A lil bit of samba soul…

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I came across this little sweet find in the cheapy bins (yes the bargain bins can still hold many great finds). This is a little 45 EP from Hyldon’s seminal 1975 album Na… Continue reading

Groove Organico

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Easy Listening, or “sonido ambiental” as its known in spanish, can be a dubious genre to dive into but one that can render some interesting musical nuggets as well (that is after you… Continue reading

Rock del Sur: Super Banda Macho

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Rock del Sur is a series of posts featuring bands from south of the border from the 60’s and 70’s that will be coming up in the following weeks. First up from Mexico… Continue reading

(((Sonorama Podcast 18))) DISCO!!!!*****DISCO*******DISCO!!!

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Listen/Download: Sonorama Podcast 18 Sonorama this week takes on the soundz of the 70’s and all the cheese with it, bringing you some global infused disco from the far corners of the globe.… Continue reading

A la memoria del muerto…

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Well it’s Dia de los Muertos as well as Election day which by some coincidence perhaps goes hand in hand with the current bleak political outlook, but regardless of the current state of… Continue reading

Sonorama pres.(((Halloween Especial))) MoNStRuo Mix!

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El Monstro Mix! Listen/Download Just in time for Halloween, a little non-stop mix of bone shakin’ monster themed garage rock, surf, and jerk rhythms from south of the border. Includes tracks by some… Continue reading

Cookin’ la salsa with Pijuan & his Sextet…

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“Cocinando con la salsa“ “Me voy pa’ carolina” “Cortaron a Elena” Here’s a little plate of salsa and boogaloo from one of Puerto Rico’s most vibrant figures, José Juan Piñero González, better known… Continue reading

Time Machine…

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“Carnaval” “Gumbo” Last night  along Milwaukee Ave I saw a pair of Deloreans parked outside a retro cafe , maybe it was part of a Back to the Future night, but it reminded… Continue reading

MEET REY TRUENO!!!

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Definir al colectivo mexicano Rey Trueno no es tarea fácil: música, obra gráfica, radio arte, sound system, actuaciones en vivo y talleres son parte de su trabajo. Músicos y artistas de diversas nacionalidades… Continue reading

Ranil.doc

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Last podcast I mentioned a proposed documentary to feature the story of Peruvian and Amazonian cumbia player Ranil (Ranil y su Conjunto). He  was recently the focus of a compilation by Masstropicas, who… Continue reading