Letting worlds of audio intermingle, Havana Club’s ‘Havana Cultura Mix: The Soundclash’, is an acoustic melange; featuring collaborations between world music lord Gilles Peterson, as well as innovative, emerging electronic producers and some of Cuba’s juiciest artists.
The long awaited 4th album of the series riffs exchanges of Cuban and electronic styles. Making your toes tap and potentially that biro bounce across your desk the album flourishes outside of a nation within which rhythms (salsa, rumba, cha cha cha) exist as the lifeblood of its people, but where there is limited access to new music and studio technology is rarely affordable.
The outcome is 12 very unique tracks that not only pin point some of the most extraordinary electronic artists but showcase untouched talent within Cuba; a rare window into this enchanting country with a slow economy, more commonly know for the rum, vintage cars and cigars.
The album is really something to sip and savour the taste of Cuba to. Gilles Peterson and Havana Cultura not only twist traditional forms to create something new; but it seems like they’ve had a good time whilst doing it too.
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Check out the album preview which features segments of the different tracks in the album:
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A free download of one of the tracks is currently available (in partnership with DJ Mag):