Shooglenifty – 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 album is a description that a Mexican journalist used to describe Shooglenifty’s music in Spanish.
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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.