“Fiyah” is really quite the understatement when two of my favorite Latin bands get together on one track. Nova from Pacha Massive remixes Bomba Estereo’s huge summer hit “Fuego” into an intricately layered yet still blithe track.The original song’s integrity isn’t lost on Nova, who amps the bass up, but, even so, Li’s vocals don’t get overpowered. The walls are sweating.
Us3 producer Geoff Wilkinson recorded this nice little collection of classic and modern soul and funk music, including new tunes by his own group whose new album stop.think.run dropped last week.
1. Roberto Fonseca – Clandestino (Zamazu) 2007
2. Us3 – The Love Of My Life (ft Brook Yung) (stop. think. run) 2009
3. Marvin Gaye mashup! – What’s Goin’ On/War Inna Babylon (12″)
4. Paul Jackson – Eight Ways Of Love (Black Octopus) 1978
5. Mos Def – Quiet Dog Bite Hard (The Ecstatic) 2009
6. Johnson & Jonson – The Only Way (Johnson & Jonson) 2007
7. The Tornadoes & Tyra Hammond – You Got Me Thinkin’ (7″ a-side) 2006
8. Us3 – Get Busy (Schizophonic) 2006
Last summer Skinny B and I enjoyed banging this YouTube clip featuring Los (a new rapper outta Baltimore) bodying Lil Wayne’s ‘A Milli’ record for what ultimately was the last ‘Milli’ remix we’d ever listen to. Since then, Los has dropped a number of well-received mixtapes, including the recently released Welcome To Swaggsville.
P.S. I left you the following treat in case you need some convincing. The track posted below is off the mixtape and features Los GOING IN over the Black Eyed Peas’ pop hit Boom Boom Pow.