February 24, 2012

V4YS Ep Review - Ray Lugo - Bahia Love Ep (Jazz&Milk Records)

The name of Ray Lugo may not instantly ring a bell but if you enjoy freaky afrobeat sounds then you're necessaraly familiar with this explosive musician/producer who happens to be the founder of NY-based Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra.
Alongside Brooklyn-based Antibalas, the band is one of the cornerstone of a new Afrobeat scene that has been on fire for the last 10 years.

With an exotic musical background that owes as much to The Clash or Fela Kuti than it does to the Nuyorican latin scene, Ray Lugo is now pursuing a solo project with a first LP due out later this year on up-and-coming label Jazz&Milk from Munich, Germany.

As an appetizer he is now releasing a first EP titled Bahia Love with two coulourful housy tracks full of spicy flavas and a few remixes, notably by Brownswood's crew pillar Simbad.

Reminiscent of the cool latin/funk house sounds from Nickodemus, the EP is soulful and extremely cheerful.
Looks like this year, summer has come early in southern Germany !

Below Love Me Good, feat. Roxie Ray on vocals :

Retrouvez cette chronique en français sur le site WegoFunk !

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