Rebelsounds and Latino resiste present EZLN: 20 Years.
For many of you, the Zapatista is just a part of the iconography that has been going around from actually mid 90’s and slowly got into a more fashionist way of being rebellious.
For many of those who were in the actual jungle, 20 years ago, it was their time to face the biggest enemy any indigenous group can handle: Their own government.
It is amazing how just few hundred of campesinos (farmers) who are direct descendants of the Indigenous tribes that once populated the whole American continent achieved to get a highlight in their struggles in a pre-social media era, putting in evidence the corruption and mischievous way of governments to treat their aboriginal communities.
The Zapatista represented not only the Mexicans; they represented the whole continent’s struggles.
20 years ago, the whole planet moved even for a slip of a second to that jungle, and the gov, didn’t have any other choice that listen to their demands, because they knew everyone was paying attention.
Back in those days ; many artists decided to paint a musical landscape in support of that community.
Jungle, Mestizo, Cumbia, and Rock-grunge were killing it.
So the first musical compilations that supported EZLN, came from that direction, bands like Rage against the Machine, Manu Chao, Asian Dub Foundation, Fermin Muguruza, Sergent Garcia, and many more decided to add their music and got inspired by their fight.
Fast forward to 2014.
The campesinos struggles are exactly in the same spot.
Although many things changed, and let’s be fair; In many ways, there had been a slight improvement; In reality; 20 years after, the power pyramid remains intact.
New struggles came in these 2 decades, from cultural appropriation to Land given to the corporations for mining purposes, to the actual selective killing of Indigenous political members; these communities keep facing five centuries of oppression.
We also now have learned we are not going to win, or change anything drastically in the political landscape of these countries.
But we bet all of our efforts to let the system know, that we will do anything in our power to reverse these situations.
There have been many small changes all separated, that when you add them up, they create a whole context for the Indigenous communities and empower them.
From the Bolivian refusal of using genetic modified seeds, and kicking out McDonalds, to the name drop of a local sport team in Canada in where a disrespectful name and mascot made very uncomfortable aboriginals and their families; to the actual legal fights in Brazil for the Amazon territories passing thru Colombian or Chilean strikes, this Zapatista fight represent everyone! Not just the Mexican, but the whole continent.
And we needed to be consequent with today’s musical landscape, but we still need to keep a tight relation with the initial movement and their supporters since day one.
That is why we are extremely happy to announce for the first time ever, we can get together pioneers and current legends, as well as a whole bunch of big names, and obviously in Latino Resiste style unveiling unknown producers, but equally talented. Because this is not about names, this is about the fight, the struggles; it is about connecting young people, of this moment of history, with this particular issue.
The compilation starts with Indigenous Resistance & Asian dub foundation dropping their super killer track, Esta tierra no esta a la venta ( This land is not for sale).
Then we strike with A Tribe Called Red joining Mexican producer Javier Estrada, for a fast-paced super crazy track called Indigenous Power, in where Pow Wow meets Tropical Bass.
This track is NOT a mano negra remix per se.. it was actually made by the original composer, Thomas Darnal, who was the keyboard of Mano Negra, and also the mastermind in p18, which were both featured in the original rumors of war compilation which was the OST of the Zapatista Revolution in 1994
Next; Being an “all star” project from pretty much every big underground band of Colombia supporting the Campesino Strike, Papa con Yuca is the perfect track to show Indigenous support meets Musical richness.
Less known, but equally talented, Chilean Mr Toé and Dj Subversivo, spent a great amount of time in the actual Jungle, learning from Aboriginal tribes, and living with them before going back to civilization and start mixing those experiences with music.
Rebelsounds founder members David raga submitted that Jose De Molina badass track that represent perfectly his knowledge about the actual Zapatistas, and the original EZLN members musical taste, as well as the most radical side of the political spectrum.
Also Rebelsounds member, and always conspirator Caballo drops his Latin tune Amolao ( struggled)
The whole Booklet is AMAZING, art was made by Rebelsounds’ art director Punker, and the actual EZLN political support is given from Rebelsounds’ very own Hannibal whose mestiroots are having the official blessing from EZLN sympathizers.
