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Mala : In Cuba

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Have you ever been listening to your Buena Vista Social Club CD and found yourself thinking: “This is all well and good, but you know what it could use…? A massive fuck-off dubstep bass drop…”? No? Me neither, but apparently it’s an idea that has nonetheless been bugging DJ Gilles Peterson who last year sent Digital Mystikz’ producer Mala off to Cuba to collaborate with local musicians and record the resulting culture-clash for his Brownswood Recordings label. Surprisingly, Mala In Cuba works so well you have to question why nobody has fused the two components before now; listen to “Cuba Electronic” below and join the dots between the rhythms of South America and South London.

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About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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