Track of the Day: Uproot Andy Gives Classic Salsa Record “Eso Se Baila Asi” a Fiery UpdateUproot Andy
When it comes to Latin-seasoned rhythms, no one can hang with the folks over at Fania Records. The iconic imprint has long established itself as a cornerstone in that realm, with an inimitable back catalog that is now being recalibrated with remixes from the most exciting names in global bass.
Through their forthcoming Calentura: Global Bassment album, classic Fania cuts are being rehashed with the modern listener in mind, with a wide range of cultural/regional tastes being represented on the release. The list of donors includes names such as Major Lazer’s Jillionaire, DJ Sabo, Branko, and Uproot Andy, with the latter’s contribution getting its first play on Insomniac today.
Here’s what Uproot Andy has to say on the release:
Salsa was probably the gateway drug that led to my addiction to learning different music styles outside my immediate generation and community. The first salsa records I fell in love with were Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe—records on Fania that I bought on vinyl at used shops in New York—and they remain some of my all-time favorites. So, it’s pretty amazing to think that the same label that released my musical heroes would release my version as well.
The NYC-based beatmaker gives the throwback salsa jam “Eso Se Baila Asi” a hotter-than-habanero update, blending in his signature Barrioteca sound to bring things into the now. If you’re like us and can’t wait to hear this on a proper system, he’ll be swinging into L.A. tomorrow night to headline the monthly Calentura event series at Los Globos.
Available March 11 via Fania Records.
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