LP | 2016 | US | Original (Interdimensional Transmissions)
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Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
This is the lost album from Alpha 606 entitled “Afro-Cuban Electronics”, hot on the heels of the Alpha 606 RMXD EP, which featured outstanding remixes from Anthony “Shake” Shakir, BMG, and Erika. The vinyl edition includes the vinyl exclusive "Shake (Live at Samhain, Detroit)". Alpha 606 is Hialeah born, Miami dwelling Armando Martinez, who offers an intoxicating concoction in the form of his unique take on this music. This album is a love letter to Cuba and his family and their struggles, from the vivid anthem “Defection” which claims “Defection was our only choice, it all happened when you first oppressed our voice”, to the reflective beauty of “Boatlift”. From powerful to subtle and gentle, the rhythms and visions of Cuba invoked through the incredible hand drumming are all alive within this music. The vinyl edition includes a live version of “Shake” from an Interdimensional Transmissions party in Detroit thrown every Halloween called Samhain. The digital version includes the bonus cut “No Me Quieras Tanto (Cafta Version)”, a tribute to a Perez Prado song from 1947, the artist known as the King of the Mambo. TIP!