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:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Feb 4Jan 28Jan 14Jan 7Dec 24Dec 17

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