Héctor Lavoe is argued by some to be the king of salsa music. We would agree to that one :). A great among greats, this great artist’s life was marked by a tragic destiny. Héctor Lavoe’s interest in music began in his native Puerto Rico. In search of new opportunities, he traveled to New York with a suitcase full of dreams and the firm goal of landing a job in the music world. Mr. Lavoe worked alongside many influential musicians in his time like Willie Colón, Celia Cruz, Cheo Feliciano y mas.
This month Fania, the most important Latin label of all time, is re-releasing two of Lavoe’s live collections that really should not be missed. Read the full piece here on Fania.
Minty’s New York Giant Step familia member DJ L.E just slapped up a bangin’ remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle” to pay homage to the amazing poet, singer, songwriter and “bluesologist” Mr. Scott-Heron, who just passed this week. Enjoy the light, soothing voice of DJ L.E and the slammin beat to accompany the lovely lyrics.
Well this is a match made in heaven. Master of music fusion – New York’s own Dj Spinna, beautifully lays out the many sides of Jose James’ on this generous hour-long mixtape.
Jose James, vocalist/arranger/composer/sincere dude blends his baritone voice seamlessly with jazz, hip hop, soul, electronic sounds and heart which Dj Spinna captures perfectly adding his own flavor for good measure.
Enjoy the The Eccentric Movements of Jose James Mixtape: Presented by Dj Spinna.