I miss NYC’s tropical months – Britain is cold and grey. Today (Friday) JD & I will be warming tings up in Belfast while bredren Maga Bo rocks New York City’s legendary @ Turntables on the Hudson, accompanied by special guest Blanquito Man pon di mic. Blanquito Man featured in Celso Pina’s cumbia-dub-crossover MEGAHIT ‘Sobre el Rio’, which appeared not only in the ‘Americans, don’t leave home!’ movie Babel, but also on every subsequent cumbia mixtape of Mexican extraction. Just the other day I was listening to one and thinking to myself, wow this is so great, they havent used ‘Sobre el Rio’, then 3 minutes later it came in… at least it gets the chopped & screwed rebajada-ed treament:

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Celso Pina – Sobre El Rio (Choppaholix edit)

Maga Bo is about to release an album on Soot called Archipelagoes and its a whopper. He also bunkered up with us to produce and record several tunes on Jah Dan’s forthcoming album.

here’s the 2nd video from Archipelagoes. this tune stars all-female Dakar crew A.L.I.F. He explained the lyrics to me, i think they’re talking about how awesome they are.

3 thoughts on “MAGA BO ON THE HUDSON”

  1. Hey Jace,
    thanks for the info on Celso Pina’s track. As I am quite new to the cumbia stuff I didn’t know all that… But hopefully you lik(ed) my mixtape a little bit anyway… 😉

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