Iron Sharpens Machete - Stay Tuned
August 06, 2016 08:37 PM PDT
Gilberto Gil Showcase 1967-2002
The Dub Room presents singer/guitarist Gilberto Gil thru the Tropicalia movement in Brazil during the late 60's till his last recording before becoming Brazil's Minister of Culture in 2003. A complete circle since the military dictatorship had Gil along with Caetano Veloso arrested and put in solitary confinement for their songs in the early 70's. The both spent some time in London in exile before returning to Brazil and making music. His early music was a mix of bossa nova, samba, Bahian folk music and rock. We spin some collaborations with other leading Tropicalia singers as well an afoxé with Filhos De Gandhi, an Afro-Brazilian group . He mixed African styles after he had spent some time with Fela in Nigeria in 1976. In 1980, Gil was touring and recording with Jimmy Cliff resulting the style of samba reggae which he help to make popular in Brazil. He had Bob Marley's band The Wailers on his Raca Humana album of 1984. This mix's newest track is from his tribute album of Bob Marley's songs recorded in Jamaica with Sly & Robbie and Rita Marley. He eventually got into social and political causes of his hometown of Salvador before becoming Brazil's Minister of Culture. But he continued with keeping music and performing even after he stepped down from health reasons. In 2015, he teamed with his contemporary and longtime friend Caetano Veloso for their world tour called "Two Friends, A Century Of Music." Together they fused various styles of music to become pioneers in world music. We salute one of our favorites as the games play on in Rio. Enjoy!
Pe Da Roseira
July 24, 2016 10:47 AM PDT
Ninja Tune Label 1992-2000
DJ Inkesti spins from the lost & found crates from the end of the last century. From the English label Ninja Tune that was started by DJ's Jonathan More & Matt Black of Coldcut. These tunes are stealth, watch your step!
1 The Herbaliser - Intro
Beware Of The Blunted DJAfric' Ambiance
July 04, 2016 09:45 AM PDT
Soukous Music 1981-91
In the 80's a new style of music emerged from Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) that came from Congolese rumba that was heavily influenced by Afro-Cuban styles since the 40's. By the late 70's the fusing of Congolese folk music, American funk & soul with Afro-Cuban & Caribbean rhythms transformed the music as its popularity swept thru Africa. Soukous which means to shake became the genre of this music that tore it up on dance floors worldwide. Paris in the 80's with turmoil back home became the center for many musicians and some great albums came out of that scene. This mix is some of these artists from the golden era of 1981-91. Enjoy!
1 Kanda Bongo Man - Zing-Zong
May 11, 2016 12:42 PM PDT
Cymande Showcase 1972-1974
Original Smoker's Delight Series continues again with a group haling from England during the 70's. Cymande was made of musicians that hailed from Jamaica, Guyana and Saint Vincent who all arrived in London circa 1960. Bassist Steve Scipio and vocalist/guitarist Patrick Patterson started the band in 1971 and eventually one by one the nine piece band was in place. In our last post we mentioned the Afro-Rock movement that was happening in London with groups such as Osibisa & The Lafayette Afro Rock Band that were creating a new niche by mixing rock, r&b with African based rhythms but Cymande were calling their fusion Nyah-Rock. With elements of Rasta Nyahbingi drumming, funk, soul, rock, African, and other West Indian folk music they had a strong following when spotted by producer John Schroeder. As he went to hear another band whose gig was cancelled, he ended up hearing them and was impressed by their performance. They signed to Janus Records and relased their first single "The Message" which landed them 20 on the US Billboard R&B chart. By 1972 their debut album was released which did very well to tour the US opening for Al Green and sharing a few gigs with Mandrill. They got to play The Apollo and even got on Soul Train. All this success led to their "Second Time Around" album and more tours this time out on their own as the headliner. They recorded their final album in Chicago in the Chess studios who own Janus Records. But the toll of being on the road and away from home finally had been too much and by 1975 it was over. That third album "Promised Heights" was never released in the States.
Pon De Jungle
April 18, 2016 09:46 PM PDT
Osibisa Showcase 1972-1977
The Dub Room presents Original Smoker's Delight Series with some sides of the group Osibisa that sprang out of England during the Afro-Rock explosion happening there during the late 60's & early 70's. The group was formed in 1969 in London under the leadership of saxophonist Teddy Osei. In the 1950's Teddy had been part of highlife bands in Ghana and in 1962 got a scholarship to study music from the Ghanaian government in London. By 1964 he formed a band that was combining highlife with rock & soul. He was able to persuade his brother Mac Tontoh and drummer Sol Amarfio to come to London. Together with another African musician from Nigeria and with three West Indian musicians the band was formed by 1969. Their music was a fusion of their African & Caribbean cultures mixed with funk, latin, and jazz. They were one of the first African-inspired groups that was happening at the time. Fela was starting his thing in London during the 60's, Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers were on the scene along with the band Assagai. Percussionist Anthony "Reebop" Kwaku Bah was in the band Traffic, so the scene was ripe from the beginning as Afro-Rock was creating it's own buzz. Another group to emerge at that time and we will present a future mix was Cymande.
April 06, 2016 05:06 PM PDT
Another jazz mix from Chacata Dos for the sophisticated music lover who has got taste for the real thing. We go way back to the 40's & the 50's to spin some big band, vocal jazz and some early be-bop. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing originates with these cats. Sure 'nuff.
1 Count Basie w/ Tony Bennett - Strike Up The Band
March 06, 2016 11:52 AM PST
Chico & The DJ bring on some Brazilian treats on the funky side from the 70’s. Play the game beautifully & with love. Enjoy!
1 Cravo & Canela - Estatos De Gafiera
El Mix Es Cultura
Stopid Funky Latin Soul DJs
Chacata Sound System presents mixies from collaborators from Joseito's Hideaway & The Dub Room. We play old school rare grooves from latinjazz, mambos, boogaloo, afro-cuban, salsa, funk, soul, R&B, jazz, fusion, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, rub-a-dub, dancehall, african funk, highlife, afro-beat, bossa nova, samba, MPB. If it swings we spin it. Hope you enjoy!
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