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Second album from London Afro Cuban funk band Manteca

Manteca are back! More Latin soul jazz, Afro Cuban grooves and salsa funk from London…

Manteca, the London Latin soul jazz/salsa funk combo, are back with their first release since 2007’s “Tremendo Boogaloo” album for Freestyle Records. “Oye” is another collection of heavy duty Latin music that reaches well beyond the standard salsa or Cuban danceband style, appealing to anyone and everyone, from mambo dancers to bboys,READ MORE…

Cal Tjader : The King Of Latin Vibes…5 personal favourite Cal Tjader tracks from my vinyl collection

I’m launching a new Latin music lovers night in Leeds in September 2014 called MANTECA and the flier features one of my favourite Latin musicians of all time….vibes player Cal Tjader. I started picking some music out by him for the session and realised I had 30 Cal Tjader LPs inREAD MORE…

The Three Amigos...Leeds salsa legends reunited!

The Three Amigos….Leeds salsa legends!

I’m really happy to be back on the decks with my oldest salsa mates once again for our Three Amigos party at The Wardrobe in Leeds (UK) Saturday 16th August. Myself, Fabio Bahia and Nicolai V, three DJs with 60 years experience between us playing good salsa, Cuban and Latin music for dancing.READ MORE…

Drifters 45

The first record I ever bought….

I just found the first record I ever bought a few weeks ago in amongst a pile of old 45s. Saturday Night At The Movies by The Drifters on Atlantic Records. I bought it in 1972 as a re-issue of a previous hit in 1964. For some reason, it was inREAD MORE…

First Word Records : 10 years of putting out great music..new compilation out now!

First Word Records : 10 years of great music…

One of my favourite labels in the UK which ticks all the right boxes for me (deep soul, conscious hiphop, afrobeat, funk, leftfield jazz, abstract beats, reggae, brass bandism and electronica), have been celebrating 10 years in the game in 2014. First Word Records was born in 2004 when DJs/promotersREAD MORE…

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