Brownout, the Grammy nominated psychedelic latin funk crew out of Austin, Texas, get this Kid Frost classic track on vinyl at last. The band are no strangers to working with hip hop artists, as they have backed a legend like GZA live, as well as being featured globally by many dee jays in B-Boy battles and the like. On this updated version of “La Raza”, they were able to collaborate with some notables from the past and present: El Dusty, Mellow Man Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, and Amaze 88. This record is a low rider classic that will definitely get that Latin pride flowing as well as making those speaker boxes knock. Utilizing El Chicano’s “Viva Tirado”, this record is a future classic no doubt.
The flip, “Arabeesh” is a middle eastern flavored instrumental that gives you some psychedelic funk for your ear holes. With plenty of vibes and a rhythm that is deep, this flip is for sure a nice addition to the hip hop powered A side. The bass line which leads into some latin break down is extra flavor for this already hot fiyah 7″. A slow chugging, head nodding, everlasting groove is what Brownout are putting out on this one. With a subtle nod to the Cairo Jazz Band and other acts similar, this could easily have been an A side as well. Brownout show their diversity on this 45 folks. Check out both tracks below.
The first 200 orders will get the 45 in pearl white:
Get the record on Kept Records, shipping on Dia De La Raza! Oct. 12, 2016 here.