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FREE. We know.. from a credible source, Mexican and actually few South American govs will try to take this one down, as it distorts the reality they want to sell it thru the media.
REBELSOUNDS & Latino Resiste! Aguante la lucha Indigena!
The wait is over..
This one brings two active and quiet players to hit a knock out nobody expected!
CUERO DIGITAL, a compilation made by the global activists Rebelsounds and Colombia/Canada Latino Resiste label. which gathers some of the most exciting cumbia players since the digital game started!!
And even better it is set as a FREE DOWNLOAD
Cuero Digital is selection of the most innovative Cumbia producers and some banging tracks from pioneers and new players.
The process, of selection, was very simple as there are not any doubts of the legacy from some of the producers in the compilation.
The opening track, brings Global Bass well known, Maga Bo and Cumbia Queen Petrona Martinez.
Present is also Pernett, whose music has influenced pretty much every cumbiahead in the digital era and even been featured in the grammy award Cumbia de los aburridos by Calle 13, he also has been labeled as one of the most significant additions to Colombia’s neo folklore in the last decade.
Alguacil from dub killer combo is also inside, and he is known for being the guy behind the music of Sargento Garcias’ CUMBIAMUFFIN ALL STARS, alongside Jacobo Velez from La Mojarra Electrica.
Dragao, now going solo, is also featured here, and as a world premiere of his new upcoming album, he drops his track “La luz del sol” as well.; The guy is mostly known for being the composer of Papaya Republik’s music and also Cumbia Rockers All Stars.
One of the most innovative producers is Gux Swadharma, for Cuero Digital he reworks Stereo Mcs hit “Connected” and makes it a dancefloor banger, and the tune features the young cantaora Ailin Calderon, who many people say, can be the next Bomba Estereo, with their project, Candela Machine.
Mexican producer Javier Estrada is also present in the compilation, with his sampuesana-step. Sonido Satanas, show how impressive Mexican Cumbia can be in terms of reaching a radio-wise level while keeping a perfect balance between underground, roots and dancefloor intented composition.
Miami’s Kinky Electric Noise, and Germany’s and TropicalBass very own Andres Digital are widely known for being the best cumbia mashupers in the globe.
And some of the new players like Panela Sound, Dr Guzman, Territorio Comanche, Makina Kandela, or Nahuatl Sound system prove why cumbia is always expanding towards new territories.
Last but not least the ever-shaping Caballo, whose work in pushing cumbia, with cumbia bass beats andsome other cumbia projects landed his Sancocho e’ Tigre release on the hands of Lee Perry’s, Emch, Dubblestandar.. Subatomic Sound System, being the first Digital Cumbia release picked by the iconic Dub, reggae, post dancehall Label.
Here’s a tune with Guatemala’s Dr Guzman
Rebelsounds and LR absolutely proud to release their second LP of 2012, Free, via their website
This is an ambitious compilation that gathers something that must be totally or partially unknown for a lot of the `world Music` or Global Bass audience: AFRO PACIFIC SOUNDS.
By saying this; we will like you to join us in a trip, in where many names are going to be unknown for you, but we guarantee, each one of the artists or bands has a trademark, a great name and history behind; which is the reason we felt it was necessary to do ROOT A PACIFICA.
Back in the days, in Latin America, Black communities after getting their freedom decided to move rapidly to the coasts. Contrary of the popular belief about what Afro-Latina culture is (due the fact many of us are very Familiar with the Atlantic and Caribbean sounds from the continent) Pacific and Atlantic cultures and music are very different.
In fact, the vast majority of black community moved to the dense jungle in the pacific side of the continent, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, or Brazil; which kept their traditions very much alive, although at the same time, pushed them into oblivion from governments or state and technology.
Centuries later, these communities are still struggling to survive, not only economically but also musically speaking.
Lots of music curators, and producers have been watching closely the Afro pacific arise, this rise has increase since 2002, in the underground scene, mainly in two big scenarios: the fusion (which includes jazz or a more musical virtuoso approach) and the URBAN scene which includes Hip hop or Dancehall.
Everyone had a small influence of Gualajo (one of, if not, the originator & Maximum figure for this Afro-pacific sound as we know it).
