From the Grammy nominated Malian n'goni griot (master), inspired by the intense political turmoil in Mali in 2012, this is far more energetic than Bassekou's earlier CDs & features not only masterful instrumentation but also stunning solo & choral vocals singing messages of peace and tolerance. Recorded in Bamako Mali. Features Khaira Arby, Zoumana Tereta, Taj Mahal, Kasse Mady Diabate, & others. Wow!
Born in Israel, Koby was a classically trained musician who turned to heavy metal as a teenager. Later many were shocked, intrigued, & seduced by his fusion of heavy metal with Balkan/klezmer. Now based in London, for his latest Balkan fusion masterpiece he's drawn from the blues & country rock. Definitely a genius. All good!
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Billed as one of the hottest contemporary salsa bands in Puerto Rico right now, here is the best of the young 12-piece band's material from their first five years together, never before released outside of the territory. young rockers playing old school style. Fresh!
A high-energy fusion of Colombian & African styles with Latin electronica by Colombian-born producers Juan Diego Borda & Andres Erazo (now based in L.A.). Built with percussion, keyboards, samples, bass guitar & vocals by "Naada" & other guests. Meant for dancing!
Debut from this Buenos Aires-based, conservatory trained singer-songwriter in collaboration with composer-producer Gaby Kerpel (aka King Coya). Combines elements of Argentine & Andean folk with great nuevo-cumbia in ways that are less frantic & more beautiful than typical for the ZZK label. The "1st lady of cumbia" is also the label's 1st female artist. About time!
Title means "I Need a Food Processor." Sort of classic "retro Rio" pop, 1st released in Brazil in 2011. Some of it maybe a bit cheesy but also some really fine, creative tracks. Portuguese vocals, good beats, really nice guitar, flute, & clarinet.
From Monterrey Mexico but now living in LA, DJ/producer Marcelo Tijerina (Mexican Dubwiser) teamed up with Ulises Lozano (Kinky) to present this fresh take on nuevo cumbia-style mash-ups fused with dub, reggae, funk, & other styles. Features many notable Latin collaborators including Ruben Albarran (Cafe Tacvba), Pato Machete (Control Machete), Blanquito Man (King Chango), Celso Pina, Yarah Bravo, DJ Vadim, & Treasure Don.