Here are two albums I’ve been seriously digging that I can’t help but share. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Enjoy the grooves…
Chicha Libre: Canablismo
Chicha Libre is the Monday night house band at Barbes in Brooklyn, and they play a unique take on Cumbia music. Regardless their origins, this album is a Technicolor romp in psychedelic guitar and organ with delectable Latin grooves and more fun than you can shake your ass at. Grabs you from the first strike on the timbale and keeps you moving throughout. One of those rare albums that I’m pretty sure all your friends will love.
Matthew E. White: Big Inner
Sometimes sexy is more what you can’t see than what you can. Grooviness can be the same way and in its slow burning, soulful way, White’s album is as groovy as it gets. On the burn-the-house down spectrum of funky tunes, White’s debut album, Big Inner, is less booty-shaking bonfire and more flickering candle, but that’s OK. Keep on listening the whole way through – subtly heady bass lines, sweeping orchestrations, and White’s steady indie-pop-meets-R&B singing — and you’ll be in soul-clap heaven.