MIXTAPE: Ritmo Del Jungla
Welcome to the jungle! Nope, not Axel Rose’s jungle. Indianapolis’ K.Sabroso introduces us to the world of Latin jungle, a style that almost became kinda popular about a decade ago, but never really crossed over to the mainstream in the Latin music scene (with the exception of Brazil, were jungle and drum-n-bass ruled for quite a while).
We’ve introduced K.Sabroso not too long ago, as the producer of a remix for Miami’s Elastic Bond. As a DJ he says he specializes in mid-tempo soulful Latin house, but for this mixtape he tried to do something radically different that would distinguish him from the herd. So he went to the super up-tempo BPM of jungle and honestly I don’t think anybody else is currently exploring that style from a Latin perspective, so goal achieved.
The 35 minute long mixtape done specially for Remezcla (!) includes some classic boogaloo, a variety of Afro Latin rhythms, some Spanish rap and there’s even some Manu Chao there in the middle, all that over some 170 beats-per-minute breaks so you don’t even think about sitting down. Keep an eye on K.Sabroso for an upcoming full length release on Spring Strut Recordings, more info on his site.