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Friday, 14 May 2010

Flamenco Bastardo (compilation)

Another brief update whilst I battle with the dubstep beast which is The Physics Disco.

Some months ago, I was asked by the one and only DJ Useo to contribute to the wonderful Sound Unsound Forum's Flamenco Mash Challenge. Intrigued by the prospect, straight away, there was only one group that I even entertained mashing.....the amazing Rodrigo y Gabriela (possibly the greatest live act I've ever seen).

I had a mash using them with Led Zeppelin that was tossed aside a year ago, me fearing it impossible to complete. So of course, I headed straight back to it. Not content with one mash featuring their guitar wizardry, I began a silly mash using their incredible track Diablo Rojo (written about a rollercoaster they'd rode upon, of all things) and classic foot stomper Reel 2 Reel's "I Like To Move It", but at the last minute, I bottled it and played it safe with REM's "Losing My Religion" my biased wisdom, my favourite version of many mashes using this acapella.

But that's not all. There's a TRUCKload of great tracks on here, and considering the theme, a SH*Tload of variety of tracks and styles. My peers and contemporaries have done me proud. This is a great way to kick off the summer.

Grab the album from Useo's Blog....

Pour a glass of rioja, wear your tightest strides and a white shirt, grip a rose between your teeth and enjoy the passion of music.

And there's a bass rumbling on the horizon from me too.....

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