DJ: Cee Brown
MIXTAPE: Bodega 2014 #2
I don’t know much about Cee Brown besides that he’s based in Los Angeles and DJs at Bodega. Now, after listening to his work, I wanna find out more about this guy and how he managed to avoid showing up on my radar after so many years of reviewing mixtapes on this weekly column. And I definitely wanna go check out his party next time I’m in sunny SoCal.
On his latest mixtape, Cee Brown showcases a wide variety of international genres and styles that can easily appeal to the uninitiated crowd because of their inner funkiness. From the moment it opens with a Wu-Tang vocal loop leading into a Brazilian boogie classic by Marcos Valle, he caught my attention and kept it until the end.
I gotta be honest, sometimes I skip huge chunks of mixtapes I review because they are either too predictable or take too much time between transitions. That didn’t happen at all on this one.
It’s not a Latin mixtape per se, but there’s some dembow, some Spanish vocals, and plenty of Brazilian beats– then, of course, you get the mandatory bhangra and African stuff to make it a global roundtrip in less than thirty minutes.