@@@ PEREGOYO Y SU COMBO VACANA: Mi Buenaventura (Vampisoul, 2017) I’m guessing from the GoooglePimp video which has been uploaded for 6 years that this is a reissue from an old school Colombian band. I’m not very bright but I got this right and these guys are smoking. These guys were some of the first to combine Colombian folk rhythms with Cuban cumbia. I love this music, it’s crazy soulful. Great horn lines, all manner of hand drums, electric guitar sounds from back in the day, and fantastic singing. I will end up putting this record on my best of year list for 2017 as it ticks all the boxes — great rhythms and high melodic content, energetic and passionate perofrmances, and a high soul factor. Check it out! It has a fantastically fuzzy bass sound which helps to drive the whole band. It’s so wrong and so right at the same time.
@@@ BLACK SYMBOL: Mother Of Creation (Sugar Shack, 2018) A pre-release reggae tune off an upcoming full length. It is a blend of old school roots reggae (in the vocals and the drums) but with a synth which is a pretty rare instrument to encounter in roots reggae. I like the singer as he sounds a bit like Burning Spears Winston Rodney. Weirdly, it is mostly old school roots with just splashes of synth.
YTD recordings listened to: 562
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 300
Not good music: 227
Honorable Mentions: 6
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