Giant fam Brooklyn Shanti has released the feel good summer track for 2011, he flows in Bengali for this one and it fits the beat perfectly. He's on a love kick and there's nothing wrong with that as we need more of it in this world. This is the first single off his 2011 all Bengali EP and kicks off the summer with that Caribbean flavor that will have everyone swaying like the palm trees while he talks about beauty and finding love. Big ups to Thornato of Cumba Mela for producing this track! If you want to check out the lyrics go to his bandcamp page or when purchased check the lyrics section on your iTunes.
Atropolis (Adam from Cumba Mela) has finally released his solo project self titled 'Atropolis' and has a mesmerizing amount of thumping bass and sounds of Cumbia, Afro, House and anything else acquired during his time in collective Cumba Mela and their travels. It takes you on this fantastic journey thru visions of gatherings, culture, jungles and flowing energy while captivating your ears and rendering them powerless as the tracks play out. I always look forward to albums like this where it had a distinct sound and adds to music (Can't really place it in a genre) while at the same time it's culture presenting sounds bring a new feel. You will hear guiras, hard hitting bass, sexy vocals, and drums that will turn into your soundtrack to the night which you hope it never ends. 'Che Bo has that cumbia bass goodness I've started to love, 'Huepa' Je' also is one of my many favorites in this album. Having interviewed the awesome Cumba Mela group a while ago, I know where they're coming from and it's a fantastic experience they serve live. Atropolis has taken that formula and added his own particular sound while still engaging the audience in different cultures and sounds. While you hear the tracks playing and senses taken over, there is still this sense of calmness and clarity in it all. It will If your looking for an experience in sound and not just an album to hear, then you've found it here. Atropolis... this has to be one of my favorite releases of 2011, thanks to Dutty Artz for releasing it!
Album track preview: 02. Atropolis - Asi Asi Asi (ft. Noelia Fernandez) by Atropolis