Gualajo is to Afro Pacific what James Brown is to funk.
So from La Mojarra Electrica, to Socavon. From Herencia Negra, to Chocquibtown everyone had a big or small influence of his sound.
Two events, separated and interconnected at the same time were the first steps to create this scene, Petronio Alvarez`s Festival which is trying to preserve the identity and richness of the black communities from the pacific coast, and the second event happened in the urban scene when everything changed after Quibdo`s very own band CHOCQUIBTOWN reached mainstream popularity winning a Grammy award.
These two events triggered a replica effect in the urban scene, and many more producers and Labels were genuinely interested in the afro-pacific sound.
One of those is Canadian producer UPROOT ANDY who decided to donate his song but also to drop his perspective about the Pacific music.
Palenque Records, were the first ones in actually nailing it as usual.
Palenque Records CEO Lucas Silva aka Champeta man, recorded Gualajo years before he was popular, in fact, the reason many of us know about that music it is because those recordings were made.
He teamed with Alguacil Dubkilla to donate this Gualajo song
Chocquibtown singer is also present in La Hija de Zion, a collaboration made for Voodoo souljah`s single
in where Lia Samantha takes the lead role.
Latino Resiste role was struggling to get to the core of the underground,as (Caballo knew lots of the popular names)
but we needed someone right there.
It is where our selector, DJ MUNDO, comes to play, our Julian Asange, our Banksy, the guy behind Rebelsounds and being one of the most elusive but well known names in the mestizo-latino underground scene at the same time, he was the perfect choice to be the main originator of the whole Root a Pacifica compilation. He leads this compilation towards the right direction.. (La Ruta Pacifica)
And he brings such an impressive display of variety that makes this Root a Pacifica, a game changer, as we did few months before 3BALL got their boom, when we released AZTLAN, Latino Resiste wants to be the gate to people who barely know, or have never heard about Afro Pacific Music.
We have tried to display as much variety as possible, and we strongly encourage that if you like these sounds or any of the artists you will hear, support or share their music, because they were kind enough to donate it.
This Latino Resiste breaks Mexican underground scene, which right now, is leading not only a music revolution, but also fashion and even lifestyles.
To get together the best of Mexican Underground scene, Latino Resiste got Mexican Underground Authority:
BOOTLEGUMACHINE, as the Official selector and Caballo joining him.
The Album, entirely donated by the artists,(in the case of M.I.S and Erick Rincon, the songs were grabbed from Free Releases); you will find original releases done for AZTLAN, although we would like to do special emphasis to this releases in terms of uniting the whole Mexican Underground scene, everybody under one shelter!!
You will find from CAIFANES dubstep, or Mariachi drum n bass, to reggae, 3ball huarachero, or Nortec to Mexican rock, hardcore,Dance or moombahcore.
Cholombians, 3balleros, Reggae lovers, dubsteppers, rockers, and so on.. Everybody, every genre is represented at least with an underground artist.
Latino Resiste: AZTLAN art was made by Mexican rebel artist PUNKER, who is also an active member of the Rebel sounds collective.
You will find amazing wallpapers for your computer!!
This is the new sound of Mexico!!
This is AZTLAN roar!!!
Because we are the powerless!!! Mexico Resiste!!! Latino Resiste!!! Download it HERE
Latino Resiste is supported by THE REBEL RECORDS
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As you know this is a project that tries to unite Latin American sense of the underground scene, bringing music, graphics, and at the same time people, like you or me, all under a single motion,..SABOR!!!
LATINO RESISTE presents AZUCAH SELECTAH!! FREE DOWNLOAD!!
Selected by Maite Hontele, DJ MUNDO & Caballo
Latino Resiste is a compilation of music, and slowly it’s turning into a social project!!
Once you download the album and you see the Booklet, and the ART you will see why…
LR presents Azucah Selectah is trying to show the opinion and music from known and unknown artists, and also making sub thematic compilations that reflect a particular style of some Latin American trends, we are trying to show what is happening in Latin America Underground Scene.
