Various Artists / New York Tropical
Album: New York Tropical   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Dec 2010
Label:Dutty Artz  

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Add Date: 2011-01-09 Pull Date: 2011-03-13 Charts: Electronic
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Recent Airplay
1. Mar 24, 2016: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants!
El Baile De La Cumbia
4. Mar 03, 2011: Orangeasm - Mooseport
The Undertow (Instrumental)
2. Apr 28, 2013: The Crooked Spoke Adjacent
La Minga (Sonora Remix)
5. Mar 02, 2011: Panorama Barbeque
Elegy For Mr Peach (Rupture Mix)
3. Mar 06, 2011: Youth Demographic Radio
Sin Gas
6. Feb 26, 2011: New World Disorder
El Baile De La Cumbia

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-01-02
A great compilation of world music (with a heavy emphasis on Latin samples) expertly blended with heavy doses of thumping beats. This particular compilation was created by Dutty Artz trailblazers Matt Shadeteck and WFMU’s very own DJ Rupture. The influence of the epic party/cultural scene that this tagteam has fostered has since given way to a unique blend of world music and electronic styles that is known as “New York Tropical.” This album documents the beginnings of this explosive movement, which draws heavily from cumbia, baile funk, grime, dubstep and house.


*1. A slowed-down cumbia beat with heavy electronic elements. Banging.
2. Mid-tempo techno that slowly builds to a climax. Lots of warm-sounding flanger and bit of glitch techno. All lyrics (sampled) are in Spanish.
3. Uptempo electronica with heavy tropical elements. Not super upbeat and cheery like most tropical but definitely danceable with lots of quick stutterstep percussion.
4. A super-upbeat cumbia beat with lots of tinkly sped-up electronic elements straight out of some sort of Swishahouse southern rap mixtape. An intriguing combination that definitely works.
*5. Hard-hitting electronic bass with lots of Indian instrumentation and percussion.
6. Glitchy electro with lots of short spazzy samples and some excellent Chinese percussion.
*7. Deep grinding techno that sounds like a lot of the stuff going down in LA’s “lazer bass” scene (Alpha Pup Records, Brainfeeder, the Low End Theory Parties, etc.) Lots of awesome Latin percussion and small electronic samples. Bump and Grinddddddddddddd.
*8. Funky electronic with lots of echoey seductive female vox samples. A super danceable joint with hot percussion and a fittingly epic orchestra part.
*9. Rio Baile Funk beat from Brazil. Quick and hard hitting with choppy samples and that awesome signature “get wild” sound you just won’t find anywhere else.
10. Slow ambient with subtle distorted guitar samples.
*11. Midtempo tropical dubstep with lots of dancey percussion and seductive female vocals. Awesome!
12. More of that upbeat Baile Funk sound with subltler samples. Lots of keyboard riffs and a few lines of choppy Burial-esque distorted vocals.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Knight Magic El Baile De La Cumbia
2. Rita Indiana Los Poderes (Kingdom Remix)
3. Matt Shadetek & Lamin Fofana Sunshine City
4. La Ola Criminal Sin Gas
5. Maga Bo Analys D?Amour (Instrumental)
6. Dj Rupture & Matt Shadetek Sunset B35
7. Dj Orion The Undertow (Instrumental)
8. Kg I?M Feeling Funky
9. Nguzunguzu El Bebe Ambiente
10. Dj Rupture, Matt Shadetek, & Chief Boima Elegy For Mr Peach (Rupture Mix)
11. Lido Pimienta La Minga (Sonora Remix)
12. Matt Shadetek This Is Love