Urban Legend / Tranquilidad Cubana
Album: Tranquilidad Cubana   Collection:General
Artist:Urban Legend   Added:Nov 2006
Label:Blind Lemon Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-12-10 Pull Date: 2007-02-11 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Feb 4 Jan 28 Jan 14 Jan 7 Dec 24 Dec 17
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2010: Morning Glory (sittin' in for J.C.'s Epiphany of Sound)
Pa' La Calle
4. Jan 25, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Pa' La Calle
2. Feb 03, 2007: cafe paradiso
The Golden Era
5. Jan 10, 2007: Morning Glory
3. Jan 27, 2007: New World DIsorder
Mi Nombre Es Cuba
6. Jan 10, 2007: the Scientific Method Applied to Radio
Pa' La Calle

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-11-20
Urban Legend – Tranquilidad Cubana
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/20/06
Cuban fusion with hip hop, electronica, etc. Two DJs and a lot of guests, recorded and mixed in Havana and elsewhere. All tracks have strong Latin dance rhythms, most have a lot of other elements as well.
No FCCs detected. I like track 6 best.
1. 3:56 ***starts with audience noises and announcer and horn flourish, then midtempo Afro-Cuban groove with somewhat Reggaeton-inflected rap in Spanish. A bit of hip hop rap in English, in fact quite a few different voices and styles. Long fade.
2. 4:59 **slow, slinky salsa groove a la early Santana or Malo, but rather more subdued. Bits of electronica in second half of cut. Another long fade.
3. 4:35 **piano intro, then downtempo, mellow and pretty groove with flute and vocal snippets. Harder groove comes in gradually, nice Afro-Cuban mambo with fine piano work.
4. 3:48 **percussion and some guy teaching dancing lessons, then downtempo salsa with scratching, some really nice Spanish guitar.
5. 2:54 ***long random dreamy noises intro, then wah wah guitar and slightly downtempo salsa riddim. Lots of sampling and scratching and electronica.
6. 4:18 ****strong midtempo Afro-Cuban beat with strongly Reggaeton-inflected rap in Spanish. Long fade.

Track Listing
1. Pa' La Calle   4. Descarga Del Barrio
2. Chuleta   5. The Golden Era
3. La Fuerza De La Musica   6. Mi Nombre Es Cuba