Thursday, November 25, 2010

eXCLUSIVE - eL Stinkeyes - "Poder de Chicha 2 Mix" (2010)

Its that time of year folks. We're all gorging ourselves for the winter. Maximizing our fat reserves for the coming months. Would you like more starch with your starch? Seconds? Thirds? Elevensies? Save room for dessert mijo. And the gravy flows like a thick brown iridescent Angel Falls. What better way to say goodbye to the golden warmth of the sun than with one more mixtape of those tropical Chicha jams. I've logged many hours these past few months, searching the dregs, combing the fine mesh of the internet to bring us a new stable of tracks to play into the dirt. I've surprised myself with this years harvest. New names. New faces. New tones. "New." Some of these remind me of the time I traveled in Peru back in 2001. Especially when I was on the northern coast. I definitely remember riding a bus around Huanchaco with the conductor blasting a tiny boombox to the point where it was breaking up and distorting but it still sounded awesome. I had no idea at the time that that was this that I'm collecting these days. I just thought it was some weird sounding cumbias. Having said that, I'll shut up.


1.) Los Ecos - Aqui en la fiesta (I don't want to spoil the party)
2.) Los Walkers - Siboney
3.) Los Orientales - Tormentosa
4.) Los Destellos - Cumbia de Desierto
5.) Popi y sus Pirasas - Guayaba
6.) Aniceto y sus Fabuloso - Cumbia de Machaguay
7.) Los Mirlos - Tiro al Blanco
8.) Eusebio y sus Banjo - Banjo Pannadero
9.) Jose y sus Antillanos - Melodia Antillano
10.) Los Pakines - Estacion 76
11.) Los Mirlos - Makumba
12.) Grupo Flash - Infierno Verde
13.) Los Orientales de Paramonga - Machete ala Casa
14.) Los Mirlos - Cumbia Thriller
15.) Los Tigres de Tarapoto - El Tunchi Loco
16. Grupo Maravilla - Danza, Bruja, Danza

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ennio Morricone - Danger: Diabolik - OST (1968)

A classic film with a classic soundtrack. Swinging, soothing, sketchy. The maestro covers all bases once again and giving the time period, it's very contemporary. Surf, Go-Go, Jazz, Funk, String Motifs. Highly recommened for those who like Morricone but want to hear something else than his brilliant spaghetti western pieces. This zip comes interspersed with actual dialogue clips from the movie as well and supposedly the original tapes of the recording sessions were lost in a fire. We'll take what we can get.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dwarr - Animals (1986)

Duane Warr really lets it all hang out on this one. This one man band from South Carolina brings the doom and gloom like Black Sabbath coming down off a bad acid trip. Really weird, really rocking and a really rare gem that needs to be placed firmly in the glorious crown of heavy metal history. Animals, his second LP, is currently being reissued by our good friends over at Drag City and YES! they are keeping that original artwork entact.