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Beltran, John / Sun Gypsy
Album:Sun Gypsy Collection:General
Artist:Beltran, John Added:Nov 2002
Label:Ubiquity Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-12-02 Pull Date:2003-02-03 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Feb 2Jan 26Jan 19Jan 5Dec 29Dec 22Dec 8

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5.Feb 08, 2003:Morning Glory
Bota Foga
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La Nueva
6.Jan 29, 2003:Poptronica
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Album Review
Reviewed 2002-12-15 
John Beltran: Sun Gypsy
Label: Ubiquity
This is a real nice release from Ubiquity, in which the fusion of electronics and Latin music is well-balanced and well-integrated. It’s not just congas slapped onto generic beats. Instead, Beltran seems to really explore the variety of Latin sounds: mellow bossa-nova, pounding samba, and Afro-Cuban jazz . He adds a few synths & organs and timely electronic samples & loops to make some very nice songs. Try: 2,4,6,8,10
1. ocean sounds, goes into bossa-nova
2. Latin-y disco w/ lots of congas, mellow synths, soft female vocals
3. funk-based guitar groove, chill synths, nice guitar solo too
4. this is cool - a jammin' guitar over some wild Latin percussion
5. bumpin' dance-y Latin-jazz house w/ a variety of percussion & whistles
6. rapid-fire samba percussion, vocal samples, electronic effects/breaks - very cool
7. love song - almost Iglesias style - good guitar playing
8. pounding samba beats & whistles, and somehow the elctronics really add to the intense dance rhythms
9. lounge-y little interlude
10. A more relaxed tune, w/ some mellow synths & beats & a tropical flair

Track Listing
1.Captiva Con Tigo 5.Dashiki
2.Felicidad Nova 6.Fragile
3.La Nueva 7.Sun Musica
4.Bota Foga 8.Interlude
 9.Heaven and Earth