It’s a new week and Im in the need of a good trip, so I figured for this week’s edition of Vala FM, we travel to Latin America and Africa with some of my favorite records. Hope you enjoy!
Vala FM Episode 11: Tracklist
Boogaloo Assassins – No No No
Canario Y Su Grupo – Cortaron A Elena
Ruben Blades – Pedro Navaja
Black Rio Band – Cravo E Canela
Marco Valle and Azymuth – Não Tem Solução
Billy Hoyle – Tristeza E Solidao
Thalma De Freitas Maravihoso
Gnonnas Pedro – Yiri Yiri Boum
The Ogyatanaa Show Band – You Monopolise Me
Cachao and Y Su Ritmo Caliente – Trombon Criollo
Sonora Dinamita – Eco En Stereo
Francis The Great – Look Up In the Sky
Julian Y Su Combo – Enyere Kumbara
Alejandro Duran – Cumbia Costena
Joe Bataan – Ordinary Guy
Zimbabwe Legit – Shadow’s Mix
This was a great chat that touches on what happens when musicians from around the globe record in NYC and the beautiful outcome that comes with it. It’s the sound clash of tomorrow meets yesterday with with a psychedelic twist! Efrain drops by and breaks down the inspiration behind La Mecanica Popular! And if you are in NYC this weekend they have a big show in Central Park with Louie Vega on the decks this Saturday! Go check em out!
Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Production Assistance by Jon Oliver.
Host: Anthony Valadez and Natalia Linares
Big up’s to homie Nati from NYC for passing this my way. We use to do a night over at Footsies about 4-5 years ago w/ Gomez and guests like Kutmah or Andres Renteria would swing through and she would always pass me the names of bands that are under the radar. I think she struck gold with this one! I played one of their cuts on one of my KCRW shows but didnt hear much from them after. This fine gem turned up in my inbox and I am really diggin the vibes on this ! Let me know what you think! More info on the band and track can be found here.
* Note – I will def be playing this track tonight at Cana Rum Bar in DTLA! All kinds of world sounds being played on two turntableas. Swing through and lounge it up! Info.
Tonight Canyon Cody joins me for a musical exchange of sounds from across the spectrum of sound. Cana is one of the coolest lounges in DTLA tucked away just one block east of Staples. Just mention my name at the door for the hook up!