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Meridian Brothers - La Policia
Meridian Brothers
La Policia
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Names You Can Trust)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A tribute to the sound of '70s Salsa Colombiana cooked up by mad genius Eblis Alvarez, who warps the genre out of shape as only someone who deeply loves and understands it can. Referencing the well-worn riffs and song structure of classic salsa dura but at the same time cunningly innovative musically and lyrically, this "Renaissance" version of Alvarez's band Meridian Brothers offers two twisted takes on the traditional idiom. In La Policía Alvarez delivers sardonic eye-witness reportage on Bogotá's dirty cops, while Poema del Salsero Resentido [Tale Of A Bitter Salsero] ponders the fate of Bogotá's salsa scene, positing that (in a nod to Alvarez's hardcore group Los Pirañas) "the hard salseros became punks" ["los salseros duros se volvieron punketos"], an acknowledgement to the immutable power of the "radioactive, annihilating rhythm" ["ritmo radioactivo y aniquilador"] in all its varied forms. The single is housed in a picture sleeve designed by Colombian artist Mateo Rivano that pays homage to the cheesecake photo shoots that adorned so many '70s classics.
Tonada Baile Cantado - Rueda De Bullerengue Volume 2
Tonada Baile Cantado
Rueda De Bullerengue Volume 2
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Names You Can Trust presents the second installment of Rueda de Bullerengue, a collaborative series with NY-based Bullerengue collective, Bulla En El Barrio. Named after the group's ongoing monthly performance and workshop in Brooklyn, Bulla's collaborative spirit and dedication to the tradition of los bailes cantados has made an indelible mark on the bubbling tropical music scene of New York City, and in turn, found their way into the crates and sets of DJs and vinyl aficionados via their first 7-inch release on NYCT in 2017. Since those initial moves, Bulla has continued to grow and add working members while maintaining a philosophy and connection grounded in the traditions of their Colombian origins. They've studied and collaborated with elders and legends like Emilson Pacheco and Darlina Sáenz, and this past year embarked on a recording with Barranquilla-based collective Tonada Baile Cantado — the focus of this edition's recording and release.Considered one of the premier groups advancing the tradition of Bullerengue within Colombia, this incredibly talented group of young musicians are a rarity for their skill and age. In a region where there are ongoing festivals celebrating the tradition of Bullerengue that still command massive audiences and performers, Tonada is a true representative of what can happen when such an amazing tradition is passed forward to an eager next generation. Produced by Bulla members Camilo Rodriguez and Diana Herrera (aka Carolina Oliveras) in between their time smashing stages across the U.S. for Combo Chimbita, this is a carefully nurtured and powerful bridge to the beloved traditions of Colombia's Caribe region.Without further ado, here lies Volume 2 of Rueda de Bullerengue, featuring Tonada Baile Cantado, a new generation of traditional Colombian dance music transmitted directly from Barranquilla — Four dance floor crashers in the styles of fandango and chalupa, ready-made for your 45 spins in the inimitable style of Names You Can Trust.
Buyepongo - Por La Vida
Alba & The Mighty Lions - La Verdad
Alba & The Mighty Lions
La Verdad
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lowrider soul heads for a south-of-the-border surf date on these two sizzling originals from Alba & the Mighty Lions. A perfect soundtrack for cruising with the bad girls in a drop-top or soothing a late night heartbreak, "La Verdad" and "Esperando" are your tough, no-nonsense friend with a heart of gold who always has your back. Soulful vocals paint a mood while the band's nimble arrangements follow every move. Alba Ponce de León is a multi-talented artist who cut her teeth in the swirling scene of Brooklyn's indie underground, backing up Daptone acts Charles Bradley & Naomi Shelton as well as playing a major role in the fearsome feminist freedom fighters, The Resistance Revival Chorus.
