Radical Mestizo (Compass Records 744092, 2005)
The latest release by the hippest Scot band, Shooglenifty, is a live album.
Radical Mestizo was recorded at various locations and countries during
Shooglenifty’s international tours in 2004. The albums shows an effective band
with a compact sound, composed by first-rate instrumentalists.What differentiates Shooglenifty, from other modern Scottish bands is its use
of of world rhythms and melodies as well as electronica. What sounds like a
traditional jig can easily drift into a powerful blend of funky rhythms, Middle
Eastern percussion, hip hop beats or electronic dance grooves.
Fans of the band will recognize many of their favorites tunes in new,
electrifying versions. The title of the albvum is description that a
Mexican journalist usesd to describe Shooglenifty’s music in Spanish.