CALENTURA: GLOBAL BASSMENT
TO BE RELEASED MARCH 11TH
Featuring 2015 Grammy Nominee Bomba Estereo,
Plus Jillionaire (Major Lazer), Uproot Andy (Que Bajo),
JSTJR (Mad Decent), Branko (Buraka Som Sistema) and more
Goldenvoice presents Calentura Album Release
Party on March 12th in LA featuring Tropkillaz,
Dengue Dengue Dengue and Los Rakas
Calentura Recently Featured at Boiler Room,
Vice, Spin, XLR8R, Complex and more
Salsa Twerk, Tropical Trap, Moombahton, Afro-House
Remixes of Classic Songs from Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe,
Willie Colon and more Legends from Fania
Legendary record label Fania has partnered with global bass DJ crew Calentura to produce a new compilation of hard-hitting remixes of Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon and more from the label’s groundbreaking catalog.
The album Calentura: Global Bassment, to be released March 11th, features futuristic bass-heavy production from 14 of today’s most cutting-edge DJs and electronic producers, including 2015 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee Bomba Estereo, along with Jillionaire (one-third of global sensation Major Lazer with Diplo), Brazilian trap duo Tropkillaz and more. Preview the album at Fania’s Soundcloud.
Calentura will celebrate the record release on March 12th in Los Angeles at El Rey Theatre, presented by Goldenvoice, featuring performances by Tropkillaz, Dengue Dengue Dengue and Los Rakas.
A collaboration between Late Night Laggers and Subsuelo (named “Best Dance Party” by LA Weekly), Calentura is a monthly dance party in Los Angeles presented by Fania and Jack Daniel’s, which has featured appearances from Louie Vega (Masters at Work), Cut Chemist (Jurrasic 5 / Ozomatli), Jeremy Sole (KCRW) and more over the last year. Watch the Calentura party videos on Fania’s YouTube.
Executive produced by Canyon Cody (VP of A&R at Fania), the album boasts a broad range of global club genres, including moombahton, trap, twerk, house and zouk bass, all mixed with salsa, merengue, boogaloo and Latin funk. Calentura: Global Bassment features remixes by global bass pioneers Uproot Andy (Que Bajo), Branko (Buraka Som Sistema), Captain Planet and Dengue Dengue Dengue, along with buzz-heavy emerging artists Nguzunguzu, JSTJR (Mad Decent), Jose Marquez and Happy Colors (recently featured on BBC’s Diplo & Friends radio program).
Widely regarded as the “Latin Motown,” Fania sparked a musical revolution in the 60’s and 70’s with an infectious fusion of tropical rhythms and American funk, jazz and disco, trailblazing the careers of superstars like Celia Cruz (winner of Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Latin Grammy’s), Tito Puente, Hector Lavoe (depicted by Marc Anthony in the 2015 biopic “El Cantante” starring Jennifer Lopez), Ruben Blades, Willie Colon and dozens more. The Fania All-Stars were the first Latin artists to sell-out Yankee Stadium, and shared the stage with James Brown at the infamous concert preceding the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Forman.
After closing its doors in the 1980’s, Fania’s massive catalog of original multi-track recordings were lost to history – or so it appeared. Recently, a paper trail of receipts led Fania to a long-lost treasure trove of ¼ inch analog tapes, hiding in a storage facility in the Hudson Valley. For this compilation, Fania digitized these stems and shared the isolated vocals from iconic recording sessions with a new generation of DJs to bring a fresh perspective to 14 classic songs.
Many of the early rough drafts of these remixes first premiered at a recent Boiler Room session presented by Fania, which featured Calentura DJs performing alongside Latin soul icon Joe Bataan. Later this year, Fania will also present the global bass stage at Manana, the first electronic music festival in Cuba, where Calentura DJs will bring the new sounds of Fania full circle back to its Caribbean roots.
Cody explains, “Calentura is the natural evolution of Fania, which has always been about pushing boundaries in popular dance music. Back in the day it was about mixing tropical music with modern American influences from funk and jazz, and today it’s about experimenting with electronic fusion, but the creative spirit of innovation remains the same. Fania has always been on the forefront of cutting-edge dance culture, and Calentura continues that tradition for the next generation.”
Calentura: Global Bassment Tracklisting
- Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco – Virgencita (Happy Colors Remix)
- Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – La Murga (Deejay Theory Remix)
- Mon Rivera – Ya Llego (Captain Planet Remix)
- Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Barrunto (Tropkillaz Remix)
- Lebron Brothers – Que Pana (Ckrono & Slesh Remix)
- Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Eso Se Baila Asi (Uproot Andy Remix)
- Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco – Virgencita (Jillionaire & Rocky Wellstack Remix)
- Celia Cruz & Willie Colon – Pun Pun Catalu (Canyon Cody & Captain Planet Remix)
- Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Timbalero (Nguzunguzu Remix)
- Celia Cruz – Herencia Africana (Branko Remix)
- Joey Pastrana – Orquesta Pastrana (JSTJR Remix)
- Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Pa Colombia (Bomba Estéreo Remix)
- Justo Betancourt – Pa Bravo Yo (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
- Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Aguanile (Jose Marquez Remix)