Midweek heavy music here coming from Madrid, Spain’s El Combo Batanga, and two sides of hot, hot heat! If you’re looking to heat up the dance floor, you’ve come to the right place with this forty-five. Both sides pack a punch in their own way, so let’s get moving and get this thing spinning….Summer is right around the corner and this is one to get you sweaty and moving back and forth.
The A-Side, “Ají Gua Guao” brings the Latin funk and Cubano flavor in from the very first drop. Killer horns and a rhythm that just does not want to quit will have your dance floor moving like it should. This track features a sweet drum break, as our man Break Beat Lou Says: “Doubles are a must!” We are not going to disagree with him on this one. All killer, no filler on this one from the very first needle drop! Flipping it over the B-Side, we’re given some Latin soul in “El Barrio en la Mirada”. While this one slows down the tempo a bit, it still grabs you by the collar and gets in your face real quick. It’s hot, sweaty, and doesn’t let you go. From the horns to the vocals to the back beat, we’re over the moon on this side too. El Combo Batanga brings their melting pot of Latin soul, boogaloo, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and more to this very powerful modern seven. Listen to both sides below and purchase after the stream.
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