Sabor Y Control - Sicario
Sabor Y Control
Sicario
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originating from Lima, Peru - Sabor y Control has been holding the torch for classic salsa dura and descarga in their home country for the last 17+ years, churning out an unprecedented 7 studio albums and countless live shows and festivals. Led by saxophonist Bruno Macher and a talented orchestra of the highest order, the group maintains a steadfast dedication to the roots of the genre while maintaining a particular vision and style throughout their own original compositions. They have been a rare beacon of light for modern Salsa Peruana and salseros throughout South America. Now, they've teamed up with Brooklyn's Names You Can Trust to produce their first ever vinyl release to showcase internationally. This pair of sure shot salsa bombas feature incredible arrangements & writing that are at once deep, uplifting and primed for the dancers. It's a superb taster of tunes remixed and remastered exclusively for 7-inch vinyl play.
Quitapenas - Ya Veran
Quitapenas
Ya Veran
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Head an hour east of Los Angeles and you'll find yourself in the Inland Empire of San Bernardino / Riverside, where a thriving Latinx DIY music and art scene is on display to a melting pot community and audience. It is out of this grassroots local scene that QUITAPENAS developed their unique rhythm and following. At the heart of the group is a tropical Afro-Latin combo, brewed under the warm California sun with a certain liberation in their sound as summed up in the meaning of their name: QUITA (remove) PENAS (worries). With this carefree openness the crew has honed a distinct and hypnotic take on the influential guitarra / tambora roots of golden-age soukous, chicha, compa and champeta.Following up their well received, self-released debut, QUITAPENAS has teamed up with Brooklyn-based label Names You Can Trust to release a pair of original songs. These tracks not only explore and capture the musical roots of their expansive Afro-Latin history, but offer a lyrical view of a decidedly present-day landscape from the perspective of America's vast multi-cultural immigrant experience. YA VERAN (You'll See) is an inclusive call to see the inherent beauty of our various shapes, sizes and colors, while LA BESTIA (The Beast), warns of the perilous form of travel in which people board on top of a series of trains through Central America and Mexico in order to reach the United States.
Extra Classic - In This Life
Extra Classic
In This Life
7" | 2016 | (Names You Can Trust)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 /
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Based out of San Francisco, Extra Classic is a unique live band formed with a keen appreciation of vintage reggae & vintage sounds. The aesthetic, and certainly the skilled method of their production, is an ode to the art of that classic style as referenced to the term coined by the Cool Ruler himself. Recording in their own studio, Nopal Recording, the band employs a taster's choice of analog equipment and is devotedly tracked, spliced and mixed in-house direct to tape. However, as the group's name itself implies, there is a dose of something extra and new in this swirling mixture of space echo, heavy phase, and emotive, psychedelic California-soul.Built upon the rock of an early-era dancehall swing, their first single in conjunction with Brooklyn-based imprint Names You Can Trust entitled In This Life, is a perfect slice of lover's rock gone sideways, a decidedly left-coast piece of roots and bliss driven by Adrianne deLanda's lovely lead vocals and the steady, dusty echoes of the locked in players. Presented in the traditional format with a version as per NYCT fashion, the dub mix incorporates a soothing dose of synare beams and underwater instrumental dreams.
Agrupacion Ilegal Los Imparciales - Ni Chicha Ni Limonada
Rolando Bruno Y Su Orquesta Midi - Supermercado Chino
Rolando Bruno Y Su Orquesta Midi
Supermercado Chino
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Names You Can Trust)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Guitarist Rolando Bruno hails from Buenos Aires and got his start playing a raw brand of Garage and Punk with his band Los Peyotes. A few years back he took a step into the not-so-distant world of Afro-Peruvian Psicodelico that's had a recent renaissance throughout South America. What made his early forays into a more tropical branch of fuzz so unique was his accompanying band-or lack thereof. Armed with an electric guitar and self-produced and recorded backing tracks, Rolando Bruno and his Orquesta MIDI jet-setted across Europe and Japan as a mad scientist one-man band, laying down a relentless style of Chicha Classica gone loopy that earned him several tours and a full-length album with the Swiss imprint, Voodoo Rhythm. Originally recorded in 2011 and now remastered and presented by Names You Can Trust on vinyl for the first time, these two tracks are a glimpse into Rolando's prolific electric madness and a lysergic-laced pointer towards things to come from the talented six-stringer.