We are very proud to present AZUCAH SELECTAH ( Free Download)
A work that drops an amazing selection coming from the eclectic tastes of the Golden Girl of Salsa, Maite Hontele, alongside DJ Mundo from Rebelsounds, and Caballo, all together in a project that attempts to show a new face of Latin music in terms of salsa, not Fania version of Salsa, neither your Orishas or Mixed version..
this is a movement that started growing slow but strongly from late nineties, although only until the end of the last decade emerges fully outside the so called “underground” in Latin America.
We have seen great blogs like The Fader or even DJ Chino’s trying to approach people to this section of the Latin Culture, but it is still very away in terms of what is going on in our latinoamerican streets.
This release will show you a HUGE portion of the sounds that are all over the clubs, although their exposure outside the Latin context remains very limited.
That is the mission of Latino Resiste presents Azucah Selectah;
show how close these Rhythms of pure salsa, Descarga, boogaloo, Latin jazz, Guaguanco, etc. .. are of global trends such as fusion mestiza, drum n ‘bass, dubstep, ska, cumbia, and other genres that are blended in this album and try to push further the true essence of America.
We have pretty much some of the coolest sounds around!!
KING CHANGO, SERGENT GARCIA, Les BABACOOLS, drop their UNRELEASED TUNES!!!
RADIO REBELDE, MAITE HONTELE, SONORA OCHO, LA REPUBLICA, BITUAYA, PEDRO INFAME, DLC SUDSOUND, are just a small portion of the great sounds you will find.
From the fields of Cuba, Dominican Republic or Valle de Cauca there is nothing more precious than sugar cane, that’s where salsa was born, and this is where the best refined sugar in the world.
Salsa is the sugar of Rum, blood of congas, sweat of dancers, the sugar of Latinos!!
Special thanks to Maite Hontele for her great selection, attitude and songs and a very big THANKS to Deejay Mundo, whose knowledge of the underground made this compilation something all latinos can be very proud.
The Art was made by AFROMESTIZA
and it is based on the 70s style, very IZZI SANABRIA!!! very Henry Fiol, Fania, Hector Lavoe!!
Even you can print this cover and put it on your CD!!!
so u can have the vinyl!!!!
BUT DONT FORGET TO SEE THE BOOKLET!!!
WHEN WE SAID LATINO RESISTE IS THE GAME CHANGER.. WE MEAN IT!!!
An essential release for those who want to know what is going on with the latino underground movement and the connection from the african roots in modern latin music.
We have not only some of the best names in terms of artists you’ll hear, the best “cantaoras” from Latin America:
Petrona Martinez, or Etelvina Maldonado ( get Re-mixed majestically) for Example.
but also the ones who made the compilation possible.
PALENQUE RECORDS C.E.O, Lucas Silva, joined Caballo in the selection!!
For the people who don’t know about Palenque Rec; this is like getting Rick Rubin on board doing a rock compilation, or David Byrne doing a so-called “world Music”.
Lucas has given Latino Resiste part of Palenque Records Discography including the iconic Sexteto Tabala de Palenque, and Alfonso Cordoba aka EL BRUJO, who was so important that Colombian government gave him ‘Gran Order of Cultural Merit” -Colombia’s highest cultural recognition- to name a few of the amazing songs we have for this FREE compilation.
And for the first time we add a GRAMMY nominee giving their music from their just brand new release!!
Locos por Juana, also donated their Champeta for latinAfrica.
In the compilation you’ll find songs that define this new and very unique sound.
Each one of the songs represent an extension of African Influence in Latin America.
From the Roots sounds of Las pilanderas Momposinas or Sexteto Tabala, going thru the original pata pata with latin flavor, to even include Uproot Andy & Geko jones amazing version of Manuelita.
But what you’ll enjoy and see the most is perhaps the most underrated African-related genre in all LatinAmerica
We have the pioneers Luis Towers, The Mystic Orchestra, Faraon Bantu , from one side, Son palenque, Locos por Juana or Dj Bunuelo (whose track can perfectly fit any club in the world)and we also include the original and first electro-champeta by Kinky Electric Noise or the african inspired drum n bass from Radio Rebelde!
