May 29, 2009

frankoThis is one of the best blogs that I’ve stumbled across  got tipped by the awesome WAYNE & WAX via TWITTER in recent history. Loads of cumbia and CHICHA gems from way back when. We are talking true record collector stuff here. You need to go to this blog, bookmark it and take a close listen to all the really great music that’s on it. It’s called SUPER SONIDO!

check out this GEM right here man: CHICKEN Y SUS COMANDOS – CUMBIA SAMPUESANA

In the words of the man himslef: SONIDO FRANKO:

“For the last 10 years or so I have had this chronic addiction/sickness called “record collecting”. This disease rapidly progressed into djing, partying, having a crew, owning a very small record label, and having a fucking fun time. Common symptoms included breaking hearts, getting my heart broken, damaging my liver, hanging out with awesome people, hanging out with losers, hanging out until 5 am, djing to a full house, djing to an empty house, getting on planes, letting my day job go down the toilet, and buying shit piles of Latin records & 45’s to point where I was completely overwhelmed. It got to the point where I had so many records, I didn’t know a thing about the musicians that made all these songs.

Maybe an audio blog is a like a 12 step program for this behavior, maybe it is a way to clarify. Or maybe it seems like the next logical step of this ailment. I don’t know? But what I do know is that I have an extensive collection of Latin American music that I love, a collection which would be my pleasure to share with you, and an outlet to focus on my writing. Yet I have to be totally honest with you though, in the last 2 to 3 years the Latin genre of music has been totally hot stuff. So sometimes I question why I am creating this audio blog. Is it to fill some sort of void? Is it to jump on a bandwagon?  Is it the right time to do this or not? Or am I just being lame? I have no diagnosis for those questions, i’ll just let the words and music speak for themselves…”

Joseph Franko (sonido franko)



May 19, 2009

And with that thing I mean your belly baby!


April 28, 2009

normal_hawiiAlthough this might not be the right place for some DEEPHOUSE, imma throw it in anyway… check the percussion on this track by M.IN man, its really cool. sounds great and some great rhythms! This came from CURBCRAWLERS:



April 16, 2009

booty-call-jamie-foxx1Well, someone is attempting to call this MC while he’s on the mic. And they are pretty persistant! I have no info on this track, except that its really cool.



March 23, 2009

tecnobrega1But it’s all .WMA files… which is kinda shitty for laptop dj’s like myself. But good for anyone ou there who has a PC with Windows on it (that’s about 98% of you..) Anyway, this is all copyright free so you can do whatever you want with it. Remix, mix and all that good stuff! you know it’s THE NEW STYLE!



March 20, 2009

indiablueOow wait, I mean Hometaping Killer Indian Music! This little ditty just got thrown my way by SEB of the excellent REBEL UP! SOUNDSYSTEM and OLD STYLE RABBIT blog. REBEL UP! specialises in global music and als host the parties with the same name in Amsterdam. Seb recorded this track in a GYPSY town in India in 2007, and it sounds really great. I like the vocals and also the lively atmosphere in which it was recorded. Nasty coughing and spitting included. rock it.



March 4, 2009

800px-terrace_field_yunnan_I know there’s a lot of dj/producer type folk out there checking this blog. So let’s get busy. I found this nice piece of vocalisation on the great BENN LOXO DU TACCU  blog. Chinese acapella? They jerk around the tones of this song and make it a great tearjerking piece of music. I don’t know what they are singing about but MATT says they sing a lot of songs about love and getting married, so let’s just leave it at that?

Anyway, grab this piece of singing and add some bassss? or smashing rhythms, or dub echo? or something else? and send it back to me so I can post your rendition of this ditty online. The winner gets a whole lotta respect and the chance to do a paid remixx as well..

Laluo Yi Singers – I Want To Marry You

If you have something, holla at your boy and drop the track in my SOUNDCLOUD dropbox: