azymuth – vôo sóbre o horizonte
rock steady freddy – bohemian rhapsody
james brown – popcorn with feeling
the specials – ghost town
the beatles – eleanor rigby (loo & placido mash)
eddie roberts – 24000 baci
towa tei -technova
beastie boys – groove holmes
the meters – cissy strut
jorge ben – ponta de lança africano (umbabarauma)
locobeach – rata
the gap band – shake
funky c – standalone mode
the anders hjelmstad experience – mystic brew
black shakespeare – dreams
soda stereo – nuestra fe
j balvin & bad bunny – combo un bebe
hammond classics – mi tierra
los diablos rojos – el guapo
bomba estereo – el alma y el cuerpo
sandra de sa – guarde minha voz
wally badarou – chief inspector
sabo – obátala (nicola cruz remix)
gerardo frisina – african seeds
leon bridges – bad bad news
gabin – doo uap doo uap doo uap
beastie boys vs herbie hancock – intergalactic rockit (138 blend)
touchdown – ease your mind
candido – thousand finger man (roots remix)
willie bobo – always there
wiliie bobo – grazing in the grass
reggae clinic 65 – caravan
jerry legrand – todo me gusta de ti
las chicas del can – el negro no puede
los cantantes – el venao
proyecto uno – pumpin’
ray barretto – bang bang
ray barretto – indestructible
celia cruz y johnny pacheco – toro mata
fania all stars – coro miyare
ray barretto – pastime paradise
madd wikkid – around the world
mfsb – love is the message
odyssey – native new yorker
sister sledge – lost in music
roy ayers – running away
groove collective – (she’s so) heavy
elements of life feat. lisa fischer – into my life (you brought the sunshine)
nuyorican soul – sweet tears
willie colón – abuelita
eddie palmieri – azucar pa ti
hector lavoe – mi gente
ruben blades – plastico
celia cruz – usted abuso
willie colón – sin poderte hablar
grupo niche – una aventura
willy chino – medias negras
hildemaro – amanecí contigo
joe arroyo – la rebellion
celia cruz – la vida es un carnaval



Another gig with DJ Afro AKA Jose “Cheo” Pardo, this time outdoors at the very awesome Caracas Arepa Bar in Rockaway Beach. It was a perfect July day with lots of groovy people and families and beach bum weirdos. Mostly just a hang out crowd, but weirdly enough, everyone started dancing when Cheo played “Native New Yorker” (!). We played two records each for most of the day, aside from the part where Cheo schooled me on “Romantic Salsa”, which is an era of salsa from NYC and PR from the late 80s/early 90s that I know noting about. I get by with my Fania standards, which are timeless classics in NYC, but my knowledge of Latin music past the early 80s is paltry at best. I’m also just starting to dig into psychedelic Chicha from Peru as a result of these sets (the Los Diablos Rojos song above, for one). All the more reason to keep playing more gigs with my dude. Thanks for listening and get it in this weekend, cuz tomorrow is not the least bit promised.

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