Combo Lulo - The Sieve & The Sand
Combo Lulo
The Sieve & The Sand
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder 29.03.2019
Combo Lulo returns to Names You Can Trust for their sophomore single, digging deeper into the diversified sounds of the Caribbean that helped define their debut. While the first single took a Jamaican foundation south into the neighboring continent, fusing the sensibilities of rock steady with those of classic Afro-Latin orchestras, this single goes far east. Inspired by the heady and sublime sounds of foundational ska mixed with East African influences, (think Buster's Islam, Don D's Addis Ababa or Further East), The Sieve & The Sand is a brand new composition within this natural order, albeit with the fortune of different reggae eras and studio styles to draw from. Divided into two parts (but also available seamlessly as it was played in the studio), Combo Lulo's talented players move effortlessly from the galloping shuffle of ska into a deep and dark, Roots Radics-styled instrumental. It's a lovely ode to the original styles of reggae, but also another impressive accomplishment that will surely leave listeners and new fans in anticipation of the shape of things to come for Combo Lulo.
Lola's Dice - Viaje Al Centro Del Ritmo
Lola's Dice
Viaje Al Centro Del Ritmo
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Names You Can Trust presents the debut release from Netherlands-based group Lola's Dice, an ensemble born and battle-tested by years of punk and hard rock before fusing into its current form, a consolidated tropical-rock rhythm machine. Fueled in equal parts by the group's South American roots in Venezuela and Chile, and the creative freedom of their long-time home in Amsterdam, the band's evolution has resulted in music that is a pure body-moving delight — a fuzzy blend of guitars, synths and musical sabor that is very much rooted in the percussive sounds of Latin America, yet still comfortable in its punk-ethos vandalization of tradition and status quo. Helping to guide the band in this first studio recording is the talented touch of percussion maestro and engineering wiz Alex Figueira (Fumaça Preta, Conjunto Papa Upa) at his Barracão Sounds studio in Amsterdam. The resulting 4-track EP is a perfect match of genre-defying psychedelic madness and Caribbean cool.
La Mecanica Popular - Roza Cruz
La Mecanica Popular
Roza Cruz
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
24,69 €* 25,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album in 2013 on Names You Can Trust, La Mecánica Popular has quietly been contemplating the evolution of the group's sound, philosophy, and overall approach to making music. Band leader Efraín Rozas' experimental nature has continually pushed the boundaries of his own definition of not only Latin American music, but its broader relationship with music's global culture and history. The sound of "psychedelic salsa" that LMP helped capture in their debut was destined for further outside-the-box interpretations, and with the formation of a new quintet lineup over the last few years, LMP began to incorporate a more free, improvised and instrumental-focused performance of Rozas' increasingly radical compositions. The band subsequently took this liberated approach directly into the studio, recording Roza Cruz live, in its entirety. It was a cathartic experience, a necessary methodology for the new album's concept that embraced the intimate performance of its players and did away with standard techniques of isolation and overdubs.The evolution of the band's sound on Roza Cruz brings forth a blend of styles rarely heard together, a touch reminiscent of electric-era Miles Davis or Eddie Palmieri at his most experimental, as the driving force of timbales and congas provide a bed for a wave of lush, analog amplification that mirrors the dueling leads of fuzz guitar and electric piano. But as far out as those instruments take the listener, the raw rhythm — the clave — always keeps it tethered to the earth and the dance, a cerebral yet visceral gift for the mind and feet.
Agrupacion Ilegal Los Imparciales - Norwegian Wood
Agrupacion Ilegal Los Imparciales
Norwegian Wood
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Argentina's Agrupacion Ilegal Los Imparciales makes their triumphant return to Names You Can Trust! This time around the group has set out to record the definitive chicha version of the Beatles' world renown and oft-covered Norwegian Wood composition. An uptempo rambunctious cumbia riff, the instanty recognizable melody is transformed with a smattering of fuzzed out electric guitar and farfisa. The band's playful chorus echos the original's folksy disposition with a much needed frenzy of psychedelic bliss. On the flipside, in a true international collaborative effort, the band's chicha version is slowed down and given a bizarro rock-steady rebajada twist. Featuring drummer extraordinaire Rich Terrana from The Frightnrs and a touch of engineering expertise from NYCT / Daptone fam Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah, this alternate reality dub version imagines what it would have sounded like if the canonized Jamaican version of Norwegian Wood (aka Darker Shade of Black) was influenced from the popular sonidero systems of yesteryear.
