London, England – Djs Martin Morales & Dj Floro have assembled Essential Latin Flavas, a compilation of contemporary artists heavily influenced by Afro-Cuban, Colombian, Brazilian and Caribbean music – whether they be music makers from a folkloric or electronic music background.
A wide spectrum of music is represented in this recording. From the very best electronic mixes
to the most addictive traditional rhythms, from the punchiest rap tracks to the funkiest batucadas, this collection proves that Latin music is not just made up of timbales solos and salsa ‘fire’ but of much more. Like the emotive Te Quiero Pero Por Otro Lado’ by Barcelona based act Savath & Savalas; the quirky Afro-Cuban influenced ‘Jeliybean Bonanza’ by the Belgian band Internationals; the unique Afro-Peruvian electronic fusion on Novalima’s ‘Ritmos Negros’ and the future Cumbia Reggae hit by Colombia’s Pernett. According to the producers, “These tracks are the songs that people at Latin clubs love simply by hearing them over the loudspeakers. These are the tracks they feel, absorb and go crazy for. Many of them have never been released, nor are they by internationally renowned artists…. yet. But they hold the keys to all your future Latin listening sessions”.
London-based Martin Morales met Spain’s Dj Floro on a trip to Madrid a few years ago. Their joint passion for Latin and alternative music has made them intercontinental partners in the quest for the hottest Latin flavors. When they are not playing at clubs around the globe, Morales can be heard djing at his monthly Futuro Flamenco Club night at the Netting Hill Arts Club in London and Floro can be heard at several venues around Madrid.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.