To celebrate a decade in front of Latino Resiste, Caballo releases a new album exploring the current Urban Latino fronts, whether it is new approach like the opening track Souvenir, or exploring lesser known genres like Mode up (From San Andres Island) on the second track (Te quiero Para Mi) or even adding a bit of ska to the Urban Latino track (SANSON) Caballo wants this album to be a testimony of what the label and his own trip ahead of it has accomplished on these first 10 years.
As usual on any Caballo album, heavy collaborations conjoint lesser known names with equally leveled creative skills. Mixing party intended lyrics as well as political and social tracks.
A massive addition is the Dancehall track IMMIGRATION LAW with legendary Buju Banton, highlighting eternal struggle of immigrants trying to follow the nomadic path of reaching a better life in a new place faces global and social pressures by not only the actual travel’s dangers but also facing the systematic discrimination imposed by those who are afraid of interact with the newcomers.
Another great collaboration is done with Canadian Rap legend RELIC on Nothing to Spare (and later on another track SOCIALITE)
Global Bass pioneer Feral, and Russian basshead Chuck Upbeat are also present on a newer take on Tweet retweet, while Venezuelan bangeristas MEDINA and ALPIRE are present in the album as well, one by producing PUM PUM and the former co-producing Old-school Moombahton Mueve la Patica.
Dave Nada Hermanito’s own RANDIZZLE features Caballo on DURO HP.. a heavy dembow track that becomes a simply a laser bass slayer.
Caballo focuses on bass with the collab with Mr Shammi, and later decides to explore dubstep’s own RIDDIM on Sangre Mestiza, making this the first RIDDIM track exploring Latin-indigenous issues or Favela Bass on BAILE DO PAPAI
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.
DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE
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!
Ruta Panamericana del Sonido keeps travelling to the continent… and after Argentina, RPS arrives to Chile!
This is our second stop in a trip, in where a-la Che Guevara, we will be travelling through the whole continent, unveiling some of the particular sounds of every country we visit as outsiders, and also how artists see their own culture:
This trip explains why Chile is perhaps the most vanguardist country in South America in terms of electronic Music, preserving a unique identity. Indigenous and andean sounds.
But even more impressive that this indigenous-andean influenced music, we can show two practically unknown genres for outsiders in Cielo Roto, : Jazz guachaca and Dub Guaracha, something that came from outside, and as soon as chilean musicians heard jazz or dub, they adapted it to their own style. Hopefully new generations of producers keep dropping these two styles.
This song is a dub edit of a Jazz Guacacha track, who was originally performed by Roberto Parra ( Violeta’s uncle)
Dj Subversivo brings Victor Jara in an impressive Dub roots that is totally worth downloading the EP for that tune.
Chong X’s heavy bass approach brings all the power to a very musical trip