La Ola Criminal - Sin Gas
New York Tropical Digi-LP
November 9, 2010
It has dropped! La Ola Criminal esta rampante! We hit the streets with some massive speaker-wrecking mambo-ragga-crunk that’s taking soundsystems accross barrios worldwide by storm! Le borramos la cara a tus bocinas! COP THAT SHIT!
From Dutty Artz:
After almost a year of work, New York Tropical is finally hitting digital shops today, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. 12 dope tracks, almost all unreleased, and styles from Funky to Cumbia with a little bit of ambient/Rupture in between for the subway ride home. Expect a few tracks to start leaking out into the internet and a new mix from me next week.
Until then, grab a copy.
itunes, boomkat, amazon, turntable lab, etc
1. Knight Magic – El Baile de la Cumbia
2. Rita Indiana – Los Poderes (Kingdom remix)
3. Matt Shadetek & Lamin Fofana – Sunshine City
4. La Ola Criminal – Sin Gas
5. Maga Bo – Analys D’Amour (instrumental)
6. DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek – Sunset B35
7. DJ Orion – The Undertow (instrumental)
8. KG – I’m Feeling Funky
9. Nguzunguzu – El Bebe Ambiente (new mix + master)
10. DJ /rupture, Matt Shadetek, & Chief Boima – Elegy for Mr Peach (Rupture mix)
11. Lido Pimienta – La Minga (Sonora remix)
12. Matt Shadetek – This Is Love
From Turntable Lab:
12 exclusive tracks from Dutty Artz, the Brooklyn-based purveyors of tropical/global bass. The legendary New York Tropical is currently on a hiatus, but if you want to get a feel for how sweaty, funky, and awesome the party used to get, definitely jump on this release. The album opens with “El Baile De La Cumbia,” a dub-influenced digital cumbia track with a wicked vocoder layer, and moves on to Kingdom remix of Rita Indiana’s “Los Poderes,” a very minimally produced track with uk funky tendencies that focuses on very deep and expressive vocals (have no idea what she is saying). “Sin Gas” by La Ola Criminal” is another digital cumbia number that combines traditional instrumentation with elaborate synth lines and visceral sub bass, while “El Bebe Ambiente” by Nguzunguzu is characterized by the aggressive and charging (aka strictly for the dancefloor) feel. A solid comp for sure.
DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadetek’s Dutty Artz imprint continue a heavyweight run of form this year with ‘New York Tropical’, gathering twelve new tracks from the likes of Rita Indiana (remixed by Kingdom!), Lamin Fofana, Maga Bo, DJ Orien, Nguzunguzu, Chief Boima and more. It’s essentially a brilliant overview of the label’s aesthetic and the wealth of Tropical fusions occurring in the crucible of the Big Apple, covering the spectrum of international dancefloor rhythms Brooklyn style. Top of the pile is Kingdom’s scorching rework of Caribbean megastar chanteuse Rita Indiana, cut with his usual blend of tranced-out R&B and big bwoy rhythms. UK Funky is repped with KG’s anthemic ‘Feeling Funky’, and La Ola Criminal take it uptempo Soca styles with ‘Sin Gas’. Other highlights have gotta be the WTF fusions of Knight Magic’s ‘El Baile de la Cumbia’, sounding like Bruce Haack meets El Hijo De la Cumbia, or the Zomby-esque gallop of Nguzunguzu’s ‘El Bebe Ambiente’ but we gotta give it dues- the whole comp is just outstanding. Fans of Radioclit, the Shangaan Electro comp, or any of the Dutty Artz releases should consider this album a priority purchase.