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Various - Latin Travels 2 flac

  • Performer: Various
  • Album: Latin Travels 2
  • Label: Six Degrees Records
  • FLAC: 1431 mb | MP3: 1703 mb
  • Released: 01 Jan 2005
  • Country: US
  • Style: Afro-Cuban, Reggaeton
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 787
  • Category: Latin
Various - Latin Travels 2 flac


1DeelaAzua Azua4:27
2Bombay Dub OrchestraMontuno Skank5:49
3Banda União BlackFaz Tanto Tempo (Tim "Love" Lee Semi-Bearded Mix)
Remix – Tim "Love" Lee
4The Tao of GrooveCha Cha Cha 57 (Jazzelicious Remix)
Remix – Jazzelicious
5DoPost Modern Cumbia6:43
6Beny MoreManzanillo (Rondo Brothers Remix)
Remix – The Rondo Brothers
7Latin Soul SyndicateMi Dia Bonito (Mark Pistel Remix)
Remix – Mark Pistel
8De VibroluxeLatininfinity5:36
9Bobi CéspedesCalifornia (DJ Tripp Bass 211 Remix)5:04
10Flora Y FaunaWhat's Up Samba7:11
11Los MocososBandolera Era (Reggaeton Remix)
Remix – Reggaeton


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
657036 1121-2Various Latin Travels 2 ‎(CD, Album, Comp)Six Degrees Records657036 1121-2US2005


The second installment in the Six Degrees label's Latin Travels series continues the tradition established by the first: cull ten or so dance tracks in a variety of hot Latin rhythmic styles, muscle them up a bit with some modern electronic beats and a dash of turntablism here and there, and then get out of the way while everyone rushes the dancefloor. It worked well the first time and does so again here. What sets this album apart from the raft of similarly configured electro-worldbeat compilations currently on the market is the taste and restraint evidenced in the work of both the compilers and the remixers. A few tracks, such as DJ Tripp's remix of Bobi Céspedes' "California" and the nicely dubbed-up "What's Up Samba" by Flora y Fauna, are aggressive fusions of Latin tradition and dancehall modernity, but many of these selections wear their electronic fripperies very lightly. The Mark Pistel remix of Latin Soul Syndicate's "Mia Dia Bonita," for example, keeps the focus squarely where it belongs -- on the horns -- while subtly mixing in tasteful turntablism, and DIG's "Post Modern Cumbia" is exactly what its title implies: a gracefully rendered stutter-step cumbia groove spiced with turntables and a mysterioso keyboard part. Add in a brilliant reggaeton mix of los Mococos' "Bandolera Era" and Tim "Love" Lee's dub-funk take on Banda União Black's "Faz Tanto Tempo," and you've got a recipe for the perfect beach party. Highly recommended.