora, Chicago), Rekha (Basement Bhangra) and Ripley (Surya Dub, SF) – who have all added a different sound and vibe to what is becoming a regularly well-attended 2nd Monday of the month.
By hosting iBomba, I’ve been able in a sense to curate the nights, purposefully highlighting dope female DJs when we can, and with Titica’s performance last month, hopefully adding to a conversation around queerness in music and performance coming out of the Global South.
There’s a lot we have brewing for the summer and beyond, so keep to date with what iBomba is up to. This Monday, May 14th, come hit the floor with us as Cluster Mag mastermind, Max Pearl, guest deejays alongside residents Beto and Mios Dio. Facebook event here. Peep the listing in Remezcla.
Cumbia meets Dancehall meets that good Global Bass.
First comment gets gets ya two tickets
Quien Pidio Pollo?- SA Finest ft DJ Buxxi
This was my Bible last summer.
Bienvenidos a the official 2010 New York City Latin Summer Events Guide! Summer invaded this week with a sweaty onslaught of sun and filth. It’s great! The temperature might make you loopy. So loopy, in fact, that you might forget to hit up the best events New York City has to offer this year. Which is why we’re here. Who else can better filter the bueno from the whatever in anything and everything Latino? This year NYRemezcla.com and Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC) bring you even better festivals, fiestas, and films to catch from June to December. That’s seven months of non-stop awesomeness. Who needs sleep anyway?
You can find it at Que Bajo?! /Shops all over the city or download directly from their site.
I’m betting this show goes down as the unofficial closing party for the Latin Alternative Music Conference which goes from July 6-10. Last year, we sold out and had to leave some friends on the pier. This year we got a bigger boat but be sure to get your tickets well in advance, this show will sell off.
grab the tune here. http://soundcloud.com/yage/marimba-de-chonta
or Sonoraa’s version here http://soundcloud.com/sonoraaa