7-inch Series, part 762 – Frente Cumbiero

Frente Cumbiero – Pitchito
label: Names You Can Trust
year: 2010 | |

side a: Pitchito
side b: Ananas Tornillo

7" Series 762: Frente Cumbiero – Pitchito

Two fine (nu-? Naaah just joking) cumbia tunes brought to you by Mario Galeano and his boys, who last year released an album with Mad Professor, inventively titled Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor. Galeano is also responsible for the fabulous Ondatrópica project, alongside Quantic, and his band mates, Eblis Alvarez (a.k.a. Meridian Brothers), Pedro Ojeda, and Marco Fajardo are on that album as well.

Here’s a short interview with the man on iCrates.


7-inch series, part 568 – Quantic

Quantic – The Sound of Everything
label: Lovemonk Marulasoulfood
year: 2006
side a: The Sound Of Everything (Watch TV & Señorlobo Reprise)
side b: The Sound Of Everything (Watch TV & Señorlobo Reprise Instrumental) |


Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Ciudad del Swing
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2008
side a: Ciudad del Swing
side b: Ciudad del Swing (Version)


Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Death of the Revolution
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2008
side a: Death of the Revolution
side b: Make Dub Not War (Making Dub)


Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Juanita Bonita
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2008
side a: Juanita Bonita
side b: Dub del Pacífico


Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro/Nostalgia 77 Featuring The Fiction Trio – Tru Thoughts Present Black Gold
label: Tru Thoughts
year: 2009
side a: Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – Wandering Star
side b: Nostalgia 77 Featuring The Fiction Trio – My Name Is |


I heart Quantic. The first single of this batch is number 2 of the Marulasoulfood series of the label I work for, with a nice sleeve and a recipe for some great dish on the backside (I’m sorry, haven’t got the sleeve here with me at present so I can’t tell you what dish – I’ll update when I get home, promise Here it is: “Bacalao estilo Pendulo / Pendulo style cod, courtesy of El Pendulo, C/Reloj 16, Madrid) – music and food recipes, what more could a man ask for? The singer is of course Alice Russell, the remix done by Señorlobo, with whom I will be spinning some tunes tonight at the same Marula club we do the Soulfood series with, and the mythical Watch TV.

On the three Flowering Inferno singles good Will Holland, as his mama calls him, is on a tropical reggae tip playing many instruments himself and inviting a string of Caribbean musicians to play with him. The 45s are the only tracks on vinyl off the Death of the Revolution album – on the CD there are four more.

The last single is the second Black Gold single, a series by Tru Thoughts. Quantic and his new project, of which the album Tradition in Transition will be out in July and is absolutely all killa no filla – believe!, delivers a cumbia version of Portishead‘s “Wandering Star”, while Nostalgia 77 hooks up with The Fiction Trio to turn horrible Eminem‘s horrible “My Name Is” into a dope jazz tune. Both tracks are off the Tru Thoughts Covers album, to be released later this year.

As said, tonight Quantic will be spinning at El Sol at the fabulous Lovemonk Fiesta with live gigs by Soul Vigilantes and Speak Low, and at the afterparty at Marula, where we Lovemonkeys will be dropping tunes as well. Consider yourself invited.