We’re big fans of Germany’s Tropical party crushers, So Shifty. Over the last couple of years they’ve been tearing up the internets with their rowdy remixes and excellent mixtapes of dancehall, soca, Azonto, cumbia and all that good stuff.
Just in time for carnival, Man Recordings are releasing their new Spanish caribbean inspired reggaeton jam. It features the vocals from mighty Cuban trio Madera Limpia, who in an earlier incarnation released their seminal ‘Loco’ track on Man Recordings in 2008. Madera Limpia are based in Guantanamo (the infamous town home to the American war prison) and contributed an amazing song to the ass quaking dem bow riddims of So Shifty.
The EP comes with a slew of tropical remixes that features a wide range of tropicalists from all over the field. Man Rec boss Daniel Haaksman gave Madera Limpia a 2nd remix treatment and with his tropical trance twist, made it ready for the clubs. Chong-X from Peru, currently considered one of the hottest remix tickets in the transglobal bass field, gave ‘Rumba’ a heavy Reggaeton treatment, right up there with his other recent remixes for Torito Bandindo or Rawpa Crawpa. Legendary Brasilian MC/DJ and producer Edu K, Man Rec´s first released artist, returns after a two-year musical hibernation with a surprising Bahian take on ‘Rumba’. Additionally, there´s german Club dons Bass IllEuro from Stuttgart bringing ‘Rumba’ to the Moombahton crowds, with an uptempo version of So Shifty’s anthem. And last but not least it´s time for the Austin-based Peligrosa crew (from the blog/label/DJ-collective) to give ‘Rumba’ the Texas treatment.
Buy all the release here.
Here’s a mega-mix of all the tracks.
and grab the Edu-K Bahia remix for FREE
And if you’re in London over carnival weekend you’d be mad to miss their debut UK show at the essential Hipsters Don’t Dance World Carnival alongside New York’s ever excellent Dre Skull, Murlo, Dub Boy & ATK12, The Large, Kazabon & Hootie Who. Get out yuh flags!