Los Propios Bateros - Batazo Batero
Los Propios Bateros
Batazo Batero
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Los Propios Bateros began as a quest to discover a common Colombian rhythm pattern that could connect music from all over the Americas. Spearheading this experiment is prolific drummer and percussionist Pedro Ojeda (Romperayo, Los Pirañas, Ondatropica), who has spent years researching popular rhythmic styles preserved on the bounty of recorded Colombian treasures dating from the 1950s, '60s and '70s â?? treasures that have, outside of a burgeoning new generation of collectors, mostly been poorly preserved and ignored by the general public. Ojeda has documented this quest on a feature length film produced in tandem with Estudio Elgozo, shining light on many of the Colombian drum masters (the propios bateros) that are still alive, including Guillermo Navas, Plinio Córdoba, Germán Chavarriaga, Wilson Viveros and Juancho Cuao among many others. The production of the documentary serendipitously led to the most fabulous of recordings, presented on this single by Names You Can Trust, when the great Guillermo Navas and Germán Chavarriaga, as well as Ojeda himself and an all-star cast of younger generation musicians, assembled for a jam session in Bogotá. These two studio recordings are master classes in Colombian descarga and pompo, loose and improvised jams with a seductive, seasoned groove and flavor that is unmistakably Colombian, and inherently timeless.
Bulla En El Barrio - Rueda De Bullerengue
Bulla En El Barrio
Rueda De Bullerengue
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bullerengue is a tradition that originated in the caribbean region of Colombia, and it can be heard from los Montes de Maria all the way to el Uraba Antioqueсo. It is through the drums, chants, and dances that knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation. El Bullerengue is a life style, a way to celebrate festivities, life, and the African legacy in Colombia,Bulla en el Barrio was born in New York City as a way to continue a learning process that started back in Baranquilla, Colombia. It culminated with the arrival of lead singer Carolina Oliveros to the city in 2013, and her connection with a tight-knit group of local Colombian musicians. They began to fill parks and other public places with the sounds of their home country to a small audience. Little by little, some of this audience became participants, and in turn, the participants became students of the sound who eventually joined the group. The ensemble has maintained a deep focus on the art and discipline of los bailes cantados, a series of spontaneous music and dance from Colombia's caribbean region that share a complex history and rhythm depending on their exact zone and tradition of practice. The tradition of el bullrengue is at the core of Bulla's process, and in the case of these recordings, you will hear two examples (fandango & chalupa) of the three different rhythmic structures that make up el bullerengue.From the beginning days of Bulla, the group has since transformed into a community of over 12 active members who all share a strong sense of connection to their roots - and consciousness of their ancestors. It is through the participation and love of this active membership that Bulla has become not only a creative space where musical ideas are shared, but also a space of integration and immigrant resistance.
Igbo - Gimme Gimme
Igbo
Gimme Gimme
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sun, Skyy, Earth Wind & Fire...; Brooklyn-based IGBO (Indigo Green Brown Orange) reflect an elemental foundation of classic '70s and '80s funk and soul through a prism of hip arrangements and decidedly modern production befitting the diverse set of talented stage performers and composers they are. A sun-drenched celebration of life and musical positivity, their sonic palette evokes the same brilliant and playful colors as their name, the two songs presented here (on 45 for the first time) bursting with irresistible charm. It's a breath of uplifting fresh air in today's hyper-serious club landscape.
Fixing Clocks - Given
Fixing Clocks
Given
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Fixing Clocks are neighbors and allies Thomas Shiner (Doc Delay) and Zachary Martin. Much like the guts of a timepiece, the concentric moving parts of melody and thump are at the heart of these two synergisitic soundscapes. It's an ode to the beautifully strange and twisted compositions of psychedelic lore, yet completely original and with their own candid charm.
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