Note: El agua is performed by Faraon Bantu Sound System feat DJ RATA ( B/C the name is too long we made it short in the artcover just to Faraon Bantu, although DJ RATA is a name to behold in the champeta circle)
For those who don’t know what Latino Resiste is.. here’s a short description:
A series of compilations of Latin American music that unites not only musicians but also photographers, designers and painters in a common objective:
TO SHOW THE NEW FACE OF A REBEL LATIN AMERICA.
In the First LR Vol 1 we had the best of Latin Underground Rebel Music from all over Latin America; but one country was missed: BRAZIL.
We wanted to have an “ONLY BRAZILIAN” compilation.
That is what we have.
Latino Resiste presents TROPICHAOS ( pronounced Tropi chão) because of the chaotic way to mix music and because the word chaos is near to chão, which is a very used word in Brazilian pancadão!
Anyone with a passing interest in new brazilian music may have noticed a generation shift over the last few years, a blend of the brazilian folklore with many other influences, and also a great response from public to baile funk, samba, bossa, technobrega, capoeira, brazilian_mash up, and much more amazing stuff that comes from this new wave of producers, promoters, DJs, hustlers and bustlers who have redefined brazilian music.
They’re part of the “LATINO RESISTE,” a great selection of dancefloors bangers and real brazilian tunes with the kind of energy only a new, young generation of rebel musicians can, their musical scope and breadth reaches well beyond club confines.
The compilation was made by BRUTAL REDNECK, perhaps one of the best mash upers not only in Brazil but also in the whole planet, and it gave LATINO RESISTE the opportunity to get a real Brazilian (Sassa) for both, the music and the art!!!
The photography was made by Brazil’s luckiest guy!! RICARDO CANHOTO!! who has the amazing job of being the best erotic photographer in Brazil !!
-Yes..it means he sees all the brazilian hottest models naked, hang outs with ‘em, takes pictures of them, and gets paid!!!-
If you want to know what Brazil has to show in terms of New music, we are giving you as much as we can find:
from the underrated technobrega, to the super danceable brazilian house, baile funk, mash ups, and much more.
You will find well known and barely known acts… because that is what Latino Resiste is about
In an utopia where the whole world goes to Heaven.. IN THE END THERE WILL BE ONLY TROPICHAOS!!!
The Game Changer is HERE: L A T I N O R E S I S T E!!
Si si Latino Resiste Vol 1 is finally released after months of work, from musicians, photographers and designers who put their efforts and talent for the first compilation of its kind.
FREE!! SUBVERSIVE!! MUSICALLY CONSCIOUS!! POSITIVE BUT ALSO DISSIDENT LYRICS and including TOP of the Latino under scene!!! too risky to be mainstream..lol
This compilation combines not only some of the coolest, most talented new acts in Latino underground scene, but also an opportunity for the people, (the real public) to have interaction with “the Movement” -A spot to express people’s opinion about latino culture and for Latinos the chance to express their vision of their own culture or what’s going on in this world-through Stencil, stickers, photography, their own compilations, or just spread the word!!
In the file people can print the actual cover and the cd label!! the art was made by AFROMESTIZA
THIS IS THE AMAZING TRACKLIST
latino resiste tracklist
AND YOU CAN GRAB THIS AMAZING COMPILATION TOTALLY FREE!! R i g h t N O W!!! H E R E
NO PREVIEW NEEDED!! I’m telling u! THIS IS THE BEST STUFF U CAN FIND IN Terms of Cumbia, dubstep, balkan, latin, ska-jazz and much more!
Photography and design are also a very important part of the compilation!!
and People’s participation is one of the things Latino Resiste is about:
IF YOU HAVE/WANT TO DO A DESIGN SHOWING UR VIEW ABOUT RESISTANCE; YOU CAN ALSO BE PART OF LATINO RESISTE! NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE FROM…
Latino Resiste has created an email and a FLICKR ACCOUNT so you can send your music, pics and designs to firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO: IF YOU KNOW/HAVE A BAND,DJ,SONG THAT FITS TO THE “MOVEMENT” NO MATTER THE GENRE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, RELEASED OR UNRELEASED YOU CAN SEND IT TOO!!
That is why LATINO RESISTE is more than just a music compilation, it’s A GAME CHANGER!!!
remember download it H E R E
LATINO RESISTE is also a collaboration among blogs and artists..AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS!! in an upcoming post..