Los Chicharrons - Roots Of Life

Roots Of Life

Los Chicharrons

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CD Album 11 tracks £6.99
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Description

Los Chicharrons - Roots Of Life

Tummy Touch is delighted to welcome back Los Chicharrons, one of their very first artists back in the warehouse party days in London’s East End, for a brand new Afro Funk album, in this their 15th Birthday Year !
“Roots Of Life” is the fourth Los Chicharrons album from dance music’s own odd couple, Ramon Santana and Morten Varano. They are both musicians, DJs and producers but their backgrounds couldn’t be more different.

Ramon was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up within earshot of the voodoo drums of Haiti (the birthplace of real trance). Relocating to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the mid ‘60s, he gradually steered a course towards Corona, Queens, where a period of a rich musical development began.

In the early ‘80s Ramon’s DJing progressed apace, with regular shows in Dancetaria (where Mantronix were resident) leading to the inception of a club called Boomba Makao, operating out of three NYC venues: Giant Steps, The Soul Kitchen and Great Jones.

Morten Varano’s background is something of a contrast to his musical spar. Born in Copenhagen, he started playing piano aged 6, and at 14 began playing ‘indie-rock-techno-pop’ in his first band. A precocious musical talent. Morten’s interest in Dance music and sounds of a leftfield persuasion led to him starting up a club called Lust in Copenhagen which formed the missing link in the evolution of Los Chicharrons when Ramon’s international DJ'ing excursions took him there.

The idea of “Roots Of Life” came to them when Morten traveled to Bamako in Mali. Mali might be one of the poorest countries in the world but it is rich with music and a great philosophy of life. They hooked up with local musicians and recorded some songs in Mali and in Paris with finishing touches applied in Copenhagen and London. The truly international culture clash which is “Roots Of Life”, with it’s irresistible blend of Bass Music, Afro Funk and House, will be filling dance floors around the globe in 2011.

Reviews

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada / Lovebox) "Love It!"

Dimitri From Paris "Nice to have Los Chicharrons back and in great form, funky package."

J.Sole (KCRW FM) "diggit!"

Tracklisting

CD Album (TUCH2022CD)
  1. Los Chicharrons - Kounandi
  2. Los Chicharrons - Saramba's Song
  3. Los Chicharrons - Roots Of Life
  4. Los Chicharrons - Ma Do Nar
  5. Los Chicharrons - Koko
  6. Los Chicharrons - Equal Opportunity
  7. Los Chicharrons - Bamako
  8. Los Chicharrons - Timbuktu
  9. Los Chicharrons - Kanafo
  10. Los Chicharrons - Mali Brass
  11. Los Chicharrons - Ma Do Nar (Los Chicharrons Remix)
Download Album (TUCH2022D)
  1. Los Chicharrons - Kounandi
  2. Los Chicharrons - Saramba's Song
  3. Los Chicharrons - Roots Of Life
  4. Los Chicharrons - Ma Do Nar
  5. Los Chicharrons - Koko
  6. Los Chicharrons - Equal Opportunity
  7. Los Chicharrons - Bamako
  8. Los Chicharrons - Timbuktu
  9. Los Chicharrons - Kanafo
  10. Los Chicharrons - Mali Brass
  11. Los Chicharrons - Ma Do Nar (Los Chicharrons Remix)