2012-10-24 / SOAS Radio London
Movimientos: Makala Special
Influential Basque Country producer, musician and DJ Makala joins Cal in the studio. Makala discusses the evolution of the new Rumba and Latin music scene in Spain touching on his involvement in key labels Novophonic, Hi-Top and now with the 2010 release of his album ‘Unexpected Tapas’ on the Lovemonk imprint. With a selection of tunes from those labels, plus plenty of Makala’s own productions, edits and remixes and some brand new tunes – expect everything from the funkiest Rumba sounds to Cumbia, Ska, Swing Jazz and Brazilian beats.
Makala – Bacalao A Pi Pi (Lovemonk Records)
Ojos De Brujo – Ventilaor R-80 (Makala Remix)
Makala – Happy Sound (Lovemonk Records)
Los Amaya – Que Mala Suerte (Makala rework)
Arrels de Gracia – La Moto (Makala rework)
Getrudis – Mundo Uaka (Txarly Brown remix)
Makala – Friendly Fire (Smakalites Original Version)
Axel Krygier – Echale Semilla (Hi Top Records)
Gecko Turner – Cuanta Suerte (Lovemonk Records)
Wara – Pretty Cliche (Makala Remix) (Movimientos Records)
Agencia Sonora – Cumbia Jungla (Urban World Records)
DJ Farrapo & Yanez – Pirasamba (Makala remix) (Agogo Records)
Digital download: Release date 11th June 2012
Escuchar ahora / Listen now @ http://wara.bandcamp.com/album/pretty-cliche-remixed
El sello colectivo de Londrés Movimientos acaba de publicar el EP de WARA “Pretty Cliché Remixes” con remixes del dj y productor griego Palov y el vasco Makala. Ya está disponible en formato digital en las tiendas habituales como iTunes, Amazon, Juno,…
Epic track ‘Pretty Cliche’ from the WARA EP on Movimientos Records has made its mark as a live favourite and as one of the first tracks ever to blend Cumbia with Cuban Timba and Hip Hop – a true Latin-London style mash up!! Both our remixers bring their own unmistakeable dancefloor sensibility to proceedings with Makala giving it a Cumbia-Moombahton type treatment and Palov infusing the track with big Afro-dancehall bounce.
A prolific DJ, musician, producer and remixer who’s been on the scene for two decades, playing massive clubs and festivals across Europe. A stalwart of the ever excellent Lovemonk Records with several releases and a recent album, ‘Unexpected Tapas’, on the label. Makala also hosts monthly Global Funk Parties in his local Basque Country with the likes of Alice Russell & TM Juke, Nickodemus, & Daniel Haaksman. His production styles veer from Spanish rumba beats, gypsy swing, funk and jazz to more tropical sounds like latin, boogaloo, cumbia and ska, seamlessly combined with modern electronics.
With a style that blends latin flavours, block breaks, exotic soul, cumbia, swing and tropicalismo, Palov’s reputation continues to soar following a highly acclaimed series of E.P releases with his partner Mishkin (as production duo Palov & Mishkin) for labels like Gamm, Resence, Scribble, Rebtuz. He’s also remixed for The Hot 8 Brass Band and Lovemonk’s Más Achilifunk – Gipsy Soul From 21st Century. He recently launched his own label Carnibal bringing more funky tropical beats and mash ups.