Fania Issue 3: DJ Playlist By Snowboy & Ismael Rivera MP3

downloadIn the latest issue of Fania’s newsletter, produced by Giant Step, Latin perussionist and DJ Snowboy shortlists his top 9 favorite Fania tracks.  Stream them here.

In addition, download a free MP3 of “Me Tienes Loco” from Ismael Rivera’s Greatest Hits.

Goodies also include articles on Tito Puente, Héctor Lavoe’s La Voz, and a trivia contest to win a four-disc Lavoe box set.

Check it out here.

 

Chico Hamilton’s Twelve Tones of Love + Free Download

With his new album Twelve Tones of Love, Foreststorn ‘Chico’ Hamilton takes his listeners on a musical journey of his venerable career and the numerous people who have influenced it, celebrating his lifelong romance with music. Chico looks back not as a summation but with the past as a jumping off point to where he is now; the foundation to build off of what he has to say in the here and now.

Guest spots include trombonist George Bohanon, who was in one of Chico’s classic sixties ensembles; vocalist Jose James, who studied under Chico at The New School’s Jazz and Contemporary Music Program; and multi-reedist Jack Kelso, Chico’s lifelong friend.

Grab a free download of “Penthouse A” here.

Twelve Tones of Love is out now on Joyous Shout! More info here.

Giant Step Unveils Fania Newsletter + Free Download

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Giant Step is proud to unveil a biweekly newsletter for the legendary Latin label, Fania Records. This labor of love that we hope you’ll appreciate features all original material and free MP3 downloads in every issue. As a subscriber, you’ll also receive:

• Articles written by journalists and experts (in English or Spanish)
• Highlights of the newest Fania releases
• Challenging trivia with chances to win music
• DJ playlists with the option to buy at reduced prices (so far contributors include Bobbito and Sake 1)
• Exclusive free MP3s in every issue

As a welcoming treat, please click here to subscribe and download a free MP3.

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DJ Center’s Push The Fader Radio & “Tout Passe” MP3

toutpasse800Brooklyn’s DJ Center offers his latest track, “Tout Passe” (French for “everything shall pass”) featuring Samia Farah, for a free download.  It is the first song on Center’s upcoming debut EP Everything In Time.

“Tout Passe’s” deep grooves are flavored in equal measures with downtempo, soul, roots and dub reggae, while  Tunisian-French singer Samia imbues shades of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.

Center and Giant Step are also celebrating the return of his Push The Fader radio show.


Stream Push The Fader Radio Show

DJ Center – Tout Passe featuring Samia Farah (right-click, save as)