This playlist is the best thing that happened to me this week. The “Nasty Monday” parties at Sala Apolo were one of my favorite parties in Barna. It was the kind where you could not stop dancing… and now I can pretend that Im at Sala Apolo on a monday night and dancing till my feet hurt.
Includes my Catalan favorites Pegasvs and Granit
My favorite songs of the year. I tried to limit the chilean pop on the list….if not the list would’ve mainly consisted of Gepe and Alex Anwandter. Instead I think I got a pretty diverse list of the songs that I most listened to this year.
You had me at Barceloneta
The turntables might be on the Hudson, but the music they spin comes from the funkiest corners of the world. Fifteen years ago, New York-based DJ/producer Nickodemus and a couple of friends started Turntables On The Hudson as a successful series of parties of global funk that developed into equally successful music compilations.
For their latest installment, the Hudson crew went to Barcelona and came back with a whole new comp of some of the hottest new music produced in the most cosmopolitan of Spain’s towns. And of course, who’s better to represent Barcelona’s cosmopolitanism than our friends Los Chicos Altos? The duo is an odd pair, a German and a Californian African-American who only have their unusual height and love for groundbreaking Latin music in common. For this promotional free download “Palenque Barcelona,” we have them remixing a Colombian-palenque-inspired track by street performers Palo Q’ Sea.
This is released as an EP along with three more irresistible dance tracks (also includes Quantic’s Flowering Inferno and a moombahton remix by DJ Sabo). This EP is just a tease of a full length album compilation to drop in Spring 2013. Download “Palenque Barcelona” and stream the entire EP below:
Barcelona en Estiú
A New Yorker discusses the Catalonian plight for independence.